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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.

05-Days TC Newly Inducted Lawyers Ron Across KP Province batch III 15-19 May 2017 concluded

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 three 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" .

04-Day TOT on strengthening application of bail Provisions for Children in conflict with Law 14-17-May-2017 with support of #UNICEF

04-Day TOT on strengthening application of bail Provisions for Children in conflict with Law 14-17-May-2017 with support of #UNICEF

01-Day Seminar on "Etiquettes & Mannerism" for capacity building of special courts/tribunals & law officers of federal government on 24th May, 2017 concluded

   "No one doubts that judges are expected to behave according to certain standards both in and out of court. Judicial Ethics and Etiquette is an important discipline of Judicial education and assumes cynosure for judicial discipline and independence. Ethics and Etiquettes shape the conduct of a judicial officer. Conduct of a judge, both inside and outside the court plays significant role in creating litigants trust in the judicial system and building confidence of public on the institution.

In this regard one day seminar on ethics and etiquette in judicial service for capacity building of special courts/tribunals and law officers of federal government was held on 24th May 2017 at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar. More than 25  Judicial officers and representatives of  other stakeholders of Justice system were participated on the seminar. The objective of the seminar was to assist the Judicial officers in identification of ethical challenges in their daily work; In resolving them in line with the relevant rules and standards of conduct. Moreover, to further enhance the trust and confidence of the citizens and self realization for the importance of etiquettes. At the end participants were awarded with certificates.

01-Day Seminar on FATA Integration: Challenges & Prospects, 25 May, 2017 concluded

 The contemporary era has seen merger, integration and unification currents in the 1990s. Out of three integration processes- the German reunification case was more successful with a relatively smooth merger of the two states as the German Democratic Republic (the former East) merged into the Federal Republic of Germany (the former West). The integration and merger process that characterized the unification of Germany was the close and interlinked efforts of the stakeholders and institutions particularly
 
the legislative and judicial partnership in bringing political, economic, social and legal change. The KP-FATA merger case in many aspects is analogous to the East and West Germany, the micro analysis of the two cases shows visible political, economic, and social divide among the integrating units. One of the most difficult internal challenges KP government will face (like the Germany unification and integration process) is integrating the FATA population into KP society. The KP Judiciary in this regard can play a pivot role in the integration of FATA people with the rest of the country. But there is general confusion over the contours of the “Riwaj Act” and its consonance with the traditional Jirga system and the local justice system. The confusion amplifies over the proposed extension of local legal system to an area with conservatism as its core belief system- the case in this regard will be the extension of family courts to FATA. In this respect discourse between the two principle institutions i.e. provincial judiciary and provincial legislature is needed to mutual identify the impediments to the extension of local justice system and work out legal modalities for the smooth extension of local justice system that is more compatible with ‘Riwaj Act’ and that it may not ensue in conflict with the fundamental rights as well as other substantive laws extended to FATA.
The main objective of the workshop was to initiate a discourse on the future of legal setup in FATA vis a vis the “Riwaj Act” and Jirga System. Identification of issues and challenges in the duplication of local legal system to FATA and the legislative role in solving the impediments to the extension and working of the local justice system to FATA. The expected outcome will be clarity on the legal setup to be extended to FATA. Identification of issues and their legislative solution in the duplication process – extending the local legal system to FATA.

One Day Seminar on Fast Track Dispute Resolution For Investment Contracts And Transactions (23 May, 2017) concluded

  One day seminar on fast tract dispute resolution for investment contracts and transactions at KP  Judicial Academy on 23rd May 2017. More than 30 judges, lawyers, chambers of commerce, bar associations, representatives of the FATA political administration  and private enterprise were participated in the seminar .

This seminar takes a two-pronged approach providing basic information on investment contracts and transaction with special emphasis on informal dispute resolution mechanism. The second part was the analysis and identification of specific issues and gaps in the current system with recommendatory mandate for the establishment of procedures and rules for the conduct of fast track dispute settlement between contracting parties in particular the agreement involving investments.

To earn wealth is natural phenomena of every person for his future necessity; side by side it should help the growth of country’s economy. However, perils exists in the world of investing, while some are preventable others may be not. When dealing with investment professionals, there is always the possibility that disagreements over the proper management of funds will arise. Whether intentional or unintentional, problems may need to be sorted out. Possible problems include decisions made by money managers with the authority to make transactions or simply the execution of a stock trade by a broker. Keep in mind, however, that your rights may be limited by the agreements that were signed initiating a relationship with the target of your complaint.

The most common methods of dispute resolution are mediation and arbitration. These techniques allow for speedy and fair conclusions without the often exorbitant expenses normally associated with court proceedings. Mediation involves the use of a facilitator to help two parties reach an agreement. Arbitration involves a more structured presentation of evidence and results in a binding and final decision made by an independent individual called an arbitrator.

The objectives of the seminar are to provide an overview of the dynamics of contract formation and identification of issues in the current formal system. An overview of the mechanism of ADR with special focus on the practices prevailing in Pakistan and KP. Recommendations for the establishment of procedures and rules for the conduct of fast track dispute settlement between contracting parties in particular the agreement involving investments.

The recommendations shall be presented to hon'able Chairman/KPJA in order to approve the SOP's for establishing a Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) in KPJA to ensure fast track dispute resolution to be effective in KP.

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