This tool kit aims to help forest institutions support law enforcement agencies and others create systems to eliminate illegality and corruption and install justice for forest-linked livelihoods. It is based on experience in Uganda.
It is hoped that the complementarity of the tools described will be effective in improving the administration of justice for forest livelihoods. In Uganda and a number of other countries, there are encouraging signs that the environment may be changing in a way which increases the likelihood of tools like these having impact: greater political will to manage forests for poverty reduction; growing confidence in the judiciary by the public; increasing spread of television and radio and a reasonably free press; and growth of an NGO movement advocating for the rights of the poor. The emergence of corporate social responsibility among private companies and environmentally responsible consumerism are also in their very early days but could prove vital.
A summary card of this tool is available to download in four languages
in PDF format:
The complete tool is also available (PDF format):
Please cite this tool as:
Kazoora, C. and Carvalho, J. 2005. Improving forest justice. Power tools series. Sustainable Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.