First training on international law and human rights for teachers of the National Institute of Justice completed

On 17 August 2018, teachers of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) successfully completed their first one-week intensive training course on international law and human rights. The opening and closing ceremonies were co-chaired by Mr. Bounta S. Phapmixay, Director of NIJ, and Dr. Pamela Jawad, GIZ Director of the programme “Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and the Rule of Law” (CEGGA). The training was organized jointly be NIJ and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in cooperation with GIZ/CEGGA. The lectures of the training course were delivered by experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the National University of Lao PDR, and GIZ senior expert, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne.

CEGGA is a technical cooperation programme of the Government of Lao PDR, the European Union, Germany and Switzerland. It is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the National Assembly, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and GIZ with the overall objective to increase citizens’ engagement in the national development process of Lao PDR, through the promotion of good governance, human rights and the rule of law.