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Southern Africa - Modernising the Judiciary

04/02/2005 - 05/02/2005

Entebbe - In co-operation with the Southern African Judges Commission and the Supreme Court of Uganda, the Venice Commission organised a conference on Modernising the Judiciary. Chief Justices from Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe participated in the conference, which was opened by the Prime Minister of Uganda, Mr. Nsibami, the Chief Justice of Uganda, Mr Odoki, and the Secretary of the Venice Commission, Mr. Buquicchio.

During the Conference, the subject of the modernisation of the judiciary was approached from two major angles, information technology and the training of judges and staff of the courts. The participants agreed to foster co-operation between existing national training institutes as well as the judiciary of countries where such institutions do not yet exist.
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