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

19 November 2018

The NHC is now accepting applications for the first two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes of 2019: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”, both to be held 13- 22 March 2019. The deadline for submitting applications for “Integrity of Civil Servants” is January 6, 2019 and for “The Administration of Justice” the deadline for applications is 13 January, 2019.

The training on Integrity of Civil Servants is intended for Senior civil servants and policy makers at public institutions from different  levels of government (national, regional, local) such as Ministries, local governments, municipalities and anti-corruption agencies charged with the development, implementation and enforcement of integrity policy for civil servants in their respective countries. The training on Administration of Justice is primarily intended for senior judges and civil servants as well as policy makers with responsibilities for court management and the organisation of the administration of justice in the area of criminal law.

From 2019 onwards, the list of countries eligible to apply to the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme has been extended to Armenia. This brings the total number of participating countries to eleven: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations.  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 and 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, for a period of four years (2017- 2020).

For more information about these trainings and other Matra Rule of Law training programmes, and a link the online application forms, please click here.