In 2022, much of the CEELI Institute's work focused on the consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine.We also continued developing our programs and partnerships across four key areas: judicial independence and integrity, anti-corruption, legal skills and capacity, and civil society support.
Training Indian Judges to Tackle Human Trafficking
To assist the Indian judicial system in increasing its prosecutorial capacity and in keeping pace with human exploitation, the CEELI Institute is working with the National Judicial Academy of India and the U.S. Federal Judicial Center on a “training-of-trainers” program for Indian judges and justices.
Supporting Whistleblowers in Central and Eastern Europe
The CEELI Institute is working hand in hand with civil society organizations in Central and Eastern Europe to support reforms in whistleblower protection. Watch this video to know more about our work with civil society actors from the region, academia, experts, journalists, and legal professionals to discuss what is needed for effective whistleblower protection and what are the challenges in the region and beyond.
Defending Judicial Independence in the EU
Legal scholars have watched with alarm as systemic violations erode the rule of law in parts of the European Union. With governments in Hungary and Poland working to systemically weaken judicial oversight and independence, judges, lawyers, and civil society organizations are joining forces to demand a response from pan-European institutions.