Security and justice from a district perspective


The accessible and accountable provision of security and justice is one of the main requirements for a peaceful society and sustained social and economic development. Security provision and access to justice are regarded as essential public services, are fundamental building blocks in promoting good governance, and are critical for the creation of a secure environment at both the local and national level. This briefing helps to address the current gaps in knowledge and understanding of security and justice between those actors at the district level and those in Kathmandu. It is based on discussions and interviews in Kalaiya, the headquarters of Bara District, and in Dumarawana and Nijgadh Village Development Committees in October 2009 and follow-up visits for updating and verification in February 2010 and June 2010. This report is part of the 'Initiative for Peacebuilding' series.