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Liberia

Citizen Monitoring for the Justice System (LR0030)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Liberia Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Chief Justice’s Office

Support Institution(s): MFDP, MICAT, Carter Center, IDLO, UNMIL, Citizens Bureau, Justice and Peace Commission, LAGSOL

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Justice, Legislature, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: Consolidating the rule of law has been challenging in Liberia. Ensuring that the justice system and the courts operate for the benefit of citizens is critical to the rule of law and to building trust in government.Citizens are largely unaware of how the justice system works in Liberia; and the government lacks the capacity and knowledge to implement the rule of law effectively.; What is the commitment?: The commitment seeks to ensure access to justice for citizens by further bolstering jury offices, training magistrates, monitoring the performance of local courts and ensuring citizens are aware of their rights and access to justice.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The commitment will build capacity within the justice system and engage citizens around rule of law issues at the local level to ensure accountability within the system.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: Without effective access to justice and legal empowerment, no country can realize meaningful transparency, accountability and citizen participation. The commitment empowers citizens with the ability to respond to the injustices that affect their daily lives and a fair trial. It guarantees access to information related to laws and regulations.


Liberia's Commitments

  1. Legislative Monitoring Database

    LR0027, 2017, E-Government

  2. Publication of Budget Documents

    LR0028, 2017, Audits and Controls

  3. Freedom of Information (FoI) Act

    LR0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  4. Citizen Monitoring for the Justice System

    LR0030, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Feedback Mechanism to Build Accountability of the LNP

    LR0031, 2017, E-Government

  6. Capacity Building for Integrity in Government

    LR0032, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Transparency in the Land Authority

    LR0033, 2017, E-Government

  8. Accountability and Value for Money through Open Contracting

    LR0034, 2017, E-Government

  9. Beneficial Ownership Registry

    LR0035, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  10. Open Data/citizen Navigation Portal

    LR0036, 2017, Audits and Controls

  11. Starred commitment Commercial Land Use Rights Information

    LR0011, 2015, Capacity Building

  12. Open Aid Portal and Publication of Aid Data

    LR0012, 2015, Aid

  13. Link Financial Management System to Aid Management Platform

    LR0013, 2015, Aid

  14. Facilitate tracking of EVD funds

    LR0014, 2015, Aid

  15. Starred commitment Implementation of the new jury law

    LR0015, 2015,

  16. Citzen Monitoring of Justice System

    LR0016, 2015,

  17. Civic education and citizen engagement around offline tools

    LR0017, 2015,

  18. Know Your Rights' Initiative

    LR0018, 2015,

  19. Passage of Whistleblower Protection Act

    LR0019, 2015,

  20. Transparency hubs

    LR0020, 2015, Public Participation

  21. Public service integrity

    LR0021, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  22. Citizen feedback platform.

    LR0022, 2015, E-Government

  23. e-Government

    LR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  24. Public expenditure management systems

    LR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  25. Public safety/ Law enforecement reform

    LR0025, 2015, E-Government

  26. Open data portal

    LR0026, 2015, Open Data

  27. Appoint Public Information Officers (PIOs)

    LR0007, 2015, Capacity Building

  28. Popularize Freedom of Information (FoI) Law

    LR0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  29. Expand Open Budget Initiative

    LR0009, 2015, Capacity Building

  30. Public Information on Land and Natural Resource Reform

    LR0010, 2015, Extractive Industries

  31. Increase Access to Public Information

    LR0001, 2013, Capacity Building

  32. Open Budget Initiative

    LR0002, 2013, E-Government

  33. Extractive Industries Transparency

    LR0003, 2013, Audits and Controls

  34. Citizens’ Participation and Dialogue

    LR0004, 2013, Public Participation

  35. Starred commitment Accountability and Integrity

    LR0005, 2013, Conflicts of Interest

  36. Technology and Innovation

    LR0006, 2013, E-Government