The Supreme Court has requested support from the ILO to strengthen the capacity of judges in the IRC to access, understand, interpret and apply international and domestic labour law to resolve industrial relations disputes. The ILO is partnering with the Technical Unit of the Supreme Court Training Centre to revise the current training programme. A competency-based training curriculum for newly appointed career and ad hoc judges will be developed under this partnership. An advanced training programme shall also be developed to provide ongoing education to serving judges in the IRC. These training modules will be incorporated and mainstreamed into the Supreme Court’s training programme for IRC judges.
In this regard, the ILO has conducted a needs assessment to determine the training requirements of IRC judges in collaboration with the Supreme Court Training Centre. The results from this Training Needs Assessment shall be used to stimulate discussion and to support the development of core competencies for IRC judges and a framework for the IRC training programme.
Objective of consultations
A framework and list of competencies based on the recommendations from discussions on the Tuesday shall be consolidated and presented to the Supreme Court and Technical Unit of the Supreme Court Training Centre for discussion and endorsement. A tentative timeframe and way forward for the development of the curriculum shall also be presented and discussed during this half-day consultation.
- Review the Training Needs Assessment;
- Establish core competencies for the training curriculum for newly-appointed ad hoc and career judges; and
- Develop a framework for the competency-based curriculum (key content, duration, structure).