Legal and judicial reform is a long-term process, and for the process to be sustainable, it requires a corresponding long-term commitment from the countries. For this reason, it is critical that any effort in this area is grounded in a long-term sector strategy that includes reforms targeted at the legal and judicial system as whole and all the relevant stakeholders. Law and justice sector activities must be approached strategically, bringing together all the elements that promote the rule of law through holistic and comprehensive sector reform programs. A critical first step in this approach is to assess and diagnose the legal and judicial system by carrying out a thorough legal and judicial sector assessment. Such an assessment and diagnosis not only provide baseline knowledge of the country's laws and legal systems and institutions, but also provide for a constructive dialogue with stakeholders in that country for their input and support. The results of legal and judicial sector assessments are used to develop comprehensive plans for reform which take into account the country's legal, economic, social, and political environment, as well as resource and capacity constraints. The comprehensive plan serves as the basis for the identification and preparation of legal and judicial reform projects financed by the World Bank and other donors. The findings from this manual assists in identifying legal and judicial reform needs and areas where further diagnosis may be warranted.
Manuel d'evaluation du secteur juridique et judiciaire
Sector evaluation; Needs assessment; Legal reform; Judicial reform; Legal framework; Case law; Customary law; Legal information; Legislation; Information dissemination; Judicial system; Legal education; Legal profession; Judiciary; Legal aid; Appointments; Court administration; Infrastructure; Enforcement powers; Alternative dispute resolution
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Legal and judicial sector assessment manual : Manuel d'evaluation du secteur juridique et judiciaire (French). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/291681468764691605/Manuel-devaluation-du-secteur-juridique-et-judiciaire