We are promoting the use of non-custodial measures in selected countries
in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. We support Member States to address common gaps and obstacles for using
non-custodial alternatives to pre-trial detention and imprisonment. This includes addressing particular challenges that may
exist in relation to serious crimes, such as terrorism-related offences.
The project aims to benefit legislators and policymakers as well as national criminal justice
practitioners. Prosecutors, legal aid providers, and prison professionals are increasingly confronted with challenging caseloads
and prison overcrowding, due to the increasing number of offenders in the criminal justice system, including on serious crimes
charges such as terrorism-related offences. The project also aims to benefit alleged and convicted offenders, particularly
those with specific needs, by averting violations to their fundamental rights and increasing opportunities for social reintegration.