Invitation:

RECEPTION IN HONOR OF UGANDAN SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICES

Date: August 21, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Law Institute, I am writing to invite you to a reception this Thursday, August 21, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, in honor of a visiting delegation of justices from the Republic of Uganda. The delegation includes several justices serving on the Ugandan Supreme Court and Court of Appeal (see bio's below) who are in Washington this week on a study tour coordinated by ILI's affiliate office in Uganda.

The reception will take place at ILI's office in Georgetown (address below). We would be delighted if you are able to join us. Please RSVP to Michael Ding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please feel free to pass this invitation along to other colleagues that you think may be interested in attending .


BIOGRAPHIES OF THE DELEGATION MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY TOUR

Hon. Dr. Lady Justice Esther Kisaakye Kitimbo serves as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda. Prior to joining the bench in 2009, she served as a Lecturer at Makerere University School of Law (Uganda).

Hon. Justice Galdino Okello serves as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda. He has served as a member of the Judiciary for 49 years.
Hon. Justice J. W. N. Tsekooko is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda (on contract). He has served as a member of the Judiciary for 29 years.
Hon. Lady Justice Stella Arach Amoko is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda, as well as the Deputy Principal Judge of the Deputy Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice.
Hon. Justice Augustine Nshimye is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda and has served on the bar for 7 years. She was previously a Member of Parliament.
Hon. Justice Rubby Aweri Opio is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda. He previously served as a member of the High Court of Uganda and has been a member of the bench for 31 years.
Hon. Justice Eldad Mwangusya is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of the Uganda. He has previously served as a Judge of the High Court and has been a member of the bench for 39 years.
Hon. Lady Justice Faith E. Mwondha is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as the Inspector General of Government.
Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru is a Justice of the Court of Appeal. Prior to joining the bench two years ago, he was a private legal practitioner.
Hon. Lady Justice Prof. Lilian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza is a Justice of Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University (Uganda).
Mrs. Dorcas Wagima Okalany is the Secretary to the Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as the Undersecretary for Finance and Administration.
His Worship Deo Nizeyimana is the Deputy Registrar of the Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as an Assistant Registrar and has served as a judicial officer for 24 years.
Mrs. Ruth Sebatindira is the President of the Uganda Law Society. She is a founding Partner of the law firm Ligomarc Advocates (Uganda), and practices in the areas of tax and corporate advisory, trademarks, drug regulation and commercial loan transactions. She previously worked with Deloitte Uganda as a Tax Advisor.

ABOUT THE ILI

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies.

ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 29,000 participants, from over 185 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

  

DATES: NOV 9 - 20, 2015      
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

 

Overview

The course presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the history, foundation and main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide. Participants will be expected to fashion an anti-corruption strategy that fits their country’s individual needs and circumstances in recognition of the need to include the full range of stakeholders.

Course Outline

 Introduction

• Definitions and measurement of corruption

• Codes of conduct and accountability

• Site visits to the U.S. National Security Archives, FinCEN, SEC, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Group

 

International Anticorruption Mechanisms

• UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

• US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

• UNOCD Legislative Guide

• OECD Anti-bribery Convention

• Inter-American Convention Against Corruption

• Multilateral and bilateral programs

• International cooperation

 

Public Sector Mechanisms

• Government ethics and integrity

• Government oversight

• Transparency in procurement

• Financial regulatory mechanisms

 

Private Sector Issues and Mechanisms

• Issues of financial integrity

• Maintaining financial integrity

• Role of accounting

• Codes of ethics

 

Civil Society Mechanisms

• Roles and activities of Transparency International

• The right to information

• U.S. Freedom of Information Act

• Free and independent media

• The role of stakeholders: parliamentarians, judges, civil society, NGOs and media

 

Designing and Implementing UNCAC Legislation

• Drafting legislation

• Costs and sources of funding for implementation and training

• Implementation strategies

 

Course Advisors 

Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Paul, Hastings LLP. His practice is devoted primarily to international commercial matters, including counseling on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the design and implementation of special investigations and compliance programs. Mr. Dickinson is also a member of the ILI Board of Directors.

 

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI’s Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, State legislatures, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He serves on the Private Advisory Council to the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES: MAY 25 - JUN 5, 2015
TUITION: $3950

 

 

 

Overview

This course familiarizes participants with alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR). The first part of the course examines the legal issues involved in international commercial arbitration; the second half introduces participants to the goals and techniques of mediation. The emphasis throughout is on the development of practical skills.

This program is designed for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, executive branch government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators.

 

Course Outline

 

Pros and Cons of International ADR

  • Conciliation, arbitration and mediation versus litigation in the country of one party or in a third country
  • Arbitration between private parties and governments or government agencies

 

The Negotiation Process

  • Different approaches to negotiation (creating value vs. claiming value; structuring a deal vs. resolving a dispute)
  • Assessing the interests of both parties
  • Opening offers
  • Strategic concessions
  • Why negotiations fail
  • Breaking deadlock
  • Negotiating a dispute resolution clause (participants will engage in negotiation exercises)

 

How Mediation Works

  • Mediation defined
  • Why mediation
  • Roles and attributes of a mediator

 

Mediation Tools and Principles

  • Changing patterns of communication
  • Intervention principles
  • Listening and questioning skills
  • Stages in mediation
  • Problem identification
  • Agreement writing

 

The Role of Advocate and Litigant

  • How to prepare for the mediation
  • How to devise a settlement strategy
  • How to advocate for yourself and your client
  • How to manage your client during mediation

 

Legal Issues in International Arbitration

  • National Arbitration Laws Treaties, including the New York Convention and ICSID Convention Choice of governing law
  • Validity and scope arbitration agreements
  • Role of the courts: judicial review and enforcement of awards; judicial assistance in the arbitration process
  • Investment disputes
  • Sovereign immunity

 

The Arbitral Process

  • Designing the process: drafting the arbitration clause
  • Choice of rules of arbitration
  • Conduct of proceedings: initiating arbitration, constituting the tribunal, establishing terms of reference, discovery of documentary evidence, interim relief, submitting testimony, hearings, and awards
  • Arbitrator ethics and challenges to arbitrators (participants will play role of counsel or arbitrator in a simulated international arbitration)

 

Course Advisor

Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007, where she supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases each year involving parties from over 120 countries. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II). She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and to the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

  

DATES: AUG 3 - 14, 2015    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

Overview 

Judges and other Judicial Officers face increasingly complex challenges in managing and adjudicating cases. This seminar focuses on the principles and techniques for the development and management of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system and judicial proceedings, from a judge’s perspective. References will be made to the experience of judges in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will include presentations on the judge’s role in court and case management for the efficient adjudication of cases, as well as site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions. Selected sessions and site visits will be combined with the “Court and Case Administration for Court Administrators” seminar which will be conducted concurrently with this seminar.

 

Course Outline

 

Basic Concepts and Principles (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Overview of the United States legal system and its component state court systems
  • The role of an independent judiciary in trial and appellate courts
  • Court structures
  • Fundamental principles of judicial management and court administration

 

General Issues of Judicial Management

  • Securing the independence of the judiciary through administration
  • Judicial leadership
  • The role of the judge as manager
  • Judicial integrity: ethics and codes of conduct for judges

 

Specific Issues of Judicial Management

  • Court governance
  • Budget and finance
  • Judicial education
  • Strategic and long-range planning

 

Case Management (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Case management principles and practices
  • Evaluation of court procedures and case processing
  • Developing and implementing a case management plan
  • Establishing a case management system
  • Technology for case management
  • An efficient clerk's office: filing and other systems

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is currently President of the International Judicial Academy, a non-profit educational institution in the District of Columbia which he founded in 1999. He was formerly a senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. federal courts’ agency for education, training and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges and court and legal officers from countries around the world.

 

DATES: MAY 11 - 22, 2015
TUITION: $4695 includes a Tablet
/ $3950 without a Tablet

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar focuses on project management and monitoring, including team building and leadership. It is especially designed for managers of developing country projects and for persons responsible for implementing such projects. Past participants have come from government, utilities, corporations, international organizations and NGOs. The seminar will examine crucial issues and steps in project management. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.

 

Course Outline

    Crucial Issues and Steps in Project Management
     
    • Defining objectives (logframe)
    • Managing the project environment
    • The project life cycle
    • Project identification, preparation and approval
    • Financial and economic analysis
    • Project financing
    • Team building and leadership
    • Organization alternatives
    • Communication, motivation
    • Managerial styles
    • Conflict resolution
    • Role of project managers
    • Implementing change
    • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Critical path method
    • Project scheduling (MS Project Software)
    • Cost control
    • Risk analysis
    • Reporting and control
    • Monitoring
    • Database management systems (MS Access Software)
    • Introduction to procurement

     

    Course Advisors

    Robert Youker has over 35 years experience as a project management trainer and consultant. His project management experience includes new product development and consulting for many companies. Mr. Youker has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He consulted with the World Bank Institute to develop an instructor’s resource kit for Project Management training.

    Gopi Puri - After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute. In 1977 he joined the International Finance Corporation, where he appraised investment proposals in several industries. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.