Criminal justice systems protect human rights and civil and political liberties. In many parts of the world, people struggle daily with poor access to justice. Ill-equipped and poorly trained authorities often do not have the means to tackle violent crime, corruption, or a lack of security. JES’ work focusses on building the capacity of justice systems worldwide.
We do this by:
Women, girls and marginalized people are disproportionately affected by injustices across the world. In many countries domestic violence and rape are seldom reported due to a lack of trust in the justice system and poor track record in convicting the perpetrators.
Criminal justice systems are also often unprepared to effectively deal with issues surrounding these disproportionate injustices. JES addresses these challenges by:
Hand in hand with building capacity in criminal justice systems, it is essential for the public to understand how their justice system works, what their rights are, and how to access justice services.
JES helps the public understand their justice system by:
JES is currently developing future project proposals with a focus on access to justice for women, minorities, and marginalized people.