The Project lays the foundation for sustainable, functional, responsive, and equitable justice. The challenge is equipping these formal and informal justice institutions with the tools and legislation to be able to resolve disputes and deliver justice in accordance with “the unique cultural and historical heritage of Bangsamoro” [Bangsamoro Organic Law]. Simultaneously, the Project works to include and build the capacity of civil society in order for it to contribute to a peaceful transition in the area.
The Project provides technical assistance and workshop to identify priority laws and provide inputs to said laws, technical assistance to draft priority laws, and technical assistance to identify boundaries of jurisdiction of the three justice systems, including laws and procedure for challenging/appealing decisions that may be violative of human rights, including through study tours. The Project will offer capacity development, customized trainings and manuals (e.g., design and publish manual on Barangay Justice System mindful of customary laws), and development of legal education curriculum. Finally, the Project will create mechanisms to address justice issues raised by communities.
Objective 1: Raise the capacity of the multifaceted Bangsamoro Justice System to adjudicate legislation is enhanced and aligned with international human rights standard
Objective 2: Enhance the of the capacity of civil society to contribute to a peaceful transition to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)