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Activities and Initiatives: Judiciary

* Launching of the Legal Database for Egypt
Cairo, Egypt, 15 - 15  March, 2006.
Organized by: The UNDP�s Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) under the patronage of and in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Justice through its National Center for Judicial Studies and the Judicial Information Center..
* Agenda, Background and Publications

* Second Regional Conference for the Project on the Modernization of Public Prosecution Offices
Rabat, Morocco, 24 - 25  February, 2006.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) under the patronage of the Moroccan Ministry of Justice..
The regional conference will seal the 1st phase of the project on modernization of public prosecution offices and a presentation of the works accomplished during this phase will be made during the meeting.
* Agenda, Background and Publications

* Launching of the Database of the National Center for Judicial Studies
Cairo - Egypt, 29  June, 2005.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in partnership with the National Center for Judicial Studies and the Government of Egypt..
The project aims at improving access to legal information in Egypt as well as in Arab countries using the Egyptian jurisprudence.

* Meeting on the Judicial System in Iraq - Reality and Prospects
Amman - Jordan, 2 - 4  October, 2004.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR).
Throughout history Iraq has been distinguished with its authentic jurisprudence and its effective judicial system. However, this country is going through a process of state building. Along with other state actors, the judiciary has a crucial role to play in enhancing economic growth, providing social stability and security, and protecting legal rights. In this context, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its Regional Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR), has recently launched a project on "The Challenges of Modernization and Development of the Legal and Judicial Systems in Iraq".
* Agenda, Background and Publications

* Legal Education and Training - Regional Seminar on the Legal and Regulatory Aspects of E-Commerce and E-Government
Cairo - Egypt, 19 - 30  October, 2002.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR), the Arab Fund and the International Development Law Organization.
* Agenda, Background and Publications

* Legal Education and Training - Educational Outreach of Judicial Training Centres in the Arab States
Beirut - Lebanon, 15 - 26  July, 2002.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR), the Arab Fund and the International Development Law Organization.
The course falls within POGAR�s Legal Education and Training activity aimed at enhancing the quality of legal education through focused judicial training. As part of this activity, judicial reform and e-government training courses were held in 2002. The Courses were funded by the Arab Fund and UNDP-POGAR, and executed by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) - formerly the International Development Law Institute, based in Rome.
* Agenda, Background and Publications

* Conference on Judicial Administration Modernization in the Arab States
Marrakech - Morocco, 15 - 17  March, 2002.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR), the Ministry of Justice in Morocco, the World Bank. and the International Development Law Institute.
The conference aim was to provide a forum for policy-makers and judicial authorities to learn about ongoing judicial reform projects, hear lessons from experience, articulate their development needs and priorities in the judicial sector, and establish a foundation for future regional collaborations in the field of judicial reform.
* Agenda, Background and Publications

* Judicial Independence - Directory on Strengthening the Independence of Judiciary
1  January, 2002.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) and The International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES).
The Directory was edited by IFES and translated into Arabic by POGAR.
* Arabic translation

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