Between June 2014 and April 2018, the Siracusa International Institute implemented a “Technical Assistance Project to Support the Egyptian Justice Sector in the Protection of Human Rights in the Administration of Criminal Justice”, financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The technical assistance project was divided into three phases:
1) Training Needs Assessment and Development of Curricula/Materials;
2) Training of Trainers;
3) National Training Session.
Training activities trained a total of 850 judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers, which included the training of 80 new potential trainers from each of these professional backgrounds to conduct future trainings. In addition, the program involved the development of a training curricula and materials to be used in the program and in future trainings. The program also trained 20 Officers of the Technical Office of the Egyptian Court of Cassation.
Capacity-building activities focused on topics such as: The Sources, Contents and Structure of International Humanitarian Law and their Applicability in Egyptian Law; the Independence of the Judiciary: International and National Standards (Bangalore Principles); the Sources, Contents and Evolution of the concept of International Human Rights; The International and Regional Instruments on Human Rights.