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Bahrain, Judicial Exam Development Specialist (2 weeks-February 2008; April 2008 (Manama, Bahrain)

The Bahrain Rule of Law Judicial Exam Development Specialist will participate in up to three fourteen-day in-country postings, which will include working meetings and presentations with key stakeholders to help introduce, develop and implement a Judicial Exam for use by the Bahrain Ministry of Justice. In order to identify and address the essential goals and key features of a structured judicial exam, the Specialist will be working directly with local judges and the Bahrain Judicial Development Committee (JDC).

The incumbent will present a workshop, using a comparative approach, to outline and review a number of approaches, including suitable criteria and mechanisms from other jurisdictions, to address the existing system’s challenges. The Specialist will facilitate the work of the JDC in order to develop a model judicial exam that will help enhance the judicial selection process in Bahrain. This person should have experience with courts and judicial training; including judicial ethics and the evaluation of judicial skills.

This exam will help identify the best candidates and appoint them using objective criteria to assess important attributes: measurement of character; fair-mindedness and integrity. The incumbent should have the expertise necessary to consult with diverse legal stakeholders and help make recommendations to develop and implement the inaugural judicial exam process.

To apply for the International Pro Bono Legal Specialist Program please fill out the Online Participant Information Form available at

Training programme on Justice Sector Reform

The aim of this International Human Rights Network (IHRN) training programme is to enhance skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform.

The training programme will be held in maynooth in Ireland from 16th to 20 June 2008 and is aimed at justice sector professionals in developing and industrialised countries, as well as policy advisors, project managers and consultants… The deadline for applications is on 2 May 2008.

Application form and details of other IHRN training Programmes in 2008