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The cooperation between Italy and Cameroon continues: in Yaoundé, the fifth advanced training course organized by the Sant'Anna School with the support of the Farnesina and the collaboration of local counterparts comes to an end

Publication date: 07.06.2023
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Cooperation activities between Italy and Cameroon continue thanks to the new course, recently concluded in Yaoundè, on the subject of the application and execution of sentences and cross-border issues, for the benefit of local magistrates, organized by the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, thanks to the decisive support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and promoted in collaboration with the Cameroon Ministry of Justice and hosted by ENAM (École Nationale d'Administration et de Magistrature). The training program, divided into three days of educational activities, aims to strengthen the knowledge and skills of local magistrates on the tools of international judicial cooperation, application and execution of sentences, including through the analysis of practical cases, a fundamental tool to consolidate the rule of law in Cameroon and to generally strengthen the fight against crime at the transnational level.

The course has the participation as lecturers of, among others, Andrea Venegoni, Deputy Attorney General at the Court of Cassation, and Giovanni Carlo Bruno, first Researcher in International Law at the CNR.

The organization of the course is part of the project "Rafforzare i sistemi giudiziari dei Paesi africani attraverso la formazione" (2022-2023), financed by MAECI and with the scientific coordination of Andrea de Guttry, professor of international law at the DIRPOLIS (Law, Politics, Development) Institute of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. The new edition of the 2022-2023 project is in continuity with the training and capacity-building activities in favor of the judiciary in Sahelian countries already undertaken during the projects funded by MAECI in previous years (2018-2022) and includes several in-depth studies on specific topics with the participation of Italian and African experts and academics. The next educational initiatives will take place in June and July (Niger, Mali, Chad) and in distance mode in October.

"This initiative", comments Andrea de Guttry, "further consolidates the Italian commitment in Cameroon and highlights the leading role of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, thanks to the support of MAECI, in designing and conducting technical cooperation activities and in strengthening the rule of law in this area so crucial for the stability of the African continent and Europe".


Cover: Group photo of participants