document and reports available
Blue Nile State, and South Kordofan
June 2006 - December 2012
NET : 450,000.00
NOR : 475,000.00
Judiciary, the Traditional Court,
the Prosecutor Office, the Police,
the Prison, the Ministry of Social
Welfare and Ministry of Health,
United Nations Mission in Sudan
Police / Correctional Services,
Civil Society Organizations, Justice
and Confidence Centers.
person in UNDP:
Ismail, Programme Officer
In the Comprehensive
Peace Agreement (CPA), Abyei, Blue
Nile State and Southern Kordofan State/Nuba
Mountains were named “Protocol
Areas” with power shared along
Decades of war has left the rule of
law institutions in Protocol Areas
in turmoil. Legislative, judicial,
and law-enforcement institutions were
compromised by the conflict and are
now facing severe operational and
institutional deficits. Customary
and traditional dispute resolution
mechanisms are also facing challenges.
The existing rule of law infrastructure
is dilapidated and inadequate and
customary and traditional dispute
resolution mechanisms have been eroded,
marginalized, or incapacitated.
In 2005, UNDP launched the first phase
of its Rule of Law programme in the
Three Areas with support from the
Netherlands, Denmark and the United
States. The second phase is being
implemented through the Strengthening
Access to Justice and Human Security
in the Three Protocol Areas project
with the support of the UK’s
Department for International Development
(DFID), the Netherlands, Denmark,
Norway and SIDA under the Strategic
• To enhance people's awareness
of national and international law.
• To ensure people have access
to an operational legal aid system.
• To enhance the judiciary's
• To enhance the capacity of
the rural courts and traditional leaders.
• To enhance law-enforcement
institutions capacity through training.
• To establish community policing
structures and procedures.
• To sustain local ownership
and support to rule of law activities.
Snapshots of the project's major achievements
•Conducted 7 human rights and
rule of law awareness activities,
for 257 community members.
• Supported Abyei Paralegal Association
through Justice and Confidence Center
(JCC) to provide legal aid assistance
and awareness raising activities.
• Began construction of second phase
of Abyei JCC to provide more space
and training facilities for paralegals
• Conducted 3 training courses for
paralegals in human rights education,
legal aid and management for 37 members.
Included 5-day exchange visit to South
• The Abyei JCC/Paralegal Association
received 12 legal aid cases, with
five cases successfully resolved.
• Prepared a draft Paralegal Training
Manual and shared with partners/stakeholders
• Supported training of 280 police
officers in human rights and policing
techniques. This included 250 officers
from newly formed Joint Integrated
Police Unit (JIPU) in Abyei.
• Construction of Agok Police Station
reached 75% completion.
• Conducted, in partnership with the
UNMIS, community policing awareness
sessions for 91 youths.
• Established a community policing
village committee in Nyinikwach, a
returnee village north of Abyei town.
Note: As of June 2009, the activities
in Abyei Area have now been merged
into a new Project entitled: “Support
to Abyei Civil Administration”
In the Blue Nile State:
UNDP established a Justice
and Confidence Center (JCC) in Damazzin.
The JCC is staffed by a team of trained
paralegals who provide legal assistance
to vulnerable clients as well as raise
awareness on human rights and rule
of law in the community. In addition,
the JCC hosted workshops, forums,
and events on human rights and the
rule of law for community members,
government officials, and civil society
• Constructed and equipped Rosaieres
court complex; Health Centre building
at Rosaieres Prison; Police Training
School in Damazzin; renovated and
equipped police training hall in Damazin.
• Supported establishment of 2 Gender
Support Units at the Ministry of Social
Welfare and Blue Nile University.
• Conducted awareness-raising
training sessions on human rights
in community and remote areas such
as Kurmuk, Bau and Gissan.
In South Kordofan State:
• The Project supported the
establishment of 3 Justice and Confidence
Centres in three localities:(Lagawa,
Kadugli and Dilling). Specifically:
• Trained 95 court staff in Case Management
and Court Administration; 120 judges
and prosecutors in IT skills; 75 court
staff on Human Rights; 50 judges and
court staff in Juvenile Justice; 44
prosecutors and senior court staff
in English language and legal terminology.
• Trained 65 paralegals on Legal Aid
and on how to administer ‘Justice
and Means’ Tests.
Organized 9 capacity development trainings
(for paralegals, police, prison and
judiciary stakeholders) on strategic
planning, legal aid, report writing,
finance management, human rights and
its monitoring, the Interim National
Constitution of Sudan, the CPA, Laws
of the State of South Kordofan and
conflict resolution mechanisms, peace
co-existence, South Kordofan State
FGM Act 2008