Dec 18, 2017 – The Palestinian - Canadian Steering Committee for Justice Sector held the seventh meeting chaired by High Judicial Council represented by Chief Justice Chancellor Emad Saleem Sa’ad to discuss construction updates for Hebron Courthouse Project. The committee included Head of Canadian Cooperation David Fournier, Deputy of Ministry of Justice Mohammed Abu- Sondos, Assistant Attorney General Ashraf Ereqat, and UNDP Special Representative Mr. Roberto Valent, Mayor of Hebron Municipality Mr. Tayseer Abu-Snaneh and Hebron Governorate Representative Eng. Loai Al-qaisi and representatives from HJC, Attorney General Office and GAC.
The seventh meeting aimed at following up the updates of the Canadian Project after corner stone laying ceremony, within norms that cope with international standards and human rights also to be real translation for the strategic plan of Judicial Authority.
In his speech, Chancellor Sa’ad thanked donors and partners in Canadian Project and UNDP assuring the importance of this project in elevating mechanism of judicial process and reforming litigation environment in addition to providing suitable justice services for citizens and to facilitate access to justice.
His Excellency informed the attendance that HJC worked hard to overcome challenges and obstacles faced the constructions of courts, assuring the importance of integration and partnership in work process between all partners to come up with tangible results; knowing that the Canadian Project is considered a fruitful experience in building courts.
For his part, Mr. Fournier expressed his appreciation to HJC cooperation and efforts to raise the standards of litigation environment and work mechanism of Palestinian judiciary; mentioning that the project of Hebron courthouses construction is one of the biggest projects that have been implemented by Canada in Palestine.
UNDP representative delivered a presentation on latest developments regarding Hebron courthouse constructions.
Head of Facility Management Committee Mr. Samer Hamdan talked about next stages and timeline and designs for the constructions of Hebron Courthouse.