MAGHREB, NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST

ALGERIA

Justice Sector Support Programme Phase III (PASJA)

Budget:

€4,041,000

Execution Period:

December 2016 – October 2019 (34 months)

Position of JCI:

Leader of the consortium

Project objective:

To participate in the comprehensive modernisation of the Algerian justice sector

This modernisation is to involve reinforcement of the case management system for criminal and civil affairs, management of courts, development of interaction between the different actors in the justice system and reinforcement of capabilities for training judges, clerks and lawyers.

Funding:

European Union and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Project Components:

–    Modernisation of the Justice System

–    Enhancing access to law and justice for citizens

–    Provision of support for the professionalisation of actors in the justice sector

Highlights:

Signature of the contract on 19 December 2016

Prospects:

Audit of conditions of the justice system in Algeria and scheduling of project activities.

ALGERIA

Twinning Support to the Directorate General of the Prison and Reintegration Administration (DGAPR)

Budget:

€2,000,000

Execution Period:

May 2016 – November 2018 (30 months)

Position of JCI:

Leader of the consortium

Project objective:

To strengthen the capacity of the Directorate General of the Prison and Reintegration Administration to improve the conditions of prisoner detention and reintegration for compliance with international standards

Funding:

European Union

Project Components:

–    Improving the management system of the central administration and prison institutions,

–    Reinforcing the detainee management capacities in the reintegration context,

–    Reinforcing the security of prison institutions.

Highlights:

–    Project launch ceremony in July with representatives of the Prison Administration Directorates of Algeria, France and Italy.

Prospects:

–    Study visit to France in July 2017 on the topic of reintegration, receiving the Algerian delegation for DAP services, penal facilities, and prison reintegration and probation services.

–    240 short-term expert missions and 5 study tours in the partner EU Member States (France and Italy).

EGYPT

SMAJ – Support to the Modernisation of the Administration of Justice in Egypt

Budget:

€9,050,000

Execution Period:

December 2014 – December 2018 (48 months)

Position of JCI:

Leader of the consortium

Project objective:

To provide structural support to the modernisation process of the administration of justice in Egypt and promote improved juvenile justice. In other words, to improve the management and organisational capacities of the Ministry of Justice and other relevant institutions with a view to increasing the quality of service provided to persons subject to the jurisdiction of the courts.

Funding:

European Union

Project Components:

–    Provision of support for the modernisation of the Ministry of Justice

–    Provision of support for the School for the Judiciary

–    Provision of support for the Supreme Court

–    Provision of support for the Judicial Information Centre

–    Juvenile justice system

Highlights:

Co-organisation, together with the Ministry of Administrative Development, of a workshop involving all presiding judges of the Courts (60 high-level participants); Three training sessions on international private law (100 participants in total); Meeting covering the E-learning methodology; Skype Sessions concerning the unification of Supreme Court jurisprudence; Training sessions for staff of the Ministry of Justice;

MOROCCO

Supporting institutional reform and capacity building at the Higher Institute of the Judiciary

Partners:

France (ENM, management: JCI), Belgium (IGO-IFJ), Spain (GCJ, management: FIIAPP)

Budget:

€1,200,000

Execution Period:

November 2016 – November 2019 (24 months)

Position of JCI:

Leading agency 

Project objective:

Institutional reinforcement and capacity-building for the Higher Institute of the Judiciary, ensuring the effective implementation of Morocco’s justice system reform, drawing on the Acquis requirements and European best practices.

Funding:

European Union – Twinning

Project Components:

1)           Provision of support for the process of convergence towards European best practices for training in the various domains of the judiciary;

2)           Restructuring of the ISM’s administration and modernisation of management training;

3)           Upgrading of curricula;

4)           Training of trainers;

5)           Communication and visibility.

Highlights:

Organisation of 4 study visits (in France, Belgium and Spain); 441 man days of short-term expertise deployed.

 

For more informations: http://www.ism.ma/jumelage45/index.html

PALESTINE

Technical Assistance – Institutional reinforcement for the High Justice Council (HJC)

Budget:

€980,000

Execution Period:

September 2015 – June 2017 (33 months)

Position of JCI:

Leader, sole agency

Project objective:

To improve the organisation and administration of the judicial system in Palestine, in order to make the judiciary more dynamic and responsive to the needs of Palestinian citizens

Funding:

European Union

Project Components:

–    Review of the institutional organisation of the HCJ and the general organisation of the courts

–    Assessment of units responsible for court administration

–    Provision of support to the HCJ on court management

–    Provision of support for training and capacity building in the courts administration

–    Improving case processing time

Highlights:

Assessment of needs in terms of training; training on the administration of justice and the courts; Workshop on management of courts and judicial real estate; Participation by a delegation of the Palestinian HCJ, including the president of the HCJ, at the IACA conference held at the Hague; Study visit to France by the president of the HCJ and the director of the Palestinian judicial training Institute; Study visit to France by a delegation of HCJ employees on managing real estate judiciary; high-level events attended by international donors, consular officials and high Palestinian authorities concerning the sustainability of the project to provide technical assistance for the HCJ; Closing ceremony in the summer of 2017

TUNISIA

Provision of support for the training of judicial staff

Budget:

€1,300,000

Execution Period:

October 2015 – October 2017 (24 months)

Position of JCI:

Leader of the consortium

Project objective:

To strengthen the effectiveness and independence of the judiciary via the improvement of judicial staff skills and abilities, by reinforcing the Higher Judicial Institute (ISM), which provides training for judges, clerks, judicial officers and bailiffs/notaries.

Funding:

European Union

Project Components:

–    Review of the legal and organisational framework,

–    Establishment of a development strategy and management tools,

–    Reinforcement of educational capacities,

–    Organisation of training courses and study visits to EU member countries.

Highlights:

Opening of new practicum sites opened for auditors; Finalisation of content for the theoretical and experimental components of the initial training provided to court clerks; Submission and validation of recommendations concerning the organisational structure of the Institute; Organisation of a seminar for Chief Judges and court administrators; Submission of a new organisational chart for the Institute to the beneficiaries; Study visits in France at the ENM and ENG covering the governance of training institutes; Trips by the Directors of the ENM, ENG and the General Director of JCI.

TUNISIA

Strengthening of Correctional Administration Institutions

Budget:

€1,850,000

Execution Period:

October 2015 – April 2018 (30 months)

Position of JCI:

Leader of the consortium

Project objective:

To reinforce the institutional and operational capacities of the correctional administration

Funding:

European Union

Project Components:

–    Reinforcement of the institutional capacities of the General Directorate of Prisons and Rehabilitation (particularly including the restructuring and modernisation of management methods)

–    Provision of support to the National School for Prisons and Rehabilitation,

–    Establishment of a national probation system (creation and provision of procedures).

Highlights:

Project launch ceremony attended by representatives for the Embassies of France and Germany, project heads, the director of the prison administration, and the President of the Board of Directors for JCI; Several study visits, including to the ERIS in Lyon, with the goal of creating a future emergency response unit based on the same model; Organisation of 15-day internships as part of each component so as to enable executives of the Tunisian prison administration to thoroughly study the organisation and operation of the French prison administration.

Southern Partnership (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories)

EuroMed Justice Phase IV

Budget:

€4,768,400 (4% of budget allocated to JCI)

Execution Period:

December 2015 – December 2019 (36 months)

Position of JCI:

Member of the consortium managed by the FIIAPP (Spanish public agency)

Project objective:

To participate in the development of a Euro-Mediterranean legal and judicial framework

Funding:

European Union

Project Components:

–    Reinforcing the independence of the justice system

–    Reinforcing cooperation in regional and criminal matters

Highlights:

development of a comprehensive action program in cooperation with all partner countries, including the creation of a participatory platform for exchanges between the European Union and partner countries in the domain of legal and judicial cooperation