The Foundation provides training on Records and Document Management for judicial clerks and administrative staff of the ordinary courts in Balqa Governorate, Jordan

The workshops to build the capacity of court clerks and administrative staff are held in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Jordan, the Jordanian Judicial Council and the First Instance Courts of Balqa

The workshop took place in the First Instance Courts in Balqa on 28-29 July 2021, and was formally inaugurated by HE Judge Nehad al-Husban, President of the Salt First Instance Courts and Siraj Khan, Head of Projects at the Foundation. The workshop also benefitted from the attendance of the Head of the Registry of the Balqa Courts, Ms Karam Khashman.

Judicial clerks and administrative staff were trained on electronic filing and archiving systems, data protection, and protecting the right to privacy, the right to access judicial records, and court caseload management. Practical exercises on data protection and on the right to access judicial records were designed to supplement the theoretical elements of the training with practical scenarios, giving participants practical opportunities to apply what they had learnt during the two days of the workshop.

The event forms part of the project component to build the capacity of administrative staff and court clerks of the Courts in Balqa and Zarqa Governorates in Jordan, under the Foundation project, “Strengthening Legislative Compliance and Constitutional Interpretation in Jordan”, generously supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.