Enhancing access to justice for living in dignity
|Duration:||2023 – 2024|
|Donor:||Germany via the UNDP Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and Security for Sustainable Peace and Development|
|Beneficiaries:||Women and men, including from minority and marginalised groups, survivors of domestic violence and their children, Ukrainian refugees in hosting communities, justice chain actors, providers of state guaranteed legal aid, national and local state institutions engaged in support to refugees and asylum seekers and host communities|
|Focus Area:||Effective Governance|
|Partners:||National Legal Aid Council, justice chain actors, local public authorities, specialized NGO’s, professionals from social sector|
The overall objective of the proposed intervention is to enhance the resilience of the rule of law system from the Republic of Moldova and strengthen its capacities to deliver effective remedies and provide access to public services. It is intended to address the multifaceted and interconnected challenges of the current polycrisis through strengthening institutions, empowering vulnerable groups to access legal services and unlocking the potential of digital transformation in support of better access to justice.
UNDP will provide rule of law institutions and other relevant actors (such as CSOs) with the adequate tools and knowledge to work across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus and to improve access of refugees, and host communities to inclusive justice services, safety, and security, and
At the same time, this intervention will seek to empower justice seekers to claim their rights and access legal services while seeking remedies for their grievances.
- Rule of law system-wide capacities to address justice needs of vulnerable groups, including refugees and host communities are enhanced;
- Vulnerable groups are empowered to claim their rights and access legal remedies for their grievances;
- Digital transformation agenda in support of enhanced rule of law system in Moldova is advanced.
- People-centered justice needs and satisfaction survey to provide robust evidence that supports programming and policy making in the areas of justice and rule of law conducted;
- Mobile Team model to enhance access of local and refugee women and girls to gender-based violence (GBV) support services extended in five targeted regions and capacities thereof enhanced;
- Support in expansion of legal aid services to incorporate mediation provided;
- Support to the creation and operationalization of the mobile legal aid team service delivery model provided;
- Assessment on the accessibility of justice from the perspective of people with disabilities conducted;
- Assessment of potential legal barriers in the operationalization of the temporary protection system for refugees conducted;
- Access to services and legal remedies for refugees and host communities on their path to solving grievances they face, including in the context of the temporary protection measures, enhanced through the network of civil society organizations and network of up to 25 Ukrainian nationals working at the sub-national level;
- Three CSOs on the left bank of the Nistru river engaged in providing access to services and legal remedies to vulnerable groups, including refugees. Capacities of these CSOs enhanced to participate actively in awareness raising activities, assessment of most pressing legal issues faced by specific vulnerable groups and advocacy efforts. Knowledge sharing and capacity building events on international humanitarian law and humanitarian response organised;
- Guidelines on basic national legislation, related to the areas covered by the temporary protection measures and other critical aspects of Moldovan legal system, developed and disseminated;
- Regional summer schools, bringing together youth from host communities from both banks of Nistru river and young people who left Ukraine, focused on rule of law, human rights standards, civic engagement and obligations and temporary protection measures organised;
- Support in reengineering and digitalizing the internal processes of the National Legal Aid Council to operationalize and integrate the provision of partially-free legal aid services provided;
- Digital justice solution to support access to legal aid for people in detention in cases examined remotely developed and piloted in three locations;
- Remote delivery of primary legal aid assistance (tele-assistance) in three pilot areas enabled
- Digital readiness assessment and develop a ‘To Be’ vision of the digitally enabled Bar Association of Moldova in support of e-transformation of legal profession conducted.
|Germany via the UNDP Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and Security for Sustainable Peace and Development|