In an effort to raise awareness on the benefits of using structured processes for policy and law making in Palestine as well as to identify areas that require enhancement, a series of workshops on ‘Policy Development and Legislative Drafting’ has been organised jointly by the European Union through EUPOL COPPS and the Office of the EU Representative in Jerusalem on 9-11 April.
The three one-day workshops, targeting policy and legislative experts, focused on the link between policy and legislative drafting. In this respect, roles and responsibilities within Palestinian institutions and between them were discussed, as well as the benefits of public consultation, even more so needed in the absence of a functioning Legislative Council.
In addition, to define the scope of assistance of future EU support, the workshop participants contributed to identifying processes within or related to their institutions that require further enhancement.
EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.