Judges in a Democratic Society

Togo participants
Togo participants

The Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) delivered a one-week course on the Role of a Judge in Democratic Society in Accra, Ghana from November 30 – December 4, 2015. This course was designed to increase the professional capacity of judges in francophone/civil law systems through a series of facilitated plenary discussions, judicial expert panel discussions, break-out activities, individual assignments, and a capstone exercise.  The objective of this training was to provide judges from a variety of West African civil law countries with a collegial platform to identify and address challenges currently faced by the judiciary related to judicial independence, impartiality, accountability, and transparency; giving rise to the individual development of judicial action plans to mitigate these challenges.

Family portrait
Family portrait