The 2018 Shiraka Training on Legislation took place between 28 June to 6 July 2018. Participants from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. The diversity facilitated great richness in the exchange of knowledge.
The training focused on legislative drafting, progressing from theoretical lectures to practical workshops. Participants had the chance to listen to renowned Dutch experts discuss the legislative drafting techniques and procedures. They also had the chance to work on real-life cases and apply ingenious Dutch legislative drafting tools, including the Table of 11 and the Integrated Assessment Framework (IAK).
The training facilitated peer-to-peer learning. Each participating country presented their own legislative systems to the group. These presentations led to intense comparative discussions between the participants.
The training also included site visits to the key judicial institutions in The Hague. Participants had the chance to visit the International Court of Justice and Peace Palace, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, as well as tour the House of Representatives and the Dutch Senate. A cocktail event was organised on the last evening of the training. Distinguished ambassadors of the participating countries, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, CSOs and research institutes based in The Hague, as well as alumni of previous Legislation courses attended the event.
We look forward to the follow up training that will take place in one of the participating countries in November, inshallah!