Tunisian judges and prosecutors in new major International Criminal Law training programme

On Monday 29 September 2014, as a part of the ILAC MENA-programme, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) will launch a new International Criminal Law (ICL) training programme for judges and prosecutors in Tunisia.


The programme aims to strengthen the understanding and application of ICL principles in Tunisia’s domestic courts. The first in the series of five scheduled workshops will take place 29 September – 01 October 2014, in Tunis, Tunisia. During the three day training, Tunisian judges and prosecutors will undertake comparative legal analysis and case study exercises to consider ICL within the Tunisian context. The training also marks the launch of the Arabic translation of the IBAHRI International Criminal Law Toolkit.

The IBAHRI ICL training programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and is coordinated under the auspices of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), within ILAC’s MENA Rule of Law Programme.

The  ICL training programme will run parallel to a major judicial training programme, led by the IBAHRI and the CEELI Institute, coordinated by ILAC, which aims to train all of Tunisia’s judges in the application of human rights in the administration of justice by 2015. Across 2012 and 2013, the IBAHRI and CEELI Institute workshops delivered training to more than 800 judges and prosecutors.