The Supreme Court has requested support from the ILO to strengthen the capacity of judges in the IRC to access, understand, interpret and apply international and domestic labour law to resolve industrial relations disputes. The ILO is partnering with the Technical Unit of the Supreme Court Training Centre to revise the current training programme. A competency-based training curriculum for newly appointed career and ad hoc judges will be developed under this partnership. An advanced training programme shall also be developed to provide ongoing education to serving judges in the IRC. These training modules will be incorporated and mainstreamed into the Supreme Court’s training programme for IRC judges.
In this regard, the ILO has conducted a needs assessment to determine the training requirements of IRC judges in collaboration with the Supreme Court Training Centre. The results from this Training Needs Assessment shall be used to stimulate discussion and to support the development of core competencies for IRC judges and a framework for the IRC training programme.
Objective of consultations
A half-day meeting involving the Supreme Court, the Technical Law and Justice Unit of the Supreme Court Training Centre, Industrial Relations Court judges, officials from the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration and representatives from Confederations and Apindo will be held. This meeting shall review and discuss the Training Needs Assessment and its recommendations and the proposed contents for the competency-based curriculum.
- Review the Training Needs Assessment;
- Establish core competencies for the training curriculum for newly-appointed ad hoc and career judges; and
- Develop a framework for the competency-based curriculum (key content, duration, structure).