Experts in criminal matters from eight countries of the Southern Mediterranean region meet as part of the EuroMed Justice IV project to identify training needs
Photograph of the visit to the Court of Justice of the EU
Eight countries from the Southern Mediterranean region participated in the 7th CrimEx Session, which brought together criminal justice professionals. These meetings are promoted by EuroMed Justice IV, the European Union-funded project to improve the region’s judicial systems.
EuroMed Justice IV is managed by FIIAPP in collaboration with CILC, EIPA and JCI, with the aim of creating efficient, democratic systems that respect Human Rights and are consistent with international regulations.
Experts from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia met to analyse and identify training needs in international judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
The parties involved in training in the Euro-Mediterranean region also participated in the activity: judicial training schools in Algeria, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia and EU Member States (Belgium, Portugal and Spain), as well as the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), UNODC, the CoE-HELP Programme, the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), the Syracuse International Institute and the Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network.
The same participants first attended an interactive session at the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg. The purpose of the visit was to identify possible training topics related to the application of the law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.
Experts got the opportunity to speak with the French general counsel, a secretary and a lawyer, among others. They also learned about the judicial architecture of the EU, the organisation of the European Court of Justice (CJEU), its procedures, the dialogue between national courts and the jurisprudence of the Court.