In 1996 the Chief Justice of Canada and the Federal Minister of Justice mandated the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada (FJA) to coordinate the involvement of the Canadian judiciary in international technical cooperation initiatives. Since then, FJA implemented several judicial and court reform projects in Ukraine, Russia, Ethiopia and China all funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA):
Having tremendous support from Canada’s judicial community and Courts Administration Service (CAS), FJA continues to be actively involved in international cooperation initiatives and is currently implementing the following projects:
FJA also responds on a continuing basis to requests from national governments and intergovernmental organizations for shorter and one-time initiatives as well as the information related to the Canadian judicial system and its fundamental principles and constituent elements. To this end, FJA organized numerous programs for visiting delegations from other foreign countries such as Argentina, Jamaica, India, Pakistan, Chad, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, the Eastern Caribbean States, the Francophonie and others. In addition, FJA continues to cooperate with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and other Government Agencies in shaping the Canadian government policies toward aid and technical assistance in the field of judicial reform abroad.
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
99 Metcalfe Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON, K1A 1E3
Tel.: (613) 995-5140 (Toll Free: 1-877-583-4266) Fax: (613) 995-5615