Local Development Forum
Justice SWG

Justice Sector Working Group (JSWG)

The main purpose of the JSWG is to act as a forum for coordination and exchange between donors and the PA on issues related to the justice sector, which comprises the Ministry of Justice, the High Judicial Council and the General Prosecution. The key functions of the JSWG are as follows: 

§  assist donors in aligning assistance in relation to National Policy Agenda (NPA) 2017 - 2022 and strategies for the sector;

§  support the development and updating of sector strategies within the framework of national plans and budgets;

§  coordinate and harmonize donor assistance to prevent duplication;

§  carry out coordinated and strategic dialogue with the purpose of identifying PA priorities and the readiness/availability of the donor community to fund related programmes;

§  function as the main source of information for needs and achievements, donor funding and gaps in the justice sector;

§  develop joint indicators and sector reviews for sector monitoring and programme-based approaches.

Membership in the group is limited to donors and other institutions (e.g. non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sectors Institutions) who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions. 


Chair: Ministry of Justice (MoJ)

Deputy Chair: Canada

Technical Advisor: European Union Police Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) 
Donors: Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP), Italy, Sweden, Switzerland (SDC), United Kingdom (DFID), USSC).
UN Agencies: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Office of the Quartet (OQ).

Government Institutions: High Judicial Council (HJC), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Sharia Judiciary, Advisory of Legislation Bureau, Higher Constitutional Court (HCC), Palestinian Judiciary Institution (PJI), PMO, MoFP, ICHR.

Private Sectors Institutions: TBD


Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)