Justice is a core element of welfare and peace building. It is one of the most essential human values and a precondition for equality, equity, fairness, and respect for others’ rights.
All stakeholders involved in pursuing socio-economic development need to embrace the concept of justice; and justice and respect for human rights must be integral to all systems created by the socio-economic development process itself.
We promote justice and better access to justice for all parts of society. We support legal reform processes and work to increase the capacity of public and private institutions in the justice sector, including prison institutions, ministries, courts, independent judicial institutions and civil society organisations. We also increase the quality of services in the justice sector by reviewing and helping to improve legal frameworks. All our interventions take full and careful account local dynamics.
Drawing on the experience gained in our projects relating to moral principles and norms, such as human rights and gender equality, we ensure these principles are applied as crosscutting issues in other projects in different fields.