The International Justice Partnership (IJP) is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the fact that Canada, as a privileged nation, has the obligation to assist other countries to strengthen their democratic development, human rights, and rule of law.
Canada enjoys world-wide reputation and is often looked upon at as a model and a leader in the areas of human rights and good governance. Canada also enjoys one of the most accessible and efficient judicial systems in the world.
A growing demand for democratic reforms around the world and Canada’s reputation as a multi-cultural and bi-juridical country with a stable democratic government and robust rule of law institutions has inspired the International Justice Partnership (IJP) to facilitate access for members of the foreign judiciary, court and justice administrators to Canadian judicial organizations.
It is important that members of the Canadian Judiciary are offered the opportunity to share their experience and knowledge with emerging economies and/or countries wishing to reform their justice systems. Over the years, Canadian judicial participation in programs of technical assistance to such countries has been steadily contributing to the strengthening of the rule of law, improved access to
justice and promotion and protection of human rights. IJP seeks to build upon and to expand this Canadian legacy by further promoting international partnerships in the area of justice reform.