Support to JLOS Strategic Investment Plan II (Extension Phase)

Contract partner: MFPED - Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - UgandaCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 1.700.000,00Project start: 01.07.2011End: 30.06.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

Austria has supported Uganda’s Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) since the early 1990s and uses a sector wide financing modality since 2002. It will continue funding JLOS in the financial year 2011/12 which contributes to reforming the sector (15 institutions, e.g. police, the judiciary, prisons, Human Rights Commission).

Investments in the sector are based on the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) II (originally 2006/7–2010/11, now extended until 2011/12)., which draws from the National Development Plan.

The overall goal of JLOS as per SIP II is “to enhance quality of life and ensure that poverty in Uganda is eliminated”. The purpose is “to improve the safety of the person, security of property and access to justice, in order to encourage economic development and to benefit all people, especially the poor and vulnerable”. The SIP II has five key result areas:

1.'Rule of Law 2.'Human Rights 3.'Access to Justice 4.'Crime and safety 5.'Economic development

With the SIP II, the sector has also tried to place more focus on land, family, criminal and commercial justice reform.

Over the last years JLOS has implemented law reforms, strengthened institutions, improved infrastructure (especially in Northern Uganda), and decentralised services. During the extension period support e.g. for the family law reform will be continued so to achieve equal rights for men and women.

The additional funding for one more year also aims at building on the successes of the SIP II (e.g. further reduction in the average length of stay on remand, increasing welfare of prison inmates / police units with a human rights committee) and will for example further increase the presence of institutions of judiciary and law enforcement in underserved areas, especially in Northern Uganda.

In its monitoring role Austria places emphasis on gender issues, especially on women’s access to justice.

project number1831-01/2011
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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