IIJ Judicial Capacity Building Initiative: Judicial Training on Handling Complex Terrorism, Transnational and Organized Crime Cases

Starting Date2018-10-16 Ending Date2018-10-18 Valletta, Malta

From 16-18 October 2018, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) hosted a workshop in Malta on Handling Complex Terrorism, Transnational and Organized Crime Cases. The workshop, generously supported by the Federal Republic of Germany, gathered 36 magistrates, prosecutors, investigators and representatives of judicial training schools from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Lebanon, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Niger, and Senegal, along with colleagues from France, Germany, the United States of America, and The Netherlands.

The workshop focused on how to develop training curricula for handling terrorism and complex transnational and organized crime cases. Building on principles of adult pedagogy discussed during a previous workshop held in 2017, participants applied these principles to real-world challenges faced by judiciaries in the region handling complex terrorism or transnational crime cases.

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Sessions covered :

  •  Planning a judicial education course on terrorism.
  • Adult Pedagogy.
  • Understanding learning activities according to good adult education pedagogy.
  • A critical analysis of the terrorism threat, links to transnational and organized crime, and complexity in the Sahel-MENA Region.
  • Challenges and trends in terrorism investigations and use/admissibility of atypical, intelligence, and sensitive information.
  • The role of the judiciary in disengagement and de-radicalisation of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF).
  • Trends in money laundering, terrorism financing and asset recovery and forfeiture.
  • Designing training on requesting and fostering judicial cooperation.
  • Judicial ethics and corruption from the perspective of effective case management.


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For more information on this workshop please contact Program Manager, Soufiane EL Hamdi.