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Project ID:00076699Description:PBF/LBR/B-1 Justice & Security
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 13 Nov 2010
Security -W1
End Date*: 31 Jan 2015
Country: Liberia Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Executive Summary (extract from the Joint Programme Document)

This Justice and Security Joint Programme (JSJP) is a three year programme between the Government of Liberia (Gol) and the international community, based on the Liberia Peacebuilding Programme (lPP) which was developed by and amongst the Gol, the United Nations and national and international partners in May 2011. The JSJP builds on the lPP and the Peace Building Commission (PBC) Priority Plan for Liberia which was concluded on 26 January 2011. The programme will benefit from financial support from the Peace Building Fund (PBF), but the scope of the programme goes beyond that which can be directly funded under a financial allocation from the PBF solely and rather aims to respond to the key peacebuilding gaps in Liberia that fall under the rubric of rule of law and security sector reform - two of the three priorities for PBC engagement in Liberia (the other being national reconciliation).

In preparation for UN MIL transition the JSJP proposes a catalytic initiative to enhance access to justice and security at the regional and county levels with the development of five regional justice and security hubs, in addition to the provision of justice and security services that are urgently required. The vision behind the hubs is to provide a decentralized and holistic approach to security and justice service delivery and a means by which national agencies can provide effective security in preparation for UNMIl's transition. The holistic approach to the hubs envisions a balanced strengthening of justice and security institutions - law enforcement, the courts, state prosecution and defense, and corrections - both in terms of capacity and infrastructure; the enhancement of linkages between these institutions; and the development of relationships between the institutions and the communities they serve.

The engagement between the Government of Liberia and the international community is based on the following principles: national ownership and leadership; international partnership in support of national efforts; and joint responsibility. The implementation of the outputs contained in this programming document will, in all cases, be led by the Government of Liberia. The Government assumes the core responsibility for implementing strategic action plans, achieving the outcomes and outputs identified in this document, and carrying out monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure adequate progress, oversight and adjustment of projects as may be needed.

The Justice and Security Programme hopes to achieve four main outputs:

  • Infrastructure, equipment, and other logistics for the effective performance of the regional hubs put in place;
  • Justice and security service providers able to provide fair and accountable professional services;
  • Justice and security service providers are responsive to local community concerns; and
  • Legal and policy frameworks in place that enable national authorities to better perform their duties in the justice and security sector.

The results and resources framework of this document captures the priorities of the Government of Liberia as set forth in the lPP, the JSTF, as well as its own Strategic Plans. It also endeavors to capture the contributions being made financially by bilateral donors and international entities, as well as those non-financial/in-kind contributions made/planned by the Gol as well as UN entities, like UNMIL. It is the goal of this results framework to be the overarching document for the next three years in the justice and security field - with an eye towards providing coherence and coordination to assistance in order to maximize the impact on the ground.

The intended beneficiaries of the programme are the justice and security institutions and the people of Liberia, who will benefit from more effective, responsive, and accountable justice and security service delivery.

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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Liberia or the lead agency for the programme.

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