About Us

The International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) was established in 2002 in order to promote the rule of law by supporting the work of judicial education institutions around the world. The mission of the IOJT is realized through international and regional conferences and other exchanges that provide opportunities for judges and judicial educators to discuss strategies for establishing and developing training centers, designing effective curricula, developing faculty capacity, and improving teaching methodology.

The IOJT is a volunteer, non-profit organization and relies upon the efforts and good will of its members.The organization is governed by a General Assembly of its members which meets every 2-3 years during the international conference.There is an elected Board of Governors which consists of an Executive Committee, Regional Deputy Presidents, additional Deputy Presidents and Governors. As of September 2019, the IOJT has 123 member-institutes from 75 countries. 

Apply for IOJT membership:

Adopted at the 2017 conference in Manila, Philippines:


You may contact any IOJT Board Members at iojt@iojt.org.

Board of Executives

Eliezer Rivlin (Israel)

Eileen Kato (United States)

Board Members

Ernest Schmatt (Australia)
Rainer Hornung-Jost (Germany)
Benoît Chamouard (France)
Adolfo Azcuna (Philippines)
C. Adèle Kent (Canada)

Board of Governors

Fernando Cerqueira Norberto Dos Santos (Brazil)
Merethe Eckhardt (Denmark)

Deputy Presidents at Large

Yigal Mersel (Israel)
Kashim Zannah (Nigeria)

Regional Deputy Presidents

Africa & Middle East
Amady Ba (Senegal)

Asia & Pacific
Paul Quan (Singapore)

Wojciech Postulski (Poland)

North Central America & Caribbean
Danielle May-Cuconato (Canada)

South America
Leonel Gonzalez (Argentina)

IOJT Nominating Committee

Sheridan Greenland, Chair (UK)
Rainer Hornung-Jost (Germany)
Ernest Schmatt (Australia)

Audit Committee

Benes Aldana (US)

Administrative Directors

Stacey Smith (US)
Nir Menashe (Israel)




Mary McQueen (United States)

Deputy Secretary-General
Sheridan Greenland (UK)