The National Judicial Academy (NJA), a member of International Organization of Judicial Training, was established in 2004 to serve training and research needs of the judges, government attorneys, government legal officers, judicial officers, private law practitioners, and others who are directly involved in the administration of justice in Nepal. The initiatives to establish the NJA began in 2002 under the Asian Development (ADB) financed project. Its former establishment took place in 2004 under the NJA Ordinance which is now substituted by National Judicial Academy Act, 2006. The NJA works under the broad policy guidelines of sixteen members' Governing Council headed by the Chief Justice of Nepal.
- The NJA has adopted an inclusive approach and focused on working with wide cross-section in the administration of justice in Nepal. Stakeholders/Partners in our activities to date include:
- Supreme Court and Subordinate Courts
- Office of the Attorney General
- Ministry of Law and Justice
- Nepal Bar Association
- Judicial Council
- United Nations Specialized Agencies, i.e. UNDP, UNIFEM, UNICEF etc.
- INGOs i.e. Save the Children, International Commission of Jurists, GTZ etc.
- Other Agencies i.e. DanidaHUGOU, World Bank, USAID, European Union etc. and NGOs
Field of Activities
We have focused on training to contribute to enhance overall personality development of all personnel of stakeholders of the NJA. It has helped to enhance knowledge and skills that impact on promotion of effective, efficient and accessible justice.
The NJA has conducted training need assessment with a view to support the human resource management needs of stakeholders and maximize the benefits by equipping the human resources with required knowledge, skills, and technologies. We design, organize and conduct trainings, seminars, conferences, symposia and related programs for all our stakeholders/partners.
Research and Dissemination of Information:
Carry out research and produce publications, reports and recommendations in respect of reforms to relevant aspects of the law and administration of justice
Inform the judiciary and the wider community of new technology and its use in the administration of justice
Disseminate web-based information
Advancement of the Judicial System:
Coordinate, and collaborate with the Judicial Council and Judicial Service Commission in improving judicial administration
Promote a competitive, professionally competent, service oriented and effective Nepal Bar