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About the International Organization for Judicial Training
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 February 2014, the IOJT has 117 member-institutes from 71 countries.

IOJT Newsletter | July 2014

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Inaugural IOJT Journal Launched

Judicial Education and Training, the inaugural journal for IOJT members is now available online. To download Volume 1, Number 1 of the Journal to your desktop or mobile device,
follow this link.



Judicial Governance Program Held

July 8-12, 2013 in Singapore

The Subordinate Courts of Singapore (Subordinate Courts), together with the Singapore Civil Service College (CSC), held a 5-day Judicial Governance training programme that provided a systematic review of key reforms that have been implemented in Singapore. The Program highlighted the different approaches that have been adopted, including challenges and developments related to judicial processes and management. Participants gained a unique insight into Singapore’s legal and judicial processes.

Senior judges and court administrators from the Subordinate Courts were invited to share with participants Singapore’s experience with judicial policy planning and the way these plans are translated from vision to reality.

The Judicial Governance Program comprised academic sessions, briefings and site visits. Participants took advantage of networking opportunities to meet with the various stakeholders in the justice and legal processes within Singapore. These included the following:

• Supreme Court of Singapore
• Attorney-General’s Chambers
• Law Society of Singapore
• Singapore Academy of Law

The program was structured along the following main themes:

• Fundamentals of Good Court Governance
• Delivery of Quality Justice
• Strategy Development
• Case Management Practices
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• International Framework for Court Excellence
• Innovative Use of Technology

Click or tap here to download the conference program to your mobile device or desktop.

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Online Library

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. Read more about it here.

The Library of judicial education materials offers Judicial training institutes and educators resources and a variety of interesting and valuable materials.

We invite you to send us:

  • innovative lectures
  • articles
  • special programs
  • practical demonstrations or exercises
  • names of recommended speakers
  • experts in specific areas

Please send your materials to IOJT@IOJT.ORG (note that materials submitted need to be approved by an IOJT supervising committee before being posted on the website).

You can access the Library from the navigation menu or by clicking here.



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