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Strengthening Judiciary Integrity and Capacity in Indonesia, Phase II - IDNT 12

1. Project Code and Sector

No. and Title: IDNT 12 - Strengthening Judiciary Integrity and Capacity in Indonesia, Phase II
Status/Starting Date: May 2008 - May 2010
Field: Justice System
Duration: 2 years
Executing Agency: UNODC
Budget: US$ 1,411,290

2. Project Background and Justification

The Strengthening Judicial Integrity and Capacity Project is carried out under the framework of UNODC's Global Program Against Corruption. The project aims to support Indonesian Government in strengthening judicial integrity and capacity in justice sector. For this purpose, it will assist the Supreme Court and Attorney General's Office as well as other relevant agencies in strengthening judicial integrity, capacity and professionalism within the overall framework of National Blueprint for Judicial Reform.

Strengthening Judicial Integrity and Capacity Project Phase I

In early 2004, UNODC launched a project on Strengthening Judicial Integrity and Capacity in Indonesia. As part of this project, UNODC carried out an assessment of justice sector integrity and capacity in two provinces, namely South Sumatra and South East Sulawesi. Based on the findings of the assessment, UNODC supported the development of action plans for strengthening judicial integrity and capacity in the two provinces and also carried out activities to implement the action plans. The Project has now been extended to two more provinces in its Phase II.

Strengthening Judicial Integrity and Capacity Project Phase II

As a follow-up project, this Phase II Project is intended to implement action plans developed in Phase I as well as to expand pilot projects into two more provinces, respectively East Java and Riau. The assessment in the two new provinces will be needed to provide data as a basis to prepare action plans. For the Phase I provinces, Southeast Sulawesi and South Sumatra, a progress assessment needs to be conducted. The data collected will be used to review and revitalize Phase I action plans. The action plans to strengthen judicial integrity and capacity from the four provinces should then accelerate legal reform agenda of judicial sector institutions.

In order to ensure participations of stakeholders; judicial institutions and public, as well as to ensure the project accountability and continual implementation, this project has created a Project Working Group (PWG) at the national level and Provincial Integrity teams in each pilot province. Their task is to review and amend the assessment indicators, methodology and tools drawing from the UNODC assessment of justice sectors in the four pilot provinces, to help coordinating the assessment in their respective institutions as well as to formulate action plans and help coordinate its implementation of action plans.

In judicial capacity strengthening, this project will support the Supreme Court in conducting anti-corruption certification training for at least 120 judges. This certification training is in the first priority of Supreme Court's training program and UNODC support is highly appreciated. Not all judges are eligible to be admitted to this training, they have to take a very tight selection procedures that will involve administrative selection, examination (writing and oral) and interview. The selection process will take four days and the training itself will take 14 days. The judges who are passed the certification exam will be eligible to join the selection of judges at the specialized anti-corruption court. Furthermore, the project will conduct 20 workshops in the four pilot provinces that will be attended by judges, prosecutors and police officers.

In judicial integrity strengthening, the Supreme Court and the project will carry out code of conduct training. This project is not only working together with judiciaries, but also closely working with the Judicial Commission, which was established in 2004. The project will support the judicial commission in establishing complaint posts in the UNODC four pilot provinces, in line with their agenda of establishing complain posts in other 5 provinces; Banda Aceh, Samarinda, Denpasar, Makassar and Tangerang. As external supervision body, these complain posts will be important to supervise judiciaries and help judicial commission in collecting data to establish database of judges' performance and track record through all Indonesia. In the end of the project, the Judicial Commission will have at least 9 pilot provinces.

Awareness campaign and availability of information for the public regarding judicial process will be carried out in this project. UNODC will support the availability and dissemination of information such as booklet, education material and other information material in promoting the judiciary that is clean and free from corruption, nepotism and collusion.

3. Overall Objective, Outcomes, Outputs and Activities

Objective: The overall objective is to strengthen the rule of law and enhance access to justice, at the national and the sub-national levels, through increased capacity and integrity of the justice system, in particular, the judiciary.

Immediate Objective 1: Develop Action plans to strengthen judicial integrity and capacity in four Indonesian provinces

Outcome 1: Justice sector stakeholders will have developed and adopted knowledge-based action plans in a participatory process and ensured their sustainability through inclusion into the local government budget as well as the establishment of an implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation process.

Output 1.1: Two Assessment Reports on Justice Sector Integrity and Capacity prepared

Output 1.2: Action Plans for Strengthening Judicial Integrity and Capacity in two Provinces developed and in two Provinces reviewed and updated

Output 2.2: Guidelines for the disciplinary procedures for judges is well informed by the judges

Output 2.3: Enhanced technical capacity of the Judicial Commission in managing, tracking, analysing and providing effective follow-up to complaints against courts and individual judges

Immediate Objective 3: Increase professional capacity of designated judges, prosecutors and investigators

Outcome 3 - Sustainable training capacities in the area of corruption of the Judicial Training Centers will have been built through the development and introduction of a comprehensive training course for judges and prosecutors on handling cases of corruption and complex economic crime, including the preparation of the training materials and tools, the training of local trainers as well as of at least 400 prosecutors and judges.

Output 3.1
: At least 120 judges and prosecutors from the four pilot provinces are certified to handle corruption cases

Immediate Objective 4: Enhance access to justice and public trust in the justice system

Outcome 4: Access to justice will have increased as a result of an awareness campaign as well as a long-term information strategy aimed to provide basic information to court users and prisoners awaiting trial, as well as to demystify the judicial process in the perception of the public at large.

Output 4.1: Awareness campaign launched to demystify the judicial system and process in the four pilot provinces.

Output 4.2: Availability of information to court users on basic rights, the judicial system and process improved