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Liberia

Extend capacity and transparency of judicial system (LR0039)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Liberia Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Judiciary

Support Institution(s): IDLO, Carter Center, UNDP, Swedish Embassy, PUL, Center for Justice and Peace Studies, OGP Secretariat

Policy Areas

Access to Justice, Capacity Building, Judiciary, Justice, Open Justice

IRM Review

IRM Report: Liberia Action Plan Review 2020-2022

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

3.1 Build capacity within the justice system; and 3.2 Engage citizens on justice issues at the local level. The commitment aims to fill the existing capacity gap in the judicial system by creating jury management offices; and increase citizen engagement by training them to serve as jurors. This is aimed at furthering public understanding of local laws and services available to them. This will increase accountability and help build citizens’ trust in the judicial system. The following milestones will be reached to fulfill the commitments: 1. Establish jury offices in all counties; 2. Train and assign professionals in magisterial courts in all counties; 3. Training for the remaining 60 magistrates (so far 240 have been trained against previous target of 300) across all 15 counties; 4. Raise awareness around the roles of juries in all 15 counties; 5. The development of an Open Justice initiative through which citizens will monitor local courts, track cases and follow-up on the return of bond fees; Milestone Activity With a Verifiable Deliverable Deadline: Responsible agency 1. Open 3 jury management offices in 3 counties in two years Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 Judiciary 2. Train and assign 120 public professionals within magisterial courts in all 15 counties Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 Judiciary 3. Train 60 magistrates in the remaining counties Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 Judiciary 4. Institutional & community awareness campaigns on jury services annually in each of the 4 regions Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December Judiciary 2022 5. An active database for efficient tracking and following up on bonds Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 Judicary

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Commitment 3: Access to Justice

Verifiable: Yes

Does it have an open government lens? Yes

Potential for results: Modest


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