Rule of law

This area brings together all the projects aiming at strengthening the offer of justice with special consideration to vulnerable populations.

Ideaborn develops this type of actions in countries presenting very different levels of access to justice: a country getting out of an armed conflict and endowed with transitional justice mechanisms; a country going from a rural and feudal structure to a democratic state or country in the process of rebuilding the justice infrastructures after a dictatorship.

The projects brought to fruition by ideaborn in this domain center themselves on three fundamental axes:

  • Strengthening of the judicial system: Consist in improving the offer and quality of the judicial services. Its includes, among other things, the following components (i) management of the formation center for judges, general attorneys, and lawyers; (ii) jail management  and formation of workforce, with special attention to the treatment of minor infractions; (iii) management and filing of reports in tribunals; (iv) public systems of internal and external control of justice.
  • Support to the coordination between ordinary justice, mechanisms of alternative conflict solutions (MASC) and traditional mechanisms (pre-moderns) based on habits.
    Consists in studying in countries where we get involved the offer of mechanisms made available for the vulnerable populations to access justice.  It supposes as well to work to improve the guaranties being offered regarding protection of human rights. Finally it implies to improve the communication and the control related to those mechanisms, to ascertain that serious penal cases may be known from ordinary justice.

  • Legislative reform. Consists in assessing and proposing possible changes in legislation  favoring the protection of human rights, for example (i) Protection and promotion of the right to associate; (ii) Promotion of the human rights in primary, secondary, and academic education; (iii) Regulation of  alternative systems to freedom privation; (iv) Conciliation systems; (v) Protection of fundamental rights with special consideration to those of vulnerable populations (refugees, displaced people, children, women, minorities, etc.)