Judicial Training in the MENA Region

Fundamental Principles and Practical Training for Judges

Following to the preceding conference on “Judicial Training in the MENA Region” organized in September 2018 in Beirut, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies is organizing a two-day workshop, on December 3 and 4, 2019. This year’s focus will be on “Judicial Training in the MENA Region - Fundamental Principles and Practical Training for Judges”. The workshop, that will be held in Kuwait City, aims to set the ground to develop a joint judicial culture based on mutual trust between training institutes to debate significant aspects of judicial education. It will also serve as a platform to discuss modern methods in developing judges and to benefit from the best practices.


In order to effectively and independently administer justice, competent and well-instructed judges capable of rendering fair, speedy, and quality decisions are needed. The provision of practical orientation in judicial institutes is becoming increasingly essential in the modern education of neophyte judges. A systematic and application-oriented training provides the means to learn the detailed rules and procedures of judicial practice, develop experience, and consequently gain the necessary skills for fair and effective court proceedings.

The conference will focus on the central mission of judicial training institutes in assuring the professional, independent, and unbiased training of the magistrates during the initial training programs. As they also play a significant role in the performance development of the judges and prosecutors in-service by providing continuous education and training programs on a consistent basis.

 The conference will serve as a round table to continue the exchange of expertise established in 2018 to discuss the best practices and strategies on the judicial institutes’ management and curricula which would ensure a credible and competency based conduct of the judicial system. The sessions will be addressed from a comparative perspective dealing with key topics concerning fundamental principles and training practices, curricula and methods, formats of practical training, mentoring and continuous training, institutional aspects and challenges.

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