Tetra Tech develops and implements programs to strengthen and broaden access to justice in developing and post-conflict countries. Accessible, fair, and efficient justice systems are key to effective governance and the rule of law. Without access to justice, people around the world—especially the poor and disenfranchised—are unable to realize their rights, challenge discrimination, or hold decision-makers accountable. As our partner countries improve access to justice, they become more secure and democratic.
To improve access to justice, Tetra Tech works to strengthen civil society. Through programmatic and organizational capacity building, we partner with host country non-governmental organizations to strengthen their ability to engage in institutional dialogue and reform, including providing assistance to increase citizen participation and oversight in public policy development and reform. As our partner countries strengthen the civil society sector and improve access to justice, they benefit from increased stability and investment and more robust economies.
Strengthening access to justice requires raising public awareness of legal rights and legal services, which increases citizens’ willingness to bring disputes to court. Tetra Tech works to improve how justice is delivered by strengthening court administration and case management. We also help dismantle legal, economic, psychological, and physical barriers to accessing justice, including improving legal aid, strengthening the civil society sector, and increasing access to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Tetra Tech focuses on:
Improving access to justice for disabled persons in Côte d’Ivoire
Improving access to justice and advancing the rights of people with disabilities
Supporting developing countries to implement transparent, accountable government systems
Providing legal services and increasing access to justice for internally displaced persons in Iraq
Supporting the rule of law through strengthened advocacy and citizen participation
Improving judicial administration, accountability, and access to justice services while building citizens’ confidence that the court system can work for them
Building a fair and effective justice system to increase citizen security and foster the rule of law
Supporting efforts to make Afghanistan’s formal justice system fair and accessible
Strengthening the operating environment for journalists and human rights defenders