Background


Located at the top of Usambara Mountains in the historic town of Lushoto which was originally established by the Germans in 1880s and formerly known as Wilhelmstal (William’s Valley) and was named after Emperor Wilhelm II is the Institute of Judicial Administration Lushoto popularly known by its acronym as IJA which is a public institution established in 1999 by an Act of Parliament, the Institute of Judicial Adminstration-Lushoto Act Cap 405 of the Revised Edition 2002. Lushoto is famous for its pleasant mountain climate and is an ideal place not only for work but also for leisure.

IJA is one of the acknowledged world leaders in the design and delivery of judicial education, known for offering dynamic and relevant programmes to Judges, Magistrates, State Attorneys, Public Prosecutors, Police Officers, Prison Officers, Forensic Experts, Parliamentary Officials, Local Government Solicitors, Members of the Legal Fraternity, Academia, Media as well as non-judicial staff from the judiciary of Tanzania.

With its dedicated and professional staff, IJA delivers a wide range of programmes that responds to the evolving needs of the judiciary and the justice sector in addressing emerging issues of public importance.

IJA works closely with the Judiciary of Tanzania (JoT), Ministry of Constitutional Affairs and Justice, judiciary training institutions the world over and other training institutions local, regional and international to ensure that high-quality judicial and continuing legal education is available to every judicial officer, justice sector stakeholders and non- judicial staff of the JoT.

IJA is the judicial think tank that provides the intellectual anchor by offering judicial education and training to both those aspiring to acquire Certificates and Diploma in Law as well as induction to newly appointed Judicial Officers namely Judges and Magistrates. IJA is also mandated to offer induction to all newly appointed lawyers who are employed in the public sector. In addition to that IJA provides continuing legal education to experienced judicial officers, non- judicial officers within the judiciary and other justice sector stakeholders. Continuing Legal Education is inevitable simply because of the continuing technological, cultural, environmental and economical change which have rendered the landscape of judging and legal practice ever more complex.