National Council on the 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:
- formulate policies relating to the administration of justice;
- implement, monitor, evaluate and review strategies on the administration of justice;
- facilitate the establishment of Court Users Committees at the county level; and
- mobilize resources for purposes of the efficient administration of justice.
The following five strategic issues have been identified during the Strategic Plan period 2012-2016
- In adequate legal and policy framework for NCAJ and the entire justice sector;
- Weak institutional operational framework for NCAJ and its membership;
- Insufficient resources for efficient and effective administration of justice;
- Poor coordination, monitoring and evaluation of strategies on the administration of justice; and
- Inadequate number of and weak ope-rationalization of the Court Users Committee.
Based on the identified strategic issues, NCAJ resolved to focus on the attainment the following strategic objectives over the Strategic Plan period:
- To review legal and policy frameworks for NCAJ and the entire justice sector;
- To strengthen the institutional operation framework for NCAJ and its membership;
- To mobilise resources for efficient and effective administration of justice;
- To coordinate, monitor and evaluate strategies on the administration of justice; and
- To operationalize Court Users Committees