08/23/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/23/2018 02:08
Italy and Niger will strengthen and promote their relations and cooperation. Sant'Anna School with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will provide the 'Training of Trainers' for 20 Nigerien magistrates and judges. In Niamey, on Tuesday, August 28, experts and trainers from Sant'Anna School will emphasize the importance of proactive judicial cooperation and give new judges-trainers the background knowledge of international cooperation mechanisms to create synergies and achieve a thorough and effective collaboration.
As part of a training project led by Professor Andrea de Guttry (Sant'Anna School Dirpolis Institute) to contribute to the reinforcement the country's security, as well as the fight against irregular migration and trafficking in human beings, the workshop also aims to support the development of accessible, effective and accountable justice system in Niger.
As a landlocked country located between Libya, Mali and Nigeria, an increasing number of trafficking activities affects Niger. Despite having taken several concrete initiatives with the support of EU and UN organizations, Niger remains exposed to terrorism and human rights violation.
'Niger, a priority country in the framework of the EU Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel, is facing many challenges, both in terms of development and in terms of security' said Professor de Guttry, 'and Sant'Anna School wants to play a significant role as regards the support to confront those challenges'.