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

20 November 2019

The NHC is now accepting applications for the first two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes of 2020: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”, both to be held 11 – 20 March 2020. The deadline for submitting applications for “Integrity of Civil Servants” is January 5, 2020 and for “The Administration of Justice” the deadline for applications is 12 January, 2020.

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 the 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.

We accept applications of civil servants from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North 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.