Peacekeepers promoting the rule of law

  Rule of Law, justice

Rule of Law, justice

In states where ethnic, political or other conflicts have taken place, prisons fill up quickly. In Burundi, for example, more than 10,300 prisoners are locked up in facilities that only can only hold 5,000. While in Darfur, over a hundred prisoners share one cell and a bathroom.

These prisons that operate in a brutal and inhumane manner raise serious security and legal challenges.

In peacekeeping operations, justice and security are the main pillars on which peace is built. And they are only possible if supported by a proper corrections system.Otherwise, they can be a threat to sustainable peace and security.

Robert Pulver, Chief of the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service (CLJAS), in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about the importance of upholding the rule of law in post conflict societies.

Duration: 5’40”


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