'Reforming Justice' calls for justice to be repositioned more centrally in evolving notions of equitable development. Justice is fundamental to human well being and essential to development. Over the past fifty years, however, overseas development assistance - foreign aid - has grappled with the challenge of improving 'the rule of law' with underwhelming and often dismal results around the world. Development agencies have supported legal and judicial reforms in order to improve economic growth and good governance, but are yet to address mounting concerns about equity and distribution. Building on new evidence from Asia, Livingston Armytage argues that it is now time to realign the approach to promote justice as fairness and equity.
This powerpoint presentation was delivered at a meeting to DCAF by Dr Rouben Azizian of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies. It represents his views and insights into rise of the Asia-Pacific, and how development (rather than reform) of the security sector fits in.
This views and insights contained in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the APCSS.