The justice sector has constituted a priority of EU-Lebanon cooperation over the past years. The EU funded "Modernisation of the Lebanese Justice - ENPI/2008/019-622" program (2010-17; 10 M€) is articulated around several components, including inter alia a) the automation of operations and procedures of the judicial, administrative and special courts; b) the provision of training for judges, court clerks, recorders, bailiffs and other staff; c) actions aimed to enhance access to justice.
This program was formulated following the Lebanese government's expressed willingness to strengthen the capacity of the judiciary to perform their tasks in a more effective, efficient, transparent and accountable manner. Five contracts under this program were committed:
The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and the wider public with:
The main users of this evaluation are EU Delegation to Lebanon, DG NEAR, the Ministry of Justice, the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform, and CSOs actively involved in justice reform actions