A partnership to combat crime and drug-trafficking through effective justice systems.
Access to justice and legitimate dispute resolution are fundamental to the stability of Pakistan, directing personal and political grievances into peaceful channels and improving trust between citizen and state.
On 20th December 2010, The Government of Denmark signed an agreement with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), donating an amount of USD 1.7 million for the year 2011 for its program in Pakistan. The Danish contribution will be utilized to improve border control and the criminal justice system in Pakistan.
The Danish supported program will focus on fundamental components of the processes that obtain and implement justice, including law enforcement agencies, prosecution and prison services.
In policing, this programme will support the development of central management capacities, for example in human resources, training approaches and crime data collection. A primary area for attention is crime scene management and forensic capacities. To turn investigations into timely and appropriate sanctions, UNODC will also assist Pakistan's provincial and specialised prosecution services. Recognizing that prisoner rehabilitation is crucial for reducing crime and turning convicts into constructive members of society, the program will provide advice to Pakistan's prison managers, updates to the regulatory framework and training for key staff.
The prison system is a critical component of the criminal justice system in Pakistan - a particular cause for concern is the exceptionally high level of under-trial prisoners. Additionally, the programme would be supporting anti-corruption agencies to detect corruption and manage cases as well as advocate these cases internationally and domestically, backed by evidence drawn from research.