CEELI Institute hosts the Central and East European Judicial Exchange Network in Prague

On December 5-6, the CEELI Institute hosted judges from the Central and East European Judicial Exchange Network at its headquarters in Prague, as they continue their efforts to draft a reference manual that can facilitate practical application of relevant international standards to the day-to-day work of the judiciary.  The reference manual project, initiated by the judges themselves, involves identification and cataloging of international standards that are directly applicable to the roles and function of the judiciary, and organizing those standards in an easily accessible format, to be made available for practical use and application.  This program is a continuation of our ongoing effort, supported by the US Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), to promote the best practices for judicial transparency and accountability, and to build professional solidarity around issues of judicial integrity. This is the most recent in a series of events that the CEELI Institute has organized this year to build a sustainable peer support network around the issues of judicial integrity and court efficiency.  Judges from Poland, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina participated at this most recent workshop.