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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33268)  

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Title “Enhancing judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries”_”Professional judicial systems”_“September session” 
Status Completed 
Date 31/08/2011 - 02/09/2011 
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

Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
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Last Modified 14/09/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33268) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The objective of the first session of the Working Group on “Professional Judicial Systems” was to discuss the issues relating to the role of the Bar and lawyers in the justice system of five countries.

Output/Results Gaps between the national and relevant European standards as regards the training and role of legal professionals are identified. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Participants The meeting was attended by 10 delegates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. They represented the national Ministries of Justice and Bar Associations. It was also attended by two representatives of the Civil Society Forum. 
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. Mr Rytis Jokubauskas, Lawyer, Secretary General of the Lithuanian Bar Association
4. Ms Marina Naumovska-Milevska, Lawyer, Long-Term Training Consultant under the CoE/EU Joint Programme ''Support for Access to Justice in Armenia” 
CoE Secretariat Judiciary Division of the Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department:
Ms Tatiana Termacic, Ms Clementina Barbaro, Ms Anastasia Shadarova, Mr Sergey Dikman
Total No. Participants 20 
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