U.S. Government Hosts Training for Magistrates Nationwide

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has hosted training for Namibian Magistrates from all the fourteen regions of the country this week entitled “Judicial Professionalism and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement.” U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and visiting U.S. Judges recognized participating Namibian magistrates in a brief closing and certificate ceremony at the NamPower Convention Centre in Windhoek. Training has been designed to give technical assistance to strengthen Namibia’s justice sector infrastructure, assist with case management skills development, and emphasize a team approached to fighting crime. The training has been sponsored by the U.S. government as part of a collaboration between Namibia’s judiciary, the U.S. Office of the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section (CCIPS).