Eptisa provides technical assistance for the Programme to Security and Justice Sector in Guatemala (SEJUST)

The Programme SEJUST has the aim of improve the justice and security sectors to allow it to operate more effectively in prosecution and investigation of crime

June 03 2013

Eptisa, since early this year, provides technical assistance support for the Programme to Security and Justice Sector in Guatemala (SEJUST). The project, that will last 42 months, is financed by the European Union and coordinated by the Executive Secretary of the Coordinating Body for the Justice Sector Modernization of the Government of Guatemala.

The Programme SEJUST, with a budget of € 22 million, has the aim of improve the justice and security sectors to allow it to operate more effectively in prosecution and investigation of crime and guarantee due process by protecting the rights of victims and vulnerable groups seeking rehabilitation, reintegration and education of the lawbreakers.

Eptisa, as the leader of the consortium formed by ICON and the “Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales de Guatemala”, will support beneficiary institutions of the SEJUST programme (Judiciary and Supreme Court of Justice, Public Ministry, Ministry of the Interior and Criminal Public Defence Institute (IDPP), among others) in coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of program activities, and provide technical support and advice in the design, development and implementation of Procurement Processes, in accordance with procedures of the European Commission; and support other needs that might arise during the implementation of the technical assistance.

At the end of the Programme and after the fulfilment of all objectives, is expected to achieve the following results:

  • The justice and security sectors have a justice administration more coordinated, fair, effective and accessible, with larger levels of transparency in the processes and a better regulatory framework
  • The justice and security institutions operate more effectively in prosecution and investigation of crime
  • The penitentiary system and juvenile detention centers have a better infrastructure to guarantee better living conditions of persons deprived of liberty and a effective implementation of institutional programs for rehabilitation, education and social reintegration
  • The civil society reinforces its role of social control of public institutions, of communication with social responsibility, and works with justice and security sectors to define public policies.

 
 Eptisa provides technical assistance for the Programme to Security and Justice Sector in Guatemala (SEJUST)