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King inaugurates Judicial Institute’s new premises, receives Judicial Council’s report

His Majesty stresses the need to expedite litigation without compromising fairness

By JT - Dec 09,2019 - Last updated at Dec 09,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurates the new premises of the Judicial Institute of Jordan, which aims to build judicial capacities and qualify judges through diploma programmes as well as specialised training programmes (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday inaugurated the new premises of the Judicial Institute of Jordan, which aims to build judicial capacities and qualify judges through diploma programmes as well as specialised training programmes.

During a meeting with Judicial Council President and Chairman of the Judicial Institute of Jordan Mohammad Ghazou, King Abdullah received a copy of the Judicial Council’s 2018 annual report and was briefed on the judiciary’s achievements and challenges, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty noted the accomplishments of the judiciary, emphasising the need to build on progress and to continue implementing the recommendations of the Royal Committee to Develop the Judiciary and Enhance the Rule of Law to further improve performance.

The King highlighted the need to expedite litigation without compromising fairness and quality, stressing the need to streamline legal procedures for citizens, the statement said.

His Majesty also underscored the important role of the judiciary in safeguarding Jordan’s economy and investment-friendly environment, noting the need to continue to enhance the performance of judges and specialised courtrooms.

During a tour of the new premises of the Judicial Institute of Jordan, which was financed through a grant from the European Union, the King was briefed by its director, Judge Ihsan Barakat, on the programmes and training courses offered.

To date, 825 students have graduated with a diploma from the Judicial Institute of Jordan since its establishment in 1988.

The institute, through its diploma programme and training courses, has qualified a number of judges and legal administrative staff from various Arab countries, including Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

During the visit, His Majesty observed a moot court hearing and met with a number of trainees, as well as a number of Jordanian and Kuwaiti participants in a course for military judges held in coordination with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, the statement said.

The King also attended part of a workshop conducted remotely with the Palace of Justice in Irbid through e-learning technology, as well as a panel discussion that included participants from the Future Judges Programme, institute alumni and current students.

During the session, His Majesty expressed support for the students, stressing the importance of empowering them and enhancing the work of the judiciary.

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