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Jordan: Round table for judges

03-10-2002 News Release 02/40

On 24 and 25 September, the ICRC and the Judicial Institute of Jordan held a highly successful round table for 31 judges and public prosecutors on the possibility of including international humanitarian law in the Institute’s curriculum.

At a brief opening ceremony attended by the current and former ministers of justice, together with lawyers and academics, the director emphasized the Institute’s role in training competent judges for all branches of the law.

The participants passed two major resolutions – one recommending the inclusion of international humanitarian law in Institute programmes and the other calling for the creation of a documentation centre within the Institute’s existing library, to provide judges and researchers with resource materials on international humanitarian law.

The round table was one of a number of initiatives taken by the National Commission for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law as part of the Commission's efforts to promote this branch of the law among a wide spectrum of Jordanian society.