The Institute for Democratic Action & Development (IDAD) in collaboration with partners is expected to help seek Justice and Security for the Liberians, through the “Strengthening Access to Justice and Enhancing Community Responses to COVID-19 and Related Pandemics,” project.
The Project that will be funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) implemented by IDAD, will use various methods including seminars, workshops, study missions and attachments to provide training to Traditional Leaders on the Constitution, Customary law, Legislation, Statues, court precedent and the role of the specialized Court E, human rights violation including Sexual Gender Based Violence and due process.
During the project, a training of trainers’ (TOT) courses for community and religious leaders; women and youth groups in contact tracing; sanitation and other essential health practices will also be conducted to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other pandemics.
IDAD has had an agreement with UNDP that the project will work towards ensuring a more inclusive and accountable justice system that is effective, transparent and gender-responsive at the national and county level.
The project will build on the lessons learned during various UN system’s engagement and efforts with peace building in Liberia.
Capitalizing on the comparative advantages of IDAD and the CBOs during the project implementation, activities have been carefully designed to achieve outputs and contribute to outcome level change that impacts access to justice for ordinary Liberians.
The Project seeks to ensure a more inclusive and accountable system that is effective, transparent, and gender, responsive, at the national and county level, communities in targeted counties are aware of health and sanitation practices and are able to prevent COVID-19 and related pandemics.
The project will provide Legal Education and Judicial Empowerment to Traditional Leaders in selected communities in Nimba County to effectively and efficiently dispense justice in a sustained, timely, and organized manner. Additionally, Communities in targeted counties will get knowledge of health and sanitation practices and prevent COVID-19 and related pandemics.
The Project will provide opportunities for the Chiefs and Elders to adopt the best approaches and practices geared towards protecting human rights and people’s dignity as Liberia strives to become a better place for rule of Law and access to justice. Serious emphasis and spotlight will be placed on the cohesive and linkages between and amongst legal approaches and remedies to dispense justice in a more organized manner.
As part of the project implementation strategies, the Institute for Democratic Action and Development will officially launch the Access to Justice Project in Ganta, Nimba County.
The launch will set the pace and space for the Institution’s preparedness and readiness for implementing the Project in Nimba County.