Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA) and Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) organizes a High Level Partnership Program on Judicial Development of Nepal.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) in Korea organized a three-day workshop on “High Level Partnership Program on Judicial Development (Nepal)” from April 21- 23.
Five members of JTRI delegation led by Prof. Kwon Ki-Hoon (Chief Professor and Judge) were in Kathmandu from April 17, 2015 to organize the workshop. For the first two days (April 21-22), 10 participants from different courts of Nepal, National Judicial Academy (NJA) and Ministry of Law and Justice participated in the series of lectures on a number of issues in the context of a judicial system of Korea such as like Juvenile Protection Trail, Judicial Information System, e-Learning System, Family Trail, e-Litigation in Korea, Mediation System.
According to a press release issued by KOICA, each session were followed by a constructive discussion and the participants shared various views on the judicial system of two countries and how the Korean judicial practices could be adapted and transformed creatively in Nepalese context. On April 23, all the former participants who attended 2012, 2013 and 2014 program were also invited to share their learning experiences from the program.
KOICA has been organizing this multi-year program on Nepalese judicial sector since 2013 by undertaking a partnership with National Judicial Academy (NJA) in Nepal in 2012. This fellowship program was held in Korea in 2013 and 2014 respectively and 41 Judges and High Level Officers in Nepal have benefitted from the program. As this year program was the last workshop in this multi-year support program by KOICA, the workshop was held in Nepal in order to invite former participants in the past 3 years.
The former participants from the previous fellowship programs actively participated in a discussion to evaluate the impact of the program by sharing some key accomplishment and exchanging their views on the implication of the Korean judicial experience in Nepal. Also during the last discussion session on the future relationship between Korea and Nepal in the judicial sector, all the participants expressed their intention to build up a constructive relationship with KOICA and JTRI and continue networking among participants under the leadership of NJA in Nepal.