The Council for the Judiciary and the Public Prosecution Service are currently developing a new basic training system. In renewing and improving the current system, they are prompted mainly by the need to ensure quality, both now and in the future. The judges’ and public prosecutors’ training programmes are divided into two separate processes; however, the intention is for internships to be organised between the two programmes and, where possible, to combine courses.
The Council for the Judiciary recently ratified the design for a new basic Bench training programme (pdf, 2.2 MB) submitted by SSR. The current judges’ training programme and the so-called Third Way (internal judges’ training programme) will also be incorporated into this new programme. The Public Prosecution Service is currently developing a model for a new basic public prosecutors’ training programme, with the SSR playing an advisory role. The Judiciary and the Public Prosecution Service will each individually be responsible for selecting candidates for the new training programmes – the exact method to be used has yet to be decided. The first group of trainees will start the new programme in April 2014.