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Issue 6 (Download Here)

  • Introduction
  • Social media and big data: a judicial survival guide
    Barry Clarke
  • Online sexual exploitation of children and the Philippine Judicial Academy competency enhancement training program
    Myrna Feliciano
  • Development of outcome-based education gender sensitivity training for court personnel of the Philippine judiciary
    Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Erlyn A. Sana, Melflor Atienza, Katrina Legarda, Myrna Feliciano, Amy Avellano
  • Declaration of Judicial Training Principles: a look back at its adoption and forward to its future prospects
    Benoît Chamouard and Adèle Kent
  • Electoral courts: substantive and methodological challenges for judicial training; experience and prospective in Mexico
    Carlos Soriano Cienfuegos
  • Judicial training in Latin America: study on the practices of the judicial colleges
    Leonel González and Jeremy Cooper
  • Judicial education: the Papua New Guinea experience
    Sir Salamo Injia, Kt, GCL and John Carey
  • China’s judges’ education and training reform: practice and future innovation
    Dr LI Xiaomin
  • Opportunities and challenges of judicial education: a case of Nepal
    Shreekrishna Mulmi
  • Emerging challenges in judicial education: Nigeria in focus
    Hadiza Santali Sa’eed
  • Judicial training in Pakistan: methodology and evaluation
    Muhammad Shahid Shafiq
  • Providing a Mongolian legal education system and its future direction
    Volodya Oyumaa

Issue 5 (Download Here)

  • Introduction
  • The principles of judicial training: towards international recognition? 
    Xavier Ronsin
  • Forging collaborative partnerships: judges, judicial educators & the academy 
    Matthew Weatherson
  • Continuing education for judges 
    Richard Reaves
  • Current models of judicial training: an updated review of initial and continuous training models across Western democratic jurisdictions 
    Diana Richards
  • Triumphs and trials of judicial education in a small jurisdiction — the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad & Tobago story 
    The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jamadar JA and Mr Kent Jardine
  • Judicial education on “gender awareness” in Australia 
    The Honourable Justice John Basten

Issue 4 | 2015 (Download Here)

  • Introduction
    Livingston Armytage
  • The National Judicial College Approach To Distance Learning: Towards A Model Of Best Practice
    William J. Brunson and Joseph R. Sawyer
  • Online Programming at the National Judicial Institute
    Thomas Crabtree, Joseph W. Bovard, and Magdalena Serwin
  • Judicial Education: The Singapore Brand
    Boon Heng Tan
  • Continuing Judicial Education in Pakistan
    Faqir Hussain
  • The Nepali Perspective on Judicial Education: A Brief Review
    Shreekrishna Mulmi
  • The Challenges of Capacity Building in Judicial-Training Institutions—The Kosovo Experience
    Charles A. Ericksen and Lavdim Krasniqi
  • Judicial Training on Election Dispute Resolution
    Cheselden George V. Carmona
  • Teaching New Judges What It Means To “Be” A Judge
    Diane E. Cowdrey
  • Bench Books: Key Publishing Guidelines
    Livingston Armytage
  • Crafting Judge-Led Judicial Education: Partnering with Educators
    T. Brettel Dawson
  • Joint and Continuous Training for Judges and Lawyers in the Framework of the Council of Europe and According to the Greek Legal Order
    Petros Alikakos
  • The Training of Judges in Poland: The Recent Developments
    Piotr Mikuli

Issue 3 | 2015 (Download Here)

  • Introduction
    Livingston Armytage
  • Judicial Educator: Change Leader
    Maureen E. Conner
  • Leadership for Judicial Educators: Vision for Reform 
    Livingston Armytage
  • A Realistic and Future-Oriented Vision on Competence Development of Judges, Prosecutors, and Court Staff
    Edith Van Den Broeck
  • EC Study of the Best Practices in the Training of Judges and Prosecutors in EU Member States
    Jeremy Cooper
  • Current Developments in Judicial Training Methodology in Europe—
    Looking for Good Practices 
    Otilia Pacurari, Jorma Hirvonen, and Rainer Hornung
  • Training Needs Assessment: State of Play and Challenges
    Wojciech Postulski
  • Judicial Education as a Forum for Identifying and Meeting Research Needs
    Jula Hughes and Philip Bryden
  • Research in Judicial Schools: The Mexican Experience 
    Julio Cesar Vazquez-Mellado Garcia
  • Judicial Education in Promoting the Rule of Law
    Surendra Kumar Sinha
  • Towards a Technology-Enhanced Learning Model
    Jessica MacDonald, Alistair Duff, and Jackie Carter
  • The International Framework for Court Excellence: Gauging How Well Education and Training are Delivered to the Judiciary
    Jan-Marie Doogue and Colin Doherty

Issue 2 (Download Here)

  • Introduction | 
    Livingston Armytage
  • Judicial Training in a Globalised World
    Wayne Martin
  • Globalisation of Judicial Education | 
    J. Clifford Wallace
  • Judiciary-Based Applied ResearchCentres: Enhancing the Administration of Justice While Strengthening Judicial Independence and Improving Judicial Training 
    Barbara Rothstein and Ivor Archie
  • Establishing a Judiciary-Based Research Centre: The Israeli Experience
    Yigal Mersel and Keren Weinshall-Margel
  • Assessing the Quality of Justice
    John Stacey
  • Restoring Image and Trust Through Judicial Training on Communication 
    Susan Glazebrook
  • Judiciary School—The Spanish Approach 
    Felix V. Azon Vilas
  • How Should UN Standards Guide International Judicial Training in Post-Conflict
    Situations?: Personal Reflections 20 Years After the Rwandan Genocide | 
    Lyal S. Sunga
  • Judicial Training in an Interdependent World: Guidelines for Best Practice 
    in the Use of Comparative Law
    Karen Eltis
  • World Bank Support for Judicial Systems Serving Good Governance
    Anne-Marie Leroy
  • Technical Expertise for Judicial Training and Judicial Reform: Challenges and Opportunities
    Gilles Blanchi

Issue 1 | 2013 (Download Here)

  • Editorial
    Amnon Carmi
  • Introduction
    Susan Glazebrook
  • “Judicial Training and the Rule of Law”
    Ivor Archie
  • Building A Learning Community Of Judicial Practice - The
    Experience Of The Subordinate Courts Of Singapore
    Thian Yee Sze
  • Social Context And Judicial Education In Canada
    Brian W. Lennox and Natalie Williams
  • Taking Into Account Non-Juridical Aspects Matters In Judicial
    Training Programmes For Judges And Prosecutors
    Rainer Hornung
  • Innovations In Judicial Education: Preventing
    Wrongful Convictions
    T. Brettel Dawson and Natalie Williams
  • Training Specialist Judges Problem Solving Courts
    Helen Murrell SC
  • Management Training For Magistrates: The Belgian Experience
    Edith Van den Broeck
  • Assessing Witnesses: Can The Skills Be Taught?
    Lynn Smith and Susan Glazebrook
  • Evaluation Of Continuing Judicial Education Programmes:
    Reaction, Learning Acquisition/Retention & Behaviour Changes
    Mary Frances Edwards
  • Impact Evaluation Of Judicial College Education For Juvenile
    Court Judicial Officers
    Ann A O’Connell and Joy Edington

"Transparency and Anti-Corruption" consists of 33 classes averaging 10-12 minutes each. Classes are taught in Spanish by distinguished Latin American and international professors and will have Spanish, English, Chinese and Arabic subtitles. Additional course material and questions are provided at the end of each lecture. Professors will be available to answer questions and students can interact online. Students who complete the course will receive an online certificate issued by, the platform which administers this method of online education. This program of online courses is funded by the Ford Foundation and the Sigrid Rausing Fund. For more information, please visit our webpage or on Facebook or Twitter.

Judicial Education and Training: IOJT Journal Number 3 (May 2015)
Judicial Education and Training: IOJT Journal, May 2015

Problem Solving in Canada's Courtrooms: A Guide to Therapeutic Justice
National Judicial Institute / Institute National de la Magistrature (Canada)

Science Manual for Canadian Judges
National Judicial Institute / Institute National de la Magistrature (Canada)

Review of International Experience for Institutionalizing Judicial Education: Some Guidelines of Practice
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Evaluating Judicial Education: Performance Indicators (International Bar Association--Judges' Forum
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Judicial Orientation: Six Factors Influencing Programme Development
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Judges as Learners: Reflections on Principle and Practice
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Evaluating Judicial Education
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Training of Judges: Reflections on Principle and International Practice
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Developing Bench Books for Tribunals: Some Guidelines
Livingston Armytage, LLM,

Guide to Reason Writing in Tribunals
Prof. Jeremy Cooper, Judicial College

Inaugural Issue of the Judicial Education and Training. A publication of the IOJT.
Judicial Education and Training (IOJT Journal), Vol 1 No 1 2013

What Constitutes Good Further Training? This paper develops a “Grand Strategy” for the judicial training offered by the German Judicial Academy. 
English Version | German Version

Deutsche Richterakademie - German Judicial Academy - Académie Allemande de la Magistrature

White Paper on the Ongoing Training of Judges
English version | French Version
General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Spain

Judicial Independence. In a paper first delivered at the Scotland Sheriffs' Conference on 9 March 2002, Lord Hope suggests some guidelines for maintaining judicial independence from the executive and highlights some of the tensions that can exist to threaten such independence even in a mature democracy.
Lord Hope of Craighead, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Alligator River Exercise. A short, but complex. tale of five individuals and the choices they made. This exercise asks you to rate the moral culpability of each.
Judicial Studies Commission of Scotland (submitter)

Competencies Required of a Judge. What are the basic skills and attributes that all judges must have?
Judicial Studies Commission of Scotland (submitter)

Judicial Ethics Scenarios. Four short ethics dillemmas challenge you to make the right choice.
Judicial Studies Commission of Scotland (submitter)

The Estonian judiciary is using an innovative method called Court Practice Analysis (CPA) to improve the quality of court decisions and to assess better training needs as well as training impact. Tanel Kask and Margit Vutt have posted articles about CPA on the European Judicial Training Network's webpage, at its news link and its articles page.
Tanel Kaskand Margit Vutt, Supreme Court of Estonia 

Capacitacion en oralidad. Desafio y limites para la mejora en la gestion del sistema.
Leticia Lorenzo, Studies Coordinator at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas, Chile

The Democratic Legitimacy of the Judiciary and the Realization of Fundamental Rights.
José Alcebíades de Oliveira, Jr. (interview), Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The Belgian Judicial Training Institute: Legal Framework, Target Group and Organisation
Edith Van den Broeck, Belgian Judicial Training Institute

Principles and Standards of Judicial Branch Education. This guide lists and describes eight principles judicial educators can follow to organize, administer, and develop programming that supports effective judicial branch education.
National Association of State Judicial Educators (USA)

This article describes the organization of the National Institute of Justice (Moldova) and the Institute's educational programs
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Moldova

Description of the National Institute of Justice of Bulgaria
National Judicial Institute of Canada (NJI)

Report. A description of NJI's pedagogic approach to judicial education. Lists electronic resources available to Canadian judges, the thematic organization of courses, together with a brief description of each course offered by the Institute.
National Judicial Institute of Canada (NJI)

The Art of Judging Within a Judges' Panel. This paper explores the dynamics within a judges panel from the preliminary hearing, to hearing the case, to writing the judgment. The chairman dominance model and group polarization is examined in the context of group work and decision making.
Eliezer Rivlin, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, Additional Deputy President of IOJT

Assessing Witnesses. This PowerPoint slide set (in PDF format) covers current research findings on how well we assess witness testimony.
Alastair Thornton, Deputy Director of Judicial Studies who works for the Judicial Studies Committee in the training of Court of Session and High Court judges, sheriffs and justices of the peace in Scotland

Judicial Ethics: Judicial Skills Course.
This PowerPoint slide set (in PDF format) presents challenging scenarios on a variety of issues.
Alastair Thornton, Deputy Director of Judicial Studies who works for the Judicial Studies Committee in the training of Court of Session and High Court judges, sheriffs and justices of the peace in Scotland