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Rule Of Law And Judicial Reform: A Project For Egypt

August 26-31, 2017

About the Delegation:

In August 2017, leaders of the Egyptian judiciary system will be traveling to Jacksonville, FL for a professional study tour to explore local branches of the judiciary system in the Jacksonville area. While in Jacksonville, the Egyptian delegation will review democratic practices such as due process, trial by jury, right to representation, and a fair trial. The participants will learn about judicial independence and the ways, by which judges are chosen, learn about the importance of ensuring accountability in the judiciary and government at large and analyze the use of technology in the courts.

The tour designed to provide exposure to some of the practical elements of the U.S. judiciary system, including local, state and national branches of the judiciary, as well as their respective mandates and regulations. As part of their study tour, the Egyptian judiciary representatives will visit the Duval county courthouse, juvenile detention centers, media organizations, law ethics organizations, a local law school, and community-based resources. They will visit community organizations to learn about partnerships between local organizations and the judicial system in a variety of areas and discuss law practice trends in Jacksonville and northeast Florida at research institutions. In addition, the participants will visit correctional facilities and observe court proceedings to gain insights into technologies and techniques being used in law practices in Jacksonville and throughout the United States.

Following their study tour in Jacksonville, the group will travel to Reno, Nevada and then Cleveland, Ohio to continue their judicial education, which will supplement the experiences and exposure gained site visits and meetings in northeast Florida.

This Program was Sponsored by: The U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and the International Visitor Leadership Program

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