بعثة الاتحاد الأوروبي في اليمن

EU Support to The Justice Sector in Nigeria

03/01/2019 - 15:54
Regional overview

The overall objective is to improve governance and compliance with the rule of law in Nigeria through improved effectiveness, accessibility, accountability, transparency and fairness of the justice system. The programme takes a comprehensive approach to reform and main stakeholders are police, prosecution, court, prisons and civil society.


Expected Results:

  • Increased coordination and sector policy development within the justice sector;
  • Training, research and operational capability of the justice sector developed;
  • Increased access to justice and respect for human rights. 

 

Main Activities:

  • Support for the implementation of the Action Plan of the Federal justice sector reform coordination committee (FJSRCC);
  • Support for the implementation of 10 States Action Plans for Justice Sector Reform;
  • Training and capacity development on, inter alia,  human rights, ethics and gender and child justice for training of judicial, police, legal and prisons training institutions and professionals;
  • Capacity development to decrease pre-trial detention and prison congestion;
  • Mapping of NSAs and support for NSAs rights awareness raising and legal aid activities;
  • Support for strengthened accountability and integrity regime for the judiciary, Ministry of Justice, police and the prison service.  

 

Main accomplishments to date:

  • National Policy on Justice Sector reform developed and adopted by the Nigerian Government;
  • State level justice reform and Federal Justice Sector Reform Committee action plans developed;
  • Prosecutors' policy, guidelines and codes of conduct adopted;
  • Model sentencing guidelines developed in several states;
  • Supported the domestication of the Child Rights Act in project states;
  • Justice Research Centres established in 5 states and the Federal Capital Territory;
  • Non-custodial measures supported in two states;
  • Improved capacity of the legal aid council of Nigeria;
  • Supported the passage of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act. 

 

 

Source of funds: 10th EDF (CRIS ref: FED/2011/021-747)

Total budget (EUR): 28M

Implementing period: 5 Years (2012 – 2017)

Implementing agency: UNODC               

Geographical region: Federal level and 10 focal states (Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross   River, Imo, Abuja (FCT), Lagos, Jigawa, Katsina and Osun)

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