Trainings for Tunisian Court Presidents

On 15-17 April, as a part of the ILAC program Training of Tunisian Judges, the CEELI Institute held a special session of its judicial training, designed in cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Justice for Presidents of Tunisian Courts. Twenty six court Presidents from all over Tunisia, together with four additional Judges from Morocco, took part in the training.



The training was led by veteran lawyer and former CEELI Institute Director Joel Martin, together with Judges Lee Rosenthal (USA), Anna Bednarek (Poland) and Domagoj Frntič (Croatia).
Apart from the overall workshop topic – judging in a democratic society – the session was also an platform for the judges to discuss shared issues among themselves. Discussion ranged from relationship between judiciary and the media, to lessons from coping with the physical loss of administrative records during the Yugoslav war, to asserting judicial independence vis a vis other state actors.
An equivalent session will be held by the International Bar Association on April 22-24.