Context: Promotion of rule of law and State accountability
Objectives: The project aimed to foster greater accountability of public institutions and leaders to citizens in line with the Constitution of Lesotho.
Objectives: The project raised awareness, mobilized support and lobbied the Government of Lesotho to establish the Human Rights Commission which would be an independent, autonomous and Paris Principles compliant body.
Establishment of a fully functional Human Rights Commission in Lesotho
Reporting of Human Rights Violations to an independent body.
In Lesotho the structures for governance of public institutions exist but they do not have the capacity and environment to exercise their functions fully. Citizens, especially in rural areas, find it difficult to know what their rights are and where to voice their needs. The population is neither sufficiently informed nor strategically organised to exercise its civic rights. The constitution entrenches the right of citizens to participate in public affairs but is basically only applied at times of elections.
The EU funded programme for improved regional fisheries governance in Western Africa (PESCAO) aims at enhancing the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. This programme has 3 components:
In the framework of the PESCAO programme, the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) organises joint operations at sea aimed at inspecting fishing vessels. Inspectors of the Eurpean Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) participate in these operations.
The objectives pursued by the programme are to contribute to sustainable regional development by promoting economic growth and diversification through support to private sector development and decent job creaction, increased investment opportunities for ecinomic activities and support to the improvement of an enabling business and investment environment, as well as by promoting an integrated approach to the region's natural resources and climate change impact.
The objective pursued by the programme is: the process of decentralisation in the targeted province and the dialogue between people and the state is strenthened contributing to the resolution of critical underlying causes of conflict and prevention of escalation of local disputes.
The objectives pursued by this special measure is to improve the safety of the population that remained in or is returning to areas liberated from Da'esh and to restore the legitimacy of the country's institutions and renew the social contract between citizens and state in a context of fractured and sectarian governance.