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September 26, 2017

HBKU and Justice Ministry Center Sign MoU

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, September 26, with the Ministry of Justice’s Legal and Judicial Studies Center.
The MoU is intended to serve as a framework for cooperation in sharing legal knowledge between HBKU and the center. In doing so, both parties are charting a course to promote innovative thinking in academic and professional pursuits in the field of legal studies and judicial practices, thereby helping in preparing a new generation that is legally equipped.

The MoU was officially signed by Ms. Fatima Abdulaziz Bilal, director of the Legal and Judicial Studies Center at the Ministry of Justice, and Ms. Maryam Al Mannai, HBKU’s vice president of student affairs, at the HBKU Student Center in Education City, alongside other members of senior management.

With the agreement in place, HBKU and the center will begin to collaborate on a variety of activities. These include the establishment and commencement of judicial training programs, exchanging research reports, sharing the latest developments in national and international jurisprudence through exclusive bulletins, and mutual access to scientific journals for use by students and professionals alike.
The center, with its distinguished legal expertise, is one of the most respected legal institutions in Qatar. It is responsible for supporting Qatar’s aim by helping to equip professionals with skills needed for a variety of fields, including adjudication, public prosecution, legal practice, and more.

Under the established framework, both parties will jointly organize and host events regularly, including symposia, seminars, workshops, and guest lectures, to promote dialogue between those who study, research, and practice law in Qatar.
Creating a space for the exchange of knowledge between students at HBKU and the center, along with engaging the wider legal community, will inform and help develop local procedures that ultimately contribute towards the development goals of the nation within the legal field and beyond.

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