To promote access to justice, the rule of law, judicial independence, and democratic governance in developing countries by serving as a Canadian resource to the judicial and legal professions, court administration, government officials and others involved in and working at strengthening their justice systems.
We achieve this goal by:
- Providing exposure to international practices and standards to the judiciary and justice administration officials through study tours and videoconference sessions;
- Developing and implementing initiatives that promote access to justice and judicial independence, as well as enhancing public confidence in the justice system;
- Developing and effecting public policies by assisting governments, courts and justice officials to promote freedom, the rule of law, and respect for cultural differences and a commitment to social justice;
- Strengthening the rule of law and democratic governance through improved administration and sharing of Canadian practices in the delivery of justice;
- Promoting international dialogue on the universal values of human dignity, gender equity, equality, and democracy;
- Understanding and assessing the judicial environment to make recommendations to support and implement technological changes.
- We value the respect for human rights, gender equity, equality, democracy and access to justice;
- We believe that an independent and impartial judiciary is key to any country's economic growth, social development and legitimacy as a modern nation state;
- We value and depend upon the Canadian Judiciary and other justice system experts who share their expertise and experience;
- We believe in ethics, integrity and accountability in our relationship with international partners.
In pursuit of our mission:
- We value equality, diversity and the respect for other cultures;
- We value the exchange of experiences, information and knowledge;
- We are responsive to the goals and the needs of our international partners;
- We identify and focus on measurable international practices and standards that are best suited for the local environment;
- We promote long-term sustainability in all our approaches.