E-book on Informal Justice and Security

The E-book entitled ‘Perspectives on Involving Non-State and Customary Actors in Justice and Security’ is a collection of dissertations and papers presented at the conference, “Access to Justice and Security: Non-state actors and the local dynamics of ordering.” The conference took place in Copenhagen, from November 1 to 3, 2010.

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) was the official organizer of the conference, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) gave its financial support to it.

Though it is true that in the last few years the role of informal actors is being recognized as one of importance, yet the formal justice and security systems that use the framework of western state-centric model of law and organizational structures, are still getting the major benefit from most of the programs.

The book, ‘Perspectives on Involving Non-State and Customary Actors in Justice and Security’ showcases the call of the day that is to gain thorough knowledge of the dynamics and empirical evidence, programs that are relevant in particular contexts. The book also underlines the political aspect of the justice and security provision.

The book exhibits case studies from countries like Ghana, Indonesia, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The major themes reflected in the book include gender, experiences gained while implementing programs and context analysis.

More information about the book available at this link.