Strengthening and improving government performance by providing technical advice, strategic guidance, and support to public institutions, elected bodies, and citizens.

Law and Justice

Fundamental to any model of good governance are strong, fair, enforceable laws and their just and equitable application to all citizens. Our law and justice practice helps build this framework in the countries where we work by strengthening formal judicial institutions and expanding access to justice by working with nonformal dispute resolution regimes. We increase the capacity of legislators, police, prosecutors, judges, court administrative staff, lawyers, and nonstate justice officials to build legal frameworks, and institutions, and to operate within established laws and regulations.

Our Experts

Chantal Agarwal is a Senior Development Specialist in our Governance Practice, focused on strengthening crime and violence prevention, promoting accountability and oversight, increasing access to justice and human rights, and supporting institutions to provide equal application of the law for all.

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Sarah Maguire joined DAI’s London office as a Director of Technical Services, Governance, in March 2015. She has extensive experience in promoting human rights in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and at the policy level with donors, United Nations entities, and nongovernmental organizations.

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Ian Rose, a lawyer specializing in land tenure, property rights, and access to justice, has led long-term projects in Colombia, Lebanon, Mozambique, and Cabo Verde.

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Our Projects

Honduras—Unidos por la Justicia (United for Justice)

The Unidos por la Justicia (United for Justice) program works with local partners to improve citizen engagement with the security and justice sectors; enhance the efficiency of the judicial system; and increase the effectiveness of community police.

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Developments is DAI’s newsletter. News and feature articles, opinion pieces, and interviews highlight DAI projects and offer insight into global development issues of the day.

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