EU Announces Programme to Support Libya

The EU is supporting the administration of security and justice in Libya, with the presentation of the €10 million Security and Justice Support Programme for Libya (SJSP).

Suzanne Kodsi, the European Union Head of Operation in Libya, said:

"Stabilising the country and establishing common and unified security structures is essential to consolidate the rule of law, an independent judicial system and of course long term stability."

The Programme, entitled “Strengthening democracy, good governance and civilian culture in the security and justice sectors”, is placed under a joint management arrangement between the EU and the International Management Group (IMG), and is implemented in partnership with public services from the EU member states.

A press release issued yesterday said a meeting took place to present the SJSP work plan for 2013-14 elaborated during the inception phase of the programme. The meeting was attended by high-level representatives and executives from the Ministry of Planning, the Supreme Council for the Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior, the European Union Delegation in Tripoli and IMG.

The programme is articulated into five pillars:

  1. Security Strategic capacity.
  2. Security Human Resource Management and Training.
  3. Judicial Capacity Enhancement.
  4. Local Security Governance.
  5. Integrated Crime Fighting Capacity.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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