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