Project Title


Supporting 6 months Campaigns on Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand Program

Donor


United Nations Development Program

Duration


Duration of this program was six months starting from July 2012 to December 2012

Geographical Coverage


DTCE was responsible for targeted interventions in the selected Union Councils of District Swat

Description


Strengthening Rule of law in Malakand Program (SRLMP) is an "avant grade", one of its kind program based on the study and understanding of local impediments and cultural dynamics, to ultimately provide the much needed service of free legal aid to the under privileged citizenry of Malakand division. Program implementation were to be effectuated by three partners NGOs, Devolution trust for community Empowerment, Dir Area Development Organizations (DADO) and Research and awareness for Human development Benefits and Rights (RAHBER).DTCE was responsible for mediations in the selected Union Councils of district Sawat. SRLMP being an unconventional program aimed at providing a service that is much ignored in our country. The need to create awareness regarding free legal aid and the existing legal procedures in order to register a case; needs to be created in the Malakand region on an urgent basis. In its short time duration of only six months with an execution period of less than three months, SRLMP was able to engage approximately 2000 citizens including lawyers, law students, District Bar Association (DBA)/Tehsil Bar Association(TBA) members, social mobilizers, men and women.

Objectives

 

Improve accessibility to justice, legal aid and representation mechanism
Capacitate police to provide the citizens effective security and protection by strengthening citizen's trust and confidence in their performance

Key Results



37 Legal Aid Clinics (17 female-only) involving 1654 participants (686 females) conducted to create awareness regarding free legal aid under the program
68 cases reported; 44 cases referred to courts free of cost, free legal advice provided on remaining 24 issues
4 district stakeholder dialogue forums held for progress review
4 Criminal Justice Coordination meetings facilitated

Last updated: 19.11.2013
 

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