Around the world, governments and civil society organizations struggle to provide adequate support for a criminal justice system that abides by human rights, provides suspects with due process, and incarcerates convicted offenders in a way that does not lead to repeat offenses and further radicalization. As emphasized in the fourth pillar of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, accessible and reliable rule of law institutions are crucial to preventing terrorism and ensuring respect for human rights. International donors can help to support efforts to build respect for and adherence to the rule of law, but the work on the ground must be led, designed, and owned by local partners. CGCC has worked to assess the scope and effectiveness of capacity-building efforts to support the rule of law in Southeast Asia; improve community policing in South and Southeast Asia; improve skills for police, judges, and prosecutors in East Africa and South Asia; improve legal cooperation between countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development; and support the establishment of an International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law in Tunisia.
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