Skip to Main Navigation

Understanding access to justice and conflict resolution at the local level in the Central African Republic (CAR) (English)

The Central African Republic (CAR) is coming out of a long period of political and social turmoil that have left the country weak and with fragile institutions. However, over the last few years the security situation has improved and the state institutions have started to stabilize. In order to improve on these achievements, CAR needs to engage in a long process of strengthening state and community based institutions while ensuring that security is improved to show people a reduction of violence relatively quickly. The 2011 World Development Report (WDR) on conflict, security and development sees the delivery of citizen security as central to achieving resilience and returning to stability. This study aims to better understand how people in CAR experience justice and conflict resolution with the objective of exploring opportunities to strengthen access to justice and conflict resolution mechanisms in the country. The study has carried out a field mapping of how the population is handling issues of justice and conflict resolution at the local level. The authors have also engaged government officials, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and local experts in a series of workshop to discuss the findings of the mapping and possible operational directions. Finally, on the request of the government, the study has also included an assessment of how issues of local and customary justice where handled in other African countries with a longer experience in this area.

Details

  • Author

    Marc,Alexandre

  • Document Date

    2012/02/24

  • Document Type

    Social Analysis

  • Report Number

    78264

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Africa,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2013/06/07

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Understanding access to justice and conflict resolution at the local level in the Central African Republic (CAR)

  • Keywords

    Conflict Resolution;law;children born outside of marriage;access to justice;conflict resolution mechanism;family and clan heads;access to basic service;social cohesion;fragile and conflict;security and development;field work;legal system;Justice Systems;local justice;quality of care;senior operations;conflict resolution system;local government official;access to asset;law enforcement official;centralized state agency;grounds for dismissal;qualitative field research;process of negotiation;civil society representatives;land tenure issues;customary law;colonial period;colonial administration;community base;research design;social structure;legal code;legal order;citizen security;rural area;interview guide;security situation;appeal court;economic crisis;religious authorities;historical context;fragile institution;focus group;local researcher;qualitative method;social context;quantitative survey;social relation;minority group;dispute arising;important component;concessionary system;Government Soldiers;formal system;cash crop;individual bank;Civil War;criminal case;cold war;cotton plantations;commercial dispute;plantation agriculture;dual system;ethnic affiliation;indigenous law;primary commodity;subsistence agriculture;commodity price;state apparatus;subsequent years;regional experience;baseline survey;social pressure;young child;social tie;massive migration;affected country;state justice;local partner;international partners;local system;causal relationship;research community;purposive sample;field interviews;qualitative research;transport good;distinct advantage;power relation;criminal matter;social analysis;local expert;ethnic heritage;rural setting;law student;land code;qualified personnel;violence prevention;research show;remote area;customary practice;financial compensation;teenage girl;extended family;land conflicts;urban poor;forced labor;justice sector;Armed Forces;local provision;social dynamic;social realities;international standard;regional diversity;government benefit;customary authorities;state official;colonial era;administrative authority;literal interpretation;traditional healer;local jail;excess mortality;health post;personal tax;salary arrears;tax revenue;legal text;head tax;court clerk;wrong doing;police force;elephant hunting;nomadic herder;wildlife laws;protected area;equatorial regions;small population;central authority;legal structure;city dweller;

Downloads

COMPLETE REPORT

Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc)

  • Official PDF
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *The text version is uncorrected OCR text and is included solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.

Citation

Marc,Alexandre

Understanding access to justice and conflict resolution at the local level in the Central African Republic (CAR) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/970091468192841525/Understanding-access-to-justice-and-conflict-resolution-at-the-local-level-in-the-Central-African-Republic-CAR