ILI-ACLE’s effort in supporting the building of legal infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa includes supporting judicial reform and work with justice sectors across the region. ILI-ACLE Judicial restructuring and reform involves ultimately enhancing the functions of a country’s legal system and legal framework, particularly institutions that are vital to the operation of the legal process and upholding of the rule of law. Well-functioning legal systems are essential to Africa’s economic development, the protection of human rights, access to justice and ultimately the rule of law. ILI-ACLE has been engaged with and working with the Bench in numerous jurisdictions for close to two decades.
From a significant contribution in the restructuring of the Judiciary in Lesotho, to training 2,000 judges in Liberia, in addition to promoting south-to-south exchanges between judicial staff from Lesotho, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda, ILI-ACLE’s commitment to supporting judicial reform includes both long and short engagements. While ILI-ACLE’s work extends beyond the East African region, countries such as Uganda and Rwanda have called upon ILI-ACLE repeatedly over the decade, demonstrating their confidence in ILI-ACLE’s extensive knowledge, services and understanding of their needs.