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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32891)  

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Title Enhancing judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries – First session of the Working Group on independent judicial systems 
Status Completed 
Date 09/06/2011 - 10/06/2011 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries Groups: Multilateral
  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

Expert Meeting / Expertise 
Directorate Human Rights and Legal Affairs 
CoE Contact ,   email
Last Modified 14/09/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 32891) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The objective of the first session of the Working Group on “Independent Judicial Systems” was to discuss the role, composition and mandates of self-governing judicial bodies and to identify legal and practical problems in their functioning in the Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. 
Output/Results Gaps between the national and relevant European standards as regards the functioning of the self-governing judicial bodies are identified. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Participants The meeting was attended by 14 delegates who represented national Ministries of Justice and self-governing judicial bodies. 
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
3. Ms Victoria Maslova, Lawyer, Registry of the European Court of Human Rights
4. Ms Maria Teresa Romer, Supreme Court Justice (retired), Poland

CoE Secretariat Judiciary Division of the Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department: Ms Tatiana Termacic, Ms Anastasia Shadarova. 
Total No. Participants 20 
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