Morocco: hundreds of court officials take part in trainings under EU justice reform programme

October 17, 2017
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Nearly 300 court and legal officials from Morocco took part in a training course last week as part of the EU-funded ‘Justice Sector Reform Support Programme’ implemented by the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), in partnership with the Moroccan judicial authorities, with a view to improving the functioning of justice in Morocco.

The training, involving judicial officers from the courts, as well as senior officials from the Ministry of Justice and the High Council of the Moroccan judiciary, was organised by the Ministry of Justice and the CEPEJ, in partnership with the French National School of Magistracy (ENM).

Last week’s training was the first of three modules, with two further sessions, on 8-9 November and 12-13 December. These modules cover the organisation of a court and the role of heads of jurisdiction, management, human resources, budgets, security and communication.

The training took place simultaneously at three sites: Tangier, El Jadida, Agadir. The Moroccan Minister of Justice attended the training in El Jadida. In his address, he stressed the importance and necessity of the reforms underway in the field of justice.

The EU is committed to support Morocco in its reform of the judiciary, which will see a major institutional reorganisation of the administration of justice. Heads of courts are the first to be affected by this reform, which aims in particular to promote greater efficiency and improve the quality of the public service of justice on a day-to-day basis. This training builds on the work carried out by the CEPEJ with Moroccan courts since 2012, in the framework of various programmes financed by the European Union.


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EU Delegation Morocco

Countries covered:

  • Morocco