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Evidence-base for reforms is still weak

Last edited: December 20, 2011

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  • Monitoring bodies are often non-existent, are underfunded, and lack independence.
  • Limited communication between state officials such as judges and prosecutors and bar associations on goals of human rights in justice system impedes likelihood of monitoring by bar associations.
  • Crimes of violence against women and girls are underreported and statistics do not reflect realities. Many statistics are not sex-disaggregated. Many criminal justice data collection systems do not have the capacity to provide information on case histories and dispositions.