Centre for Judicial Studies

Centre for Judicial Studies
Highly credentialed international judicial development and legal reform advisory firm.
Humanitarian & Social
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North America

The Centre for Judicial Studies (CJS) is an internationally-respected independent specialist in legal/judicial development and reform.

CJS provides services to courts government legal agencies universities law firms and major donors around the world.

The Centre consults extensively around the world working with numerous international agencies such as the World Bank the Asian Development Bank the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Principal staff include Livingston Armytage Director and Miyako Onodera Centre Manager. Some of CJS’s projects include:

Samoa’s Law and Justice Reform Strategy (AusAID and NSAID) Apia September 2007-2009
Cambodia – Access to Justice Program (UNDP) Phnom Penh September 2005/6
Cambodia – Khmer Rouge Tribunal Phnom Penh April-July 2006
Afghanistan – Rule of Law Project (USAID) Kabul 2005/2006 (4 Missions)
Papua New Guinea’s Justice Advisory Group – JAG – (AusAID) (21 missions) PNG’s Law & Justice Sector Reform Program January 2003 – 2005.
Co-leading Pakistan’s US$350 million judicial reform program with Justice (Ret.) Shafi-ur Rahman.

Livingston Armytage is the author of ‘Educating Judges’ a seminal monograph authored which provides a comprehensive study of judicial education (published by Kluwer Law International London Boston The Hague 1996). Livingston was also an editor for ‘Searching for Success in Judicial Reform Voices from the Asia Pacific Experience’ which presents the collective reform experience of some of the Asia Pacific region’s most skilled judges court administrators legal scholars and researchers.

Amongst other acolades CJS was awarded the University of Queensland’s Best Practice Award in 2008 (see photo opposite).

Livingston Armytage, Miyako Onodera
Livingston Arymtage