The Institute of Judicial Administration
The Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) was founded by Cap.405 RE 2002, following the acceptance of the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Judicial System Review of 1977; the Presidential Commission on the Introduction of Multiparty Democracy in Tanzania of 1993; and the Legal Task Force, 1996. All these studies found out there was a need to establish an institution that would design and provide training programmes suitable for judicial officers and court personnel. The Institute started its training activities on 23rd October 2000. Situated on the slopes of the Usambara Mountains on a seventy-acre property in Lushoto Township, the Institute of Judicial Administration is about 400 kilometres from Dar es Salaam. It is also about 30 kilometres from Mombo on the Dar es Salaam - Arusha highway. The Institute is therefore, easily accessible from most major towns of Tanzania. The Institute is located at about 1,500 metres above sea level with annual temperatures ranging between 2°C and 25°C. In addition to its cool temperatures throughout the year, IJA has a serene environment making it an ideal place for learning.