Title

Caribbean Justice: a needs assessment of the judicial system in nine countries

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Human Rights

Keywords

srhreports, humanrights, inequality, discrimination, exclusion, COVID-19, marginalized groups, legal rights and protection, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), human rights-based approach, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago

Description

Inequality, discrimination and exclusion remain severe obstacles to universal sustainable development. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has exacerbated this development deficit and challenged the aspiration of access to justice for all. People living in poverty and marginalized groups may not be aware of their legal rights and often lack legal protection and access to mechanisms to remedy their grievances, resulting in increased vulnerability. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) has a devastating, long-term effect on the lives of victims, their families and communities, and impedes development progress. This Needs Assessment Report (NAR) has a conceptual framework based on a human rights-based approach, intersectional and UNDP´s guidelines in order to move the Caribbean region from a less punitive to a more rehabilitative system.

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Caribbean Justice: a needs assessment of the judicial system in nine countries

Inequality, discrimination and exclusion remain severe obstacles to universal sustainable development. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has exacerbated this development deficit and challenged the aspiration of access to justice for all. People living in poverty and marginalized groups may not be aware of their legal rights and often lack legal protection and access to mechanisms to remedy their grievances, resulting in increased vulnerability. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) has a devastating, long-term effect on the lives of victims, their families and communities, and impedes development progress. This Needs Assessment Report (NAR) has a conceptual framework based on a human rights-based approach, intersectional and UNDP´s guidelines in order to move the Caribbean region from a less punitive to a more rehabilitative system.