WLA initiates its plans to forge associations, and strategic collaborations with regional associations and organisations for legal and justice reform and capacity building projects in various countries. The WLA is committed to the values of an independent legal profession, an independent judiciary, the rule of law and the dignity of the individual and knows that access to justice is essential to all of these values.
The current strategic priorities of the WLA’s International Development program are:
Access to justice through legal aid programs and legal outreach;
Supporting rights advocacy and policy reform, with particular focus on rights of women, children and vulnerable minorities;
Improving the administration of justice;
Developing the capacity of legal institutions;
Strengthening the legal profession;
WLA takes the integrated approach to legal and justice reform delivered with the Bar, the Bench and the ministries of justice. Our programs are structured with local partners, most often bar associations and legal advocacy groups, and are responsive to their needs.