Delegation of the European Union to Colombia

EU Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme in Vietnam (EU JULE)

06/10/2020 - 06:19
Rule of Law

The programme aims to strengthen the rule of law in Vietnam through a more reliable, trusted and better accessed justice system. This objective will be achieved by increasing access to justice for vulnerable groups, and in particular for women, children, ethnic minorities and poor people

The programme aims to strengthen the rule of law in Vietnam through a more reliable, trusted and better accessed justice system.

This objective will be achieved by increasing access to justice for vulnerable groups, and in particular for women, children, ethnic minorities and poor people.

The strategic approach is to make people aware of their legal rights, help them invoke those rights in practice, and to improve the availability of pragmatic legal advice, assistance and, when needed, representation. It will address the demand-side and the supply-side constrains in the justice sector by building the capacity of civil society and of Government institutions at both the central and provincial level. The Programme will have a geographic focus on a limited number of provinces (still to be selected based on WB poverty rates, scoring according to the Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) and the Justice Index, and synergy and complementarity with other EU-funded projects and programmes).

The objectives of the programme are envisaged to be achieved through four results:

  • Result 1: Increased public awareness and understanding of rights and how to invoke those rights.
  • Result 2: Increased access to legal advice, assistance and representation in both civil and criminal matters.
  • Result 3: Improved enabling legislative and regulatory framework for legal empowerment and access to justice.
  • Result 4: Enhanced integrity and transparency in the justice sector.

Total Budget (EUR): 14,700,000

EU Contribution (EUR): 14,000,000

Duration: 2015-2020

Implementing organisation: UNDP, Oxfam

Funding Instrument: DCI Bilateral

Benefitting zone: Vietnam

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