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Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Detention and Alternative Sanctions”

23 May 2019

The NHC is now accepting applications for the sixth Matra Rule of Law Training Programme of 2019: “Detention and Alternative Sanctions”, to be held 5 – 12 September 2019. The deadline for submitting applications is 7 July 2019.

The training on Detention and Alternative Sanctions is intended for persons holding senior positions in prison and probation management on a policy and/or an executional level, and for persons within the criminal justice system holding responsibilities in the execution of criminal sanctions (e.g. judges, prosecutors).

Civil servants from eleven countries are eligible to apply to these trainings, namely Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, 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 government 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. As members of this network, all trainees are invited to participate in an Alumni Day, organised in one of the participating countries, between six to ten months after the training programme.

The Matra Rule of Law Training programme is designed and delivered by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Leiden Law School, 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.