Monday, 23 May 2022

JTI Background

The Chief Justice of Uganda then, Hon Justice. Benjamin Odoki announced the establishment of Uganda Judicial Studies Institute during the opening of the Judges Annual conference on 5th January 2004. The institute operated as a department of the Judiciary on a semi- autonomous basis, separate from the day-to-day operations of the Judiciary but still within the judiciary. The Institute was headed by an Executive Director, who was also a Judge of the High Court. The previous Executive Directors include;

  1. Hon. Justice David K. Wangutusi
  2. Hon. Justice Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine
  3. Hon. Justice Lawrence Gidudu

On 21st July, 2017  Chief  Justice, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe by an Office Instruction (No.2 of 2017) created the Judicial Training Institute (JTI) to take over from JSI with a mandate to provide on the job for judicial and non-judicial staff of the Uganda Judiciary.

The JTI is guided by government training policies, rules and regulations beside its homegrown policies. The policy making body for the JTI is the Governing Council which is headed by a Justice of the Supreme Court.

Among functions of the Institute are;

 1.    Provide training to Judiciary staff and staff of the Justice Law and Order Institutions.

 2.    Provide professional training to Governmental, and Non Governmental institutions, and institutions within and outside Uganda.

 3.    Carry out research on the improvement of the administration of justice

 4.    Serve as a repository for all official training materials.

 5.    Develop curriculum for the Institute.

 6.    Carry out training needs assessment for the Judiciary staff.

 7.    Carry out faculty development

 8.    Make proposals for the structure of the Institute.

 9.    Carry out any other functions that may be assigned to it by the Chief Justice.

 To ensure its effectiveness, the JTI has a core faculty made up of judicial officers, retired judges and specialized resource persons from outside the Judiciary who are committed and who steer its day to day activities.

The vision of the JTI is to become a leading provider of high quality training for excellence in the administration of Justice.

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