RESULT AREA 2 - INTEGRATED GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME IGP PHASE II

Enhanced access to justice and protection of human rights

BACKGROUND

 UNDP is working with partners to strengthen access to justice and protection of human rights in the Maldives. Photo: UNDP Maldives 2016.

This result area will focus on working in partnership with duty bearers and rights-holders, to take a multi-pronged approach to strengthening access to justice and protection of human rights. Considering the need for further understanding key challenges in this area, the programme will continue to support policy research to ensure legislative and institutional reform is evidence-based. This result area would support justice sector institutions to strengthen their mandates and ability to function through capacity building initiatives, legislative and institutional reforms. Considering the evidence that suggests high prevalence of sexual and gender based violence, UNDP will support strengthening of SGBV referral mechanisms through support for implementation of existing legislations to ensure protection, prevention, and prosecution. Given that one of the key challenges for access to justice and promotion of rights is lack of awareness. Therefore supporting legal and human rights awareness is key through partnering with civil society including media and other community actors. Accelerated efforts will be undertaken to increase legal and human rights awareness to educate citizens about their rights. 

Our Work



 Participants at the first national legal aid conference held in the Maldives with support from UNDP, which aimed to explore alternative legal aid mechanisms, including pro-bono initiatives to enhance accessibility to legal aid services at a national level. Photo: UNDP Maldives 2016.

This result area will work towards ensuring:

  • Strengthened legal aid mechanism
  • Strengthened referral mechanisms to address Sexual and Gender Based Violence 
  • Improved capacities for treaty body reporting and implementation
  • Strengthened functions and capacity of justice sector institutions

 

Partners IGP Phase II

President’s Office, Elections Commission, Parliament (Majlis), Local Government Authority, Local Councils, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources, Youth and Sports, Civil Society, Supreme Court and other Courts, Attorney General’s Office, Prosecutor General’s Office, Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, Maldives Police Service, Maldives Correctional Services, Anti-Corruption Commission and Ministry of Law and Gender.

Funding IGP Phase II

FUNDING ITEM TOTAL US$ 
Result Area 1: Increased voice and citizen participation for strengthened governance systems US$ 2,125,000
Result Area 2: Enhanced access to justice and protection of human rights US$ 2,098,000
Project Management US$ 1,423,000
GRAND TOTAL US$ 6,267,060
FUNDING ITEM TOTAL US$ 
Result Area 1: Increased voice and citizen participation for strengthened governance systems US$ 2,125,000
Result Area 2: Enhanced access to justice and protection of human rights US$ 2,098,000
Project Management US$ 1,423,000
GRAND TOTAL US$ 6,267,060
FUNDING ITEM TOTAL US$ 
Result Area 1: Increased voice and citizen participation for strengthened governance systems US$ 2,125,000
Result Area 2: Enhanced access to justice and protection of human rights US$ 2,098,000
Project Management US$ 1,423,000
GRAND TOTAL US$ 6,267,060