On April 11, 2019, in Belgrade, the USAID Rule of Law Project organized a roundtable on the topic of operational improvements in Serbian courts with the aim of improving judicial efficiency, gathering over 70 judicial stakeholders.
Two days ago, in Adis Abbaba, President of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court, Meaza Ashenafi, joined USAID Deputy Administrator, Bonnie Glick, and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor, to launch the new USAID “Feteh” (Justice) program in Ethiopia.
With the support of the USAID Rule of Law Project, the Chamber of Public Enforcement Officers has organized the 5th annual conference for Public Enforcement Officers in Serbia, aimed at enabling stakeholder discussions and peer-to-peer learning.
The USAID Rule of Law Project helped Serbia’s State Attorney’s Office (SAO) reach an important milestone in the overall modernization and capacity building process for the institution. This week, the first ever Strategic Plan for the SAO was finalized.
A DPI-led effort in Serbia, the USAID Rule of Law Project, supported the initiative of the country’s High Court Council and developed a 2018-2022 Communication Strategy for the Council and the Courts as the basis for establishing proactive communication of the judicial system.
In 2017, Serbian courts have received 5.545 claims for compensation of damages in cases of violation of the right to trial within reasonable time. If minimum damages were sought in every case, total amount that the state would have to pay is more than 2 million euros.
USAID Open Justice Project representatives took part in a range of public events in the past several months with a single aim – raising awareness on universal access to justice as a key precondition for the continued development of human rights and the rule of law.
The Open Justice Project aims to strengthen and improve the administration and transparency of institutions in the Moldovan justice sector by using modern technologies accessible to citizens.