The Central & Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network

Encouraging Career Growth and Development of Some of the Best and Brightest Judges through Knowledge and Exchange

The Central & Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network

Encouraging Career Growth and Development of Some of the Best and Brightest Judges through Knowledge and Exchange

Since 2012, the CEELI Institute has fostered and supported its Central and Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network, comprised of some of the best and brightest rising judges from eighteen countries in the region who regularly come together to share best practices on issues of judicial independence, transparency, accountability, efficiency, and ethics.

 

The Network facilitates career growth and development for the judges, fosters peer engagement and produces concrete tools to better assist the judges in performing their duties. Network judges often undertake innovative projects in their own countries, and the CEELI Institute supports them in their efforts.
 

The Network offers judges the space to freely engage about the most pressing professional issues they face. In 2020, Network members are increasingly concerned about coping with the external pressures—political, societal, media—that work to undermine judicial independence in the region.

 

For more information about the Central and Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network, please contact Freda Grealy, Program Manager at the CEELI Institute: freda.grealy@ceeli.eu

Our Activities

The Network judges, themselves, drive the agenda. Network activities include annual substantive roundtables at the Institute, in-country events organized by Network members, and the drafting of practical judicial tools to address needs identified by the Network. Finally, the Institute mentors individual Network members, and incorporates them as faculty in a wide range of the substantive programs offered by the Institute.

Our Courses, Conferences and Webinars

Our Publications and Resources

Our Podcast Series

Among the specific topics addressed within the Network are:

  • Judical Ethics;
  • Management of conflicts of interests and outside activities;
  • Comparative procedures for discipline and dismissal of individual judges accused of corruption or malfeasance;
  • Appropriate communication with the press and public;
  • The impact of social media on the judiciary;
  • The degree to which judges as public officials must sacrifice some degree of privacy in the interest or transparency;
  • The implications for judges of asset disclosure requirements;
  • The manner and degree to which judges should be required to disclose their personal information;
  • The standards and conditions for lustration procedures.