Middle East and North Africa Regional Programme

We support strengthening the rule of law in conflict, post-conflict and transition countries where our members have long term partnerships with legal professionals, courts, judicial training institutes, government agencies and civil society organisations. We do this through the development and coordination of programmes that respond to the emerging challenges of rule of law reform, while acknowledging that national and local ownership is essential for achieving more transformative and sustainable change

Building on our legal analysis and assessments, we aim to reinforce the independence and resilience of often fragile justice sector institutions and legal professionals in conflict-affected and transition settings through professional exchanges, capacity development and other programme toolsThis includes working to change attitudes, values and perceptions of legal professionals to achieve more effective justice and ensure inclusive and equal access to justice in line with specific targets of SDG 5 and SDG 16 in the 2030 Agenda.