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Handbook of Best Practices for Registrars of Final/Appellate, Regional and International Courts and Tribunals

ISBN13: 9781849290579
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.00

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This user-friendly, practical handbook is designed to assist Registrars in the day-to-day performance of their duties, thereby contributing to improving the administration and efficiency of final/appellate, regional and international courts and tribunals. The handbook is divided into four sections: institutional matters; information and document management; the needs of court and tribunal users; and eradicating inefficiencies and abuses of process. It provides examples of good practice to help Registrars benefit from the challenges faced by other courts and tribunals, throughout the Commonwealth and worldwide.

Courts and Procedure
1.1 Outline of the approach taken to the major themes
2.Institutional Matters
2.1 Mission statement and/or strategic plan
2.2 Jurisdiction and status of an institution
2.3 Officers and employees of an institution
2.4 Other governance issues
3. Information and Document Management
3.1 Moving to an IT-based system
3.1.1 The need for staff training on IT
3.2 E-filing
3.3 The judiciary and technology
3.4 Technology and outreach to the public and the media
4. The Needs of Court and Tribunal Users
4.1 Legal aid and defence support
4.2 Witness and victim protection and support
4.3 Areas of state responsibility
5. Eradicating Inefficiencies and Abuses of Process
5.1 Reasons for inefficiencies
5.2 Issues with the appointment of judges
5.3 Parallel jurisdictions and forum shopping
6. The Way Forward