The overall project aim is to support the Supreme Court of Indonesia in its reform and effort to improve access to justice for all.
The project engages key stakeholders such as the Supreme Court Judges Training Centre, district courts, NGOs and a mediator professional body in developing a new curriculum and training materials for the mediators’ certification training programme.
The British Council, in partnership with Indonesia Jentera School of Law (IJSL) is contracted to manage this project. This project is a sub-component of the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ), funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DfAT) and managed by Cardno.
The Supreme Court is increasingly recognising that mediation has an important role in resolving disputes in many areas of people’s lives.
Under the Indonesian judicial system all parties are encouraged to resolve their disputes through mediation. It is a process within alternative dispute resolution that involves a neutral third party bringing together two sides (or more) with the objective of reaching mutual agreement.
The Supreme Court envisions that mediation will open up access to justice for people in a manner that is faster and affordable.
To aid the project, the British Council and IJSL have produced a number of outputs including:
Training materials for mediators
The materials consist of 17 modules to be delivered in ten days. The modules will help develop skills in communication to ensure active listening, questioning and clarification takes place throughout mediation. They will also learn how to manage mediation from planning through to facilitation and completion.
In addition to these modules, 17 short films, 2 cartoon strips and 20 case studies/role plays have been produced to complete the training materials.
Training of Trainers
This will be a three-day training materials course for candidate trainers which consist of training in understanding adult learning processes, facilitation skills for trainers and how to prepare a training session.
Monitoring and evaluation framework
The British Council and IJSL have also produced a monitoring and evaluation framework, alongside tools for use by the Supreme Court Training Centre during the roll-out phase of the project.