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Armenia Justice Academy Distance Learning

Country: Armenia
Category: Professional Development Programs



FUNDER: U.S. State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

The goal of the Justice Academy Distance Learning Curriculum Development Program (JADL) in Armenia is to enable the training team of the Republic of Armenia’s Justice Academy to function more productively and be more effective in their mandate of training and regulating justice sector actors, to contribute to the RA Justice Academy’s efforts to create a climate where the rule of law is consistently and fairly applied, and to strengthen the ability of the Government of Armenia to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate transnational organized and related crimes and respect human rights during criminal proceedings.

The objective of JADL is to adapt nine existing anti-corruption and human rights curricula provided by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) into online modules that allow for distance learning by Armenian investigators, prosecutors, and judges as part of the RA Justice Academy’s continuing education program.

The nine modules include:

  • Prosecuting Official Corruption Cases
  • Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption Cases
  • Internal Investigations
  • Pre-Trial Detention Alternatives
  • Investigating and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence Crimes
  • Protection of Human Rights of Juvenile and Minority Offenders
  • Financial Crime and Transnational Organized Crime Related to Combating Corruption
  • Investigating and Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crimes
  • Judicial Independence and Transparency

The online courses will be geared to adult learners and will consist of video and audio lectures, podcasts, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, supplemental reading materials, quizzes, and interactive tests. This will result in an engaging, user-friendly educational environment in which large volumes of complex legal information are tailored into well-structured, visually attractive, comprehensive and stimulating online lessons that make professional development opportunities conducted by the RA Justice Academy for Armenian legal professional audiences more motivating, easier to digest and remember.

JADL will result in a dynamic online educational platform for the RA Justice Academy encompassing nine easy-to-manage, user-friendly distance learning courses that will better train in-service prosecutors, advocates, investigators and judges on complicated and challenging legal themes in the field of anti-corruption and human rights.