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Applications Now Open for Two Matra RoLT Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”

06 November 2017

The NHC is now accepting applications for the first two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes of 2018: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The administration of justice”, both to be held 7 – 16 March 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is the 7th of January 2018.

The training on Integrity of Civil Servants is intended for senior civil servants and policy makers at national ministries or subnational government level charged with the development, implementation and enforcement of integrity policy for civil servants in their respective countries. The training on the administration of justice is primarily intended for public prosecutors. However, civil servants and policy makers with specific responsibilities regarding the organisation of the prosecutor’s office and the  administration of justice are also invited to apply.

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. To this end, seven training programmes are offered per year, each introducing the participants to best practices in a wide range of rule of law themes.

Through interactive sessions combining theory, practical skills and study visits, policy advisors, members of the judiciary and other civil servants working in the justice sectors acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to drive reforms in their home countries. In addition, by taking part in the training programme, participants become part of a large transnational network of alumni, lecturers and relevant government departments in the Netherlands and in the target countries. This network offers a platform for learning, exchange and collaboration.

The Matra Rule of Law Training programme is designed and delivered by Leiden Law School, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, and The Hague Academy for Local Governance. It is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, initially for a period of two years (2017- 2018).

The deadline for both trainings is Sunday the 7th of January 2018. For more information about these trainings and other Matra Rule of Law training programmes, please click here.