From July 11-12, 2018, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) hosted the fourth and final judicial workshop in Malta under its Canadian funded program for Building the Capacity of West African and Sahel Judges to adjudicate terrorism cases. Three prior workshops, held in Senegal, Benin and Morocco, focused on good practices set forth in the GCTF’s Hague Memorandum on Good Practices for the Judiciary in Adjudicating Terrorism Offenses. The IIJ welcomed 28 judges and judicial officers from twelve countries including Benin, Burkino-Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, US, and Netherlands. During this final judicial workshop, experts will facilitate participants’ input to an IIJ Recommendations Manual aimed at operationalizing the good practices found in the Hague Memo. This Recommendations Manual will provide practical guidelines to assist judges in dealing with some of the key issues faced in their efforts to respond to terrorism and related crimes, and will be published in late 2018 on the IIJ website.
For more information on this workshop please contact Program Manager, Soufiane EL Hamdi.