Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law. In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable. MEHRO is working with community people, traditional leaders and government to ensure rule of law in both formal and informal system.
Nowadays, Afghanistan has a legal and policy frameworks for a legal and judicial system but it is considered to be in a very bad state. For lack of means, the great majority of Afghan people still do not have any access to Afghan judicial institutions. For this reason, they most often rely on traditional forms of judicial system that are not the most equitable option but people choose them for being free of charge and relatively quick.
MEHRO encouraged justice promotion through awareness-raising trainings that had for an aim to improve the public’s knowledge of the Government of Afghanistan and also covered Afghan judiciary system. In the framework of peace-building trainings, MEHRO empowers advocates for peace and non-state actors by widening their knowledge of rule of law, legal concepts and restorative justice.