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Bahrain

The Foundation continued its cooperation with Beyond Borders in supporting a UK study visit for Leadership Judges from Bahrain. The Foundation provided a series of seminars including ones on the selection process, roles and responsibilities, and training of judges, the relationship between the judiciary and administrators and judicial reform, fast tracking and automated court systems.

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Albania

Sir Stanley Burnton and Sir Robert Owen attended a Conference and Opening of the Academic Year in Tirana, which included the graduation ceremony for the new judges. It was an excellent opportunity to meet the new British Ambassador in Tirana and his new Deputy Head of Mission, and discuss their priorities for the coming year […]

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Albania

In June, Sir David Latham visited to discuss what would be needed in the coming year and the support the Foundation could provide for the judicial reform programme. These included meetings with Greg Riley Smith, a UK prison Governor seconded to a twinning mission concerned with improvements to the prison system in Albania, and with […]

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Bahrain

A scoping visit to Bahrain in May carried out by Sir Robin Auld, Sir David Keene and Peter Risk. In the course of this visit, the team met members and staff of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), the body with responsibility for the judiciary in Bahrain, the Judicial Inspectorate, the Minister of Justice, the Civil […]

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Slynn Foundation Debate – April 2016

Over 100 people attended our Annual Event, which this year took the form of a highly topical debate on the subject “Referenda are Foreign to the British Constitution”. The debate was chaired by The Rt Hon Sir Patrick Elias with The Rt Hon Sir Stanley Burnton and Peter Kellner CBE FBA proposing and Professor Vernon […]

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Albania

We have successfully completed another busy year of our on-going project in Albania Highlights of this year include continuing to support the constitutional reform programme including a two-day round table for the High Court.This covered a range of subjects including the EU Charter of Fundamental Human Rights, a description of the reference process, general practice […]

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Bahrain

Working with Beyond Borders Scotland, Sir Robin Auld, Sir Stanley Burnton and Sir Henry Brooke provided a series of seminars for a delegation from the senior Bahraini judiciary. The topics included judicial ethics and independence, disciplinary measures, the complaints procedure, enforcement of judgements and a final question and answer session covering a wide range of […]

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Oman

In January, in a new venture for the Foundation, Sir Colin Mackay and Amanda Pinto QC visited Oman to train the judiciary on anti-corruption cases and judge-craft. The visited was arranged in collaboration with Beyond Borders and in conjunction with the FCO and the Omani Judiciary. 15 Omani judges attended from across the country and […]

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Eritrea

In an exciting new venture for the Foundation and at the invitation of the Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sir Peter Cresswell recently visited Eritrea. His visit comprised a full programme of meetings with senior judges, Ministers including the Minister of Justice and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Attorney General, the Head of the […]

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Macedonia

Sir Robin Auld visited Skopje at the request of the Macedonian Centre for Legal Research and Analysis (CLRA) and funded by the British Embassy in Skopje to advise on two CLRA’s projects, one on the development of a reliable and comprehensive indicators matrix for tracking the progress for judicial reform in Macedonia and the second […]

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