Despite the worldwide disruption caused by the COVID virus, Slynn continues it work in Tanzania together with FCDO/EU and partners under the BSAAT project.
In January 2022, Slynn contributed to a high-level symposium during Tanzania Law Week in conjunction with the British High Commission and Tanzanian judiciary. We would like to thank our hosts and the speakers for taking part in this important event.
The UK government has been supporting Tanzania for some time in its fight against corruption. The Chief Justice identified a number of ways in which he thought British judges could contribute to the programme of reform of the justice system of Tanzania. The Building Sustainable Anti-corruption Action in Tanzania (BSAAT) programme is funded by FCDO and the European Union and initially ran for three years from 2019.
An scoping visit was undertaken by a delegation from the Foundation in January 2019. Further visits were undertaken in March and July 2019. In December, in collaboration with the Judicial College and the Tanzanian Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA), the Foundation delivered its first 'Training the Trainers' course in Tanzania. This was delivered to 20 High Court Judges in the first group session, and then to 25 Magistrates. The topics covered included an introduction to training skills, judicial reasoning, consistency in sentencing and effective case management.
We were delighted that the British High Commissioner, Ms Sarah Cooke, took the time to visit the training and presented law books provided by the International Law Books Facility to the IJA .