Representatives of the Ministries of Justice, Bar Associations, and Civil Societies Organisations from Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt have gathered in Beirut on the occasion of the EU-funded EuroMed Justice regional workshop “Together for quality legal aid (LA) services for vulnerable populations”.
Capitalizing on the activities on Legal Aid developed under EuroMed Justice, the overall objective of this activity was to ensure the provision of quality legal aid services to vulnerable populations in the MENA region. The approach adopted aimed to develop a framework of principles in line with international and European standards and the rationale is to promote and protect the right to access to justice of the most marginalized, excluded or discriminated individuals in society.
The purpose of the Regional Workshop was to discuss and finalize the draft ‘Regional Guiding Principles for Quality Legal Aid’ (Regional Guiding Principles) that Euromed Justice experts had elaborated and that they will finalize on the basis of the recommendations and conclusions resulting from the workshop.
EuroMed Justice (2016-2018) is an EU-funded project which aims to contribute to the development of a Euro-Mediterranean area of cooperation in the field of justice and to the development of effective, efficient and democratic justice systems which protect and promote human rights.