Established in 2010, IPCA’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Unit nurtures and harnesses community-based, contextual methods to improve access to justice and provide legal services to rural and marginalized citizens in five South Sudanese counties. Our programs include cost-free court representation for vulnerable women, juveniles and other groups, legal advice, legal education, mediation support, psycho-social support services, media, human rights campaigns, community human rights dialogue forums, performing arts, public lectures, technical capacity building for rule of law institutions, research, and the publication of bi-monthly justice journal.
IPCA’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law program is led by Mr. Vuyaya Thomas Desire, and supported by local legal experts, lawyers, and human rights activists across IPCA’s operational units. The programs are implemented in regions including Juba County, Yei County, Lainya County, Mundri County, Yambio County and Wau County. The Access to Justice Unit partners with the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary of South Sudan, the South Sudan Police & Prison Service, the Ministry of Gender, the Ministry of Child and Social Welfare, and the South Sudanese Human Rights Commission.