OHCHR cooperation will focus on the strengthening of the Administration of Justice in Ecuador as one priority national protection system. To this end, the Human Rights Officer's primary tasks will be to assess those priority areas of cooperation in the Administration of Justice to better close implementation (knowledge, capacity, commitment and security) gaps to fulfill their obligations for the effective protection of right-holders.
Within the context of the Action 2 of the Secretary-General's reform programme, the Human Rights Officer will advise and support the un Resident Coordinator in their efforts aimed to the strengthening of the Administration of Justice. To this end, he/she will elaborate a concept paper with human rights guidelines for the use of the UNCT as well as other cooperation actors to better support the Judiciary in Ecuador (the European Commission, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others).
In line with the High Commissioner's Plan of Action, the Human Rights Officer will also work for the empowering of civil society and other right-holders to increase their participation in the reform process of the Administration of Justice. In order to accomplish this, he/she will also prepare and distribute monitoring reports and bulletins on the on-going process of strengthening and reform within the Judiciary with a view to keep acknowledgeable all concerned actors in the Judiciary reform, including civil society and other right-holders.
Civil society organizations in the different regions will be identified and given the possibility to share their views, concerns and proposals to further strengthen the Administration of Justice. In this regard, several consultation and training workshops will be conducted throughout the different provinces.