Security and justice are priorities for poor people, are core functions of the state, and frequently considered prerequisites for economic and social development and prevention of violent conflict. The creation of spaces where people feel safe and secure are also at the heart of statebuilding. However, approaches to security and justice remain heavily contested, overlapping and complex.
Restoring or constructing security is clearly a priority for international support. However, many actors emphasise different aspects of security and are not clear about whose security is being restored: the security of the international system of states, or the security of the people on the ground
Jackson, P. (2016). Security and Justice. GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no. 45. Birmingham, UK: University of Birmingham.5pp