At Justice Reform we have worked in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.
We engage personnally in an approach sensitive to the local traditions, cultures and values.O
Here are some examples of the projects we have contributed to over the years.
In Palestine, the complex geopolitical situation bears no barrier to the local authorities to working tirelessly to promote human rights and rule of law reform. I have worked with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Affairs, police and NGOs in East Jerusalem and the West Bank in child protection and justice reform. supported the development of linkages between the formal and the customary justice systems.
I was based for several years in Afghanistan supporting the reform of the justice system in various aspects: capacity building of judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers, police, social workers, etc. I have provided advice and technical inputs on rehabilitation procedures and protocols for young offenders, visited and reported on the situation in detention facilities in Kabul, Herat, Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar and Taloqan.
In partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs, we endeavoured to bring together the different stakeholders to improve the implementation of human rights in the justice system.
The Haïtian criminal justice system has suffered from political turmoil and the impact of natural disasters for several decades. In some places, violence is exacerbated. I have supported some of the local partners and colleagues to address some of the long-term strategic issues faced by the country.
As member of the organizing committee for 2015 and 2018, I helped lead an extraordinary team made of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations working for human rights and justice to develop this global forum. We worked with leading experts, academics, governments and young people - over 950 participants from more than 100 countries – to present leading research and practice in the justice for children were presented and debated. This forged justice pathways worldwide.
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World Congress on Justice for Children 2015 in Geneva and 2018 in Paris
I develop communication products which serve to simplify and communicate help complex messages of justice and human rights accessible to the largest audiences, including the most vulnerable. Here are a few examples of work I have been producing.
Interview Gérard Demierre by Lauriane Sallin
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