Conference Programme

“CMJA@50:Back to the Future!”

Cardiff, Wales

13th-17th September 2020

  DRAFT PROGRAMME(Subject to Change)

As of 29/11/2019

SUNDAY 13th  SEPTEMBER

9:30-16:00 Council Meeting (Attendance by invitation only)  
11:00-16:00 Chief Justices’ Meeting (Attendance by invitation only)  
14:00-17:00 Registration  
Evening Conference Welcome Reception  

MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER

8:00

Registration continues

 
9:00-10:00 Session 1

Opening Ceremony

 
10:00- 11:00 CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPH   FOLLOWED BY TEA BREAK  
11:00-11:30 Introduction:

CMJA Director of Programmes CMJA

Presentation on CMJA Membership

 
11:30-12:30 Session 2: Keynote Speech:

“35 years of the Basic Principles on the Independence of Judges. Where are we today?”

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 3: Concurrent Panel session:

3A: “Does separation of powers mean no dialogue between the Judiciary and the Executive?”

 

 

  3B: “What should Magistrates be doing in the community?  
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Specialist Sessions

Discussions in specialist subjects:

A:“Current issues in Refugee and Humanitarian law”   

 
  B: “Returning children to parents through specialist Family Drug and Alcohol Courts”  
  C:   Environmental Pollution “Pollution litigation and human rights”  
  D. “Specialist Commercial courts”   
  E   “A comparison of Court Martial Systems”  
  F:  “Intellectual Property”  
Evening Reception  
TUESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
9:00-9:15 Announcement of the 2021 Conference  
9.15-10.30

 

Session 5: Panel Session:

“Legal issues in devolved and federal governments”

 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK   
11:00-12:30 Session 6: Concurrent Panel Session:

6A: “Various Family Justice issues around the Hague Convention”

 
  6B: “Criminal sentencing guidelines and Judicial discretion”  
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 7: Concurrent Panel Session:

7A: “Improving access to justice through digitalisation and other court reforms”

 
  7B: “Improving procedures for complaints against judicial officers”  
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK   
15:30-16:30 Session 8:  Break out groups

 “All stress and distress- how do we de-stress?”

 
16:30-17.30 Gender Section Meeting (attendance optional but all delegates are welcome  
Evening Reception  

WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

9:00-9.15 CMJA Endowment Fund  
9:15-9:30 Update on the UNODC Global Judicial Integrity Network  
9:30-10:30 Session 9: Keynote Speech:

“Rape Myths and Consent”

 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 10: Concurrent Panel Session:

Session 10A: “Dealing with victims of human trafficking in the courts”

 
  Session 10B: “The evolution of the lay judiciary around the Commonwealth”  
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 11: Concurrent Panel Session:

11A: Online Abuse of the Judiciary”   

 
  11B: “Gender and Human Rights Issues ”    
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-16.30 Session 12: “The Art of Judgment Writing”  
16:30 Close of Conference  
Evening 50th Anniversary Dinner  

THURSDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

  OPTIONAL DAY OUT