Ngo’s As Judicial
Watchdogs: A New Report And Recommendations

Summary

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 court proceedings and the function of the judiciary. The final project report, NGOs and the Judiciary: Watchdog Activities, Interactions, Collaboration, and Communication, was recently published by the Warsaw based Polish NGO, the Institute for Law and Society (INPRIS). The publication represents the culmination of a two-year effort, funded by the International Visegrad Fund  and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The CEELI Institute was one of six key NGOs contributing to this effort, along with counterparts in Poland, Slovakia, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia.

 

The report establishes key recommendations and good practice guidance for civil society organizations that are engaged in monitoring of the judiciary and judicial function. The recommendations have general applicability well outside the context of Central and Eastern Europe, and are models for NGO watchdog activities, and for NGO interaction with the judiciary. The recommendations emphasize the important role that NGOs and civil society play in assuring the transparent and effective operation of the judiciary, the need for cooperative engagement by NGOs and courts in the process of judicial monitoring, the role of NGOs in judicial training and education, and the need for NGOs to engage in shaping and informing public debate and discourse on the operation and reform of the judiciary.

 

The full report is available on the INPRIS website.

Highlights

CEELI Annual Report 2020-2021

  In January 2021, the Romania…

Read more

CEELI Newsletter Spring 2021

The CEELI Institute has…

Read more

Safeguarding the Rule of Law in Challenging Times a Podcast Series from CEELI talks

Safeguarding the Rule of Law in Challenging Times a Podcast Series from CEELI talks …

Read more

Practical Guidelines On Use Of Social Media By Judges

The document is relevant to any individual judge who is active on social media as well as to anyone r…

Read more

Supporting Turkish Lawyers Working in Defense of Human Rights Cases

  The CEELI Institute continues its …

Read more

Practical Guidelines For Remote Judging

The CEELI Institute supports judiciaries as they manage their pandemic response and their adjustment t…

Read more