This thematic area will address the sources of injustices within the administration of justice system from the point of arrest through the final determination of cases. Key areas in need of reform will be isolated in both the civil and criminal justice systems. LRF will leverage on its vast past experiences while implementing programs in the administration, study and findings on researches and reports on penal reforms, judicial reforms, security sector reforms and community justice as a basis for policy advocacy
About Administration of Justice
LRF recognises the important role played by alternative justice systems that exist and are utilised by communities in resolving disputes. Most of these mechanisms are established in the constitution but are not necessarily utilised due to inadequate awareness. These mechanisms include traditional dispute resolution mechanisms among the communities in Kenya, established tribunals, etc. Although ADR and TDRM are recognised in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, little has been done to monitor their decisions and if they are compatible with the constitutional requirements for justice systems. LRF has done a study on TDRM and will focus on operationalising it by empowering the players to eradicate unconstitutional serve communities fairly.
This thematic area shall be delivered under the AoJ theme through two (2) projects namely:
i. Community Justice (CJ)
ii. Alternative Justice (AJ)
About Governance and Development
LRF seeks to be a key policy influence at both National and Local County levels in matters that relate to justice and equity. It seeks to identify communities of relevance to its thematic areas and develop their capacity to engage state actors to meet their interests. LRF also seeks to engage in national and county policy and legislative drafting in areas
of interest like citizen participation, civil, political, social, economic and cultural justice. This thematic area shall be delivered through two (2) projects namely:
i. People’s Participation
ii. Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
WHO WE SERVE
About Research and Advocacy
This core theme will run throughout all other themes and in Haki Institute and Institutional development. This is critical for both information generation, Information packaging, lesson learning, lesson sharing and in the replication of the best practice index. For this reason. Monitoring and evaluation outcomes will be used to in the identification
of potential projects and policy advocacy items. This thematic areas will act as the link between LRF projects and the Haki Institute and Institutional Development theme.
It will be delivered in one (1) project namely the Research monitoring and evaluation project.
The following are some samples from our previous research works;
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