Timely Justice for all in Bangladesh: A CHALLENGE FOR CHANGE

30 Jun 2015

Complex procedures, case backlogs, and a lack of effective case management are key constraints to the court system in Bangladesh. They put pressure on the capacity of the system, and create challenges for citizens in accessing justice. UNDP supports the judiciary of Bangladesh to strengthen its capacity by reducing these constraints. This will in turn provide a sustainable foundation for citizens of Bangladesh, in particular women and vulnerable groups, to access justice.

This report is a result of a year-long a detailed analysis of case workflows, and aims to map the business processes of the courts. By analysing the different stages of a court case it provides evidence-based insight to support decision-making. It identifies causes for delays in court cases, areas that potentially undermine the efficiency in courts, and outlines key obstacles within the courts themselves to ensuring equal access to justice for all citizens.

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