The National Council for the Administration of Justice
The National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) was formally launched on 11 August 2011 established under Section 34 of the Judicial Service Act (No. 1 of 2011). It is a high-level policymaking, implementation and oversight coordinating mechanism as reflected in its membership that is composed of State and Non-State Actors from the justice sector. The mandate as stipulated in the Act is to ensure a coordinated, efficient, effective and consultative approach in the administration of justice and reform of the justice system.
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The National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) was established in 2011 under Section 34 of the Judicial Service Act (No. 1 of 2011) as an umbrella body that brings together justice sector actors to ensure an efficient, effective and consultative approach to the administration of justice. The move arose from the need to address the cross-institutional inefficiencies in the delivery of justice and maintenance of the rule of law in Kenya.
The body is a high-level policymaking, implementation and oversight coordinating and reform of the justice system mechanism as reflected in its membership comprising of State and non-State actors from the justice sector.
The NCAJ comprises of the Council, the Secretariat, Working Committees and Court Users Committees (CUCs). The Council is the highest governance organ and is responsible for coordinating the administration of justice, formulating policies and spearheading the reform agenda in the administration of justice while CUCs are forums that bring together players, both State and non-State, involved in the administration of justice at the local level.
The Secretariat is responsible for technical work concerning the administration of justice, coordination assignments and provides linkages between the Council, Working Committees and CUCs. Lastly, the Working Committees which also comprise taskforces, spearhead policy and legal reforms of NCAJ assisted by the Secretariat.
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