JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW SUPPORT PROGRAM II
JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW SUPPORT PROGRAM II (PAJED)
Period of implementation: July 2013-September 2016
Country – NIGER
Beneficiary – Ministry of Justice
The overall objective of the PAJED-II program is to: “Contribute to the consolidation of the rule of law and the strengthening of good governance in Niger”.
The specific objective of the PAJED-II program is to contribute to the reform and modernization of the judicial system in Niger, by strengthening its performance and improving the protection of human rights, particularly with regard to
- Democratic governance aspects, contributing to the strengthening of the rule of law and democracy by improving the effectiveness of an independent, transparent and fair judicial institution, through components I and II of the program;
- The fight against poverty through component III “Improving access to law and justice” which prioritizes actions to benefit the most disadvantaged categories, and component I “Framework for intervention of priority policies” which provides for developing the socio-economic integration of prisoners;
- The protection of targeted vulnerable groups (women, minors, and the disabled) through Component I, which focuses on the protection of children at risk, in conflict with the law or not, and the improvement of prison conditions, and Component III, which aims to improve access to the law and justice for women, minors, and other categories of people subject to the law.
- Diagnostic studies
- Support for project management in line with the sectoral justice policy, including modernization of the intervention framework for priority policies, including, amongst others, the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism, strengthening the capacities of the security forces in the fight against serious crime, setting up the necessary infrastructure, and capacity building
- Support for the reform process to improve access to the courts
- Strengthening the prison administration in the exercise of its missions to secure prisons and humanize detention