The European Union (EU) has launched a new project in Margibi, Nimba and Bong counties under the title, “Strengthening the Human Rights of Prisoners within Correctional Facilities and at Grassroots Level,” a release has said. It also aims at improving access to justice by enhancing local capacities, awareness and resources to provide protection of prisoners’ rights, according to international human rights instruments. Lambrecht spoke recently at a ceremony marking the launch of project in Kakata Prison Facility, Margibi County. It addresses several knowledge gaps faced by target groups involved in the administration of justice, such as correctional officers, lawyers, magistrates as well as detainees, religious representatives and community leaders. The aim is to protect detainees whose rights are being at risk of violation through illegal arrests, prolonged detention, inhuman detention practices, SGBV, and no access to legal counseling and representation.
Source: Daily Observer April 11, 2019 02:26 UTC