July 2021 - 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.
History of the project
The UK government has been supporting Tanzania for some time in its fight against corruption. The CJ identified a number of ways in which he thought British judges could contribute to the programme of reform of the justice system of Tanzania. It was felt that this was a good opportunity for the British judiciary to attempt to support the Tanzanian judiciary in their efforts to reform court procedures to render them more efficient and effective. The Building Sustainable Anti-corruption Action in Tanzania (BSAAT) programme is funded by FCDO and the European Union and will initially ran for three years.
An scoping visit was undertaken in January 2019 by by Lord Bonomy, His Honour Nic Madge and the Foundation’s then Executive Director, Alison Fenney. 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 . A short clip of the High Commissioner and HH Nic Madge speaking about the training can be found here Video
L-R Katarina Revokatt Chief court registrar, Lord Iain Bonomy, Prof Ibrahim Hamis Juma Chief Justice, Sarah Cooke British High Commissioner, Dr Eliezeh Fereshi, Principal Judge,HH Nic Madge, Alison Fenney, Sean Hilhorst DfID, Elizabeth Mkwizu, Senior deputy registrar.
Sean Hilhorst DfID, HH Nic Madge, Professor Palamagamba, Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Lord Iain Bonomy.