What is Enhancing a Justice Through Institutional Reform Project(A2J) ?

A2J project, funded by Royal Norwegian Embassy focus on the reform of the legal aid system, supporting national efforts of reform and coordination in the justice sector and implementation of constitutional provisions on fundamental rights through legislative reform, implementation of the newly adopted criminal and civil legislations, and in particular on enhancing the access to justice at the local level.

Who fund this?

Royal Norwegian Embassy fund this project.

Where does it work?

It covers Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat, Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh, Kalikot, Bajhang, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Kailali.

How many people will be benefitted through this project?

The Project aims to reach out 50000 people through legal aid services and 120 Judicial Committees in 12 Districts of 3 provinces.

Who are the collaborating partners of this project?

The leading partner is Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA), the implementing partners are Nepal Bar Association (NBA), Office of Attorney General (OAG), and the principle beneficiaries: Nepal Law Campus/ TU, Judicial Service Training Center, Law Book Management Board and 11 CSO Partners.

What are the major achievements/results expected form this project during its project cycle?

During this project Pro-bono guideline has been adopted by NBA General Assembly that is guidance for free legal aid service to economically vulnerable and marginalized people,20 law students in B.A.LL.B program has benefitted from fully funded law scholarship program under affirmative education, Six laws on fundamental rights have been reviewed and recommended for revision, 61 young lawyers have been part of Legal Internship program that enhance capacity of lawyers ensuring participation of different marginalized groups in justice system,133 judicial committee members from 12 districts has been trained on their roles and responsibilities, Case digitization have been completed for 9045 cases for effective control and supervision of OAG,6 National and province level dialogues has been conducted on inclusive economic development and Business & Human Rights and 61 actors has been trained on civil and criminal codes and Strengthened capacity of 148 legal practitioners on various justice issues including alternative dispute resolution.

Please visit this project webpage to know the results achieved so far.


How can we contact project?

You can contact Portfolio Manager of the Project/Programme Mr. Tek Tamata and National Project Manager Mr. Basant Adhikari basant.adhikari@a2jnepal.org to enquire more about the project and go to https://www.np.undp.org/content/nepal/en/home/projects/a2j.html for more details on the project.

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