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The Corruption, Legitimacy And Justice Project In Central African Republic

Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church releases new research on corruption in the criminal justice system in Bangui, Central African Republic

Criminal justice sector (CJS) reform programming in the Central African Republic (CAR) ignores the role corruption plays in distorting justice. Without addressing the abuse of power for personal gain by actors within the system, the international community’s reform goals are not obtainable. Worse, some aspects of these programs appear to be fueling, rather than abetting, the system of corruption. 

The Corruption, Legitimacy and Justice project conducted one hundred fifteen key informant interviews with criminal justice actors, citizens and the international community in Bangui in July 2017. Using a new methodology derived from systems analysis, this project seeks to contribute to more effective anti-corruption programming.

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