International Judicial Relations

Spotlight

Open World Program at the Federal Judicial Center

The Open World Leadership Center, created by the Library of Congress in 2000, brings current and...

Uzbekistan – United States Judicial Exchange

The Federal Judicial Center has an ongoing partnership with the judiciary of Uzbekistan. In...

Judicial Delegation from Bangladesh

In October 2016, the Center hosted a judicial delegation from Bangladesh for a week-long program...

Visiting Foreign Judicial Fellow from South Korea

The Federal Judicial Center’s Visiting Foreign Judicial Fellows Program provides an opportunity...

Open World Program at the Federal Judicial Center
Uzbekistan – United States Judicial Exchange
Judicial Delegation from Bangladesh
Visiting Foreign Judicial Fellow from South Korea

International Activities at the FJC


Pursuant to the Federal Judicial Center's statutory mandate, the International Judicial Relations Office provides information to help improve the administration of justice in foreign countries and acquires information about the judicial systems of other nations that will improve the administration of justice in the courts of the United States.

At the invitation and with the financial support of the U.S. government, foreign judiciaries, or international development organizations, the IJR Office responds to requests for assistance with capacity development from courts and judicial training centers around the world. This outreach has included assessment projects in Morocco and Namibia, international conferences in Brazil and Uzbekistan, and workshops in Bosnia and Ukraine. The office also reaches out to U.S. judges and court managers with expertise relevant for particular international rule-of-law initiatives.

In Washington, D.C., the Center regularly hosts foreign judges and court officials. These programs are funded by U.S. government agencies and nongovernmental organizations. For example, Center staff met with representatives from Kenya’s Judicial Services Commission to discuss judicial administration, and staff developed programs about judicial education for judges from Argentina, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey.

Travel and other direct costs of the Center's international programs are funded by outside sources. Participation by Center employees is secondary to their primary research and education responsibilities to the federal judicial system.

To learn more about FJC international programs and materials, please contact us at ijr@fjc.gov or Download a PDF brochure describing international programs at the Federal Judicial Center.

Updated: January 11, 2017, 10:47 am EST