Malta continues to support the International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law

Malta continues to support the International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law

Reference Number: 09112021, Press Release Issue Date: Nov 09, 2021
 
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Christopher Cutajar, led Malta’s delegation to the meeting of the Governing Board of Administrators of the International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law (IIJ). The meeting was held in Valletta in a hybrid format on 8-9 November 2021. The IIJ was founded in 2014 and is based in Valletta. It focuses on improving rule of law within Africa and the Middle East, with its main objective being that of training justice practitioners and officials involved in counterterrorism.
 
The respective directors of the IIJ gave briefings on their latest activities in relation to programmes, academic activities, administration and communication. The meeting also discussed the implementation of the recommendations of the Strategic Review and was updated on the search for a new Executive Secretary. During the meeting, Mr Cutajar confirmed Malta’s continued commitment to the growth of the IIJ and pledged a financial contribution of €30,000 for the IIJ core budget. During his intervention he stated that it is important that the IIJ continues to consolidate its internationalisation in a sustained manner, to keep on enriching the organisation. 
 
Malta’s commitment in supporting international organisations steadfast to help prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officers and other practitioners, is very much important in an ever-evolving scenario where the nature of terrorism is multifaceted and can only be faced by creating the right international synergies amongst different government bodies.

Permanent Secretary Chrisopher Cutajar at the IIJ meeting.