Improving access to justice and legal aid in South Sudan

A new EU-funded project sees the British Council work towards improving access to justice in South Sudan.

The Access to Justice and Legal Aid in South Sudan project has been designed to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people in society by increasing access to legal aid, assistance and advice.

The project will have a particular focus on people affected by the country’s recent conflict and those already in conflict with the law and in need of accessible dispute resolution services.

Running until 2018, the project will not only focus on access to legal services, but on raising public awareness and understanding of the rule of law and rights to access to justice. The programme will also support customary courts to increase their capacity to provide affordable and quality access to justice.