Heads of Governments and Law Ministers set mandates to strengthen rule of law, effective administration of justice and best practice in the Commonwealth.
A variety of technical assistance programmes help to strengthen justice institutions, develop laws, enhance the capacity of officials and achieve the independence of judiciaries.
Assistance is provided in many ways, including:
We coordinate the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI), a Commonwealth programme. Working with a range of committed national, regional and international partners, it provides coherent, comprehensive and sustainable assistance to member states, builds capacity to combat cybercrime and develop appropriate legal frameworks, and investigative, technical, enforcement and criminal justice capabilities.
Law development is the interface between the rule of law and sustainable development, with a special focus on the post-2015 Development Agenda of the United Nations. It adopts an integrated approach to rule of law programming, taking into account human rights, gender issues and sustainable development in the Commonwealth.