The World Bank has partnered The Hague Institute for Global Justice to organize the first Justice Sector Peer-Assisted Learning Network (JUSTPAL) Communities of Practice (COP) meeting for Budget Professionals.
Amit Mukherjee (Lead Public Sector Specialist and Chair of ECA Justice Practice Group, The World Bank) and Professor Willem van Genugten (Dean The Hague Institute for Global Justice) opened the meeting with a welcome address.
The COP meeting brought justice professionals (lawyers, judges, public prosecutors, etc.) together from EU Member States and non-EU countries where reforms and modernization are most intensive. The session served as an avenue for the participants to learn from each other with respect to finance and budgeting in the justice sector in the various countries. During two days of interactive sessions, participants were able to exchange professional experiences and to develop best practices for future application.