Framing local conflict and justice in Bangladesh
AbstractThe institutional landscape of local dispute resolution in Bangladesh is rich: it includes the traditional process of shalish, longstanding and impressive civil society efforts to improve on shalish, and a somewhat less-explored provision for gram adalat or village courts. Based on a nationally representative survey, qualitative evidence from focus groups, and a telephone survey of 40 Union Parishad chairpersons (a little less than 1 percent of the total Union Parishads), it provides both an empirical mapping of local conflict and justice and pointers to possible policy reforms. It suggests a number of opportunities for strengthening local justice and argues that the village courts may pose a useful bridge between Bangladesh's informal and formal justice institutions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5781.
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2011
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Gender and Law; Judicial System Reform; Legal Institutions of the Market Economy; Legal Products; Public Sector Corruption&Anticorruption Measures;
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