Rule of law and democracy - Justice and rule of law, two prerequisites for development
Poverty means more than having no income, food and education. Unfortunately, the majority of the poorest is also characterized by fear and helplessness, lack of security and rights, discrimination and arbitrary government. So efforts to promote rule of law, human rights and justice are crucial for sustainable poverty reduction and guaranteeing development.
|The rights of the poor
Protecting and promoting the rights of the very poor: Citizens must be able to play a full and active part in the political life of their country. This presupposes the existence of a democratic State that respects human rights and decentralizes its powers. Rule of law and democracy are therefore priority SDC themes.
Economic and fiscal development
Additional Information and DocumentsDocuments
- Switzerland’s contribution - The achievements of SDC in 2006–2010
Results in the areas of Health, Employment, Basic and further education, Agriculture, Rule of law and democracy, Water, Humanitarian Aid, Partnering with NGOs
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- Rule of law, justice sector reforms and development cooperation
SDC concept paper
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- Empowerment Makes a Mark!
Orientations for the Empowerment of Local Cooperation Actors; A Publication by SDC’s Latin America Division, 2009, 16 pages in Spanish
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