Adjustment of the identification of the Justice support programme. – Pro Justicia

Place Category: ideaborn slPlace Tags: Justice and Rule of law

  • Dates (start/end) : August 2010
    Overall project value (EUR): 24.429
    Origin of funding: DANIDA
    Name of client: DANIDA
  • This post is also available in: ES (ES) FR (FR)


    The Justice support programme (Pro-Justicia in Spanish) is articulated in three components:

    1. Improvement of the coverage of the justice system by supporting the establishment of 15 integrated services for justice;

    2. Improvement of the performance and management of justice in Bolivia providing institutional support to key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Justice (including the Public Defence), the Prosecutor Office (including the Institute for Forensic Investigation) and the Council of Magistrates.

    3. Strengthening accountability and demand by supporting the Ombudsman and the Network for Participation and Justice (NGOs network).

    The governmental agreement for the programme was signed in July 2009 but, for various reasons, implementation did not start until January 2010.The mission for the adjustment of the identification aims at adapting the programme to the new legislative proposals that are being approved, at reaching an agreement on the management structure of the programme to prepare the phasing out of the Danish assistance in 2013 and at adjusting the allocation of financial resources according to the findings of the first project months.

    Particular importance is to be accorded to the incorporation of the transversal themes of gender equality and indigenous justice.

    In order to assess the results achieved to the moment, the design of the programme and the needs of the Bolivian justice system, the mission is organised in three phases:

    1. desk review of relevant documents.

    2. interviews with the main stakeholders.

    3. Validation of the design of the programme and elaboration of recommendations for improvement.

    Type of services provided

    Ideaborn provided the following human resources:
    International expert in access to justice, justice reform and reform of indigenous justice.
    Local expert in national legislation and constitutional law

    Moreover it provided logistic support in the organisation of field activities as well as in the collection and analysis of relevant background documents.