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Morocco | National Judicial Training Institute/School

المعهد العالي للقضاء

المعهد العالي للقضاء بالمغرب

Adress :
Tel: +21537.75.39.16 – +21537.75.19.92
Fax: +21537.75.49.02

About The Higher Judicial Institute, Morocco

The Higher Judicial Institute

Status: The Higher Judicial Institute is an independent strategic institution that was created under the Law No. 09-01 on October 3, 2002.

Article 1 of Law No. 09-01 on the Higher Judicial Institute expressly describes the Institute as a “public legal entity” with financial autonomy.

This autonomy does not mean that the Higher Judicial Institute unilaterally decides, in an isolated position, what training is necessary or necessary, quite the contrary. The Higher Judicial Institute supports a broad involvement of the respective stakeholders to make their needs known to the Higher Judicial Institute.

Organization: The Higher Judicial Institute comprises of three bodies: A. The direction ; B. Board of Directors ; C. The Scientific Committee.

Mission: The Institute carries out the following missions:

The initial training of judicial officers through study cycles, seminars and practical placements enabling them to acquire the knowledge, techniques and discipline necessary for the exercise of the function of the judiciary;

Continuing and specialized training of magistrates, through the organization, study sessions, seminars and internships in Morocco and abroad.

Initial and continuing training in the field of the court registry through the teaching of science, techniques and administrative procedures, and management, service of users and proceedings before the various judicial bodies as well as the study of the rules and procedures for the enforcement of judgments, judgments and orders of justice;

The promotion of research and studies on the improvement of the Registry Secretariat;

Provide consultations and expertise in the field of the Registry Secretariat for the benefit of central administration or request duly made by the supervisory authority;

The organization of training cycles, seminars and refresher and retraining courses.

The publication and carrying out of scientific research and studies in the legal, doctrinal and jurisprudential fields;

The organization of initial, continuing and specialized training cycles for the benefit of court officials and members of the legal professions, at the request of the professional organizations concerned;

Cooperation with national and foreign public and private bodies and establishments pursuing a common interest.

In addition to the aforementioned missions, the Institute can organize training sessions or seminars in the legal and judicial fields for the benefit of executives and agents of the State, local communities and public and private establishments.

The Institute may, within the framework of cultural, technical and judicial cooperation agreements concluded between the Kingdom of Morocco and other States, admit foreign candidates to follow the training cycle for judicial officers and civil servants of the court registry, organize specialized training seminars for the benefit of magistrates, judicial officials, or officials of the foreign court registry and carry out expertise, consultation and teaching missions to the aforementioned States.

Learning Methods: The mission of the Higher Judicial Institute is not limited to providing “training”, but increasingly consists of providing “individualized development of skills”, which can only be successful by integrating several forms of learning and support. and emphasizing critical skills. This is why the Higher Judicial Institute offers development paths that are supported by the empowerment of those concerned, which integrate several forms of learning.

International Cooperation: Higher Judicial Institute’s international actions cover two main areas: Training: training of foreign magistrates (judges and prosecutors) which can be carried out in Morocco.

The Higher Judicial Institute regularly welcomes foreign delegations and organizes study visits, of varying duration and at all levels of representation: magistrates of supreme courts, general prosecution, ministers of justice, management of training institutes, etc. The main objective of the study visits is to introducing legal professionals of all nationalities to the Higher Judicial Institute organizational model and the Moroccan judicial system. This on-site immersion makes it possible to analyze the functioning and organization of their institutes with regard to the methods and pedagogical principles observed. These actions are carried out within the framework of bilateral and twinning projects.
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Morocco | National Official Representative(s) to EAJTN

Abdelhnin Touzani

H.E. Counselor

Abdelhnin Touzani

Attorney General at the Court of Cassation Acting Director General at the Supreme Judicial Institute (SJI)

Tel.: +212661841239 E-mail:

  • Holder of an LLB (private law). Rabat (1990).

  • 1992: joined the administrative corps, the Ministry of Justice, a judicial delegate at the Directorate of Criminal Affairs and Pardons (Department of International Cooperation).

  • 1996: joined the judiciary corps 26th Batch.

  • 1998: Deputy Crown Prosecutor at the Court of First Instance in Sidi Kassem.

  • 2004: Deputy Crown Prosecutor at the Court of First Instance in Khemisset (Tiflet Center and Welmas Center).

  • 2007: Chief Deputy Crown Prosecutor at the Court of First Instance in Rabat.

  • 2010: Appointed and attached to the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice.

  • 2014: Director of SJI Studies, Research and Cooperation.

  • 2018: SJI Acting Director General.

  • 2019: Entrusted with SJI Director General’s duties.

  • Member of the Secretariat of the National Dialogue Quartet on reforming the judicial system.

  • Member of the National Crime Action Group within the framework of the Cooperation Program with the Council of Europe (Global Action Cybercrime/Global Action on Cybercrime Extended).

  • Member of the Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network (EAJTN).

  • Expert at the European Union – Euro-Mediterranean Partnership – in the field of international cooperation in the criminal matter. Member of International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Teaching Manual Preparation Committee.

  • Representative of SJI in the meetings of directors of judicial institutes in Arab countries (the Arab Center for Legal and Judicial Research – League of Arab States).

  • Professor at SJI.

  • Head of the twinning program project “Supporting Institutional Reform and Building SJI Capacity” between SJI and the Judicial education Institutes in France, Spain and Belgium.

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Last Updated November 12, 2023