Increasing Access to Justice in Iraq

23 Oct 2012

This booklet illustrates success stories from UNDP Iraq’s Access to Justice Project.


The Iraqi Constitution guarantees equal protection and due process of law for all Iraqi citizens. Nevertheless, these remain unfulfilled promises for many people in Iraq. The Iraqi state’s capacity to exert legitimate authority and the rule of law has been weakened by the cumulative impact of decades of conflict, war, sanctions, violence and general degradation of state institutions since 1991.