Tripoli, 3 June 2013:
During the last week of May, the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic and the United Nations . . .[restrict]Development Programme in Libya (UNDP) organised a 5-day seminar for 11 Libyan judges and other judicial experts on the Status of Judges, Management of Courts and Securing Human Rights during the Court Proceedings.
The seminar took place at the premises of the Judicial Academy of the Czech Republic in the town of Krom??íž.
It was focused on further expanding the theoretical knowledge among the Libyan experts on the management and status of courts, selection and training of judges, case load management, e-justice applications and alternative sanctions.
The application of UN norms and standards was also discussed as they have direct relevance for Libya. The pool of experts who contributed to the debates included representatives of UNDP, the Czech Ministry of Justice, Constitutional Court, Supreme Administrative Court, Union of Judges and the Probation and Mediation Service.
A whole day was devoted to a visit to Brno, the, judicial capital of the Czech Republic where the guests from Libya visited the Supreme Court as well as a prison.
By organising the seminar in Krom??íž, organisers said that the Czech Republic and UNDP had intended to contribute to the process of judicial reform which they felt is of vital importance for Libya’s successful transition to democracy and the establishment of the rule of law in the country. [/restrict]