Five one-day training sessions which took place from 12 January – 9 February 2020 allowed 17 members of the Diwan, Palestine’s Advisory and Legislation Bureau, to get expert guidance on how to best draft legislation. The seminars were delivered by Dr. Nasrallah Alshaer, Head of the Arabic Language Department at Berzeit University and Professor of Arabic and funded by the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS).
Over the course of the training programme, Dr. Alshaer went over principles of clarity in legislative drafting in Arabic, principles of good legislative drafting, practical models on how to draft legislation, and further examples on common Arabic language errors used in drafting.
EUPOL COPPS has committed to supporting the Diwan with capacity building. In November and December 2019, the Mission supported one round of five training sessions on legislative processes and quality of legislation. The latest five-day training cycle concludes the second phase of EUPOL COPPS support. A further cycle of training to improve the quality of legislation is planned in the coming months.
EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.