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visit to the Spanish School for Judges during Barcelona conference 2007

About the International Organization for Judicial Training
The International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) was established in 2002 in order to promote the rule of law by supporting the work of judicial education institutions around the world. The mission of the IOJT is realized through international and regional conferences and other exchanges that provide opportunities for judges and judicial educators to discuss strategies for establishing and developing training centers, designing effective curricula, developing faculty capacity, and improving teaching methodology.

The IOJT is a volunteer, non-profit organization and relies upon the efforts and good will of its members.The organization is governed by a General Assembly of its members which meets every 2-3 years during the international conference.There is an elected Board of Governors which consists of an Executive Committee, Regional Deputy Presidents, additional Deputy Presidents and Governors. As of August 2015, the IOJT has 123 member-institutes from 75 countries.

7th IOJT Conference to be Held in Recife, Brazil

November 8-12, 2015

Conference Site

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Publications from IOJT

Judicial Education and Training:
The Journal of the International Organization for
Judicial Training

NEW! Issue 4 | 2015

Issue 3 | 2015

Issue 2 | 2014

Issue 1 | 2013

IOJT Newsletter

IOJT Newsletter | July 2014



IOJT Applies for Federal Non-Profit Status

On May 5, 2014, in the New York City office of Shearman and Sterling, IOJT President Eliezer Rivlin and Treasurer B. Paul Cotter, Jr. executed documents required for applying to establish the IOJT as a non-profit corporation under New York state law. Two weeks later the application was approved. Pictured above are Justice Rivlin and Judge Cotter at the signing under the guiding eye of Reade H. Ryan, former Managing Partner. Through his intervention this large international law firm has provided its services pro bono, a two year coordination effort.

Judge Cotter will now apply for Federal non-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Once established, contributions to the IOJT will be tax deductible in the United States, and it will be easier to apply for funding from U.S. foundations. The Internal Revenue Service process is reported to take a year, but it will be well worth it for the future of the IOJT.

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Online Library

A new online course, Transparency and Anti-Corruption, will be offered in late August by the Diego Portales University in Chile. Read more about it in the Library.

The Estonian judiciary is using an innovative method called Court Practice Analysis (CPA) to improve the quality of court decisions and to assess better training needs. Read more about it here.

The Library of judicial education materials offers Judicial training institutes and educators resources and a variety of interesting and valuable materials.

We invite you to send us:

  • innovative lectures
  • articles
  • special programs
  • practical demonstrations or exercises
  • names of recommended speakers
  • experts in specific areas

Please send your materials to IOJT@IOJT.ORG (note that materials submitted need to be approved by an IOJT supervising committee before being posted on the website).

You can access the Library from the navigation menu or by clicking here.



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