CTI Regional Seminar: International cooperation in the administration of justice and law enforcement

On 30 and 31 October 2017, the Governments of Indonesia and Morocco as part of the CTI, in partnership with Wilton Park and Morocco’s Conseil National des Droits de l’homme (CNDH), will hold a major seminar in Fes, Morocco, on “The Administration of Justice and Law Enforcement: International Cooperation and Sharing Experiences”.

This seminar will gather senior government representatives from selected countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East sharing similar legal frameworks and cultural traditions interested in exchanging experiences on challenges related to ratification and/or implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. It has been found that putting in place appropriate procedures, professionalising the attitude of officers through training and capacity building in relation to arrest and detention and raising awareness of relevant standards can positively impact the overall administration of justice. To this end, the seminar will create a space where participating States can share their national experiences and good practices on these issues.

The seminar will also benefit from international experts and organisations who will share their experiences and expertise on policing, criminal investigation and prosecution, and other related matters.

The seminar will build on discussions that took place at two previous CTI events in Bali, Indonesia, in August 2015, on the promotion of a torture prevention agenda for South East Asian countries and in Marrakech, Morocco, December 2015, on the prevention of torture in police custody in the Middle East and North Africa.

Under the overall goal to support and strengthen international cooperation and exchange, the objectives are to:

  • Explore experiences and good practices regarding arrest and detention of suspects;

  • Exchange on the latest techniques of criminal investigation such as questioning and interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims; and

  • Share good management approaches in relation to law enforcement and custody.

The seminar will be conducted in Arabic, English, and French under the Wilton Park protocol which encourages active exchanges in an open and constructive (“no name, no shame”) environment. 

The seminar is by invitation only.