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Workshop on International Humanitarian Law (March 10, 2018)

The Academy organized a One-day workshop for the District Judiciary on International Humanitarian Law in collaboration with the Research Society of International Law, Islamabad (RSIL) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Pakistan.
The core thematic areas of the workshop were:
•    Anti-Terrorism Act 1997: Impact and Challenges;
•    Introduction to International Humanitarian Law with emphasis on Law on non-International Armed Conflicts, Use of Force, Preventive Detention;
•    Domestic Application: Counter-Terrorism and Militancy in Pakistan, with focus on Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism Legislative landscape and Domestic Humanitarian Law, Actions (in Aid of Civil Power) Regulation, 2011; and
•    International Law and its relevance for the Judiciary in Pakistan.
Twenty five Additional District and Sessions Judges from various districts of the province participated. Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, Director General KPJA, distributed certificates amongst the participants.

Hon’ble the Chief Justice Peshawar High Court, Inaugurates Online Learning Program at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy

Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi, hon’ble the Chief Justice Peshawar High Court/ Chairman, Board of Governors, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy, inaugurated Online learning Program today at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy, Peshawar. He Said, “engagement of the judicial officers in traditional trainings, usually resulted in delays in disposal of cases. Online trainings will address these issues”. “Now, judicial officers will receive trainings at their place of postings, after completing their court work” he added. He assured that hon’ble Judges of the High Court, will also enlighten district judicial officers on legal propositions, thorough Video Conference. He encouraged the district judicial officers to own the initiative whole-heartedly. He also announced launching of training programs for judges and lawyers at regional headquarters, shortly.

 

He was accompanied by the Mr. Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim, hon’ble Judge, Peshawar High Court. The hon’ble Judge assured his availability in the forthcoming week, for a talk with the District Judiciary thorough video conferencing tool, on framing of formal charge – an important issue in criminal trial.

 

Earlier, Dr. Khursheed Iqbal, Director General of the Academy, warmly welcomed the hon’ble guests and given briefing about the e-training program. He stated that the Judicial Academy is entering a new era and is exploring another window of opportunities in judicial education.

 

Mr. Kaleem Arshed, Additional District Judge, Peshawar, shared his experiences with the Judges of the district judiciary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on preparation of decree sheet.

 

The ceremony was also attended by the District and Sessions Judge, Peshawar and faculty of the Judicial Academy.

Training for Young Lawyers of Balochistan & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provinces (26Feb. to 02 Mar. 2018)

The KP Judicial Academy arranged a special 05 days training for young lawyers of Balochistan & KP s Chitral District. This is for the first time, lawyers from Balochistan were imparted training in the KP Judicial Academy.

While the Academy has been imparting trainings to lawyers, a significant aspect of this training is that it was designed in light of training needs assessment findings. The participants were given an opportunity to show gaps in their knowledge, skill and attitude. The gaps so identified were then addressed through course designed. Core topic included in the course were: Drafting of Pleadings and Petitions, Procedural Laws, Case Presentation Techniques, Relevancy and Admissibility of Documentary Evidence, Cross Examination, Key Laws introduced in 2016-17, Legal Research, working as an associate in Chamber Practice, Bench Bar Relationship in the Administration of Justice, the use of Information Technology, and Knowledge of Legal Ethics.

During the training, visits were also arranged to Peshawar High Court, Museum, and other historical places, such as, Masjid Mahabat Khan and Islamia College. The participants greatly enjoyed these visits.

The training concluded on Friday. Hon’ble Justice Qaisar Rashid Khan, a senior hon’ble Judge of Peshawar High Court, Peshawar, graced the occasion by distributing certificates to the participants. He delivered a brief speech on the occasion. The participants also expressed their thanks to the Peshawar High Court and the Academy for arranging the training. They expressed their hope that the Academy will keep delivering such kinds of trainings in future.

Earlier on Friday, Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, the DG KPJA welcomed the hon’ble Chief Guest, explained the significance and details of the training.

 

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Workshop on International Humanitarian Law (February 24, 2018)

The Academy organized a One-day workshop for the District Judiciary on International Humanitarian Law in collaboration with the Research Society of International Law, Islamabad (RSIL) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Pakistan.

Following were core thematic areas of the workshop:

•    Anti-Terrorism Act 1997: Impact and Challenges;
•    Introduction to International Humanitarian Law with emphasis on Law on non-International Armed Conflicts, Use of Force, Preventive Detention;
•    Domestic Application: Counter-Terrorism and Militancy in Pakistan, with focus on Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism Legislative landscape and Domestic Humanitarian Law, Actions (in Aid of Civil Power) Regulation, 2011; and
•    International Law and its relevance for the Judiciary in Pakistan.

As many as twenty-two judicial officers from various districts of the province participated in the activity. Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, Director General KPJA, distributed certificates amongst the participants.
 

03 Days Training of the Trainers Program (22-24 Feb, 2018)

The KP Judicial Academy organized a three days Training of the Trainers (ToT). The aim of the training was to strengthen the faculty of the Academy, keeping in view its ongoing and future training programs. Focus of the training was to build capacity of the trainees in the following areas:

  • Principles of adult-cum- professional learning;
  • Formal and informal presentation techniques;
  • Golden rules of presentations and use of handouts;
  • Preparation of session plan, nature, structure, contents and objectives;
  • Power point presentations and the like.

During the first two days, the learners were imparted trainings and on the third day, they made presentations, using the skills learnt. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi, Chairman of BoG of the Academy / Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, also joined a session on the final day. Mr. Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, hon’ble Judge Peshawar High Court, graced the concluding ceremony with his valuable presence. He addressed the participants and distributed certificates amongst them.
Participants of the training included Hafiz Naseem Akbar, Mr. Muhammad Zeb Khan and Mr. Fakhar Zaman, District & Sessions Judges. Amongst the additional district and sessions judges were Mr. Jehanzeb Shinwari, Mr. Amjid Zia Siddiqui, Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan, Mr. Zia ur Rehman and Mr. Dost Muhammad Khan. The civil judges cum judicial magistrates selected for the tot were Hafiz Zaeem Ahmad, Mr. Asghar Ali Salarzai and Ms. Irum Nosheen, Civil Judges.

Academy successfully tests its E-learning tool

Tuesday 21 February 2018 witnessed a major breakthrough in the history of the Academy’s training endeavours as it successfully tested its recently purchased video conferencing tool. “Zoom” has been developed by Zoom Video Communication Inc., a US-based communication company.
Zoom shall help the Academy develop a video interface with its participants in a wide range of continuing capacity building activities, such as, trainings, seminars, conferences and workshops. The KP Judicial Academy is committed to excel itself in adopting latest IT techniques to enlarge its role as an emerging leader in judicial education and professional development of all justice sector actors, most notably the Judges and Courts Staff of the District Judiciary.
The use of the software requires a simple process of log requiring the creation a meeting ID and its sharing with the Academy as the host on zoom.

03 Days Training of the Trainers Preogram (22-24 Feb, 2018) started today

03 Days Training of the Trainers Preogram (22-24 Feb, 2018) started today at KP Judicial Academy. During this ToT the practical application of these distinctive features will be highlighted. It is important to mention that irrespective of the topic and contents of the lecture,presentation, study circle and panel discussion, the manner and technique of delivery should be in consonance with these principles for creating meaningful learning environment for imparting
knowledge, skill and attitude (KSA), as explained below:

  • Knowledge: Perception, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation
  • Skill: Theory, Demonstration, Experience and Feedback
  • Attitude: A settled way of thinking or feeling about something; frame of mind or way of thinking

As many as 15 Judicial Officers from all cadres of District Judiciary participating in the program.

Dean Faculty presenting shield to Hon'ble Justice Rooh-ul-Amin Khan at KPJA

KP Judicial Academy conducted a Five-Day Training course on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Lawyers across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from 8th to 12th January, 2018. 37 young lawyers from all districts of the province participated in the course. Hon'ble Justice Rooh-ul-Amin Khan was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. Dean Faculty presenting shield to the Hon'ble cheif guest at the end of the concluding ceremony.

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