OVERALL THEME: JUDICIAL EDUCATION 2025 – CORE VALUES AND FUTURE INNOVATIONS
The Conference will focus on:
- The Organization and Structure of Judicial Training Institutes
- Training Methods and Goals
- Evaluation of Judicial Training
- Emerging Challenges
The Conference will also include educational sessions at the Training Center of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) in Tagaytay City, and visit to local historical/tourist sites.
English is the official language of the Conference. The plenary sessions and concurrent sessions held at the main hall will have simultaneous interpretations in English, French, and Spanish.
The Philippines hosts the 8th IOJT Conference.
Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort, Manila
PHILJA Training Center, Tagaytay City
JUSTICE ELIEZER RIVLIN
President, International Organization for Judicial Training
We are delighted to have you as participants in the 8th International Conference on the Training of the Judiciary, November 5-9, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Judicial Academy will be hosting this year’s conference, marking the first time the International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) Conference will be held in Asia.
The IOJT was established in 2002 to promote the rule of law by considering common issues for the training and education of judges, promoting and advancing cooperation among judicial training institutes, and facilitating the international exchange of information. IOJT has grown to represent 126 member institutes worldwide hosting an international conference every two years. Today, IOJT membership represents over 80 countries.
The theme for this year’s conference is Judicial Education 2025 – Core Values and Future Innovations. The education program will include plenary meetings and over 15 parallel sessions designed to discuss best practices, emerging issues and innovations.
The Conference features three-and-a-half days of rigorous educational sessions and networking events including a day trip to the Philippine Judicial Academy training facilities in beautiful Tagaytay City. Speakers will include senior judicial officials and judicial education leaders from a diverse array of countries. This year’s academic program will include the presentation of International Judicial Training Principles developed by a distinguished IOJT Work Group.
I hope to see you in Manila at the 8th International Conference on the Training of the Judiciary.
HONORABLE MARIA LOURDES P. A. SERENO
Supreme Court of the Philippines
Honorary Conference President
8th IOJT Conference
It is an honor and privilege for the Philippines to host the 8th International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) Conference on the Training of the Judiciary, the first ever to be held in Asia. With PHILJA at the forefront of this Conference, I am confident that we will have a fruitful program and dynamic networking events, as well as productive educational sessions in your chosen venues including our world class training center in Tagaytay City. I am certain that PHILJA will also ensure that all participants will experience the renowned Filipino warmth and hospitality to the hilt, while keeping everyone safe and comfortable while amongst us.
Amidst the worldwide threats to freedom and security, I challenge the IOJT and its member institutes to remain steadfast in our shared commitment to education and training of judges and court personnel. It is through competent and effective knowledge, skills, and attitudes that we empower the judiciary for effective delivery of justice, and ultimately, peace.
I congratulate the organizing team for the timeliness of this year’s conference theme: Judicial Education 2025 – Core Values and Future Innovations. No doubt, we will have invaluable sharing of experiences, interesting discussions on emerging trends, and setting of common goals for the future.
I look forward to welcoming all of you in Manila this November.
JUSTICE ADOLFO S. AZCUNA
Chancellor, Philippine Judicial Academy
Retired Associate Justice
Supreme Court of the Philippines
Working Conference President
8th IOJT Conference
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 8th IOJT Conference on the Training of the Judiciary to be held in the Philippines on November 5-9, 2017.
The Conference is a flagship program of the IOJT and represents the largest gatherings of judicial education training institutes in the world to discuss the latest developments in the field of judicial education and trainings. The Philippine Judicial Academy, a leading provider of globally relevant, responsive and effective training for the judiciary in the region, has been tasked to host this year’s Conference. We promise an engaging program of productive exchanges of ideas among judicial education trainers. We hope to place participants within a loop of reciprocal sharing of knowledge, research and experiences in the field of judicial education.
In addition to providing an enriching program for the Conference, we also welcome you to our premiere training facility, the PHILJA Training Center, located in the scenic city of Tagaytay. It is our hope that you get a chance to explore its surroundings and enjoy the cool atmosphere of the city.
It is our honor to receive the distinguished members of the IOJT, representatives of judicial institutes, and international and local participants of the Conference.
We look forward to meeting you all in November.