An eight-member team of EUPOL COPPS advisers participated in the annual conference of Palestinian Judicial Institute (PJI) in Ramallah.
The three day conference is a key forum to exchange best practices of Arab and European countries in order to develop the Diploma Programme in Judicial Studies and to exchange different views on latest teaching techniques to enhance the capacity of the judiciary.
The gathering also discussed new emerging forms of crime of which many become transnational.
Several judges from Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom, , France, Romania and others participated in the event, along with several Palestinian criminal justice institutions.
“The judicial independence is a prerequisite for the rule of law and a fundamental guarantee for democracy, and the training of judges and prosecutors is a crucial element that guarantees the independence and legitimacy of judiciary” said Giovanni Galzignato, Head of Rule of Law Section at EUPOL COPPS.