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.
The CEELI Institute works with judges, lawyers, and civil society actors to build law-based societies and institutions in Europe and beyond.
We work with judges at all levels to promote judicial independence, strengthen judicial integrity, and improve professional competencies.
We train investigators, prosecutors, and judges to handle complex corruption cases, and work with civil society actors and journalists to expose breaches of public trust.
We support organizations and individuals striving for greater transparency and accountability, and support the rule of law through research and advocacy.
Through peer-to-peer exchanges, innovative pedagogy, and diverse programming, CEELI advances the rule of law in the countries where we work.
We provide world-class, interactive training and skills development programs to legal professionals and others committed to the rule of law in Prague and abroad.
Since 2007, we have engaged tens of thousands of professionals from over 50 countries.
Events in 2023
January 4th, 2024
Last month, dozens of judges from African common-law countries gathered in Prague for t...
December 20th, 2023
The CEELI Institute welcomes the appointment of Robert R. Strang as its new Executive D...
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.