Rule of law, justice sector reforms and development cooperation: SDC concept paper

The concept paper has been elaborated to clarify and update SDC’s position on the topic and provide guidance to its staff and partners. Part one identifies the essential elements of the rule of law. Part two deals with the trends and challenges of the integration of the rule of law in legal and judicial reform projects and programmes. Part three illustrates the rule of law dimension in the legal and judicial programmes and in other areas of development cooperation through examples from SDC’s experience.