This week I had the opportunity to participate in the 11th International Association for Court Administration (IACA) conference.  This conference has been another valuable best practices sharing event with 83 speakers from 53 countries sharing regional and global best practices for justice in the courts and with digital technologies.

There has never been a better time to share best practices for international justice #NeverBetter #IACA2016


IACA conference attendees had the opportunity to visit several international courts in The Hague including:

The IACA Conference opening remarks were provided by:

  • Renée Jones-Bos, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
  • Judge Frits Bakker, President, Council for the Judiciary of The Netherlands
  • Ingrid van Engelshoven, Deputy Mayor of The Hague, The Netherlands

All the sessions were very valuable with best practices across many different areas of expertise including:

Using Data to Strengthen Court Performance

  • Discussion Facilitator: Georgia Harley, Justice Reform Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • Justice Janko Lazarević,, Deputy Court President of the Supreme Court of Cassation
  • Linn Hammergren, Independent Rule of Law Consultant, World Bank
  • Elsa Garcia-Matrals, European Commission

Witness testimony and witness protection of child soldiers and children in war zones

  • Discussion Facilitator: Helena Vranov-Schoorl; Head Victims and Witnesses Support
  • Magali Maystre, Legal Officer ICTY
  • An Michels, Consultant Psychologist for the Victims and Witnesses, Unit of the International Criminal Court

Best Practices Implementing Electronic Case Files and Document Filing on Regional and Global Level

  • Discussion Facilitator: Kacey Carpenter, Cisco
  • Hajro Poškoviæ, Deputy Director of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council BiH Secretariat
  • Wee Ming Lim, Senior Deputy Registrar,  State Courts,  Singapore
  • Leonid Bogdanov, Ukraine

The Cyber Crime Challenge

  • Discussion Facilitator: Nadja Long, Specialist, EUROPOL
  • Michele Stovall, Senior Attorney, US Department of Justice
  • Gunnar Lars Light, Managing Partner Global G Group
  • Steven Wilson, Head of the European Cyber Crime Centre, EUROPOL

These best practices demonstrated the need for continued sharing of best practices across international court leaders, the important role of the transition to digital technologies to address the challenges and support the mission of justice, and the commitment from IACA to provide this important forum and community.

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It has been a pleasure to support this year’s conference in The Hague as a Diamond Sponsor.   To learn more about Cisco digital solutions for connect justice please visit our digital and social media communities.





Kacey Carpenter

Senior Manager

Global Government and Public Sector Marketing