Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)


Founded 1974. Canadian nonprofit that seeks to improve quality of justice for all Canadians and preserve a strong, independent judiciary. Housed at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal.
www.ciaj-icaj.ca

Primary geographic focus: INTERNATIONAL
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Acronym or short name: CIAJ-ICAJ

CIAJ is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of justice for all. Since its inception in 1974, the CIAJ has kept a critical eye on our justice system and explored cutting-edge issues likely to improve the administration of justice and preserve a strong and independent judiciary. CIAJ is a place of meeting and reasoned debate on issues of interest to people and organizations concerned with the administration of justice.

CIAJ promotes excellence and leadership in the administration of justice through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. The CIAJ offers education and research programs and provides a forum for everyone interested in the administration of justice.

CIAJ is a voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of justice for all Canadians. Since its inception in 1974, the CIAJ has kept a critical eye on our justice system and explored cutting-edge issues likely to improve the administration of justice and preserve a strong and independent judiciary. CIAJ is a place of meeting and reasoned debate on issues of interest to people and organizations concerned with the administration of justice.

CIAJ members come from all regions of Canada, and include members of the legal profession, the judiciary, educators, legal drafters, members of administrative tribunals, journalists, court personnel, representatives of government agencies, staff of social and police agencies, and the public.

We serve our members in both official languages

Ciaj was created in 1974 at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto. Independent, but university-housed, the non-profit corporation would function as the educational, planning and research arm of the courts and administrative tribunals throughout Canada. Interdisciplinary in scope, under the patronage of distinguished members of the judiciary, the legal profession, governments and members of the public however free from political constraints, it would be able to undertake and to promote projects upon consideration of their respective intrinsic merits. In 1978, CIAJ’s offices moved to the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 1986, CIAJ moved its offices to the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal,


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