Component 2 is intended to support the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). More than 2 years ago, the Project conducted a strategic screening of the Ministry, which served as a basis for its restructuring. The work is continuing by way of the development of the Ministry’s strategic planning capacities, and the creation of the General Directorates to consolidate the policy-making role in the different areas (legal awareness, public law, private law, rule of law etc.). It is also intended to improve the ability of the Ministry to act as an operational arm of the Judicial Reform Council (JRC).

Gradual privatisation of the enforcement services is among the core interventions of the Project in implementing the above sectorial reform policies, intended to tackle the chronic non-enforcement of court decisions. This includes support in the organisation and carrying out of the private enforcement officer (PEO) admission exam, development of the MOJ oversight mechanism, and the creation of PEO self-governance.

The setting up of a fully-fledged probation service is helping the criminal justice system to strike a better balance between the interests of crime prevention and rehabilitative needs of offenders.

The reform of the registers system is helping MOJ in building policy and regulatory framework for more accessible, cost-efficient and secure registers services for the benefit of professional and private users by way dynamic registers, paperless registration processes, integrated information systems.

The MOJ professional training system reform is not only helping consolidate continuous training of legal professionals, but is also intended to help the Ministry redefine the scope and extent of academic legal education.