22 April 30 2009 NORTH AFRICA and the NEAR EAST Meeting Summary
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The International Program North Africa and the Near East Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia meeting with Judicial Watch was requested the Institute International Education, under the auspices the Department States International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton met with the delegation from North Africa and the Near East April 30, 2009. The Project for this visiting delegation was entitled Promoting Rule Law and Judicial Reform. The U.S. Department State outlined specific professional objectives for these visitors met through personal meetings with government and judicial officials, well non-governmental agencies. Meetings began the nations capital and took place different geographic regions the United States. The stated objectives for this project were, part, to: Familiarize participants with the principles judicial independence, the Federal court system, and the structure state and municipal courts; and Underscore the judiciarys role preserving and strengthening democratic concepts such government accountability and individual rights. Judicial Watch was asked discuss how, non-profit and non-partisan organization, serves ethical and legal watchdog over the U.S. governments legal and judicial system. The International Program North Africa and the Near East Mr. Fitton discussed Judicial Watchs successes and lessons learned its fight against government secrecy and corruption, which believes goes hand-in-hand. Judicial Watch has learned over the years, through its open records litigation, that when politicians and judges know they will held accountable, they are less likely engage corrupt actions. Mr. Fitton advised the delegates advocate for laws that require more openness and transparency government. Accountability, said, acts check against corruption, and less corruption creates more stable economic environment. The result competitive market based quality, not unjust bargaining, which results greater wealth creation. set forth its Mission Statement, through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality our nations public life and seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The International Program integral part its educational program.