Criminal Confrontation of Economic Crimes
To enhance the knowledge and capacity of the faculty members, An Najah University, in cooperation with Al-Quds University and Birzeit University, organized a training course about "Criminal confrontation of economic crimes” in Amman, Jordan. The training course focused on 3 aspects:
- The nature and Definition of Economic Crimes.
- Taxes Crimes.
- Corruption Crimes
Criminal policy to combat cyber crimes in Arab legislations
In response to the growing relevance of cyber crimes in the world, An Najah University, in cooperation with Al-Quds University and Birzeit University, organized a training course in Amman, Jordan about "Criminal Policy to Combat Cyber Crimes in Arab legislations". The training course focused on 3 aspects:
- Position of the Arab criminal legislation of electronic terms, and its scope of application. to combat cyber crime, and the extent of the need for special anti-cyber crimes legislation
- Shapes and forms of cyber crime in the Arab legislations.
- General and common provisions in the Cyber Crimes.
“A specialized training on money laundering”
Due to the most recent enactment of the Money Laundering Act 2015, An-Najah, Al-Quds and Birzeit universities organized a specialized legal training on this issue that provided faculty members legal and analytical knowledge to deal with the new law.
The main themes of the training included:
- The concept of Money Laundering and its criminal elements,
- The international experiences in countering money laundering,
- How to overcome the practical challenges of countering such crimes
Book launching event
The faculty of law held a book launching event for 5 of their newest publications. These works are part of series of books that the Faculty of Law is planning to publish shortly, as supported by the EU program. The authors of the books are current faculty members and Alumni, including Noor Addas ‘The Criminal Protection of Witnesses and the Criminal Procedures Law’, Mr. Muhammad Khateeb ‘Problems Related to the Changes in the Palestinian criminal procedures law’, Jebril Darawsha ‘The Qualitative Jurisdiction of Urgent Matters Judge’, and Faris Bazian ‘Rights and Obligations for Floor and Flats Owners in the Palestinian law’.
“The First Legal Conference on Countering Cybercrimes”
In April, 2016, An-Najah University, along with Al-Quds University, held the first legal conference on countering cybercrimes in Palestine. Conference focused on the challenges in the process of fighting cybercrimes in Palestine, the importance of enhancing existing Palestinian laws and developing new laws and regulations to adequately counter cybercrimes, and it also provided insight into a range of international experiences when dealing with such crimes. The EU Project provided a tremendous support in organizing this conference by creating several academic and preparatory committees and creating a basis for a cooperative networking community among criminal law professors.
The event attracted numerous legal experts, who presented academic papers on different aspects of countering cybercrimes, high-ranking officials, including; the Palestinian General attorney (Dr. Ahmed Barak), two Supreme Court Justices, the governor of the city of Nablus, the representative of the Palestinian Police Depart-ment, NGOs and Civil society community members, as well as 300 students and law faculty members.
Workshop on the “Land Regulations and Law in Palestine”
The Faculty of Law invited five land experts to conduct a workshop for over one hundred participants, including MA students, lawyers and faculty members, on the topic of regulation of land and real-estate in Palestine. This issue, sensitive for the Palestinian community, especially due to the complexity of the Palestinian struggle with Israel and the existence of the Transferring Land Crimes, highlighted the following themes:
- The history of Palestinian Real-estate laws and regulations.
- How to protect land ownership and how to transfer it.
- Different types of properties and real-estate in Palestine and the special regulations for each type.
Workshop: “The Compulsory Insurance for Vehicles and The Compensation of Road Accidents Victims”
In effort to combine the theoretical and practical knowledge of implementing the laws and regulations regarding the compulsory insurance for vehicles, in April 2016, An-Najah invited insurance experts, including the director of the Vehicles and Driving License Department, the director of a Police Department for Accidents and Operations, and other officials from the Ministry of Transportation to conduct the workshop. Hundred and twenty participants, which included BA students, MA students, and lawyers, learned practical skills in dealing with accidents and how to calculate compensation for the victims of road accidents.
The main themes of the workshop were:
- the concept of compulsory insurance and how to implement its rules.
- how to determine the liability of road accidents.
- the legal procedures to be taken when an accident occurs.
- the role of the public prosecution in traffic accidents.