Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ

On 9 and 10 March 2021, IRZ organised an online seminar in partnership with the Judicial Council and the Judicial Institute of Jordan. The event was financed by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) and was aimed at high-ranking Jordanian judges in the field of administrative jurisdiction.

During the seminar, the participants had the opportunity to acquire expertise in court proceedings for the repeal of administrative decisions and the processing of administrative claims, or to expand the knowledge they already have in this area, with the aim of using their newly acquired skills in their legal practice.

IRZ Head of Section Sidi Mohamed Khairy welcomed the participants on behalf of IRZ. He emphasised the significance of the cooperation between Germany and Jordan in the area of administrative jurisdiction. Majid Ghobari, a judge at the Supreme Administrative Court of Jordan, was very positive about the renewed partnership with IRZ in his opening speech. The Judicial Council and the Judicial Institute of Jordan worked hand in hand on the planned new reforms of administrative jurisdiction. Events organised with IRZ provided the Jordanian partners with valuable information and ideas from legal practice in Germany.

Two recognised experts were appointed by IRZ to take part in the two-day event. They were Volker Ellenberger, President of the Higher Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg, and Stefan Schulte, a judge at the Administrative Court of Arnsberg.

They gave lectures on the following topics, for which they also presented case examples:

  • The meaning and purpose of the administrative act
  • Elements of the administrative act
  • Retraction and withdrawal of the administrative act
  • Enforcement of the administrative act
  • The structure and formulation of a court ruling in an administrative claim
  • The process of administrative court proceedings

The Jordanian participants made the most of the lectures to have lively discussions and an intense exchange of experiences with the German experts. In view of the ongoing requirements of their Jordanian partners, IRZ plans to offer further events on the subject of administrative jurisdiction throughout the year.