As part of its cooperation with the East African Court of Justice, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute organises a training programme on human rights and good governance for judges and staff of the Court at the Institute premises in Lund, Sweden 28 May-8 June 2012.
Representatives from the East African Court of Justice together with staff from the Institute
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute first cooperated with the East African Court of Justice in 2003 and the cooperation was revitalised in 2011 through inter alia the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Court and the Institute. With the overall objective of cooperation to promote adherence to human rights, justice and the rule of law in order to contribute to the enjoyment of the benefits of regional integration in East Africa and beyond, the MoU provides for cooperation in several areas including research and studies on human rights protection in East Africa; the joint organisation of seminars, conferences, and workshops in order to improve skills development; promoting activities aimed at increasing awareness and visibility of EACJ among the East African populace and the exchange of documents and publications and the development of reference material and library resources.
The training programme on human rights and good governance aims to provide important knowledge and skills to the East African Court of Justice for it to optimally discharge its mandate with regard to the East African integration process. Nine of the ten judges of the Court, including the Judge President, will take part in the training, in addition to five administrative staff of the Court. The training is of general and introductory nature and is intended to be followed up with specific trainings in the years to come of this long-term cooperation between the Court and the Institute.