Singapore Justice Training Centre (SJTC)
The Singapore Justice Training Centre (SJTC) opened in the spring of 2010 with a generous donation from the Lien Centre for Social Innovation. The SJTC is a comprehensive legal resource hub dedicated to catalyzing the criminal justice evolution within Asia through the delivery of state of the art training programs.
2010 Asia JusticeMakers Competition and Summit
IBJ, in tandem with the Lien Center for Social Innovation, awarded $5,000 in seed funding to twelve applicants for the 2010 Asia JusticeMakers Competition. In August 2010, the JusticeMakers gathered for a summit at the SJTC during which they presented their projects, participated in discussion groups and team building exercises, and attended lectures and training sessions.
ASEAN Criminal Defense Training
In February 2011 the SJTC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore merged expertise with innovation to create the first-ever Criminal Justice Training for ASEAN countries in Singapore. This inaugural event gathered 18 participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The attendees learned both from each other and international experts about the current state of criminal justice in ASEAN at large, and within their respective nations.
As part of the interactive training methodology, participants were asked to give brief presentations highlighting current laws in their own countries that uphold the rights of the accused, specifically early access to defense counsel. Experts from Singapore, Asia, and America introduced new methods of reviewing and analyzing evidence from a criminal case to provide the greatest access to accurate information. Advocacy and negotiation skills complemented the leadership development and criminal justice review.
Singapore Justice Training Centre of International Bridges to Justice
Tanglin International Centre 354 Tanglin Rd #03-15 Singapore 247672