The Mid-term Review team has accomplished the mission with the approval of the Programme’s stakeholder (European Union, Denmark Embassy and Sweden Embassy) on the final report by end of July 2013. The assessment of the Programme performance with regard to outcome and results, progress, challenges, and possible need for adjustment was implemented from May 22 to 31 2013 by a team of two senior legal and governance advisors from Danmark, one Vietnamese senior legal consultant, and one senior consultant in Programme and Financial Management from MCG.
The Justice Partnership Programme (JPP) is a joint programme in the area of strengthening of rule and law in Vietnam, jointly funded by the EU, Denmark and Sweden (total Donor funding: €18.7M). The programme started in early 2010 and has a period of five years. The JPP addresses challenges in drafting and enforcing legislation and policies by supporting the justice sector institutions and other stakeholders in implementing Judicial Reform Strategy.The programme facilitates policy dialogue between the Ministry of Justice; Supreme People’s Court Supreme People’ Procuracy and the Donors. The programme covers the full spectrum of justice sector actors, from state institutions providing judicial services to individuals and groups benefiting from rights, justice, equity and quality in the provision of such services. The overall objective of the JPP is: “A capable, ethical, democratic and rights-protecting justice sector developed” and with three detailed objectives: “Justice sector state institutions strengthened in their efforts to implement judicial reforms”; “A self-managing National Bar Federation and lawyers empowered and supported”; “Access to and awareness of the justice system and judicial reforms improved”.