Call for Papers

The theme for this year’s conference is: “Judicial Training:  A Key to the Successful Transformation of the Judiciary.” The IOJT Conference Program Committee is issuing a call for speakers to submit papers for presentation at the September meeting in Cape Town. Please submit papers and any questions to: iojteducate@iojt.orgThe deadline for submissions is Friday, June 14, 2019. If your topic is selected, you will be notified in early July.

The education program will include plenary meetings and over 15 parallel sessions designed to focus on approaches to the agenda topics outlined below.

Judicial Training Challenges

  • The Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Judicial Training Institutes: Digitalization, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, and Others;
  • New Areas of the Law: Artificial Intelligence Liability, Privacy, Terrorism, Cybersecurity, Ethics Implications, Environmental, Electronic and DNA Evidence, and Others.


Judicial Training - Agent for Transformation

  • Electoral Justice Training Approaches; 
  • Improving Public Trust and Confidence: Managing Accountability, Judicial Outreach, and the Effective Management of Economics,
  • Ethics, LGBT, Human Trafficking, Property and Environmental Law Cases; 
  • Modern Approaches to Curriculum Development; 
  • Developing Performance Baselines and Evaluation Criteria for Training. 


Judicial Training - Institutional Capacity Considerations

  • The Role of Governance in Managing Performance; 
  • Approaches to Partnering with Academic Institutions; 
  • Professional Development of Staff; 
  • Research Management and Goals; 
  • Budget Development Approaches and Communication Strategies.