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Supporting the Croatian Judiciary: Facilitating Attention to and Adoption of European Jurisprudence

In late September, the CEELI Institute was again be able to support the efforts of the Croatian Judiciary as it grapples with challenges related to th...

Promoting Judicial Accountability in Central Europe

The CEELI Institute recently completed its partnership with the Polish Institute for Law and Society (INPRIS) on a project to promote better interacti...

Belgrade: CEELI supports this year’s Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe

The CEELI Institute we delighted to support this year’s Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, held in Belgrade on June 20-22, ...

CEELI Institute works with Balkan Judges Handling Terrorism Cases

In February, in partnership with the Malta-based International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) and with funding from the US State Depa...

Ukraine: Defending Media Freedom

The CEELI Institute is hosting training for Ukrainian lawyers dedicated to the legal defense of journalists and bloggers across their country. In coop...

Strengthening Judicial Independence & Accountability: Roundtable of the Central & Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network

The Roundtable on “Balancing Judicial Independence and Accountability,” took place on June 6-7, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. More than 30 non-h...

ABA/CEELI: The 25th Anniversary Reunion!

In June, the CEELI Institute and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) joined together for a very special meeting in Prague, ...

Evening commemorating the Soviet mass deportations from the Baltic states

Večer u příležitosti 74. výročí sovětských masových deportací obyvatel Baltských zemí ze 14. června 1941, který ve spolupráci s CEELI ...

NGOs and the Judiciary – Watchdog Activities, Interactions, Collaboration, Communication

          Under the leadership of the Polish Institute for Law and Society (INPRIS) and with financial support from the Viseg...

Workshop on judicial standards compilation

On March 7-8, nine judges from Central and East European Judicial Exchange Network met at the CEELI Institute in Prague to continue their work on a re...

Using Legal Mechanisms to Address Regional Conflicts

The CEELI Institute joined with the International Bar Association (IBA) on September 1-3, 2015, to sponsor an innovative program promoting dialogue on...

A Special Message for CEELI’s 25th Anniversary

From the Chambers of the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor, retired justice, United States Supreme Court:

Fighting Against Corruption in Tunis: Training on Foreign Accounting

On June 10-12, 2015, twenty-six representatives from a wide range of Tunisian stakeholder agencies with anti-corruption responsibilities, including th...

Expert on the Czech Judicial System and Relations Between NGOs and the Judiciary

Expert on the Czech Judicial System and Relations Between NGOs and the Judiciary Application Deadline : 21-Jun-2015 Type of Contract : Individual Cont...

Training for Pro-Bono Lawyers in Burmese Regions

In May 2015, the CEELI Institute, in partnership with Burma Center Prague, concluded another round of training for the Myanmar Lawyers Network (MLN), ...

CEELI: Supporting US-India Judicial Engagement

In September, the CEELI Institute continued its multi-year partnership with the National Judicial Academy of India (NJA) by organizing an internationa...

Advocacy Skills Training at CEELI

In May, the CEELI Institute launched a new advocacy skills training effort for young lawyers from the Eurasia region. The one-week program is designed...

The 2018 Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe

The CEELI Institute was honored to again support the Annual Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, hosted in Vilnius by the Supre...

New Partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

The CEELI Institute is delighted to join in a partnership with the International Foundation Electoral Systems (IFES) on a new project to strengthen th...

CEELI Launches Three Part Training Series on Preparation of Cases for Appeal Before the European Court of Human Rights

In October, the CEELI Institute, working in cooperation with the Centre de la Protection Internationale (Strasbourg), launched the first session of wh...

CEELI Welcomes the Hon. Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

The CEELI Institute was delighted to welcome the Hon. Beverley McLachlin to Prague, as the keynote speaker for our Annual Meeting in late June. Justic...

CEELI at the UN

The CEELI Institute was honored to be invited to participate in the United Nation’s Launch of its Global Judicial Integrity Network.  The Launc...

Supporting Exiled Syrian Judges

  In April, CEELI returned to Gaziantep, Turkey for further engagement with exiled Syrian judges.  This is part of an ongoing partnership that CEELI...

CEELI Launches New Anti-Corruption Compliance Training

This year, the CEELI Institute launched a new curriculum designed to train practitioners on effective corporate compliance with international anti...

The CEELI Institute’s 2017 Annual Report is now available!

The CEELI Institute’s 2017 Annual Report is now available! Take a peek and see what we’ve been up to in a busy 2017… [gview file=...

FULLY BOOKED! Spring session of CEELI’s Anti-Corruption Course on the Investigation and Prosecution of Public Corruption Cases

The CEELI Institute is delighted to announce a spring session of our signature anti-corruption course on the investigation and prosecution of public c...

Celebrating Five Years of Innovative Anti-Corruption Training at CEELI

The November 2017 session of the CEELI Institute’s popular program on “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption” was also a milestone, ...

Strengthening Judicial Capacity to Combat Terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa

In October, the CEELI Institute continued its ongoing efforts to support judges in countries on the front lines in the fight against terrorism, with s...

CEELI Launches New Initiative to Support Anti-Corruption Activists

The CEELI Institute is delighted to be able to announce the launch of a new initiative to support civil society organizations, journalists and lawyers...

CEELI Launches New Judicial Tool

The CEELI Institute is delighted to announce its newest judicial reference tool, The Addendum to the Manual on Independence, Impartiality and Integrit...

Advising Burmese MPs on legislative reform

Building on our four-year track record of working with human rights lawyers in Burma, the CEELI Institute has now expanded our efforts in Burma to inc...

The CEELI Judicial Exchange touches base in India

The CEELI Institute is pleased to initiate a multi-year partnership with the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, India, and the U.S. Federal Ju...

Providing Lifelines for Syrian Judges in Exile

In April 2018, the CEELI Institute resumed a program in partnership with the Swedish-based International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), focused ...

The 2017 Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe

The CEELI Institute was honored to support the Seventh Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, hosted in Budapest by the Supreme C...

Confronting External Pressures on the Judiciary in Central and Eastern Europe

The CEELI Institute continues to be deeply engaged with judiciaries of Central and Eastern Europe, primarily through our ongoing Network of rising you...

Partnering with the Association of Croatian Judges

The CEELI Institute is delighted to announce its new joint partnership with the Association of Croatian Judges in delivering continuing legal educatio...

2017 Conference of Chief Justices of Central & Eastern Europe –Budapest, Hungary, June 4-7, 2017

The CEELI Institute was delighted to again join in supporting the Seventh Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, hosted in Budape...

Strength in Diversity: CEELI Expands Its Institutional Partnerships Across Europe

In February, the CEELI Institute staff was delighted to welcome the leadership of the highly respected Italian organization, the Siracusa Internationa...

CEE Judges Take on Corruption

In January, the CEELI Institute hosted the latest meeting of our Central and East European Judicial Exchange Network, comprised of some of the best an...

CEELI Judicial Manual Put to Work in Drafting the Georgian Judicial Strategy

The CEELI Institute is pleased to report that it’s Manual on Independence, Impartiality and Integrity of Justice continues to be put to good use by ...

Supporting Judges Who Deal with Terrorism Cases

In March, the CEELI Institute continued its ongoing efforts to support judges in countries on the front lines in the fight against terrorism, with sup...

Save the Date! The CEELI Institute Annual Meeting: July 9-10, 2017

Mark your calendars to join us in Prague, at the Villa Grebovka, on July 9-10, 2017 for the CEELI Institute‘s Annual Meeting. Once again we look for...

SPRING COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED: The CEELI Institute´s Spring Course on Investigating and Prosecuting Public Corruption – April 24-28, 2017 – Prague

The CEELI Institute is delighted to announce a spring session of our signature anti-corruption course on the investigation and prosecution of public c...

The CEELI Institute 2016 Annual Report is now available!

The mission of the CEELI Institute is to advance the rule of law in the world in order to: protect fundamental rights and individual liberties; promot...

Supporting the Work of the CEELI Institute

Dear Friend of the CEELI Institute, In 2016, the work of the CEELI Institute in advancing the rule of law continued to change individual lives, and th...

Anti-Corruption Programs at the Institute: Fall Course Wrap-up

From November 14th-18th, 2016 the CEELI Institute organized its sixth round of training on “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption.” Th...

Letter from the Executive Director

The CEELI Institute has long been a leader in innovative and effective judicial programming. We continue to work with judges from around the world, th...

CEELI Develops Tools for Judges

The CEELI Institute continues its work with its core working group of judges from across Central and Eastern Europe to revise, expand and edit the Ins...

Empowering Tunisian Judges

The CEELI Institute is continuing its long work with the Tunisian judiciary, now focusing on a selected group of the most proactive judges from the se...

Judges and the Media

An increasingly important aspect of the CEELI Institute’s continuing engagement with judiciaries across the region involves exploration of the relat...

Promoting Judicial Independence in Central and Eastern Europe

As part of our continuing engagement with the judiciaries from across the Central and East European region, the CEELI Institute recently co-sponsored ...

Supporting Judges on the Front Lines in Combating Terrorism

In October, the CEELI Institute continued its ongoing efforts to support judges in countries on the front lines in the fight against terrorism, with s...

Justice Kennedy Joins CEELI/IBA Event

The CEELI Institute was delighted to join with the IBA in hosting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on September 23, in Washington, DC, at...

NGOs as Judicial Watchdogs: A New Report and Recommendations

The CEELI Institute is gratified to have participated in the preparation of a landmark effort to promote and define the role of NGOs in monitoring cou...

CEELI at The Hague: An Update on CEELI Judicial Tools

CEELI Institute Executive Director Christopher Lehmann and Judge Cristi Danilet from Romania recently led a panel at the Annual Conference of the Inte...

US and Pakistani Judges Meet at the CEELI Institute

The CEELI Institute was delighted to recently welcome our first-ever delegation from Pakistan. In late August, the US Embassy in Islamabad (INL), the ...

Voices of the Next Generation: Bringing Change to the Middle East

The CEELI Institute is delighted to be able to announce the continuation of its groundbreaking program bringing together young lawyers from the Middle...

Belgrade: The 2016 Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe

The CEELI Institute was delighted to again support the work of the Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, which was hosted in Jun...

CEELI at Forum 2000

Forum 2000 (www.forum2000.cz) is an annual convocation in Prague, originally founded by Václav Havel, dedicated to supporting the values of democra...

CEELI Institute Annual Meeting 2016 Wrap-Up

The Villa Grébovka was packed with friends and colleagues from around the world for the Institute’s Annual Meeting on June 26th-28th, 2016. Board m...

Promoting Good Practices for Terrorism Adjudication in the Balkans

In June, the CEELI Institute continued its efforts on a multi-year program to engage judges handling complex cases involving issues of terrorism and n...

Trial Skills and Legal Transformation Trainings in Burma

The CEELI Institute, together with Burma Center Prague (BCP), continues its effort to train young lawyers in Burma, under the auspices of the Myanmar ...

Please Join us for the CEELI Institute Annual Meeting June 26-27, 2016

Please join us in Prague on June 26-27 for the CEELI Institute 2016 Annual Meeting. Our theme this year will focus on one of the biggest challenges no...

Respite Program for Human Rights Defenders at the Villa Grebovka

The CEELI Institute continues to expand its successful program to provide respite stays for human rights defenders working under pressure and in extre...

Tunisia: Training on Corruption Investigations in the Area of Permits and Licenses

In April 2016, the CEELI Institute delivered another of its series of anti-corruption trainings organized for Tunisian stakeholders in cooperation wit...

Anti-Corruption Programs at the Institute: Our Intensive Practitioner Courses Continue

In late April, we again conducted our popular program on “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption” for a fully enrolled session. Partici...

Spring Anti-Corruption Training at the CEELI Institute

In late April, the CEELI Institute again conducted its program on “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption.” As with the previous sessio...

The CEELI Institute 2015 Annual Report Now Available!

The CEELI Institute is excited to announce that our 2015 annual report is now available! The report follows the progress of our ongoing projects, incl...

Addressing Corruption in Ukraine

The CEELI Institute is currently conducting training for volunteers from the Ukrainian public monitoring group, OZON. OZON’s goal is to foster more ...

Negotiation Strategies in an International Context Addressed at the CEELI Institute

The CEELI Institute was delighted to welcome former Jordanian Prime Minister, Dr. Abdelsalam al-Majali, who spoke at length on his long experiences in...

Prosecuting Banks for Participating in Corruption: Seminar in Tunisia

On February 3-4, 2016, the CEELI Institute organized the latest of a series of trainings for the Tunisian National Anti-Corruption Agency (INLUCC), th...

Evaluation of Judges: An Interactive Webinar Held on December 18, 2015

On December 18, 2015, the CEELI Institute, as part of its Central and Eastern European Judicial Network program, organized an online workshop on the ...

CEELI Institute Anti-Corruption Training – Spring Course 2016

The CEELI Institute will again offer our signature anti-corruption course in April. This five day highly interactive training provides participants wi...

A Landmark Statement of Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary: Completed with CEELI Institute Assistance

With CEELI Insitute support and encouragement, the Supreme Courts of Central and Eastern Europe have joined together to sign a landmark Statement of P...

November sees Multiple Intensive Anti-Corruption Training Programs at the Institute

Due to high demand, the CEELI Institute conducted a second session of our highly acclaimed training program on “Investigating and Prosecuting Offici...

Strengthening Government Accountability in Ukraine

In September, the CEELI Institute worked together with a Ukrainian civil society organization (The Kyiv based Center for Civil Liberties) to train a n...

Human Rights Lawyers’ Sabbatical Program

With a generous donation from the director of the Oak Foundation’s international human rights program, the CEELI Institute has completed the renovat...

Promoting Legal Skills Training for Independent Burmese Lawyers

The CEELI Institute, in partnership with Czech NGO Burma Center Prague, is again preparing to deliver another series of legal skills training sessions...

Supporting International Human Rights Standards, Here at Home in Central Europe

The CEELI Institute was delighted to host and cosponsor a conference on International Human Rights Obligations of Post-Communist Countries, in partner...

The CEELI Institute Hosts the Second “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption” Training Session of 2015

The CEELI Institute is again conducting our highly acclaimed training program on “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption” at the Vi...

The Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe Undertakes a Landmark Step in Approving The Statement of Principle of the Independence of the Judiciary

The Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe is a self-sustaining organization whose members are the Supreme Court Chief Justices wh...

The CEELI Institute hosts Lebanese Judges Engaged in Asset Recovery Efforts

The CEELI Institute was delighted to host a program on Non-Conviction Based Confiscation and Asset Management, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Departmen...

Commemorating the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the PRAGUE SPRING

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a brief period of liberalism, economic and social reform and democratization of Czechoslovakia, known as the Prague...

CEELI Annual Report 2020-2021

We are happy to share the release of our 2020-2021 annual report. The report details our activities for the past year and highlights the Institute’s...

Join Us for a Presentation: PROMOTING A RULE OF LAW IN MYANMAR: The Lawyers & Perspective &CEELI Institute

The Burma Center Prague and CEELI Institute invite you to join us for a presentation of our work in Myanmar: “PROMOTING A RULE OF LAW IN MYANMAR : ...