In close cooperation and active involvement of partner Arab judicial institutes in the Middle East and North Africa, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute has issued two new books related to Arab jurisprudence.
Both books highlight the role of the Arab judiciary in the application of international principles of human rights.
The books, which come from the Institute’s programme in the Middle East and North Africa, are titled “Arab Jurisprudence in the Application of International Human Rights Conventions”, and “Arab Jurisprudence in the Application of International Conventions on the Rights of Women”.
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“The books describe and analyze the limited but extraordinary jurisprudence that focus on progressive interpretation of international conventions on human rights and the protection of public rights and freedoms by the Arab judiciary,” says Eman Siam, Programme Officer at RWI’s office in Amman, Jordan.
The institute’s program in the MENA region aims to build the capacities of essential institutions, namely judicial institutes and law faculties. RWI supports these institutions in their efforts to integrate international human rights principles in education and training curricula, in order to guarantee that a growing number of legal professionals enjoy the knowledge and tools to implement and support the use of international human rights standards.
Siam says the books also aim at making the resources related to the rules and principles of International Human Rights law accessible for workers in the judiciary sector, including judges, lawyers, trainees in the judicial institutes and university professors in law schools.
The two books, together with the one issued in 2012, “Jurisprudence in the Application of Human Rights Standards in Arab Courts”, shall become – as was originally intended – a purely national and regional Arab product.
The first book is written by the Palestinian Judge Ahmad Al Ashqar, Doctoral researcher in Public Law, University of Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco, and the second is written by Samia Bourouba, Associate Professor of the Higher School of Magistracy in Algeria.
The books are published with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the cooperation of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC).