Third Coordination Meeting between Police and Community of District Loralai on 30 December 2015 at Loralai – Balochistan
The third and last coordination meeting between community elders/members of informal justice system & police officials from district Loralai was organised on 30 December 2015 at Loralai (Balochistan). The meeting was organised facilitated by CAMP, in close coordination with Base for Empowerment & Awareness of Mankind (BEAM), its local implementing partner in Balochistan.
Participants included members of the “Monitoring Committee” which was formed for monitoring of decisions taken by the informal justice system (jirga) at district Loralai – one of the two model districts under the Rule of Law Programming in Pakistan (RLPP-V) Project. Six police officials and six community elders including district Loralai Vice-Chairman Municipal Committee and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) also attended the meeting.
The group shared their progress and presented their action plan for the coming months; highlighted gaps in coordination and identified ways to make the coordination mechanism sustainable. As it was the last coordination meeting so the sustainability strategy after the end of phase V was also discussed.
The main objective of setting up the monitoring committees is to strengthen linkages between the communities and police, build community trust upon the police and to prevent human rights violations that may occur due to decisions taken by the informal justice system – especially against women and other vulnerable groups.
The project being is implemented by Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP) and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.