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Activity of the Association


1978-1982: The members of the Association developed The Code of Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence which were adopted in New Delhi, under the framework of the International Bar Association. this was done in conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, Jerusalem and New Delhi: 1978-1980: Lisbon Conference, Berlin Conference of the International Bar Association conferences on the framework of the project on Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence. 


1981:   The independence of Jugdece approving the draft text of the code of Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence,  Jerusalem Conference at The Hebrew University Mount Scopus Jerusalem.      

1982: New Delhi conference of the International Bar Association approving the new Delhi code of Minimum, standards of judicial independence. 

1983: The members took part in drafting the Montreal Universal Declaration on the Independence of Justice.

1985: The works of the project conducted during 1980-1985 were published in Prof. Shimon Shetreet and Chief Justice Jules Descenes, ed., JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE: THE CONTEMPORARY DEBATE (Martinus Nijhoff 1985)

1986: General Report on human rights was presented at the 12th Congress of Comparative Law, Sydney, Melburn, Australia.

1991:​ The major report on "Independence and Responsibility of Judges and Lawyers" was presented in the International Congress of the World Association on Procedural Law, Coimbra - Lisbon, Portugal.


​2000: The members of the Association contributed to the study of the Discretionary Power of the Judge, in the 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Procedural Law, University of Ghent.

1999-2009: Members of the Association took part in the Culture of Peace Project and in the Religions for Peace Organization International (RPO International) and organized conferences around the world. 

2007-2012: Revision during series of conferences in Jerusalem 2007, Vadouz 2007, Jerusalem 2008, Krakow 2008, Cambridge  2009, Utah 2010, Vienna 2011, Hong Kong 2012 and Ghent 2012 and in University of San Diego, August 2013.of the 1982 New-Delhi Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence which was concluded in the Mt. Scopus International Standards on Judicial Independence.


May 2014: The theme of the Moscow Conference was "Judicial Independce as an Essential Foundation of Justice and Peace". hroughout the conference, the members of the Association discussed and approved amendments to the Mt. Scopus Standards, with particular attention to three areas; difficulties associated with online dispute resolution, adding a chapter on lawyers in the Mt. Scopus Standards, and the development of a global judicial ethics code. 

October 2014: International Conference on Judicial Independence: Osnabruck University; Ensuring Fairness in Cases Invovling Foreign Parties in Domestic Courts, in Osnabruck. 

2015: International Conference on Judicial Independence in a Globalized Legal Culture: The Use of Foreign and Transnational Precedents by National Supreme Courts, in Bologna and Milano.

2016International Conference on Judicial Independence in Times of Transition of Government and Impartiality for Foriegn Parties in Domestic Courts, in Krakow, Poland.

2018: International Conférence on Judicial Independence: Global Challenges and Appropriate Remedies; and Measuring Justice and the Rule of Law, in London.

2019International Conférence on Judicial Independence: Measuring Justice, at  Claremont McKenna College California .

2020 : International Conférence on Judicial Independence:  Judicial Independence Corner Stone of Democracy in Potsdam 

Next Conference:  

 40th  Anniversary of the first conference of judicial independence which was held in 1991 will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in January 2022. Rescheduled from the original date due to COVID-19. 

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