A four-day legal training workshop was launched yesterday within the partnership programme between the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
A number of legal staff in various fields will benefit from this workshop and provide them with the necessary legal expertise to improve the performance of their work not only at the local level, but also at the regional and international level.
This workshop is the first phase of several stages that will witness the presentation of an integrated legal programme for legal researchers in the Ministry of Justice.
During the opening of the workshop, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi praised the existing partnership with the United Nations represented by the UNODC, which included the exchange of experience and expertise in various fields in various sectors of government, and the work of national committees on the protection of labour rights and combating human trafficking.The minister urged the participants to take advantage of this workshop and the rich legal experience it will provide to Qatari legal practitioners to develop their skills and to develop their experiences and to prepare them to reflect the aspirations of the good leadership for building Qatari youth.
In his inaugural address, HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice Sultan bin Abdullah al-Suwaidi said that the training workshop is part of the partnership programmes between the UNODC and the Justice Ministry in its first phase, as well as the objectives of the second national development strategy of the State 2018-2022, which included a strategic goal to protect society through the implementation of various projects in the field of rehabilitation and training of personnel in areas related to crime.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Justice started with an ambitious vision for this workshop, which is based on the necessity of developing the legal performance of Qatari cadres and in providing them with the latest international experiences and practices.
He noted that the world programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration, implemented by UNODC with the support of the State of Qatar and issued at the conclusion of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha in April 2015, has drawn up plans and set goals for strengthening international legal and judicial co-operation.
He explained that the programme aimed at combating crimes in all its forms. The themes of the workshop, include the definition of the role of law enforcement officials in international judicial co-operation, co-operation in the field of confiscation of funds and legal assistance.
UNODC Executive Director Hatem Aly praised the partnership between UNODC and the State of Qatar in general and the contribution of the Qatari authorities to the development of their national legal system in accordance with international standards, principles and conventions of the United Nations, and its support at the global level by participating and hosting United Nations programmes with visionary efforts and insights.
Aly added that this partnership has now taken a broader approach in which UNODC is trying to evaluate the international system and standards to help develop national staff specialised in the areas of competence at the Ministry of Justice .
Aly reviewed the nature of work of UNODC, explaining that the office represents the United Nations Secretariat and added that it is working to implement all conventions concerned with combating crime and for rendering a criminal justice system.
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