Best Practices for Remote Judging – Certificate Course
This 5-month blended learning course, mixing online and onsite sessions, is the repeat of our successful Remote Judging course launched in October 2020. It aims to equip judges with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct remote judging in the Central & Eastern Europe context as they respond to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on their work. The increased emphasis on technology and remote judging has heightened the need for specific judicial training in these areas. Promoting uses of technology that enhance the justice system and enable more efficient and accessible justice is a key responsibility of any modern judiciary. This program will help facilitate the use of technology and online hearings where appropriate, but still ensuring access to justice, and adherence to international standards of human rights and fair trials. The course will emphasize compliance with relevant international standards and legal obligations, including European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence. The program is offered as part of the CEELI Institute’s Central & Eastern European Judicial Network Exchange; promoting judicial integrity, transparency, and strengthening public confidence in the judiciary across the region.
Module 1 – Overview of Current Situation in Courts
Module 2 – What is Remote Judging? Practical and Realistic Technological Matters from a CEE Perspective
Module 3 – Elements of a Remote Hearing or Trial
Module 4 – Practical Guidelines