Zimbabwe: High Court judges Orientation Workshop

Zimbabwe: High Court judges Orientation Workshop

The ICJ and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Zimbabwe, are convening a three-day Orientation Workshop for newly appointed judges. 

It is held until 24 March at Troutbeck Inn, Nyanga.

The workshop is the fourth such meeting that the ICJ and the JSC have convened with the support of the European Union.

The training provides a useful bridge for the new appointees as they transition from the bar to the bench.

The topics covered during the training include judgement writing, court procedure and decorum, substantive law, judicial independence and issues of integrity on the bench.

The Hon. Judge President Chiweshe in his opening remarks stated that the objectives of the workshop are to familiarize incoming judges with their new work environment and to acquaint them with the specific divisions of that court.

This is to prepare them for the full assumptions of work in the judiciary. Justice Chiweshe noted that each division, criminal, civil and family law, will expose the judges to its own activities, guided by the judge from that division.

After the training the hope is that the judges will be deployed to their respective regions and stations fully acquitted with the tasks before them and can dispense justice diligently, impartially, fairly, without fear, favour or promise.

In attendance at the first day of the workshop were 17 judges (four female and thirteen male).

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