New programme launched to support justice sector in Algeria

September 25, 2017
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A new EU-funded programme for support to the justice sector was official launched in Algeria on 21 September, aimed at strengthening the rule of law and the delivery of fair and impartial justice.

The Justice Sector Support Programme in Algeria (Programme d’appui au secteur de la justice en Algérie – PASJA) is mainly funded by the EU which is providing €9 million in support, with additional finance from Algeria (€1.1 million) and France (€450,000).

Speaking at the launch event, EU Head of Delegation Ambassador John O’Rourke described PASJA as “an ambitious programme that aims to contribute to the strengthening of the rule of law and the guarantee of fair, impartial and quality justice” in Algeria.

The 34-month PASJA programme is based on three main axes: the independence of the judiciary and the modernisation of the functioning of the courts, improving access to the law and justice, and institutional support and capacity-building for officials in the field of justice. In this respect, it will benefit all stakeholders in the sector, namely the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, the Higher School of Magistrates, clerks, lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, and civil society actors working in the justice sector.

PASJA is the third EU-supported justice sector support programme in Algeria, after Justice I and Justice II, on top of the various other Euro-Mediterranean Justice actions and twinning operations.


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Press release

EU Delegation Algeria

Countries covered:

  • Algeria