A new FIIAPP cooperation project was launched in Beirut this week aimed at strengthening the judicial sector in Lebanon.
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The inauguration was attended by Lebanese Ministers of Justice and of the State for Administrative Reforms. Also present were the Spanish Ambassador in Lebanon, Milagros Hernando, the Head of the EU Delegation in the country and representatives from the French and Italian embassies.
Once Spanish court clerk travelled to the country to conduct an in-depth study of the Lebanon justice situation. This study was requested by the country itself with the intention of modernising its justice system. This report will detect shortcomings and deficiencies in order to work on them and try to correct them.
The Institute for Judicial Studies is playing an important role in this cooperation project. This institute is responsible for training all judges, public prosecutors, attorneys and personnel who will work in the judicial sector. Spanish experts will help the professors optimise resources and improve the training of their students to become strong and independent professionals.
Lebanon is a country with more than 4 million inhabitants. The country is governed by a confessional parliamentary republic under the presidency of Michel Sleiman. The official language is Arabic and the co-official language is French. Thanks to the FIIAPP, Lebanese citizens will have easy access to the court system which guarantees their liberty and independence.
The term established for this project is 24 months and it has been allocated a budget of nearly 900,000 euros, 200,000 of which will be managed by the FIIAPP. The financing comes from the European Union.