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Curriculum Development for the Rule of Law

Together with the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), ICCT has been supporting the development of an International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, which related to the work by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). The Institute is intended to serve as an international centre for excellence, resource and training, which is dedicated to strengthening law and justice institutions, interstate legal cooperation, and practitioner networks in the field of counter-terrorism.

Achievements

Resulting Publication

October 1, 2013

CGCC, ISS and ICCT, together with the T.M.C. Asser Institute, wrote a report containing three guidance papers for the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law:

  • Leadership in Strengthening the Rule of Law: Guidance on the Role of Policymakers and Senior Officials in Justice and Security Development
  • Process of Curriculum and Training Development for Capacity Building in the Justice Sector: Methodology for Success
  • Immersive Training Scenario for Specialised Rule of Law Training

First Workshop

April 10, 2013

This workshop explored the innovative and practical approaches for the development of a curriculum for the Tunis-based International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law. The Institute is intended to serve as an international center for excellence, resource and training, which is dedicated to strengthening law and justice institutions, interstate legal cooperation, and practitioner networks. Moreover, the Institute is intended to support states in the delivery of security and justice to their citizens.

 

 

Second Workshop

July 8, 2013

In summer, the three organisations convened a second expert meeting to follow up on the recommendations that arose from the first event, and to discuss opportunities, challenges, and next steps in supporting the Institute going forward.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss three draft curriculum development tools which arose out of recommendations from the April 2013 expert meeting in Brussels. Participants expressed their appreciation for the quality of the draft products and provided extremely rich and insightful suggestions for their improvement. Based on feedback provided over the course of the meeting as well as ongoing engagement by participating experts, the curriculum development tools will be revised and ultimately submitted for consideration by the Institute’s Board of Governors.

Project Goals

ICCT’s work pertains to the development of a curriculum for the Institute, which will provisionally be established in Malta. To that effect, CGCC, ISS and ICCT conducted a six-month stakeholder consultation process.