The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon, paid a visit to the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ). During this visit, he had a meeting with Mr Steven Hill, the Executive Secretary of the institute.
The IIJ is dedicated to fulfilling its mission through the creation and delivery of specialised capacity-building programmes and activities. These efforts assist governments and practitioners in practically, effectively, and collaboratively addressing the complex and evolving challenges of contemporary terrorism and related transnational crime.
In his meeting with the Ombudsman, Mr Hill elaborated on the IIJ’s mission, which focuses on enhancing and strengthening the abilities of criminal justice practitioners and other stakeholders. The goal is to address terrorism and transnational criminal activities within a framework of the rule of law and to foster cooperation and information exchange on a national, regional, and international basis.
The Ombudsman expressed his pride in Malta’s hosting of such a prestigious institute, highlighting the common guiding principles shared between the IIJ and his office: the promotion of justice and the rule of law.
After the meeting, members of the IIJ team had a chance to engage with the Ombudsman, asking questions and discussing various topics. These included the Ombudsman’s role, governance issues, the right to good administration, and ways to achieve effective remedies through collaboration, bridge-building, and mediation.