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Initiative Sponsors Regional Networking for Iraqi Lawyers and Judges


The Rule of Law Initiative recently held a three-day Rule of Law Conference in Amman, Jordan, with support from the British Foreign Commonwealth Office.The goal of the conference was to create an opportunity for judges and lawyers from Basra to network with their colleagues in other countries. The conference brought together forty judges and lawyers from Basra, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Bahrain, and topics of discussion included the rule of law and conflict, judicial ethics and independence in conflict situations, and the protection of children in conflict. Participants from each country discussed various nationaland regional activities in which they were involved. The group then discussed networking strategies they could implement to facilitate future contact, sharing of information, and best practices.