CEELI online

A one-stop hub for specialized, remotely accessible courses and dialogues for legal, judicial, and civil society professionals. Through this platform, CEELI offers integrated courses on a wide range of timely and relevant topics. 

Upcoming Courses

A CEELI ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE

Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Course for Civil Society in Post-Transition Environments

October 28 – November 23, 2021
 

The purpose of this course is to provide diverse civil society actors in Ethiopia with foundational knowledge of the effects of corruption on the functioning of government, particularly as it relates to abuses of institutional power.

 

The effects of these abuses often affect the fundamental human rights of every citizen, as well as the economic growth of the country and financial interests of all members of society. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have received a primer on how they can effectively advance greater integrity and accountability within their own government, judicial, civic, and private sector structures as it relates to anticorruption and anti-money laundering.

 

A CEELI ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE

Application Of EU Instruments In Criminal Justice

The two-day seminar, organized in cooperation of the CEELI Institute and the Association of Croatian Judges, is designed for active criminal judges from EU member countries, focusing on the application of EU instruments in criminal justice, and providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law. Specifically, this course focuses on Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings, and Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in a criminal proceeding.

 

A portion of the training will also be used to discuss the impact of “hate crime” legislation, by addressing Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, which deals with combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law.

Application Of EU Instruments In Civil Justice

This two-day seminar, organized in cooperation of the CEELI Institute and the Association of Croatian Judges, is designed for active civil judges from EU member countries, focusing on the application of EU instruments in civil justice, and providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law.

 

Specifically, this course focuses on the application of Council Regulations (EC) No. 2201/2003(EU), 2016/1103 and 2016/1104, all of which concern jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility (Brussels IIa), and Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 on promoting free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the EU.

Courses in Progress

A CEELI ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE

Best Practices for Remote Judging

Dates : 14 October 2021 – March 2022

 

This 5-month blended learning course, which will mix online and onsite sessions, is the repeat of our successful Remote Judging course launched in October 2020. Offered as part of the CEELI Institute’s Central & Eastern European Judicial Network Exchange program, this course 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.

 

EU Law And Human Rights

In this course, legal practitioners will expand their knowledge and capabilities on the use of EU law to protect human rights throughout Europe. Participants in the course will obtain an in-depth understanding of EU law and Human Rights, learning about topics including:

 

  •  Human rights and civil society protections under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and various national laws
  • Procedures for using and triggering Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU), which provides for Suspension of Certain Rights of Member States for human rights violations
  • How to use EU laws to respond to restrictive national legislation that interferes with the independent operation of the judiciary
  • The admissibility of claims before EU Courts
  • EU and ECHR case law limiting restrictions of fundamental rights
  • How to access relevant EU documents

Combating Fraud and Corruption in Infrastructure Projects: Procurement, Implementation and Money Laundering Schemes

Large public infrastructure projects offer unique opportunities for public corruption. This problem has particularly plagued the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, where public outlays for such projects often exceed comparable expenditures in the richer countries of Western Europe. To address this issue, the CEELI Institute is debuting a new entry to its growing portfolio of online anti-corruption courses.
 
This new program, Combating Fraud and Corruption in Infrastructure Projects: Procurement, Implementation and Money Laundering Schemes, launched in February and is a five-week online course designed to improve the practical skills of the region’s investigators and prosecutors.