32 Judges and Legal Researchers train in IECMS at ILPD with the support from USAID-DIU Project

32 judges and Legal Researchers from different courts in Rwanda are attending a four days Training organized by ILPD on Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS) with the support from the USAID’s Duteze Imbere Ubutabera (DIU) project. This is the second intake that has started today on 20th to 23rd November, 2018 preceded by another one for Court Registrars trained too, on IECMS last week.

The MoU that was signed between ILPD and the USAID-DIU reflects their mutual intentions to cooperate and coordinate the development of training courses on selected topics and deliver the trainings to judicial personnel and legal practitioners. Topics envisaged include training a core group of judges and lawyers on the use of precedents; tools for how to analyse, apply, and distinguish precedents; and methodologies and best practices to use judicial precedents as part and parcel of their daily work; and courses covering topics such as cyber-crimes, economic, and financial crimes.

The DIU project aims at increasing professionalism of Rwandan judges, case backlog is reduced through a more widely accessible integrated electronic case management system (IECMS); and increased quality of legal aid services available to indigent and vulnerable people.

ILPD Rector Dr. Kayihura M. Didas and Dr. Irinel Cocos, DIU’s Chief of Party in the presence of USAID representative – Gloria-Jean Garland signed the MoU on Tuesday August 28th 2018.