Helmand Justice Mapping

This study details how residents of Helmand access justice, focusing particularly on how they resolve disputes. By focusing on the experience and perspectives of residents of villages in Helmand, the report provides a bottom up view of what change is needed if ordinary people are to access justice mechanisms, and view them as fair. The study focuses on the informal systems of dispute resolution, involving Elders and Mullahs, and how they link with formal statutory processes and persons, including prosecutors, defence lawyers, judges and courts, for both civil and criminal litigation. The mapping study, together with findings from other data sources, enables an assessment of current government and international efforts to strengthen and link community-based and statutory justice mechanisms.

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