Bolstering all levels of the judiciary
The DRC judicial system presents deficiencies on several levels. To ensure the effectiveness of its action, TRIAL International extends its capacity-building to different actors of the judiciary.
Local lawyers and human rights defenders were trained to better document crimes, in particular sexual violence, using the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict as a roadmap.
Adopting a “learning by doing” approach, trainees conduct documenting missions on real cases under TRIAL’s supervision, allowing them to implement their learnings.
TRIAL International is also part of a pilot project to improve the Congolese justice system. Led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union, it seeks to develop the roles of civil jurisdictions and to promote access to international and regional bodies.