Doing things differently: Regional Seminar Report from Fes, Morocco out now

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Today, CTI released the report of the regional seminar on “Administration of justice and law enforcement: international cooperation and sharing experiences” which was held in Fes, Morocco, from 30-31 October 2017. The seminar was jointly hosted by the Governments of Morocco and Indonesia as part of the CTI, and organised in partnership with Wilton Park. The two-day seminar brought together over 60 participants from 21 States who shared their experiences from the following countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Ghana, The Gambia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Norway, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Viet Nam.

The report synthesises the main discussions from the cross-regional event, and also showcases some good national practices and recommendations for State authorities in the justice, law enforcement and correctional sectors. The report covers such areas as criminal investigation techniques, mechanisms for the fair handling of complaints, reforms to increase the professionalism of the police, and safeguards in context of detention.

In the spirit of international cooperation, the report recommends further peer-to-peer regional exchanges and cooperation, as well as identifying, collecting and disseminating good practices, challenges, experiences, and lessons learned in the framework of building capacity.

The overarching message of the event and report is that rather than only setting out rules on what is allowed and what is not, it was felt that a more effective approach is to discuss and demonstrate to police and other State authorities the benefits of doing things differently.

The report is available here.

The seminar programme is available here.