The overall objective of the project is to improve human rights protection and rule of law through strengthening institutional capacities of key actors with a mandate in human rights, criminal justice, governance and anti-corruption, to better perform their core functions, and mainstreaming human rights based approach, equality, gender issues and inclusion in their daily work.
- Strengthening capacities of the human rights, equality, governance and anti-corruption public institutions in performing their key functions;
- Strengthening capacities of the National Institute of Justice in terms of provision of high quality human rights focused training for the justice sector professionals.
- 45 persons from targeted national institutions completed the training programme focused on improving human rights knowledge and better management skills;
- 10 initiatives/micro-projects on human rights changes, submitted by the national institutions funded by the Project;
- Human rights standards are mainstreamed through the revised National Institute of Justice (NIJ)’s training curricula for judges and prosecutors;
- Strengthened NIJ capacities to provide access to eLearning/distance learning content;
- Internet-based technologies integrated with NIJ’s admission and training processes;
- NIJ’s activity and procedures certified in line with ISO standards.
- Training needs assessment of national institutions with a human rights mandate conducted, needs of staff members clustered in eight modules focus on human rights and management skills;
- Training programme for the targeted national institutions started; circa 50 public servants completed 5 out of 8 training modules by June 2017;
- Six initiatives/micro-projects on human rights changes, submitted by the national institutions, funded in 2017 through the Project;
- Assessment of NIJ`s initial training programme done, revised version of the NIJ initial training programme approved by the NIJ Council and operational since September 2015;
- Assessment on human rights mainstreaming in the NIJ’ training programme conducted, measures to integrate human rights dimension in NIJ’s training processes undertaken (e.g., a separate pool of human rights tests included in the admission e-test, human rights is a distinctive cross-cutting issue in the complex simulation/mock trial cases, developed with Project’s support for skills/practice oriented training of future judges and prosecutors);
- Premises for joint training and interaction of national institutions redesigned and equipped to display an inviting and user-friendly environment;
- NIJ`s capacities to develop and provide eLearning content and tools assessed; a new computer class room with 36 working spaces to provide access to on-line learning content and e-learning tools established;
- A new admission modality, consisting of two elements: submission of on-line applications and computer-based testing, put in practice at NIJ since 2016.