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Algeria - Algeria Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Egypt - Egypt Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Egypt - Egypt's Judges Step Forward: the Judicial Election Boycott and Egyptian Reform [English]. 2005
This paper argues that when the Egyptian Judges Club decided to boycott their constitutionally mandated role of supervising upcoming elections to secure judicial reform and support electoral reform that may have produced a series of regime concessions that, while limited, may nonetheless have significant long-term effects on opening a closed political system.
 
Egypt - Public Prosecution Offices - National Report of Egypt (Preparatory Phase) [English][Arabic]. 2004
 
Egypt - State of the Judiciary Report for Egypt [English][Arabic]. 2004
Edited by Mr. Elias Shalhoub - supervision and publication by the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity and IFES the International Foundation for Election Systems IFES.
 
Egypt - State of the Judiciary Report: Egypt 2003 [English][Arabic]. 2004
The 2003 State of the Judiciary Report represents information concerning Egypt’s efforts to comply with key international and constitutional obligations related to judicial independence. It highlights reforms and important problems that need immediate attention.
 
Egypt - Structure of the Public Prosecution Office in Egypt [English]. 2004
 
Iraq - Building the Iraqi Special Tribunal: Lessons from Experiences in International Criminal Justice [English][Arabic]. 2004
This report suggests what needs to be undertaken to establish the Iraqi Special Tribunal. It reflects on lessons learned from the work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the East Timor Serious Crimes Unit, and various national judicial processes concerning accountability for mass violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.
 
Iraq - Global Justice Project: Iraq [English][Arabic].
The Global Justice Project: Iraq provides advisory and capacity-building assistance to the Government of Iraq in support of judicial independence and constitutional and legislative development. GJPI is committed to the rule of law and a democratic, stable Iraq.
 
Iraq - The Quality of Justice: Failings of Iraq’s Central Criminal Court [English][Arabic]. 2008
This report documents how thousands of defendants in Iraq wait months or even years before facing a judge and hearing charges against them in the Central Criminal Court (CCCI), and cannot pursue a meaningful defense or challenge evidence against them.
 
Jordan - Comparative Analysis of US and Jordanian Civil Procedures & Evidence Laws [English]. 2008
 
Jordan - Introduction to the organization of the Judiciary Body in Jordan [Arabic]. 2004
 
Jordan - Jordan Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Jordan - Legal and Judicial Reform in the Arab World: A Primer [English]. 2004
By Sharif Ali Zu’bi and Zeid D. Hanania, Law Offices of Ali Sharif Zu’bi & Sharif Ali Zu’bi.
 
Jordan - Public Prosecution Offices - National Report of Jordan (Preparatory Phase) [English][Arabic]. 2004
 
Jordan - Structure of the Public Prosecution Office in Jordan [English]. 2004
 
Kuwait - Kuwait Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Lebanon - Criminal Law Reform in some Arab States [Arabic]. 2009
This book addresses deficiencies and problems facing criminal laws in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Yemen, especially with regards to the role of public prosecutions offices in promoting rule of law and human rights protection. The legal experts who drafted this book provided their suggestions and perceptions to reform these laws, in order to comply with the international and human standards.
 
Lebanon - Human Rights Watch - Establishing the Hariri Tribunal [English][Arabic]. 2006
A Letter to Minister of Justice Mr. Charles Rizk
 
Lebanon - Judicial Backlog in Lebanon [Arabic]. 1994
The report was originally produced in 1994 with the support of the World Bank and discusses the issue of judicial backlog in Lebanon and its negative effects on the interests and rights of individuals and companies.
 
Lebanon - Judicial Backlog in Lebanon. [Arabic]. 2005
This study, prepared for the Lebanese Ministry of Justice with the support of the World Bank contains the methodology to collect and analyze data regarding the work-flow and productivity of Lebanese courts. It sheds light on the reasons behind slow movement and accumulation of lawsuits which have contributed to what is known as “judicial backlog".
 
Lebanon - Judicial Informatics in Lebanon [Arabic].
Judicial informatics is interested in all points of intersection between informatics and judicial work. It aims at serving lawyers and judges by updating, activating, facilitating and accelerating the work of the judiciary in all its agencies and al all levels.
 
Lebanon - Lebanon - Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment [English]. 2003
This assessment of Lebanon's legal and judicial sector, done to facilitate dialogue on this issue, helps also to define objectives, strategies and action plans for future reforms.
 
Lebanon - Lebanon - Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment, Vol. 1 [English]. 2005
The institutions of the sector in Lebanon by and large did not function during the civil war period and the rule of law suffered accordingly. The institutional cost associated with the war and its aftermath, such as the atrophying of skills and lack of institutional development, combined with Lebanon ' s continued economic difficulties, have created a long-standing need for investment in human resource development.
 
Lebanon - Lebanon Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Lebanon - Public Prosecution Offices - National Report of Lebanon (Preparatory Phase) [English][Arabic]. 2004
 
Lebanon - State of the Judiciary Report for Lebanon [Arabic]. 2004
Prepared by Mr. Elias Shalhoub - supervision and publication by the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity and IFES the International Foundation for Election Systems IFES.
 
Lebanon - State of the Judiciary Report: Lebanon 2004 [Arabic]. 2004
This report contains an overview of the historical, political, social economic and methodical background of Lebanon. It also contains the legal basis of the existing judicial system, and an analysis of the condition of the judiciary. It lists the most important proposed solutions and projects pertaining to improving the judicial systems.
 
Lebanon - Structure of the Public Prosecution Office in Lebanon [English]. 2004
 
Mauritania - Images and Realities of Mauritania's Attempted Coup [English]. 2003
This article analyzes the repercussions and implications of the failed coup against Mauritanian president Maaouiya Ould Taya, on both national and international levels.
 
Morocco - Introduction to the Organization of the Judiciary body in Morocco [Arabic]. 2004
 
Morocco - Morocco Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Morocco - Morocco Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment [English]. 2003
A detailed assessment of Morocco's legal and judicial sector with recommendations to help the Government’s plan for reform.
 
Morocco - Public Prosecution Offices - National Report of Morocco (Preparatory Phase) [English][Arabic]. 2004
 
Morocco - Structure of the Public Prosecution Office in Morocco [English]. 2004
 
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Palestine (Palestinian National Authority) Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Palestinian Rule of Law Program [English].
The Open Society Institute’s Palestinian Rule of Law (PROL) program offers up to ten fellowships for lawyers or law graduates normally resident in the Gaza Strip or West Bank, including East Jerusalem. PROL fellowships provide support for the completion of an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree.
 
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Respect for the Rule of Law: Final Report of the West Bank/Gaza Supporting Rule of Law Reform Project [English]. 2007
This report addresses the three goals of the USAID’s project, Supporting Rule of Law Reform in West Bank and Gaza, which are: enhancing law faculty contributions to legal reform, building public and professional constituencies for reform, and inculcating a culture of respect for the rule of law among citizens.
 
Qatar - The Duality of the Legal System [English]. 1994
An article by A. Nizar Hamzeh first appeared in the Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 30, No.1, January 1994, pp.79-90. The article analyses the background of Qatar's legal development and its organization of the judiciary. The article is made available through the Documentation Center, American University of Beirut in collaboration with Al Mashriq project.
 
Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Somalia - Somalia - UNDP Projects - Rule of Law & Security [English].
 
Sudan - Sudan Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Syria - Introduction to the organization of the Judiciary Body in Syria [Arabic]. 2004
 
Syria - Syria Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Tunisia - Tunisia Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Yemen - Introduction to the organization of the Judiciary Body in Yemen [Arabic]. 2004
 
Yemen - Public Prosecution Offices - National Report of Yemen (Preparatory Phase) [English][Arabic]. 2004
 
Yemen - Structure of the Public Prosecution Office in Yemen [English]. 2004
 
Yemen - Yemen Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
A chapter of the study "Arab Judicial Structures ".
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Forum White Papers - Judicial Reform [English]. 2003
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Forum: Resource Guide [English][Arabic]. 2003
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures [English]. 2001
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Administration and Relationship with the Ministry of Justice [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Appointing, Assigning, Evaluation of Judges [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Constitutional Provisions on the Judiciary [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Judicial Education [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Personal Status Issues [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Prosecution System [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Specialized Courts and their Jurisdictions [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Judicial Structures - Structure of Court System [English]. 2001
A summary table of the study "Arab Judicial Structures" covering 13 Arab countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Unitized Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
 
Arab Countries - Arab Lawyers Network [Arabic]. 2007
The network provides distinguished services to Arab lawyers in all Arab states by following up on gradually modernizing laws regulations, and through providing lawyers with the legal studies and research findings, as well as legal models, evidences and procedures. Moreover, the network upgrades the legal profession by providing the lawyers with legal references, conducting legal research and publishing its findings, and organizing training courses, seminars and discussion groups.
 
Arab Countries - Judicial Independence - First Arab Justice Conference - Beirut Declaration for Justice [English][Arabic].
The Declaration had seven main points calling for the independence of the Arab judiciary, the election and or appointment of judges to be free of discrimination, provision of judges with appropriate training, adoption of the system of judicial review on the constitutionality of laws, ensuring the rights of the defense and a fair trial, removing any discrimination against women in the judiciary and call for the support of the International Criminal Court. The conference was organized by Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession and held in Beirut on June 14-16, 1999.
 
Arab Countries - Judicial Independence in the Arab World [English][Arabic]. 2002
This study discusses the nature of judicial independence in terms of its importance, its relation to international standards, and the growing commitment to judicial independence in the Arab region. Within the Arab framework, the accomplishments and positive aspects are emphasized as well as the major obstacles towards judicial independence; remedies for the organization of the judiciary are offered towards the end.
 
Arab Countries - Judiciary in the Arab Countries - Monitoring and Analyzing. [Arabic]. 2007
This book delves into the status of the judiciary in each of Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Egypt. This project was implemented by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) in cooperation with the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) and the United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR).
 
Arab Countries - Justice in the South-East Mediterranean Region [English]. 2004
This report addresses one of the most important aspects of human rights in the South and East Mediterranean region: the issue of the legal system and people’s access to an independent, impartial, and fair system of justice.
 
Arab Countries - National and Regional Reports on the Status of the Judiciary in Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2004
These reports were prepared by Arab lawyers and judges assigned by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) with the support of the United Nations Development Program - Program on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR). These reports describe and analyze the judicial systems in the following Arab countries: Republic of Yemen, Emirate of Dubai, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Lebanon, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Tunis, the Democratic People’s Republic of Algiers, and the Kingdom of Morocco.
 
Arab Countries - Status of Lawyers in Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2006
This study demonstrates the work tools made available for lawyers in Arab countries and their relationship with the justice system and offers recommendations for the development of their practice. This study puts in perspective the potentials and possibilities that may be open for lawyers' syndicates in Arab countries if they take the initiative to perform similar national studies; the compilation of comprehensive data on the current status of Arab lawyers will contribute in drawing strategies to modernize and develop their practice.
 
Arab Countries - Status of the Judiciary in some Arab Countries. [Arabic]. 2005
This report, prepared under the Good Governance for Development in Arab Countries Initiative, highlights the status of the judiciary and identifies modernization initiatives that are taking place in Arab countries. The report seeks to develop a general framework to be used in gathering information and indicators related to the status of the judiciary in Arab states.
 
Arab Countries - Study of the Conditions and Work Tools of Lawyers in Arab States [Arabic]. 2006
Prepared by Omar Zein, under the supervision of Wassim Harb.
 
International - Application of Islamic law in the English Courts [English]. 1995
The 1995 Noel Coulson Memorial lecture by Judge David Pearl, addressed Islamic law and practice within the context of the English courts and tribunals.
 
International - Guidance for Promoting Judicial Independence and Impartiality [English]. 2002
The guide -revised January 2002- explores the issues surrounding judicial independence and is intended to assist USAID and other donors to design and implement programs that effectively strengthen judicial independence.
 
International - Hard Cases: Bringing Human Rights Violators to Justice Abroad: A Guide to Universal Jurisdiction [English]. 2000
This publication aims to provide a straightforward explanation of the Universal Jurisdiction Rule, setting out the arguments that support its use and examining some of the ethical, practical, and legal problems that arise in trying to apply it.
 
International - Indicators for a State of the Judiciary Report [English]. 2003
This is a Standardized Tool for Monitoring and Reporting on the Implementation of Key Judicial Reforms.
 
International - Institutional Reform and the Judiciary: Which Way Forward? [English]. 2003
This paper presents some general lessons in institution building that have relevance for reform of the judiciary. The paper emphasizes the value of simplicity in design commensurate with country capacity, the importance of innovation/experimentation, and of economic openness in effective institution building.
 
International - Islam and Public Law [English].
By Chibli Mallat from the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law.
 
International - Legal and Judicial Reform: Strategic Directions [English]. 2003
This is an update of the note published in July 2002 entitled Legal and Judicial Reform: Observations, Experiences, and Approach of the Legal Vice Presidency,
 
International - Local Perspectives: Foreign Aid to the Justice Sector [English]. 2000
This report aims to analyze the relatively new flow of aid directed at ensuring that domestic reforms bring greater respect for human rights. Building on interviews with beneficiaries, it provides a number of ideas and suggestions for donors on steps that could be taken to make their programmes more effective.
 
International - Strengthening Judicial Integrity Against Corruption [English]. 2001
Centre for International Crime Prevention -CICP's- technical guide No 10, a publication of the Global Programme Against Corruption.
 
International - What is a fair trial? A Basic guide to legal standards and practice [English]. 2000
This guide deals with two separate but linked issues that the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and other NGOs face in their trial monitoring activities. The first is the question of what are the basic legal standards that should be used in evaluating the fairness of a trial. The second is how a trial observation mission should be prepared and carried out in practice. Since trial observers may be—but often are not—litigation lawyers, this guide has been written and structured so as to provide brief yet clear guidelines on how to conduct a trial observation mission, in both substantive and practical terms.
 
International - World Bank - Judicial Training [English].
 
International - World Bank - Legal and Judicial Reform [English].
Legal Reforms and Judicial Reforms are essential for sustainable development and poverty reduction - the heart of the World Bank's mission. Through a comprehensive approach that emphasizes strengthening the rule of law to reduce poverty, the Legal and Judicial Reform Practice Group is working with governments, judges, lawyers, scholars, civil society representatives and other organizations to build better legal institutions and judicial systems that address the needs of the poor and the most vulnerable. This site's objective is to share legal knowledge for development and information about the World Bank's legal reform and judicial reform activities and projects.
 
UN Agencies - Handbook on Justice for Victims – On the Use and Application of the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power [English]. 1999
This handbook outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime, including victim-sensitive policies, procedures and protocols for criminal justice agencies and others who come into contact with victims
 
UN Agencies - Human Rights and Prisons – A Compilation of International Human Rights Instruments Concerning the Administration of Justice [English][Arabic]. 2004
The Manual provides in-depth information about sources, systems, and standards of human rights related to the work of prison officials as well as practical recommendations, topics for discussion, case studies and checklists.
 
UN Agencies - Key issues in Introducing Information Technology in Criminal Justice: UN assistance to Member States [English]. 1995
This report focuses on topics dealing with the development and use of information technology in the criminal justice system, the criminal justice processes and how the United Nations can be of assistance to Member States in introducing information technology in their criminal justice system.
 
Middle East - Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World: Exploring the Gray Zones [English]. 2006
This paper discusses the continuing ambiguity amongst Islamists on fundamental democracy and human rights issues. The authors consider mainstream movements in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Bahrain, analyzing not only where the movements stand but also where they have yet to develop clear positions.
 
Middle East - Promoting the Rule of Law - Middle East & North Africa [English].
This is the American Bar Association Rule of Law Programs in the Middle East that administers regional and bilateral programs focusing on judicial development, women and the law, legal education, and the legal profession. The programs' initiatives aim to strengthen the standing of individual countries and the region as a whole vis-à-vis international standards on judicial independence and support the legal rights of women and their participation in the legal profession across the region while augmenting legal professional development and legal education.
 
Middle East - The Iniatives in the Field of Judicial Reform in the Euro-Mediterranean Region [English][Arabic]. 2008
A report of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) on the initiatives in the Field of Judicial Reform that are ongoing and projected for the near future, and the sources of funds that are available for actions relating to the independence of the judiciary.
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