Project Justitia: Support to the Criminal Justice Response to Counter Arms Trafficking in the Western Balkans

Implementing period: November 2023 – November 2025

Budget: $2,390,815

Project Justitia directly builds upon the previous project on “Criminal Justice Response against Arms Trafficking in the Western Balkans”, implemented by UNODC in 2020-2023, and represents a comprehensive effort to further strengthen the criminal justice system's response to organized crime and illicit firearms trafficking in the Western Balkans.

By addressing gaps in legislation, enhancing the abilities of criminal justice practitioners, and harmonizing criminal legislation approaches across the region for better operational exchange, the project aims to create a more effective and unified approach to combat these pressing issues and support the implementation of the Roadmap for SALW Control in the Western Balkans.

The project contributes to Roadmap Goals 1, 3, 4 and key performance indicators 1, 3, 8, 9 of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons and their ammunition in the Western Balkans.