Security and justice from a district perspective

Mahottari

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 focus group discussions and interviews in Mahottari district during May 2010. Interviews and community consultations were held in the district headquarters of Jaleshwor, and in Bardibas and Gauribas Village Development Committees.