ELI Secretary General Attends 23rd International Congress of the UIHJ in Bangkok (Thailand)


ELI Secretary-General, Vanessa Wilcox, speaks on a panel on ‘The Principles and Tools of Good Governance’.

This year, the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) held their 23rd International Congress from 1–4 May 2018. This year, the Kingdom of Thailand played host to the Congress which is held every three years. The theme of the event, which was opened by the Minister of Justice of Thailand, Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana, was ‘Guaranteeing Secure and Sustainable Justice: The Judicial Officer, an Essential Element of Good Governance’. Among other things, the Congress focused on the challenges of the technological developments facing Judicial Officers, including the move by several jurisdictions towards electronic service of documents. Good governance was the major theme, however, with ELI Secretary-General, Vanessa Wilcox, speaking on a panel on ‘The Principles and Tools of Good Governance’. The event was brought to a close with the UIHJ General Assembly and the election of members of the board of the UIHJ for the 2018 to 2021 period, with Marc Schmitz taking over from Françoise Andrieux.