Watch Now: Preserving a Free Society: Governmental Power and the Rule of Law

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The CEELI Institute is delighted to announce that its Founder and Board Chair, Homer E. Moyer. recently hosted a widely broadcast panel on ‘Governmental Power and the Rule of Law,’  held in Washington DC and hosted by both the Wilson Center and the International Bar Association. The panel included perspectives from an impressive range of voices, including Senator George Mitchell, the former Peace Envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East,  former United States Trade Representative Carla A. Hills, and US Court of Appeal Judge, Thomas Griffith.  The panel launches the International Bar Association’s six-part series on ‘Preserving a Free Society’ which will feature former and current senior government officials and other distinguished guests discussing the rule of law.  Future panels will continue to bring a mix of perspectives on rule-of-law issues, including precisely what this oft-used phrase means, what its implications are, what practical meaning it has for public citizens and for those in government, and its importance to the institutions, traditions, and durability of free societies.

 

PRESERVING A FREE SOCIETY -“Governmental Power and the Rule of Law”

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Join the International Bar Association and the Wilson Center on Thursday 19th April for Part One of a Six-Part Program. Guest speakers will include:

George J. Mitchell Jr.
Former Democratic Senator for Maine and Senate Majority Leader,
Special Envoy for Northern Ireland and Special Envoy for Middle East Peace

 Carla A. Hills
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Ford Administration),
Former United States Trade Representative (George H.W. Bush Administration)

Thomas B. Griffith
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit (George W. Bush Administration)
Former Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Senate

Moderator: Homer E. Moyer Jr.
Former Appointee in both Democratic and Republican Administrations and
Founder of the CEELI Institute, an independent Rule of Law Institute in Prague

The Seminar will look to address such questions as:

What is the appropriate role of each branch of government in safeguarding liberty and preserving the rule of law?  

What must officials of each branch do to ensure that the government respects the legal limits of its own power?  

On a day-to-day basis, what does the rule of law cause senior government officials to do – or refrain from doing? 

To what extent do unwritten rules and established traditions protect free societies and reinforce the rule of law?

Insight will be offered by some of the leading minds on the topics of Rule of Law and governmental power. Don’t miss your chance to take part in seminar one of this exciting series. You can RSVP here.

 

 

Training on Application of EU Instruments in Criminal Law

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In February and April, the CEELI Institute hosted three sessions of a new program, focused on application of EU instruments in criminal justice. Organized in cooperation with the Association of Croatian Judges, the program brought together in total 83 criminal judges from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The program focuses on tools providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law, specially on applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the Directives on the right to information in criminal proceedings, and the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings.

The program is led by Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) and Judge at the Croatian Supreme Court, and funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).

FULLY BOOKED! Spring session of CEELI’s Anti-Corruption Course on the Investigation and Prosecution of Public Corruption Cases

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The CEELI Institute is delighted to announce a spring session of our signature anti-corruption course on the investigation and prosecution of public corruption cases. This five-day, highly interactive training provides participants with a comprehensive framework for initiating and pursuing official corruption cases. The course will take place at the Villa Grebovka in Prague the week of April 23-27, 2018, and is designed to walk participants through the investigation of a case involving official corruption. Participants will work in small groups with a hypothetical case to develop their own investigation strategy, learning to use time-tested investigative tools and develop practical skills along the way. Participant efforts are augmented by expert guidance and instruction.

Over the course of five days, students will:

• Learn to identify transactional red flags and evaluate possible cases of official corruption
• Analyze publically available information to detect signs of corruption
• Develop an investigative plan and take the first steps in pursuing their proactive investigation
• Consider what documents to access—and how to get them
• Discuss how to utilize law enforcement tools to access financial records
• Consider how to acquire and use legally collected electronic evidence
• Use invoices, payment ledgers, receipts, and travel records to support the investigation
• Undertake forensic analysis of relevant financial evidence necessary to “follow the money”
• Learn techniques for effectively conducting interviews of potential witnesses and targets
• Prepare and present a summary of their investigation, supported by the necessary evidence and considering possible defenses and challenges that would be faced at trial
• Consider non-investigative measures to prevent and expose official corruption

The Institute continues to bring together the world’s most experienced anti-corruption prosecutors, forensic accountants, and practitioners as faculty to design and teach this course.

We are confident that this is one of the best anti-corruption courses currently being offered. As one of the participants  noted: “This was an exceptional experience. There was complete understanding among participants, regardless of the differences between legal systems, and we all shared a mutual goal of preventing corruption through efficient and proactive investigation.“

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THE COURSE HAS BEEN FULLY BOOKED.

 

More info here in the brochure below:

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