Human Rights and Efficient Justice Administration
The overall objective of the project is to support the justice administration for ensuring the effectiveness of human rights protection at minimum standards in Ethiopian prisons.
" Prison Fellowship Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization working closely with federal and regional state prison administration offices and justice sectors and providing various capacity building programs to achieve the following:
" improved system of administration and better justice for the people with speedy trial for the accused and detained, improved handling of prisoners with their rights respected; improved respect of international minimum standards of handling of prisoner's; justice sector officials attained a more advanced leadership and managerial skills, secured a more efficient justice administration;
" women's rights respected i.e. better justice for women prisoners, gender equality respected;
" justice sector officials developed accountability to the community for their service and responsibility for their duties;
" increased awareness of prisoners about their rights i.e. prisoners shall be able to assert and demand their rights, victims of human rights abuse shall have recourse to legal redress;
" the system of granting pardon being operational; prisoners rehabilitated and easily reintegrated into the society when released from prisons; peace and healing among the victims and offenders families; skills acquired by prisoners for better living;
" backlog files settled; the need of prisons and condition of prisoners which could be used as reference for further study and intervention documented.
The project will cover Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNP, Gambela, Afar, Somali, Harari and Benshangul regions and is funded by a consortium of donors (Austria, DFID, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland).