CMJA Conference: Building an effective, accountable and inclusive judiciary

The 2017 Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association Conference will take place in Dar-Es-Salaam. Tanzania has since its independence in 1961 been a Commonwealth jurisdiction, this is the first CMJA conference to be held in the country. 

The theme of the conference 'Building and Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Judiciary' is relevant not only to Judges and Magistrates in the Commonwealth but to the people and other arms of government. 

The theme offers an opportune occasion for productive knowledge sharing with the goal of strengthening our judiciaries and linkages between all members of CMJA. The programme and activities have been designed to accomplish both knowledge sharing and collegiality among delegates. 

Aims and objectives of the CMJA Conference:
  • To promote better understanding amongst judicial officers of all ranks and from all parts of the Commonwealth of judicial independence issues and to explore the approach to those issues in different parts of the Commonwealth.
  • To promote greater awareness amongst the magistrates and judges of the Commonwealth, of international treaties and law relating to the development and access to justice, and to consider the practical application of that body of law. 
  • To enhance networking within the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association on judicial developments. 
Places at the Conference are now extremely limited. Before completing the registration form email Jo Twyman at the CMJA to check availability. 

Find out more about the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association. 

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