United Nations, 14 February 2014 – Rule of law is the basis for peace and security. In post-conflict environments reconciliation and stability require strong, responsive and inclusive institutions.
Social cohesion is possible when people can trust their institutions to resolve disputes promptly and fairly, and provide access to basic services, including justice and security.
In 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations established the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) inside the Department of Peacekeeping Operations to specifically address issues of rule of law and security.
This film explores OROLSI’s work through the commentary of Victoria K. Holt the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the US State Department, the Minister of Justice of Liberia Christianah Tah, Adedeji Ebo, the DPKO Chief of Security Sector Reform, Leila Zerrougui the Special UN representative for Children and Armed Conflict and others.
Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) website: