UN and Guinea-Bissau discuss support to Justice sector

6 Oct 2011

UN and Guinea-Bissau discuss support to Justice sector

6 October 2011 - The United Nations support to Guinea-Bissau justice sector especially on law enforcement and criminal justice was at the center of discussions between the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Joseph Mutaboba and two justice officials.


SRSG Mutaboba today met the country's Judiciary Police director, one day after a meeting with the General Prosecutor. Issues discussed included ongoing UN support for strengthening capacity of national institutions to maintain constitutional order, public security and the full respect for the rule of law.

The Special Representative reiterated UN commitment to supporting the work of the Prosecutor General's office and overall administration of Justice in Guinea-Bissau within the framework of collaboration with national stakeholders and other international partners and the Security Sector Reform.

With respect to the Judiciary Police, the discussions focused on the work and activity of the institution (being supported by the United Nations and partners) including progress and challenges and how the UN can assist with further support.

The United Nations has a mandate to support national authorities to establish effective and efficient police and law enforcement and criminal justice systems.