Justice Needs Survey in Bangladesh

Justice Needs Survey in Bangladesh

HiiL is currently in the process of setting up a Justice Needs Survey in Bangladesh as part of our larger multi-country project commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Respondents will be interviewed about their specific justice needs and their pursued paths to justice. While also highlighting their perceptions on the quality the procedure, quality of the outcomes, and costs of these paths to justice. Additionally, the research will cover general perceptions and attitudes regarding the justice system in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is a unique country in the region, as a Muslim majority country in a region traditionally associated with Buddhism and Hinduism. It also happens to have one of the highest population densities in the world and an economy that is developing very rapidly. Not to mention its history as a British colony. These and many other factors make Bangladesh an interesting, and occasionally challenging, environment to work in. We are interested in exploring what the people of Bangladesh experience when they encounter a legal problem and figuring out what is working well and what isn’t working. By identifying these issues with our data driven approach we are able to present the facts as they are. This will serve as the first step in moving to action, because we believe that gathering the data is just the start of the process of justice innovation. The data allows us to highlight certain issues and bring together policy makers, lawyers, judges, CSOs, the media etc. and initiate a process that will lead to new solutions which will directly improve the justice journeys of the citizens of Bangladesh. Data collection is expected to commence within the next month and we hope to keep you updated on our progress in bringing justice innovation to Bangladesh.

Project details

Project leader: Martijn Kind
Project partner: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Duration: 2016-2017