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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).

IMPACT STUDY (CONSOLIDATED REPORT) 2 DAY TRAINING ON OFFICE PROCEDURE, MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING STAFF OF KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY DATED 30TH MAY 2017

        The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy since its inception has been a pioneer in promoting the capacity building of the judicial branch of the government through employing various tools which includes the Training of the Judicial cadre and law enforcing agencies .
A well-skilled and effective  workforce can be organization's greatest asset, yet due care and attention is not always given to providing adequate training and development, and encouraging its uptake. 
To effective cope with its responsibilities, the Judicial Academy has initiated training of its own staff members in order to enable them to be an effective component in propagation of its mission. The return on investment can be quickly realized by seeing a reduction in errors, improved efficiency, and a higher quality level of work completed.
Each staff member has strengths and weaknesses in the way they learn. Finding the type of training that is right for their learning style can make the difference in a successful training or learning experience.
To accomplished the said Phenomenon a two day training on office procedure, management and capacity building of ministerial staff was held on 27-28 April 2017. Later on one day follow up of the said training and future planning of the KPJA staff was held on 30th May 2017. For input of in-house training procedure  two sets of questioner  were developed and both the future procedure was compiled for future planning.

CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATION COMMITTEE AT KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY ON MAY 24, 2017

     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy Dean and District Session Judge, Khowaja Wajihudin chaired a Consultative Workshop on Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CJCC) at the Judicial Academy in Peshawar. Members of the Criminal Justice Coordination Committee including, District Session Judges, Prison officers, Probation Officer, District Public Prosecutors and Investigation Officers from district Peshawar, Swat, Swabi, D.I.Khan, Nowshera and Mardan were present at the event. This workshop was organised by European Union funded Citizens Justice and Peace Programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together the senior representatives of the of Departments and Inspectorates of the Criminal Justice Sector to discuss the role and function of the CJCC with a view to making recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of the work. The Criminal Justice Coordination Committees are organised at District under Section 74 of the Police Act 2017. Each committee is chaired by a District and Sessions Court Judge and its membership is comprised of representatives of the Police, Prosecutions, and Prisons and Probation and Reclamation Inspectorate.  The CJCC plays an important role in the overall coordination of the Criminal Justice Section in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Citizens Justice and Peace Program is a three year EU-funded Program, implemented in collaboration with the Government of KP, aimed at improving Home and Tribal Affairs’ Department and Police’s responsiveness to citizens’ security and justice needs by strengthening institutional capacity, inter-departmental coordination and civil society engagement.

A DELEGATION OF TURKISH JUDICIARY VISITED KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY PESHAWAR ON 22ND MAY, 2017

A delegation of Turkish Judiciary headed by Mr. Musa Hebet, High Rank Judge, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice and comprising other delegates Mr. Muhsin Senturk, Mr. Hanefi Keskin, Mr. Seyfettin Tuncer, and Mr. Sanver Keles, High Rank Judges of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Mr. Omer Faruk Aydiner, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Mr. Mehmet Tavfik Elmas and  Mr. Zekeriya Samanci, High Rank Judges of the Court of Appellate, Mr. Mustafa Alcik, Head of Heavy Criminal Court, Mr. Ilker Kocyigit, Head of Trade Court, Mr. Gokhan Karakose, Head of the Projects and Internatinal Relations of the Justice Academy of Turkey and Mr. Ahmet Takci, Judge visited KP Judicial Academy on 22nd May 2017.
 The DG Judicial Academy welcomed the delegation and a detailed briefing was given to them.  He expressed the hope that judiciaries of both the countries can benefit by sharing experience and knowledge.
   DG, KPJA also gave the delegation an insight into the judicial system of Pakistan and Activities of KP Judicial Academy Peshawar. Members of the delegation thanked the  DG and All officers of KP Judicial Academy. The delegation also visited different wings of KP Judicial Academy and appreciated the efforts. In the end, the delegation presented souvenir to the Director General, KP Judicial Academy as token of respect and gesture of goodwill. The DG, KPJA also reciprocated the gesture by presenting a memento on the occasion.

ANALYSIS OF A CT RELATED CASES FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE AT KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY ON 17TH MAY, 2017

        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.

04-DAY TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT) ON STRENGTHENING APPLICATION OF BAIL PROVISIONS FOR CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH LAW FOR POLICE OFFICER, PROBATION OFFICERS, PROSECUTORS, CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS AT KP JUDICIAL ACADEMY DATED 16-19TH MAY 2017

 The mission of the KP Judicial Academy is to bring behavioral change in young law graduates as judges by inculcating patience, sobriety, confidence, discipline and skills of high quality legal reasoning in them through their capacity development and sensitization of the rights of litigant public in general and vulnerable communities in particular enshrined in the domestic and international legal framework.
         In order to work out ways and means to strengthen the implementation of Juvenile Justice System in its letter and spirit, the KP Judicial Academy Peshawar in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) conducted a baseline study to assess the implementation of bail provisions under Juvenile Justice System Ordinance, 2000  and identify the area to be improved in this regard.
 
  In this regard a four Days (16-19th May 2017) Training of Trainers (TOT) on Strengthening Application of  Bail Provisions for Children in Conflict with law for Police, Probation officers, Prosecutors, Child Protection officers was  held  at KP Judicial Academy. 25 representatives  were participated  from Police, Probation, Prosecution and Child Protection department. The objective of the Training curriculum was to import knowledge and skills and to support the implementation of a rights-based approach among the key stakeholders in direct contact with juveniles in conflict with law, namely- Public Prosecutors, Police officers, and Probation officers.
DEAN Faculty KP Judicial Academy, Khowaja Wajihuddin in his concluding speech advised the participants to make practical use of the Training in the field.
 At the concluding ceremony Dean Faculty, KP Judicial Academy and UNICEF representative presented certificates to the participants.

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