CGCC, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), brought together a diverse group of criminal justice experts and practitioners to explore innovative and practical approaches to inform the development of a curricula for the future International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law. The Institute’s mission, legal framework, and specific objectives are still under development, but it is intended to serve as an international center for excellence, and resource and training center dedicated to strengthening state institutions of law and justice, interstate legal cooperation, and practitioner networks, and to support states in the delivery of security and justice to their citizens.
The meeting was held with the generous support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was attended by criminal justice officials, diplomats, expert scholar-practitioners, jurists and law enforcement officers from across the globe. Participants included delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Jordan, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Intergovernmental organizations also participated, including the African Union, European Union, INTERPOL, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations, as well as representatives from an array of national and regional criminal justice training institutions based in Africa, North America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Additionally, a number of nongovernmental organizations participated, including the Asser Institute, the American Bar Association, CGCC, the Danish Institute for International Studies, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, ISS, and ICCT.