Access to Justice 


The AJP has successfully contributed to the institutionalization of its commune dispute resolution panel (CDRP). As a result to date, over 2,000 cases have been brought before the CDRP and community based paralegals, of which around 75% are peacefully and amicably solved. The ADR models hear around 500 cases per year and continue to expand. The model has been carefully studied and well accepted by stakeholders, particularly the UNDP, the Ministries of Justice and Interior, and the Council for Legal and Judicial Reform (CLJR). As a consequence the District Centre for Justice has been piloted in 20 districts/cities within 6 provinces implemented by the Ministry of Justice and Interior who established 56 commune dispute resolution committees (CDRC) at the commune level with similar mechanism to the CDRP.