Advocating for fairness, equality and accountability.

At the heart of every just and equitable society lies the unwavering commitment to fairness, equality, and accountability. These principles form the bedrock of our consulting firm's approach to justice and the rule of law.

The Rule of Law stands as the bedrock and a foundational principle of the European Union (EU), one of our main partners in the sector. This fundamental value not only fosters mutual trust among Member States, but also cultivates a unified framework of legal systems built upon shared fundamental values.

The principle of the Rule of Law is intrinsically linked to the respect for Human Rights and the conception of a pluralist democracy. Moreover, it necessitates the consistent application of the legal framework by an impartial judiciary, extending its protective umbrella over all individuals and entities, regardless of their public or private nature. This unwavering commitment serves to safeguard civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedoms.

The European Union, in addition to establishing the legal foundations for upholding the rule of law and respecting Human Rights within its borders, also delineates guidelines for external actions. Over the past 32 years, PACE has collaborated extensively with the European Union on more than 120 occasions in pursuit of these goals. Our expert team has amassed extensive experience in implementing complex justice-focused programs across a diverse spectrum of environments. Our efforts span from middle-income and pre-accession countries to post-conflict settings and fragile nations.

We are dedicated to making a positive impact by fostering justice, democracy, and respect for fundamental values, both within and beyond the EU's borders.

Rooted in its lasting experience implementing challenging projects, PACE has developed a unique ability to design adaptive and cohesive programmes which are able to meet any client’s needs.

We have a long lasting and key experience in the management of projects in support to institutional reforms to strengthen the independence, impartiality and professionalism of the judiciary, the strengthening of the national judicial frameworks guaranteeing a fair trial within the time limits prescribed by law, the improvement of prison conditions and prison management, introducing alternative sentences to imprisonment and improving the efficiency of the judiciary.

In every project we undertake, we are guided by our commitment to fairness, equality, and accountability, knowing that these values are not mere slogans but the cornerstones of a just and prosperous world. Together, we advocate for a future where justice is not a privilege but a universal right, accessible to all.

Only through maintaining the rule of law at both national and regional levels can we hope to establish long-term solutions to the most pressing problems facing the world today.

Our Strengths

  • High technical degree of specialisation
  • Clear, fast and efficient backstopping and expert mobilisation processes
  • Quality control and sustainability
  • Broad network of experts and partners

Approach to partnerships

We prioritise strategic partnerships by conducting stakeholder analyses, aligning project goals with partner priorities, and fostering transparent communication.

Our teams

  • A multidisciplinary team allows for a holistic approach and addressing complex justice topics from different angles.

Priority regions

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Latin America

1000+

Justice experts & practitioners in our network

50+

countries with Justice projects implemented

Key topics

Judicial reform

We believe that a robust and impartial judiciary is essential for a just society. Our experts work closely with governments and institutions to assess, recommend, and implement judicial reforms that enhance efficiency, transparency, and access to justice for all.

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Anti-corruption

Corruption erodes the very foundations of fairness and equality. Our firm is committed to assisting nations in developing and implementing anti-corruption strategies that root out corruption at all levels, promoting integrity and trust in public institutions.

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Criminal policy

Crafting effective criminal policies is vital for ensuring that justice is both served and seen to be served. We provide expert guidance on developing evidence-based criminal policies that prioritise rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and protect the rights of the accused.

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Penitentiary and probation

Our focus extends to the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders. We work with correctional facilities and probation services to establish humane, rehabilitative environments that foster personal growth and reduce reoffending rates.

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Access to justice

Ensuring equal access to justice is paramount. Our firm advocates for reforms that remove barriers to legal services, particularly for marginalised communities, empowering all individuals to seek redress and protection under the law.

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Human rights protection

Upholding human rights is non-negotiable. We are dedicated to assisting governments, organizations, and individuals in safeguarding human rights through policy development, awareness campaigns, and advocacy.

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