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(January 2017)

IFCE Use and Impact Research Paper Now Available

The Secretariat of the International Consortium for Court Excellence has recently published a research paper by Dr Liz Richardson entitled the 'Use, Modification and Impact of the International Framework for Court Excellence' canvassing the ways in which the IFCE has been utilized in the different jurisdictions around the globe. The paper, containing 14 Court Summaries, will be an important resource for courts and tribunals and will assist the Consortium in developing the next edition of the IFCE. The Research Report can be accessed here.


(January 2017)

The ICCE Newsletter, Issue Number 8

Issue #8 of the ICCE Newsletter is now available.  Please click here to access the Newsletter for a summary of recent developments, including a membership update, notes on new resources, international updates from Namibia and a feature article on Achieving Court Excellence from Hon. Justice Brian J. Preston and Ms. Joanne Gray.


(December 2016)

Announcing the Innovation and Excellence in Courts Conference 2017

The Supreme Court of Victoria, in collaboration with the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration, is pleased to announce that the Innovation and Excellence in Courts Conference 2017 will be held in Melbourne, Australia on the 27 and 28 March 2017. Conference themes include Operational Agility, Transforming Service Delivery, Reforming Service Delivery, Excellence Frameworks and Performance Management. The Call for Papers closes on 31 January 2017. More information about the conference can be found at www.courtinnovationconference.com.au.


(November 2016)

New Report on Court Excellence in Indonesia Now Available

A new report has been entered into the resources section, entitled Court Excellence of District Court Batulicin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia 2016.  This report provides a summary of recent court management activities in the Batulicin District Court.  Please click on the link above, or visit the Resources from the Courts page, to access this report.


(August 2016)

Additional Tools to Support the International Framework for Court Excellence Now Available

The Consortium is pleased to announce that two new resources have been uploaded to the website to use when conducting the Self Assessment Questionnaire under the International Framework for Court Excellence.  A PDF version of the Questionnaire can be found here, and a downloadable Excel version here.  Further a PDF for the simplified checklist contained in the Thinking of Implementing the International Framework for Court Excellence can be accessed here, and a downloadable Excel version here.


(July 2016)

The ICCE Newsletter, Issue Number 7

Issue #7 of the ICCE Newsletter is now available.  Please click here to access the Newsletter for a summary of recent developments, including a report on the 11th IACA Conference, a summary of new publications including The International Framework for Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Creating Excellent Courts and Enhancing Wellbeing, and updates from New Zealand and Costa Rica.


(May 2016)

The International Framework for Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Creating Excellent Courts and Enhancing - By E. Richardson, P. Spencer and D. Wexler

Liz Richardson from the ICCE, Magistrate Pauline Spencer from the Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Professor David Wexler from the University of Puerto Rico have recently published an article on the intersection between the IFCE and therapeutic jurisprudence. This article will be of interest to courts and tribunals interested in mainstreaming principles of therapeutic jurisprudence into their general court practices and to those courts who are operating programs based in therapeutic jurisprudence such as problem-solving courts. The article can be accessed in the Resources from the Courts section of the website and by clicking here.


(April 2016)

The ICCE Newsletter, Issue Number 6

Issue #6 of the ICCE Newsletter is now available.  Please click here to access the Newsletter for a summary of recent developments, including the expansion of the ICCE Executive Committee, a membership update, the latest ICCE publications, new resources that have been added to the ICCE website and recent events.


(February 2016)

A Summary of the Global Measures of Court Performance

Ingo Keilitz, Laurie Glanfield and Dan Hall have recently prepared a brief version of the Global Measures of Court Performance (Global Measures) document available in the Resources section of this website. This document is a concise summary of the forthcoming second edition of the full version of the Global Measures and is downloadable here.


(December 2015)

The Updated ICCE Governance and Membership Policies Are Now Available

We are proud to present a Governance Policy (click here) which summarizes the International Consortium for Court Excellence's role, goals, values, membership and work policies.  Also, the Membership Policy has been updated (click here).


(December 2015)

Register Now for the International Conference on Court Excellence 2016

As we advance into the first quarter of the 21st century, judiciaries worldwide are preparing themselves to meet the opportunities and challenges that are being presented to them. The International Conference on Court Excellence 2016 will be held in Singapore on 28 and 29 January 2016, and brings together judicial officers, court administrators, and experts to share perspectives on the latest trends and developments in court administration. Click Here to Register. For inquiries, please contact rsvp@courtexcellenceconference.com.


(November 2015)

The International Framework for Judicial Support Excellence (‘IFJSE’)

The Consortium has recently developed a version of the Framework aimed at Judicial Support Organisations, entitled the International Framework for Judicial Support Excellence (‘IFJSE’). The IFJSE is based on the IFCE and follows the same structure as the publication ‘Thinking of Implementing the International Framework for Court Excellence.’ However, the Self-Assessment Questionnaire in the IFJSE is substantially different and is not designed to be used by courts or tribunals. The purpose of the IFJSE, like the IFCE, is to assist organisations identify areas of their operations that may require improvement and to develop improvement plans to guide implementing change. Click here to access the IFJSE. 


(October 2015)

The ICCE Newsletter, Issue Number 5

Issue #5 of the ICCE Newsletter is now available.  Please click here to access the Newsletter for a summary of recent developments, including updates from the District Courts of New Zealand, the NCSC and Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and feature article from Elizabeth Wiggins, Mira GurArie and Judge Jeremy Fogel from the Federal Judicial Center on the importance of judicial performance feedback.


(May 2015)

International Conference for Court Excellence 'Judiciary of the Future' - Singapore - January 27-29 2016

The Call for Papers for the International Conference for Court Excellence entitled ‘Judiciary of the Future,’ which is to be held in Singapore on January 27-29 2016, has been released.  The due date for abstracts has been extended to 30 August 2015.  The conference is being hosted by the State Courts of Singapore, one of the founding members of the International Consortium for Court Excellence.  There will be presentations on the Framework but also on a wider range of issues listed in the Call for Papers.  The Call for Papers and information about the conference can be found here.


(May 2015)

The ICCE Newsletter, Issue Number 4

Issue #4 of the ICCE Newsletter is now available.  Please click here to access the Newsletter for a summary of recent developments, including updates for the Pacific Islands and Ukraine, and feature articles from Chief Justice Marilyn Warren of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Australia) and Chief Justice Robert J. Torres of the Supreme Court of Guam.


(March 2015)

The Spanish Language Implementing the Framework Guide

The International Consortium for Court Excellence has created a Spanish-language edition of the Implementing the Framework resource.  Please click here to access the Implementing the Framework sub-page, or here to access the document directly.


(September 2014)

The ICCE Newsletter, Issue Number 3

Issue #3 of the ICCE Newsletter is now available.  Please click here to access the Newsletter for a summary of recent developments, including updates for Australia, the United States, New Zealand and Singapore, and a special welcome for the Judiciary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.


(August 2014)

Instructions for Deploying the Court Excellence Self-Assessment Questionnaire in Your Jurisdiction

The Court Excellence Self-Assessment Questionnaire is a component of the International Framework for Court Excellence.  The New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au) within the NSW Department of Justice, Australia have built an online version of the survey so that it might be deployed in jurisdictions around the world. The survey has been developed in SurveyMonkey. This document tells you how to administer the survey in your jurisdiction.  If you are interested in developing your own version of this survey for deployment by your own court or organization, please click here for further information.


(July 2014)

A Membership Policy Update and Details on the Executive Committee

There are two major updates to the site this month - a revision of the Membership Policy page (here) and download (available here), and a new Members sub-page (here) featuring details on the Executive Committee, with download (available here).  The Executive Committee page details the governance structure of the International Consortium for Court Excellence.


(March 2013)

A Resource from the Supreme Court of Victoria

Following the March 2013 AIJA Conference, the Supreme Court of Victoria offers their informative report on intiatives in court excellence, Implementing the IFCE as a "Holistic" Means for Achieving Excellence.  This document is available in the Resources from the Courts section, as well as directly through this link (click here).


(March 2013)

Second Editions of Resource Materials Are Now Available

Second Editions of two resources, The International Framework of Court Excellence (available here) and Thinking of Implementing  the International Framework of Court Excellence? (available here) are now available for download.  We look forward to releasing additional resources in the future.


(February 2013)

Applying the International Framework for Court Excellence in Abu Dhabi

As part of the Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 vision and government-wide restructuring program, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) was created as an independent judicial agency in June 2007. Still a young organization, the ADJD has made much progress over the last years striving for judicial excellence and becoming one of the highest performing courts in the World.

As a next logical step in its efforts to achieve world class standards and services, the ADJD’s senior management decided to introduce the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE) to the ADJD and to apply it to its own strategies, processes, procedures, and resources in place.

For more information, please access the World Bank Law and Justice news page here.


(December 2012-Present)

Past Issues of the ICCE Newsletter Are Still Available

Additional information on past developments is available through the ICCE Newsletter. Please see below for .pdf downloads of these publications.

Issue 2, December 2011:
English | Spanish
Issue 1, April 2011: English

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