Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ

In October and December 2021, IRZ, in cooperation with the Jordanian Judicial Council and the Jordanian Judicial Academy, organised two online seminars on the topic of "Modern Judicial and Court Administration" . The events were aimed in particular at court presidents and were financed within the framework of institutional funding by the Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ). 

The seminars focused on the following key topics, among others:

  • Modern court and judicial administration in Jordan and Germany 
  • Strategies for strengthening the effectiveness, efficiency and qualitative improvement of court work 
  • Change management in court and judicial administration 
  • Recruitment procedures and methods of personnel management 
  • Training opportunities for the judiciary 
  • Fighting corruption in the judiciary and judicial administration 

On the Jordanian side, the seminars were opened by the President of the Court of First Instance of Amman, Ayoub Al-Sawair. In his presentations, he focused on the structures and reform projects in the Jordanian court administration. In particular, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have also posed great challenges to the Jordanian courts and revealed new needs. 

From the IRZ side, the events were accompanied by Christian Schmitz-Justen, Vice-President of the Cologne Higher Regional Court, and Gerd Nolden, Leitender Regierungsdirektor of the Cologne Higher Regional Court. 

The aim of the events was to exchange experiences and methods on court and personnel management and to provide the participants with new knowledge and skills in these areas. 

In the coming year, IRZ will continue and deepen its long-standing cooperation with the Jordanian judiciary.