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QICDRC gains Associate Membership of ICCE

Tribune News Network
Doha
In a momentous step for Qatar’s justice system, the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has achieved Associate Membership of the International Consortium for Court Excellence (ICCE).
Qatar’s position as a hub for international commerce relies on a trustworthy judicial system, further bolstered by the QICDRC’s adoption of the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE).
The IFCE is a comprehensive resource for assessing a court’s performance against seven areas of court excellence which are as follows: court leadership and management, court planning and policies, court resources, court proceedings and processes, client needs and satisfaction, affordable and accessible court services and public trust and confidence.
Courts and tribunals that demonstrate a commitment to the values and standards set out in the IFCE are recognised by membership entry. Since August 2018, the QICDRC has taken steps to deliver scalable and sustainable change for a holistic improvement to the quality of court services, reflecting a national commitment to economic development and global standards of excellence.
Faisal al-Sahouti, QICDRC CEO, said: “We are pleased to achieve Associate Membership status in the world’s leading court quality management system. This is an important testament to the QICDRC’s continuous commitment to improve the administration of justice. From the outset of our court excellence journey, we have set out to fulfil our role as a credible justice system to help attract direct foreign investment to Qatar.”
Commenting on the membership, Executive Committee of the International Consortium for Court Excellence said, “The Executive Committee of the International Consortium for Court Excellence is pleased to welcome the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre as an Associate Member of the Consortium. We look forward to working with the QICDRC in our shared endeavour towards achieving excellence in courts.”
The IFCE was developed by groups and organisations from Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. The founding members and signatories who represent the ICCE include the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA), the Federal Judicial Center of the United States, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and the State Courts of Singapore.
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), Spring Singapore and The World Bank provided further assistance in developing the framework.

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