ASF serves the most vulnerable people waiting for justice
ASF intervenes in countries where human rights are not respected, where political violence and armed conflict reign, and where legal rules are flouted. Justice in those countries, too often arbitrary, does not guarantee the security of the population. Conflicts are not satisfactorily resolved before the local courts. People whose rights have been abused tend to resort to vigilante justice, which evolves into the law of the strongest or richest, and contributes to a climate of violence. The needs of the population in the field of justice are enormous. Their legal systems are unable, or unwilling, to respond effectively to their expectations with respect to human rights.
- Justice is inaccessible to the most vulnerable groups or individuals – they are ignorant of their rights and cannot defend them.
- The degree of independence of the justice system is inadequate, and there are gaps in legislation as well as procedure.
- Justice personnel (lawyers, judges, etc.) are inadequately trained and limited in the exercise of their duties.
- Justice services lack material resources.