On October 10, the Rule of Law Collaborative will hold the JUSTRAC symposium, Practical Approaches to Strengthening Judicial Institutions, at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. This public symposium will bring together policymakers, scholars, and practitioners to examine practical interventions that can strengthen judicial institutions. The symposium’s keynote speaker, the Honorable Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Former Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice, will discuss the challenges of maintaining judicial independence and integrity in the face of political and social pressures. The symposium will also include three interactive panels, focused on judicial independence, judicial integrity and the role of civil society in strengthening judicial institutions. The event will utilize case studies from experienced development professionals who have worked with judiciaries in the developing world. Speakers will include judicial professionals, administrators, and other experienced practitioners who can speak directly to specific programs that have strengthened judicial institutions in a range of country settings. Speakers will provide lessons learned from both donor and implementation perspectives, and some will have the unique perspective of operating inside the judiciary. The panels will be structured in an interactive, discussion-style format with audience question and answer periods. The event includes lunch and refreshments, and is free and open to the public.
Note: Due to security, please allow extra time to enter the building. A photo I.D. is required for entry.