Conference Programme

“Building an effective, accountable and inclusive judiciary”
Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
24th – 28th September 2017
CMJA PROGRAMME
(Subject to Change)    

SUNDAY 24TH  SEPTEMBER 2017

9.30-16.00 Council Meeting (Attendance By Invitation Only)  
14:00-17:00 Registration  
1900 Conference Welcome Reception  

MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017

08:00 Registration continues  
08:45-10:00 Session 1

Opening Ceremony:
1. Words of Welcome:
President, CMJA
2. Speech by Head of Judiciary: Chief Justice of Tanzania
3. Keynote Speech

10:00- 10:45 CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPH AND TEA BREAK
10:45-11:00 Introduction by Director of Programmes:  Judge Shamim Qureshi
CMJA Membership: Chief Magistrate Matankiso Nthunya, Lesotho, CMJA Regional Vice President
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Keynote Speech:
“Building an effective, accountable and inclusive judiciary”
 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 3: Panel session:
“Tackling Delays, financial and procedural constraints on access to justice and corruption for an effective judiciary.”
 
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Breakout session:
“Improving Judicial Welfare and Working Conditions”
 

TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017

09:00-09:15 Announcement of 2018 conference  
09:15-10:30 Session 5: Keynote speech:
“Challenges to building Inclusiveness and Diversity in the modern judiciary”
 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 6: Panel Session:
“Competing jurisdictions and efficient problem-solving courts”
1.
Mental health and drugs courts
2. Religious courts
3. Environmental courts
 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 7A: Panel Session:

”Contemporary and futuristic views of judicial accountability”

Session 7B: Panel Session:

“Issues in International Humanitarian Law”

 
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-16:30 Session 8: Specialist Subjects Session:
A. “Terrorism and human rights in the courts”
B. “International Arbitration”
C. ”Magistrate, Judge? What’s in a name?”
D.  “Improving Court Procedures”
 

 

 

16:30-17.30 Gender Section Meeting (attendance optional but all delegates welcome)  

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2017

 08:45-09:00 CMJA Endowment Fund- Bailiff and Chief Justice William Bailhache, Jersey  
09:00-10:30 Session 9: Panel Session:
“Poor Public Image? Dealing with comments by politicians and the media”
 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 10:  Panel Session:
“Judging and Emotion in the Lower Courts”

“Coping with financial stress and judicial stress ”

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 11  Learning Session:
“Computers and Mobile phones: How judges manage to get into trouble”
 
15:00-15:15 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
Judge Shamim Qureshi. CMJA Director of Programmes,
His Hon. Chief Judge John Lowndes, CMJA President
 
15.15-15.45 TEA BREAK
19:00 Gala Dinner

THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2017

OPTIONAL DAY TRIP TO ZANZIBAR

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