Access to Justice and Procedural Guarantees

The Spanish Bar Council has been committed to improving the legal aid system in Jordan as a partner in the European project “Access to justice and legal empowerment in Jordan: towards an effective and sustainable legal aid system,” co-funded by the European Union and AECID. As part of this effort, the Spanish Bar Council organized, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Council of Jordan, a series of specialized courses on legal aid for Jordanian judges and prosecutors.

Using a peer-to-peer approach and following an initial Training of Trainers course, a total of fourteen seminars were organized, and 280 judges and prosecutors were trained from all over Jordan. The courses were delivered by Jordanian judges and prosecutors in collaboration with Spanish experts, lawyers, and judges who provided an international perspective on a broad range of topics relevant to access to justice and procedural guarantees.