UN Security Council resolution 1546, asks UNAMI to promote judicial and legal reform in order to strengthen the rule of law in Iraq. The SRSG recalled: "that strengthening the rule of law was vital to restore public order and respect for human rights in Iraq". He also emphasized that as Iraq was facing a period of transition, the International Community should stand ready to assist.
The goal of this round-table was to examine the current needs of the Ministry of Justice and to determine how to best meet them. A special emphasis was given on the current situation of correctional facilities, juvenile justice and on the judicial institute. A constructive discussion emerged between the participants and further exchange between the Ministry, UNAMI and the donor community will follow.
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