This part of the ILAC Mena programme is focusing on the promotion of the rule of law in Libya through support to the Libyan Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry of Justice will play a pivotal role in the promotion of the rule of law in Libya, and particularly in the effort to achieve transitional justice and promote an independent and effective judiciary.
However in doing so, it will need to develop its own capacity in a number of respects. The development of a complementary relationship between the Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary will be of particular importance.
While it is important for the Ministry to avoid being seen to reassert or retain the control it had over the judiciary during the Gaddafi era, the Ministry can and should support the effective functioning of the judiciary with all means at its disposal.
First, the Ministry should design and implement a program for sustainable modern court administration and management practices, procedures and systems. At the conclusion of support to this process, courts within the national system will have achieved a substantially improved national operational unity and coherence. National standards relating to court operations, case processing and procedures will have been reviewed and, where appropriate, amended to reflect best practices. In addition, monitoring mechanisms will have been implemented to measure and ensure compliance.
The intent motivating this initiative will be to unify the dispersed courts into a more operationally and procedurally unified system in which the experience of those who seek court services will essentially be the same regardless of the individual court facility they visit.
The main implementing partner will be the International Association for Court Administration.