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National Council on Administration of Justice

The NCAJ is established under Section 34 of the Judicial Service Act (No. 1 of 2011). It is a high level policy making, implementation and oversight coordinating mechanism as reflected in its membership that is composed of State and Non-State Actors from the justice sector.

Its mandate is to ensure a coordinated, efficient, effective and consultative approach in the administration of justice and reform of the justice system.

Specifically, the NCAJ performs the following functions:

  1. formulate policies relating to the administration of justice;
  2. implement, monitor, evaluate and review strategies for the administration of justice;
  3. facilitate the establishment of Court Users Committees at the county level; and
  4. mobilize resources for purposes of the efficient administration of justice.

Strategic Issues

The following five strategic issues have been identified during the Strategic Plan period 2012-2016

  1. In adequate legal and policy framework for NCAJ and the entire justice sector;
  2. Weak institutional operational framework for NCAJ and its membership;
  3. Insufficient resources for efficient and effective administration of justice;
  4. Poor coordination, monitoring and evaluation of strategies on the administration of justice; and
  5. Inadequate number of and weak ope-rationalization of the Court Users Committee.

Strategic Objectives

Based on the identified strategic issues, NCAJ resolved to focus on the attainment the following strategic objectives over the Strategic Plan period:

  1. To review legal and policy frameworks for NCAJ and the entire justice sector;
  2. To strengthen the institutional operation framework for NCAJ and its membership;
  3. To mobilise resources for efficient and effective administration of justice;
  4. To coordinate, monitor and evaluate strategies on the administration of justice; and
  5. To operationalize Court Users Committees
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