Supporting Curriculum Development for the International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law in Tunisia

Date: 10 – 11 April
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Brussels

On 10 and 11 April, ICCT, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Centre on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC) organised a workshop in Brussels to explore 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’s mission, legal framework, and specific objectives are still under development, but 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.

The meeting brought together a diverse group of criminal justice experts and practitioners, diplomats and law enforcement officials from across the globe. The workshop was held with the generous support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants included delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Jordan, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Intergovernmental organisations also participated, including the African Union, European Union, INTERPOL, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations, as well as representatives from an array of national and regional criminal justice training institutions based in Africa, North America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Additionally, a number of non-governmental organisations participated, including the T.M.C. Asser Institute, the American Bar Association, the Danish Institute for International Studies, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.