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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32629)  

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Title Enhancing judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries – Introductory meeting 
Status Completed 
Date 18/05/2011 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries CoE Members: Armenia / Azerbaijan / Georgia / Republic of Moldova / Ukraine
Others: Belarus
  Joint Programme Activity - CoE EaP Facility
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP CoE EaP Facility - Council of Europe Eastern Partnership Facility    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2011/DGHL/JP/2632   Enhancing judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries
Expected Result 1.1 - Legal and practical obstacles to the implementation of the applicable European standards as regards judicial reform in the beneficiary countries are identified through intensive information exchange and best practice sharing.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Independence and efficiency of Justice

Working Method

Needs Assessment 
Directorate Human Rights and Legal Affairs 
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Last Modified 14/09/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 32629) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The purpose of the Kick-off meeting was to introduce the objectives of the Project and working methods, to discuss the calendar of the activities for the year of 2011, as well other details of the Project’s implementation, and, finally, to select the specific themes to be examined by the three Working Groups, namely ''Independent Judicial Systems'', ''Professional Judicial Systems'' and ''Efficient Judicial Systems''. 
Output/Results The experts made their presentations on the CoE standards in the field of judiciary. The Secretariat introduced a list of possible topics to work on within the framework of the Project. The delegates discussed and identify the most problematic issues in the area of concern. The list of themes for the three Working Groups was drawn up. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Participants The meeting was attended by 32 delegates from the beneficiary institutions of five participating country, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. They represented national Ministries of Justice, judicial councils, training institutions for judges and Bar Associations. 
Consultants/Experts 1. Mr Carsten Mahnke, Lawyer, Long-Term Consultant under the CoE/EU Joint Programme on the Transparency and Efficiency of the Judicial System of Ukraine
2. Mr Virgilijus Valancius, Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court, Professor of Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

CoE Secretariat Judiciary Division of the Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building: Ms Tatiana Termacic, Ms Clementina Barbaro, Ms Anastasia Shadarova 
Total No. Participants 37 
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