SDG 16 Indicators Framework

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Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

Rule of Law Reform Agenda 

WJP Rule of Law Index 2017 report ranks Pakistan 106 out of 113 overall, and the survey ranked Pakistan somewhat higher in subcategories such as government accountability (72 out of 113) and criminal justice (81 out of 113). Pakistan was ranked 106 out of 113 in civil justice, and 109 out of 113 in regulatory enforcement.



Proportion of victims of violence in the previous 12 months who reported their victimization to competent authorities or other officially recognized conflict resolution mechanisms

% - Survey Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Implementation responsibility to improve ranking will be on Ministry of Interior (at federal level) and Home department as provincial level.

This is a tier 2 indicator and UNODC is the custodian agency.  Lack of trust and confidence in the ability of the police or other authorities to provide effective redress, or objective and subjective difficulties in accessing them, can influence negatively the reporting behaviour of crime victims. Indicator is based on victimisation surveys (VS) and for which a relevant survey programme needs to be developed.

Unsentenced detainees as a proportion of overall prison population

Number - Prison Database Ministry of Interior (Federal Level) and Home Department (Provincial level)

Prison Department and Judiciary (District Courts)

This is a tier 1 indicator and UNODC is the custodian agency. The proposed indicator 16.3.2 covers the efficiency of the justice system. Pakistan’s prisons house 57pc more prisoners than their authorised capacity, and two thirds of the total prison population is either awaiting or undergoing trial. The indicator signifies overall respect for the principle that persons awaiting trial shall not be detained in custody unnecessarily.