National Human Rights Moot Court Competition, for the first time in Moldova
In the framework of the EU Project to support the coordination of the justice sector reform in the Republic of Moldova, four teams of students from law faculties of universities Irimia FIUM and USM, simulated trials in human rights in the first national contest in English organized by the Ministry of Justice. The purpose of this competition was to identify and then support the winning team for its participation in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition that will be held in Strasbourg (France).
Thanks to this experience, students enhance their abilities to solve cases by identifying key concepts, facts inter-relationship, legal arguments and by providing reasonable motivations for the proposed resolutions. The participants had to demonstrate their critical and analytical skills through problem solving in a wide range of legal and non-legal circumstances.
The competition aims to contribute to the Bologna principles which include developing skills through trial simulation and practical exercises. It also contributes to supporting the EU's action to promote justice sector reform in Moldova, the European Convention on Human Rights and its mechanism.
One of the teams at the Free International University of Moldova was the awarded while the State Institute of International Relations of Moldova was ranked second. Also, other teams’ effort was appreciated and they received the corresponding diploma.
The team leader of the EU project to support the coordination of the justice sector reform Mr. Erik Svanidze, stressed the importance of the event, saying that "through this contest, we are marking the finalization of this important project that lasts already three years: it represents the EU efforts in the future reform that is taking shape in the justice sector in Moldova ".
"A fair and efficient justice system is an essential element of the rule of law. This implies to undertake serious sectoral reforms within the country institutions. In this sense, the justice sector is one of the most important. I honestly hope that you will be the next generation of judges, prosecutors and lawyers in charge of such a reform through a high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism" said Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to Moldova.
Under the scope of the EU project “Strengthening the institutional capacity of the House of Representatives in Jordan", Altair Asesores organised a study visit to France from 20 to 23 February 2017.
The aim of the visit was to acquaint the Jordanian Delegation, formed by Members of Parliament and staff from the House of Representatives, to the French evaluation system on the implementation of public policies and legislation. To do so, the Delegation assisted to several very fruitful working sessions and seminars in the French Institutions and bodies: the National Assembly, with a special focus on the Committee for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Public Policies, the Senate, the Court of Auditors and France Stratégie, among others.
For more information about the event, please visit the Project’s Facebook page in the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EU-Jordanian-Parliament-Project-1541515992803650/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1908466616108584
In the framework of the "Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the House of Representatives in Jordan" project a study visit to the Swedish Parliament and other relevant institutions was organized from the 3rd to 6th of April 2017. The visit was aimed at introducing members of the Jordanian delegation to the Swedish experience on gender mainstreaming policies and legislation. In addition, the visit contributed to the exchange of experiences and enhanced the interaction between members of the two parliaments.
The study visit was tailored according to the main themes of particular interest to the MPs that are related to the questions of gender mainstreaming in public policies. Thus, the tour included visits to the Swedish Parliament, the Swedish Agency for Public Management, IDEA Organization and Färingsö prison.
The full photo report of the Visit available at https://www.facebook.com/pg/EU-Jordanian-Parliament-Project-1541515992803650/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1934081310213781
Altair Asesosres, in consortium with DADA6 and SIPU, has been awarded the Technical assistance for the programme to support public administration reform and public service quality in Dominican Republic. The period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months. The aim of this contract is to provide long and short-term technical assistance, mainly to the Ministry of Public Administration, the entity in charge of the process to reform public administration in the country. Technical assistance shall also be provided to other public institutions involved in the programme (such as the National Institute of Public Administration), the entities prioritised in the programme (such as the Ministry of Interior and Police, and the Attorney-General's Office), training schools of these prioritised entities and the Ministry of Women's Affairs, the entity in charge of gender mainstreaming in public policy.