Development cooperation ,12.12.2013

UNDP/Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal


UNDP has prepared, in cooperation with Supreme Court of Nepal, Ministry of Law, Justice Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs and National Human Rights Commission, a programme titled “Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal”. The UNDP led program is planned to be an multi-donor program for a five year period. The project basically aims to strengthen the rule of law by supporting, firstly, the ‘administration of justice sector’ with the Supreme Court playing a lead role through JSCC Secretariat and its network. Secondly, through reforms in ‘socio-legal’ aspect of the rule of law and ‘access to justice sector’, the project envisages to implement protective laws by developing a ‘national legal aid scheme’ .‘Access to justice’ with focus on vulnerable groups needs special attention and has been positively designed to implement through ‘legal aid centers’ and ‘legal aid service providers’. Affirmative programs with specified figures of the beneficiaries, on the other hand, have been proposed to increase the number of hitherto deprived groups build their competency through educational scholarship, internship and apprenticeship. Suggested legislative reforms to reduce discriminatory treatments and opportunities would have both symbolic value as well as impelling factor to gear up the project focus towards the needy groups. Total budget estimate for 5 years is USD 24 million of which Finland contributes 5,8 million euros during 2014-2017.

Funding decision  12.12.2013

5 400 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 30%
  • Human rights 30%
  • Legislatures and political parties 40%

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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