The Global Center delivered its second pilot training course on effective interview and interrogation techniques for senior criminal justice practitioners in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) and Human Rights First in Valletta, Malta. The course was designed and delivered by an expert team of criminal justice practitioners from Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Over the course of the training, representatives from the judiciary, police, and intelligence services of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Tunisia actively engaged with issues relating to conducting effective rule of law and human rights compliant investigative interviews, particularly in the context of countering terrorism. Lessons covered international interrogation standards, considerations for strategic, institutional, and professional development, and the use of sources and intelligence, through a combination of active lectures and group exercises.
The 5-day program, offered in English and French, was based on one of two training curricula the Global Center has been developing in partnership with the IIJ under a project funded by the United States. The curricula incorporate blended and experiential learning methods and are intended to promote critical thinking and support skill development of criminal justice leaders, practitioners, and trainers.