JCI has conducted an exploratory mission from July 26 to August 1, 2019 to Djibouti as part of the preparation of a project to support justice reforms to be funded by the European Union.
JCI was represented by:
- its General Director, Nicole Cochet,
- his deputy head of operations, Axel Gamet,
- a project manager, Mario Morali.
The JCI delegation was able met the major Justice actors of the Republic of Djibouti:
- The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice,
- The Attorney General,
- The President of the Supreme Court,
- The President of the Court of Appeal,
- The President of the Court of First Instance,
- The President of the Chamber of Bailiffs,
- The Director of the Prison,
- The heard of clerks of the Court of First Instance,
- The representative of the Bar Association.
This mission organised to identify initial and continuous training needs in order to implement a potential project that could start in early 2020.
The specificity of the Republic of Djibouti is its small size and the extreme concentration of its activities in the country’s main city. As a result, the judicial world is very concentrated:
- 146 Judges and prosecutors,
- 71 clerks,
- 36 lawyers,
- 15 bailiffs,
- 139 member of the penitentiary.
The positive point of such a concentration is that the project might allow to reach almost all its stakeholders. Moreover, its judicial model is very close to French.