Lives are lost waiting for justice to arrive.
Imagine spending 600 days behind prison gates as you wait for your day in court.
The agony of not your knowing what will happen only adds to the tension of delayed access to justice.
The judiciary across the African continent is overburdened and underfunded. With a large caseload and few judges in place; justice is offered to the masses at a snail’s pace.
The 150 judges in Kenya are not enough to cater to a large number of cases. According to local reports, of the daily prison population, 29,796 were convicted people while 23,552 were those in remand in 2019.
WHAT WE DO
Alternative dispute resolution is efficacy at best.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought the need to innovate, to keep the wheels of justice turning and reduce prison congestion. Our facilitation of digital courts encouraged stakeholders to rethink the traditional structure of the justice system. Looking towards cheaper, more effective methods to administer justice.
With petty offenses on the rise in 2020, we led the way towards alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Simpler cases like familial disputes around ancestral land and petty offences can now be managed without the involvement of the courts. Our paralegals support clients to resolve matter within weeks of an individual being charged. All through phones we've provided.
ADR encourages understanding between the offender and the offended. Fostering reconciliation among members of the community. Often leading to the best outcome for both parties. Reducing overcrowding while saving public resources.
Since 2019 in Kenya and Uganda, we've facilitated the successful resolution of more than 2,300 people's cases through ADR.