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Agreement between The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law Foundation and the University of Malta
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The University of Malta (UoM) and the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law Foundation (IIJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote their mutual interests of advancing peace and security, promoting the rule of law and the protection of human rights, in particular in North, West, and East Africa, and the Middle East. 

The IIJ and the UoM will be cooperating on research, training and the exchange of expertise, thereby forming the fundamental basis for addressing terrorism and related transnational criminal activity. This will highlight Malta as a critical component of the international framework for addressing these and other 21st century challenges. 

Both Parties will further academic objectives by making their respective faculties and other experts available to the other for lectures, seminars and other relevant activities. IIJ and UoM will collaborate on research work, its publication and dissemination, and promote exchanges and the sharing between the researchers of both Parties of any non-sensitive research data. They will also exchange expertise and cooperate in developing superior course content and delivery.

The IIJ is a foundation based in Malta, supported by over a dozen national governments, the European Union, the United Nations and others, that aims to provide rule of law-based training to lawmakers, police, prosecutors, judges, corrections officials, and other justice sector stakeholders on how to address terrorism and related transnational criminal activities within a rule of law framework. On a broader basis, IIJ will work to strengthen criminal justice systems and build regional judicial, police and other criminal justice practitioner networks to promote justice, security, and human rights.The IIJ will place a particular focus on countries seeking to develop rule of law-based approaches to addressing security challenges such as terrorism and other transnational criminal activities.  Although the IIJ’s mandate will be global in nature, it will focus on countries in North, West, and East Africa, and the Middle East, paying particular attention to supporting countries in transition.  

The Agreement was signed by Robert Strang, Interim Executive Secretary, The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law Foundation, and Professor Juanito Camilleri, Rector, University of Malta.

 

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left to right: Robert Strang, Interim Executive Secretary, and Professor Juanito Camilleri, Rector 



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