Commonwealth judges to discuss contemporary challenges

A forty-person delegation of senior judges from different members of the Commonwealth is in Arusha, Tanzania, for a five-day working visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

A forty-person delegation of senior judges from different members of the Commonwealth is in Arusha, Tanzania, for a five-day working visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

The judges who arrived on, Wednesday, will participate in a discussion dubbed; ‘The contemporary challenges in judicial education: Issues and responsibilities.’

The gathering is part of the biennial meetings of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI).

CJEI provides support and linkage among existing Commonwealth judicial education bodies as well as encourages information sharing, human and fiscal resources nationally and regionally.

According to the ICTR spokesperson, Roland Ammousouga, the team will interact with ICTR judges in an effort to learn more about how the UN court operates.

“They are actually getting together here to review issues of their domain and having a better understanding of ICTR’s challenges and achievements,” he told The New Times, Thursday, from his office.

Ammousouga said that the judges will also be fully engaged in other studies that include; judicial ethics and discipline, anti-corruption, judicial writing and judicial education in the electronic age.

The visit organised by CJEI in conjunction with ICTR, will attract judges from among other Commonwealth countries; Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Rwanda, and Pakistan. 

Formerly known as the British Commonwealth of Nations, the Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and cooperating in issues of common interest to their people and in the promotion of peace.

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