Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand Programme

Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand Programme

Working Area Fund PKR Funding Agency Duration
District Buner 4,243,092 UNDP 1st July – 15 Dec 2012

Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand Programme is a joint venture of UNDP and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has been designed after the crises in Malakand to address the justice sector’s issues and provide capacity, system and institutional support to justice sector and stakeholders including judiciary, police, and prosecution, bar associations, Alternate Dispute Resolution bodies and civil society.

RAHBAR in collaboration with UNDP started the SRLMP on 1st July 2012, in ten selected Union Councils of district Buner. They are; Union Council Dewana Baba, Shalbandai, Elai, Gagra, Norezi, Daggar, Krapa, Gokand, Torwarsak and Union Council Rega.

Project Outputs:

  • Two Legal Aid Desks have been established in the premises of the District Courts Buner. The Desks comprised of one male and one female legal Aid Assistants.
  • Total 44 Legal Aid clinics have been conducted against the set target of 30 Legal Aid Clinics. Out of the total, the number of female attended legal aid clinics was 17, in which 886 women participated. Similarly 27 male Legal Aid clinics were conducted in which 1458 number of men participated. Forty one (41) cases have been identified and provided consultation/legal aid during the clinics, out of which 18 cases were filed in district Courts, in which the court issued orders in 5 cases, while in two cases the parties agreed to compromise.
  • Provided honoraria for 18 cases.
  • 2 Stakeholders Dialogues have been conducted, to find out what issues matter most to them about the performance of the project? In order to take the stakeholders onboard and improve decision-making & accountability
  • Total 45 Legal Aid Awareness Sessions have been conducted against the set target of 30. The achievement stands as 150.00%. The numbers of male and female attended Legal Aid Awareness Session were 24 and 21 respectively. The participation in the sessions was 1081 male and 1086 women respectively.
  • Printed IEC material has been disseminated in the community. Banners and flyers have been displayed in each selected Union council and courts for people to have awareness on their legal right and regarding Legal Aid Disks.
  • Three female law graduated were engaged for traineeship from Buner, Malakand and Dir Lower Districts.
  • Scholarships amounting 50,848, have been awarded to, two female Law Students for graduation whose studies were in progress.
  • Three (3) orientation sessions with district bar association have been conducted. The number of District Bar Association was oriented with the project objectives and implementation strategy.
  • Two (2) Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC) meetings have been participated, to discuss issues and initiatives that required cooperation across jurisdictional lines and among many parts of the criminal justice system.