Post-conflict societies are characterised by an absence of the rule of law, past and present gross human rights violations, impunity, and economic devastation and decay. Often, the judicial system has become so compromised that the system and its supporting services need to be reformed or even rebuilt in order to support prosecutions, truth-seeking, and reparations. Judicial reform may include vetting judicial personnel, strengthening judicial independence, building judicial capacity, and establishing ongoing judicial training.
Reforms that focus on the role and treatment of judicial personnel may include:
Other reforms that may be needed to strengthen the judiciary as an independent organ of the government may include: