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Training of Family Guidance and Reconciliation Departments Directors

Saturday
July 6, 2013
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In cooperation with the High Council of Family Courts, the Birzeit University Institute of Law (IoL) launched on 2 July 2013 a training course targeting directors of Family Guidance and Reconciliation Departments at Palestinian family courts. Organised with support from the Danish Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority, training covered procedures in place at these departments over three days (2, 3 and 8 August 2013).

The training event addressed significant services delivered by the Family Guidance and Reconciliation Departments, including domestic disputes and separation by divorce. The training course identified and proposed necessary mechanisms to overcome impediments to these departments.

The event was attended by His Eminence Sheikh Yousef Id’eis, Chairman of the High Council of Family Courts and President of the High Family Court, as well as the directors and staff members of Family Guidance and Reconciliation Departments.

The academic researcher at the IoL Mr. Mohammed al Khader elaborated that this training was a component of an integrated programme of cooperation between the IoL and High Council of Family Courts. He added: “Training modules are tailored to develop functions of family courts, positively enhancing public service delivery and domestic dispute resolution.”

Sheikh Id’eis applauded the IoL’s efforts to develop family court processes in Palestine, stressing that mutual cooperation between the IoL and High Council of Family Courts has provided significant capacity building to family court staff. Sheikh Id’eis emphasised that “This training course will improve operation of Family Guidance and Reconciliation Departments, identify functional challenges, and provide necessary mechanisms to handle them.”

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