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Case Analysis UNODC Meeting on 11th July, 2017 at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar

    The subject meeting was held at KP Judicial Academy on 11th July, 2017. Justice (R) Hamid Farooq Durrani, Justice (R) Abdul Latif Khan, Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan, DG KPJA, Muhammad Asim Imam, Accountability Judge, Peshawar, Khawaja Wajihuddin, Dean Faculty, KPJA, Mr. Yasir Khan, Program officer, UNODC, Ms Fatima Raza, Program Assistant, UNODC were attended the meeting.

 Agenda of the meeting was already circulated. Khawaja Wajihuddin, Dean Faculty, KPJA facilitated the meeting. He outlined the methodology, objectives and procedure of the working group.

       It was agreed that gap analysis, process improvement and difference in the approach of two courts will be assessed besides training and legislative needs.The activity “Analysis of a CT Related Cases from the Criminal Justice Perspective” was a collaborative effort of the KPJA and UNODC under PACT program structured into 07 sessions. The core objective of this activity was qualitative analysis drawn from random sampling of 20 CT cases from KP. It included both acquittal and conviction by ATC and was analyzed by a group of experts from judiciary to determining the following:- Gap Analysis: Where did the gaps exist in each case and how can these gaps be removed.      Identifying Training Needs: The results of the analysis will determine what training modules need to be developed. Identifying Legislative Needs: Identification of legal gaps and recommendations.

Letter of Agreement (LOA) signed between UNDP and KP Judicial Academy on 10th July, 2017 at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar

   A Letter of Agreement between United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and KP Judicial Academy Peshawar for research study, Development of a software for law search index, capacity building of  judicial officers, lawyers and courts staff  under strengthening "Rule of  Law " Program signed on 10th July 2017 at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar. This LOA is effective from 1st July, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. LOA signing ceremony was held at BOG Hall of the Academy and on behalf of Country Director, UNDP, Ignacio Artaza, Mr. Ijaz Ali singed and on behalf of KP Judicial academy, Director General, KPJA, Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan. The Senior Director Administration, KPJA, Mr. Muhammad Asif  Khan, Dean Faculty, KPJA, Khawaja Wajihuddin, Director Instructions II, Mr. Zia ul Rehman and Director Instructions III Ms. Hajra Rahman were also present at the occasion.   

KPJA Work  Plan (1st  July to 31st December 2017)

v  Support Training of lawyers on ADR.
v  Pre Consultation meeting for planning the National conference on ADR.
v  National Conference on ADR.
v  Training of Judicial officers and Court Staff on upgraded and specialized training Manuals.
v  Research on FATA.
v  Establishment of law search Index.

One Day Expert Group Discourse on Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CJCC) at KP, Judicial Academy on 5th July, 2017 (Follow up of First Activity on 24th May,2017)

  One day expert group discourse on Criminal Justice Coordination Committee, (CJCC) was held at KP Judicial Academy, Peshawar on 5th July, 2017. This expert meeting was the follow up of the first activity, which was held on 24th May, 2017 at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar.
           Expert group meeting purpose was to examine and identify the issues regarding management of Criminal Court files and evidential proofs.The meeting was moderated by the Dean of Judicial Academy, Mr. Khawaja Wajihuddin  and was attended by the members of Judiciary, Prosecution Service, Police and the Reclamation and Probation Directorate.
          The moderator welcomed all the participants and shared the purpose of the meeting.  He emphasized the importance of the correct preparation and management of court files and discussed the issues surrounding the non-availability of evidential proofs in the prosecution of some criminal cases. He reminded all the participants that there was a necessity for the police and prosecutions to take responsibility for the preparation and management of files by ensuring that the required proofs were available to the court.
Recommendations of the meeting arePolice prosecutor coordination, Composition and arrangement of Court File, Mentoring/Awareness Raising.
       The Moderator concluded the session and informed the participants of the next steps. He stated that these recommendations will be shared with each department for implementation and approval.  He thanked all the participants for taking out the time in their schedule for attending this workshop and also for their meaningful contribution in making this workshop a success.
      It is worth mentioning here that the Citizens’ Justice and Peace Programme (CJPP) is a 34-month Rule of Law programme that started in September 2015 and is scheduled to finish in June 2018. The programme is implemented by Coffey International Development and funded by the European Union.
           The programme’s overall objective is to contribute to strengthening Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) State responsiveness to citizens’ security and justice needs and to the restoration of trust between KP citizens and the State. CJPP is mandated to provide support to the Criminal Justice Coordination Committee in Peshawar and the selected districts of Swat, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Five days Training Course for Newly Inducted lawyers from Across KP Province (Batch-4) at KP Judicial Academy dated 3rd July to 7th July, 2017

      The role of an advocate assumes a greater significance with every passing time. Effective service delivery is a sine quo non for maintaining the confidence of the people in the justice system of the country. Hence we are faced with a huge task to promote legal values, ethical standards and rule of law. Since there is always scope & need for the improvement, so therefore, and on the basis of experience from the two conducted trainings for the young lawyers we deemed it appropriate to introduce some modifications and changes in the modules.
         A Week long training program for young lawyers of batch Four was arranged at KP Judicial Academy. The realization of the fact that lawyers need formal class room training is, no doubt, a paradigm shift. While experience has no match, one can’t help appreciate the usefulness of a learning environment a class room provides. The aims and objectives of the training were to inculcate and promote ethical values and standards; contribute to the capacity building of all stakeholders of the justice sector, gain diverse and ethical knowledge of ethics of the profession, explore failures of professional skills and how to address them, follow in letter and spirit the dictum of "Bench and Bar as two wheels of a chariot". Of great significance was the keen interest of the lawyers in the learning environment provided here. This is a matter of extreme happiness both for the Academy and the lawyers’ community. The Academy is happy because it successfully inched forward to include lawyers (and that too in such a large number)—another key stakeholder in the administration of justice. The Bar must be happy as it successfully took an initiative to become part of the capacity building program of the Academy.

05-Days Training on Case & Court management for Judicial Officers 24-28-7, 2017 concluded

 The first 5-day training course [24- 28 July, 2017] on “Case and Court Management” for Judges based on the revised manual was conducted successfully. The focus of the Course was to sensitize the participants about the delay in administration of the Justice and to make them learn and apply the techniques and concept of pre-trial conferencing and trail scheduling. As many as 25 Civil  Judges cum Judicial Magistrates  from across the province participated in the course.  The course is part of the UNDP’s Strengthening the Rule of Law in Malakand (SRLM) project. In the concluding ceremony, the participants shared their feedback with the Academy through their representative. The participants also expressed gratitude for their nomination in the course. Director General  KP Judicial Academy, Mr. Muhammad Masood khan was the chief guest on the occasion. Senior Director Administration KP Judicial Academy, Mr. Muhammad Asif  Khan, Senior Director Research and Publication KPJA, Mr. Sohail Sheraz Noor Sani, Director Instructions, KPJA, Mr. Zia ur Rahman and Ms. Hajra Rahman also participated at the occasion.   DG, KPJA distributed certificates among the participants and addressed the gathering.

Opporutnity for National Consultant

National Consultant

Applications are invited for "National Consultant for Developing the Concept Note & Agenda for National Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)". Interested candidates are requested to submit their detailed resumes to KPJA via email at info@kpja.edu.pk along with a covering letter on or before 7th August, 2017.

 

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Muhammad Masood Khan, Director General

Punjab Judicial Academy Delegation visited KP Judicial Academy Peshawar Dated 21st July, 2017

        Sixteen Members delegation of Punjab Judicial Academy Lahore visited KP Judicial Academy Peshawar. The delegation was headed by the Director Administration, Punjab Judicial Academy , Mr. Chaudry Muhammad Saleem  and other members of the delegation included; Mr. Amjad Nazir Chaudry, DSJ, Mr. Muhammad Asghar Khan , DSJ, Mr. Muhammad Shabir, DSJ, Mr. Atiq ur Rehman, DSJ, Mr. Syed Dawar Zafar Ali , DSJ, Mr. Bakt Fakhar Bahzad, DSJ, Mr. Muhammad Yar Gondal, DSJ, Mr. Waseem- Ur- Rahman Khan, DSJ, Mr. Muhammad Akram, DSJ, Mr. Muhammad Javaid ul Hassan, DSJ, Mr. Shakir hassan, DSJ, Mr. Malik Shabir Ahmad, DSJ, Mr. Muhammad Akram Shikh, DSJ, Mr. Amjad Iqbal Ranja, DSJ and Mr. Khalid Mahmood Bhatti, DSJ.
During the visit  Director General KP Judicial Academy, Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan and Senior Director Administration, KPJA, Muhammad Asif Khan briefed  the delegation about  the activities of the  KP Judicial Academy and later on the delegation  visited the different wings of the KP Judicial Academy.
Later on  the Ex-Chairman KP Public Service Commission Mr. Abdullah delivered lecture on the topic "Stress, Self and Time Management " and  former  DG, KPJA and District and Session Judge Mr. Hayat Ali Shah Delivered lecture on the topic  "Human Resource Management (HRM/ Leadership Role" and  Interactive Discourse with selected Judicial Officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on " Challenges faced by the District Judiciary."
The Delegation also met the Hon'ble Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court/ Chair Board of Director (BOG) KP Judicial Academy, Justice Yahya Afridi at Peshawar High Court Peshawar.

MEETING WITH UNITED NATION OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME UNODC FOR COLLABORATION IN PAKISTAN ACTION IN COUNTER TERRORISM PROJECT PACT 21-06-2017 AT KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY PESHAWAR

     The preliminary subject meeting was held at KP Judicial Academy at 09:00 AM on 21.05.2017. The following attended the meeting; Justice (R) Hamid Farooq Durrani, Justice (R) Abdul Latif Khan, Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan, DG KPJA, Muhammad Asim Imam, Accountability Judge, Peshawar, Khawaja Wajihuddin, Dean Faculty, KPJA, Mr. Yasir Khan, Program officer, UNODC, Ms Fatima Raza, Program Assistant, UNODC.
Agenda of the meeting was already circulated. Khawaja Wajihuddin, Dean Faculty, KPJA facilitated the meeting. He outlined the methodology, objectives and procedure of the working group. It was agreed that gap analysis, process improvement and difference in the approach of two courts will be assessed besides training and legislative needs.

                    The participants unanimously agreed on the following;

  • 20 Cases will be analyzed in a total of 5 meetings. For that purpose a list of 50 cases already prepared were examined by the committee. It was unanimously approved that the DG, Dean Faculty, KPJA and Mr. Asim Imam, Judge Accountability Court Peshawar would select the cases for analysis.
  • The second meeting will be held on 19th June at KPJA
  • Cases may not be necessarily presented on a power point presentation

The same framework will be used as similar to the case analysis meeting.

MEETING WITH UNITED NATION OFFICE ON DRUG AND CRIME UNODC FOR COLLABORATION IN PAKISTAN ACTION IN COUNTER TERRORISM PROJECT PACT 19-06-2017 AT KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY PESHAWAR

The activity “Analysis of a CT Related Cases from the Criminal Justice Perspective” was a collaborative effort of the KPJA and UNODC under PACT program structured into 07 sessions. The core objective of this activity was qualitative analysis drawn from random sampling of 20 CT cases from KP. It included both acquittal and conviction by ATC and was analyzed by a group of experts from judiciary to determining the following: ·         Gap Analysis: Where did the gaps exist in each case and how can these gaps be removed.      Identifying Training Needs: The results of the analysis will determine what training modules need to be developed. Identifying Legislative Needs: Identification of legal gaps and recommendations. ·         Process Improvement: To strengthen and improve processes in the judicial practices.        At the end finalization of the  structure  of  the report  and recommendations.
The subject meeting was held at KP Judicial Academy on 19.05.2017. The following attended the meeting; Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan, DG KPJA, Khawaja Wajihuddin, Dean Faculty, KPJA, Mr. Nisar Ahmad, SSP Investigation CTD, Mr. Zafar Abbas Mirza, Director Prosecution Cell, Mr. Arshid Khan, DSP CTD, Mr. Arif Bilal, CTD, Mr. Adil sadique, DG, Prosecution, Mr. Zahidullah, Dupty Director, NACTA,  Mr. Tariq Parvaiz , Facilitator, UNODC and    Ms Fatima Raza, Program Assistant, UNODC. The report of the activity will be formally launched on 18-07-2017 under the caption "Understanding the Counter Terrorism Response".

Judicial Reforms Meeting in KP Judicial Academy on 20.06.2017

    In any judicial reform initiative for efficient and effective service delivery, merit‐based competitive recruitment should be the starting point. Hon’ble the Chief Justice has expressed a vision for revamping the judicial service recruitment process, as part of his greater vision for judicial reforms.   Earlier, input has been sought from the District Judiciary (letter # 6996‐7041/Admn., dated 14 April 2017) regarding specific areas of reforms, including recruitment. Till date, barring a few districts and a couple of special courts, the input from most of the districts is still awaited.
In the meanwhile, Hon'ble Chief Justice has desired that the issue of recruitment be pursued on priority basis and that all Judicial Officers be involved regarding the proposed options for entry to judicial service.
Hon’ble the Chief Justice has mandated a team of Judicial Officers to work on certain reforms for improvement in the service delivery of the District Judiciary. For ensuring such improvements, specific areas were identified for consideration. Those areas are: first, establishment of a Secretariat for District Judiciary (SDJ); second, re-designing the PER policy/form; and, third, proposing relevant amendments in the law. Till date, the team has been able to prepare a draft for the establishment of the SDJ, propose a new PER policy/form and suggest relevant amendments in the N.W.F.P Judicial Service Rules, 2001 (substituted).

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