CILC organized, in close cooperation with the Attorney General Office, a first ever conference for the administrative staff of the Palestinian public prosecution. The conference “Promoting the Role of Administrative Staff at the Public Prosecution” was held in Ramallah on 10 and 11 May and opened by Judge Abdelghani Alaouioui the Attorney General of Palestine and attended by the Minister of Civil Service Mr. Mousa Abu Zaid.
In his key note, Judge Alaouioui emphasized the important role of the administrative staff and explained that raising their capacity is part and parcel of the strategic reform plan of the public prosecution to further enhance this institution. Judge Alouioui also extended his regards to the international donors for their assisting the Palestinian public prosecution. He particularly expressed his gratitude for the CILC project which he qualified as leading in “paying special attention to promoting the capacity of the administrative staff and their skills through training and practical coaching as well as study visits abroad … and developing a manual on administrative procedures and job descriptions for all administrative staff members”.
The first day of the conference focused on acquainting the administrative staff with the 2013 strategy of the public prosecution and discussing its chapters, in particular the financial chapter and the capacity building and training one. Besides, a lively debate took place regarding the shortage of administrative staff and the prospects of new recruitments, and the contracting of members of the current administrative teams whose qualifications do not meet the job descriptions that have recently been developed. The second day of the conference was devoted to discussing the various shortcomings at the public prosecution offices and to brainstorming on the executive strategy of 2014. One-by-one, the teams of the public prosecution offices took the floor and presented their vision on and contribution to this strategy.