Rule of law in Eastern Africa

Rule of Law in EA ©UNODC
Rule of Law in EA ©UNODC Rule of Law in EA ©UNODC

Eastern Africa Regional meeting to discuss rule of law and human security

East Africa faces a number of threats from organized crime, including piracy, trafficking of weapons, drugs and persons, smuggling of migrants, and environmental crime. This has a serious impact on the health, security and development of the region.

Ministers from 13 Eastern African countries endorsed a 2009-12 'Regional Programme Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security' on 24 November in Nairobi, Kenya. The Programme will be implemented by the UN Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC).

One of the expected outputs is UNODC assistance to governments to improve legislation and policies to combat gun smuggling.

The programme applies to Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.


Ministerial Declaration: 

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