Framing Local Conflict and Justice in Bangladesh

Das, Maitreyi Bordia ; Maru, Vivek

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Abstract

The 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.

Document type: Working paper
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2011
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 5 July 2015
Number of Pages: 35
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Law
Controlled Subjects: Bangladesch, Konfliktlösung, Zivilgesellschaft
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch, Konfliktlösung, Gerechtigkeit / Bangladesh, Conflict Solution, Justice
Subject (classification): Law
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
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