The Access to Justice Project (ATJ) is a two-year Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) project that aims to improve access to justice for Moldovans, especially the most vulnerable members of society who are marginalized and excluded. The program will achieve this goal by implementing activities under the following two objectives:
- Objective 1: The general public in Moldova has improved knowledge of the law and the available protections for fundamental freedoms
- Objective 2: Legal aid centers are established, strengthened, and better equipped to provide legal aid to persons whose rights have been violated, including victims of discrimination and violence.
The Project targets those areas of Moldova where the public’s awareness of their rights is lowest and the capacity to provide legal aid is weakest. The project is also working with counterparts to promote legislative changes and policy to reform legal aid and meet the justice needs of all Moldovans.