CEELI at the UN

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The CEELI Institute was honored to be invited to participate in the United Nation’s Launch of its Global Judicial Integrity Network.  The Launch, held in Vienna, on April 9-10, 2018, was a groundbreaking event attended by leaders of the world’s judiciaries and a select number of international judicial associations. The CEELI Institute was one of a handful of non-governmental organizations selected to join judges from around the globe at the event.  CEELI’s contributions to the Launch event included organizing and moderating a panel on the new professional and ethical challenges for judges raised as a result of the increasing use of social media by members of the profession.  This is a topic that CEELI has explored in depth within the context of its ongoing Central and East European Judicial Network.  For this panel, CEELI drew on the forwardleading experiences with social media by judges in the region, including practices from the Czech Republic, Croatia and Romania.  In particular, we drew special attention to the efforts by the Czech Union of Judges to draft and promulgate concrete guidelines on the subject.