Research and Publications
GOJUST’s work is grounded in empirical data, rigorous research and attentive analysis. We combine our experience, evidence and analysis to create innovative insights and knowledge that inform policy decisions and improve access to justice for all Filipinos.
The Unified Manual in the Investigation and Prosecution of Illegal Drugs Cases
Description: The Unified Manual in the Investigation and Prosecution of Illegal Drugs Cases equips law enforcers with comprehensive knowledge of criminal law, constitutional law, and criminal procedure. The Manual was produced by the Department of Justice’s Technical Working Group facilitated by the European Union's GOJUST Programme through several write-shops. With the adoption of the manual by law enforcement agencies and prosecution offices, it is expected that only cases with sufficient evidence are filed with prosecution offices and with the courts.
Justice Needs Survey
The European Union’s Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Programme commissioned the Justice Needs Survey, conducted by the Social Weather Stations from August to September of 2021. The survey involves 3,900 respondents divided among three cohorts: a national sample of 1,200, a justice zone sample of 1,800, and a sample of 900 representing three of the poorest provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The survey tracks the justice seeking behaviour of persons who have experience on justiciable issues. This report contains the main findings and recommendations and also the general tables which summarize the data based on the surveys.
Study on Access to Justice in the Philippines by Dr. ANTONIO G.M. LA VIÑA and Atty. Mai Taqueban
The European Union’s Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Programme commissioned the Study on Access to Justice in the Philippines, a consolidated report that integrates the findings of the Justice Needs Survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations from August to September of 2021 and the qualitative access to justice study conducted by IDEALS from February to June 2022. The SWS study is a statistical study based on a random sample of 3,900 respondents, while the IDEALS study is based on focus group discussions and key informant interviews of selected disadvantaged groups.