Legal Empowerment through Support for the Viet Nam Lawyers’ Association


Legal empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged is a key strategic priority for VLA and UNDP cooperation given UNDP is strongly positioned to offer policy advice, expertise and experience from around the world on strengthening access to justice and legal empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups.  Promoting rights-based approach, the project, through support to the VLA and its LCC network, aims to meet the legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged to be aware of and empowered to claim their rights. Experiences and evidences emerged from the VLA’s practice will be used to shape the VLA’s policy submission and participation in legal and judicial reform processes. Furthermore, the project will support the VLA in its advocacy efforts toward an enabling legal and institutional environment for civil society organizations’ participation in policy discussion and social review in Viet Nam.

What are the project's key results?

Policies, law & governance structures effectively support right-based development to realize the values & goals of the Millennium Declaration

  • 3.2:  By 2016, all citizens, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, benefit from strengthened legal and judicial reform and increased access to justice, enhanced capacity of legal and judicial professionals, and strengthened national legal frameworks to support the implementation of  international conventions ratified by Viet Nam;
  • 3.4:  By 2016, political, social, professional and mass organizations (PSPMOs) participate effectively in policy discussion and decision-making processes for the benefit of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups;
  • 3.2.4 Awareness raising programmes and legal support services developed and effectively implemented to enable all people, particularly the vulnerable groups to be aware of, and claim their rights
  • 3.4.2:  PSPMOs’ human resources and organisation capacities strengthened to provide significant contributions in the development of policies in the best interests of the most vulnerable groups

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
00068222 UNDP Vietnam Lawyers’ Association Vietnam Lawyers’ Association

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Delivery (USD)
2012 206,471
2013 513,792
2014 412,877
2015 747,114

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