Bahrain Launches “Future Judges” Programme to Recruit and Train Young Judges

London, 28 August 2019: Applications opened for the Kingdom of Bahrain “Future Judges” programme to attract young lawyers to train as members of the judiciary. In line with the reform project of His Majesty the King and Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, the scheme aims to further improve the efficiency of Bahrain’s judicial system and enhance public confidence in the judiciary. It is open to applicants aged 35 or younger with a law degree from Bahraini or foreign universities and a strong academic record.

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The selection process includes a multi-stage assessment including oral and written examinations, an interview and a general ability test, using criteria in line with those of the International Judicial Training Organisation. Successful candidates will undergo a two-stage training programme involving theory training in cooperation with the Institute of Judicial and Legal Studies, followed by a practical training programme.

The Future Judges project is a significant milestone in the development of Bahrain’s judiciary, and an enormous opportunity for ambitious and talented young graduates looking to enter the judicial field.

Judge Ali Ahmed Alkaabi, Supreme Court Secretary-General, said: “The Supreme Council of the Judiciary has developed a clear annual strategic plan for judicial training through a continuous judicial training plan and a plan to train new members of the judiciary as part of efforts to develop the judicial system in the Kingdom of Bahrain to enhance the confidence of the community in the Bahraini judiciary. Future Judges will ensure a fast and efficient judiciary that responds to the needs of society and keeps pace with its development.”