13 December 2012

Sudan: Unamid Supports Judicial System in North Darfur

press release

United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on 12 December handed over a rural court to the local and judicial authorities in Tawilla, North Darfur, which was built as part of the Mission's quick impact projects.

The facility is the only judicial institution in Tawilla which will be used to settle conflicts between members of the community and will facilitate access to justice by the population, especially the internally displaced persons, women and children in the locality. The court will contribute in the fight against impunity and in strengthening the rule of law culture.

"UNAMID will continue to intensify its support to the rule of law institutions in Darfur including the construction and rehabilitation of other judicial institutions in North Darfur," said UNAMID's Head of Rule of Law unit Ly Djibril.

In his remarks, Chief Judge for North Darfur Bakri Mohammed Bakri, thanked UNAMID for its efforts in the construction of the court and its contribution to the justice system in the region, assuring that the authorities will equip and furnish the newly built court in Tawilla.

UNAMID's Rule of Law support in Darfur includes mobile courts, capacity building for judges, prosecutors and lawyers, and facilitate access to justice for people in remote areas through provision of transportation.

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