Advancing
the rule of law

Headquartered at the historic Villa Grébovka in Prague, Czech Republic, the CEELI Institute is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rule of law.

What We Do

Promote equitable and accountable governance

The CEELI Institute works with judges, lawyers, and civil society actors to build law-based societies and institutions in Europe and beyond.

Our Approach

Connecting individuals, building networks, and supporting professional growth.

Through peer-to-peer exchanges, innovative pedagogy, and diverse programming, CEELI advances the rule of law in the countries where we work.

The Impact of the CEELI Institute

Since 2007, we have engaged tens of thousands of professionals from over 50 countries.

86

Events in 2023

2000+

Participants

35

Countries

4

Continents

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The CEELI Institute identifies needs and produces resources to address challenges and threats to the rule of law. Browse our recent publications.

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VILLA GRÉBOVKA

Home to the CEELI Institute

The Villa Grébovka was built in the late 19th century as the summer home of Moritz Gröbe, an industrialist who made his fortune in mining and railroads. The CEELI Institute completed the Villa’s transformation into a conference and residential center in 2007.

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