INES was created on 18th December 2008 in Moscow, Russia. The objective of the organization is to establish standards for competition judges, judge training and assessment so that competitions have equal standards of international judging.
Until now different competitions operate under different rules and may have judges who have not been trained. This can create a not uncommon problem that one judges marks may be very different and inconsistent with the other judges. Also, if competitions operate under different rules how should we really compare the standards or winners in different competitions?
INES hopes to clarify these points and establish international standards. You can read an introduction to INES here.
The standards are created and maintained by a group of Honourable Judges who are listed here. They will also provide training to new judges or experienced judges that want to follow the INES standards.