NGO-shalish and Justice-seeking behaviour in rural Bangladesh


This paper looks into the justice-seeking behaviour of people in different formal and informal institutions. It also explores the reasons of such justice-seeking behaviour of them. Considering the legal aid programme of BRAC as a benchmark the advantages and disadvantages of all the justice providing institutions were analysed. The type of justice provided by the institutions and people’s access to these and different socio-political factors motivate the justice seeker changing the routes of those institutions to get justice. The traditional justice institutions compared to others can mitigate the needs of the villagers if it is supervised and monitored by NGO i.e., the legal aid programme together with village elites.

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  • Writer Name: Md. Abdul Alim, Tariq Omar Ali
  • Published Date: Thursday, 01 November 2007
  • Country: Bangladesh