Regional Conference of Judges and Judicial Educators on Judicial Education and Enhancing Access to Justice Schedule

September 22 to 24, 2013
Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur (Kathmandu), Nepal

 

MC: Hon. Rishikesh Wagle, Faculty/Judge, NJA

Inaugural Program

Day I (September 22, 2013, Sunday)

3:30 – 3:50 pm Arrival of guests and Hi Tea
3:50 pm Chair: Hon. Raghab Lal Vaidya, Executive Director, National Judicial Academy, Nepal 
3:50 - 4:00 pm Welcome Remarks from Hon. Rajendra  Kharel, Faculty/Judge, NJA
4:00 - 4:05 pm Inauguration by the Chief Guest Rt. Hon. Damodar Prasad Sharma, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
4:05 - 4:15 pm  Remarks from International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Nepal
4:15 – 4:25 pm  Remarks from Hon. Hari Prasad Neupane, Minister for Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs, Nepal 
4:25 – 4:55 pm  Keynote Speech on the Role of Judges and Judicial Educators on Judicial Education and Access to Justice from Hon. Kalyan Shrestha, Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
4:55 – 5:10 pm Inaugural Speech from Chief Guest Rt. Hon. Damodar Prasad Sharma, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
5:10 – 5:20 pm  Concluding Remarks with Vote of Thanks from the Chair, Hon. Raghab Lal Vaidya, Executive Director, National Judicial Academy, Nepal

 

Day II (September 23, 2013, Monday)

8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30  Theme I: Judicial Education and Judicial Reform (25 minutes for each speaker)
  Chair: Hon. Kalyan Shrestha, Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
  Speakers:  
9:00 - 9:25 am  International Cooperation in the Field of Judicial Education – Ms. Shiela Varadan, International Legal Advisor, International Commission of Jurists, Bangkok, Thailand
9:25 - 9:50 am  Experience Sharing on Judicial Education – Hon. Mr. Parvaiz Ali Chawla, Director General, Federal Judicial Academy, Pakistan
9:50 - 10:15 am  Experience Sharing on Judicial Education and Judicial Reform – Hon. Justice Hadhariah binti Syed Ismail, High Court Judge of Shah Alam, Malaysia 
10:15 - 10:30 am Tea Break
10:30 - 10:55 am Experience Sharing on Judicial Education and Judicial Reform in Nepal – Hon. Dr. Anand Mohan Bhattarai, Acting Chief Judge, Court of Appeal Tulsipur, Nepal
10:55 - 12:00 am Floor Discussion and Response 
12:00 - 12:30 pm Concluding Remarks from the Chair 
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 pm  Theme II:  Mediation and Access to Justice (25 minutes for each speaker)
  Chair: Hon. Kalyan Shrestha, Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
  Speakers:
1:30 - 1:55 pm   Women's Access to Justice in Nepal – Hon. Shushila Karki, Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
1:55 - 2:20 pm  Mediation  in Bangladesh – Hon. Justice Naima Haider, High Court Division of Supreme Court of Bangladesh 
2:20 - 2:45 pm  Mediation in Sri Lanka – Hon. Justice Ms. Shiranee Tilakwardane, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka 
2:45 - 3:00 pm  Tea Break
3:00 - 3:45 pm  Floor discussion and Responses
 3:45 - 4:00 pm Concluding Remarks from the Chair


Day III (September 24, 2013, Tuesday)                 

8:00 - 9:00 am  Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 am  Theme III:  Fast-track Court and Access to Justice (25 minutes for each speaker)
  Chair: Hon. Mr. Prakash Chandra Osti, Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal
  Speakers:
9:00 - 9:25 am  Enhancing Access to Justice, Speedy Trial and Fast-track Court - Professor Dr. Mahendra Pal Singh, Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy, India
9:25 - 9:50 am  Fast Track Court and Access to Justice - Hon. Justice Gita Mittal, Delhi High Court, India
9:50 - 10:05 am  Tea Break
10:05 -11:05 am  Floor Discussion and Responses
11:05 -11:30 am Concluding Remarks from the Chair
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 3:30 pm Networking and Cooperation among the Judicial Academies
  Chair:  Hon. Justice Ms. Shiranee Tilakwardane, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  Group Deliberation for Way Forward
2:00 - 2:15 pm  Tea Break
2:15 - 3:30 pm  Group Deliberation for Way Forward (Contd.)
3:30 - 3:45 pm  Tea Break
3:45 - 4:00 pm  Adoption of Kathmandu Declaration 
4:00 - 5:00 pm  Concluding Ceremony
  Chair: Hon. Raghab Lal Vaidya, Executive Director, National Judicial Academy
  Remarks from participants
  Vote of Thanks from the Chair Hon. Raghab Lal Vaidya, Executive Director, National Judicial Academy
5:00 Onwards Reception and Farewell Dinner

 

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