Training for judges and legal professionals

The goal of this activity is to enhance the capacities of the judiciary and legal professionals on access to justice. Interactive two-day trainings for judges, with input from public interest lawyers and other experts, including CSO experts, will improve knowledge on access to justice among the judiciary, officials and legal professionals. Cooperation with judicial training centres and magistrates’ schools will be enhanced, with the aim of introducing issues related to environmental legislation and the Aarhus Convention as part of their official curriculum.

Workshop for judges and legal professionals in Montenegro

Judges, prosecutors, ministry representatives and academics from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia gathered in Budva, Montenegro, on September 14 and 15, 2017, for a workshop on access to justice. The event was organised on the margins of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Aarhus Convention, allowing participants to benefit from the expertise of the Aarhus legal practitioners present in Budva at both the side events and the main UNECE events. An interactive platform was created, making it possible for participants to exchange experiences, work on case studies, discuss judiciary cooperation, and address major difficulties and gaps in the implementation of access to justice rights.

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Workshop for judges and legal professionals in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The workshop on access to justice, organised in cooperation with the Pavel Shatev Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors, which took place in Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on October 18 and 19, 2017, brought together Macedonian judges and prosecutors from throughout the country, as well as representatives of a number of institutions, including the State Commission for Decision Making in Administrative Procedures and Labour Relations Procedures in the Second Instance, and the Commission for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information. The event provided an opportunity for participants to learn more about the Aarhus Convention and how to implement its provisions in practice to ensure access to justice, and to identify the main challenges by means of case studies and a moot court case.

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Workshop for judges and legal professionals in Albania

Practitioners, judges and prosecutors from Albania and Kosovo gathered in Tirana, Albania, on November 9-10, 2017 for a workshop on access to justice. The event was organised in cooperation with the Albanian School of Magistrates and the Kosovo Academy of Justice, and hosted by the former. Although Kosovo is not a Party of the Aarhus Convention, Hence all participants received comprehensive guidance on administrative and court procedures under the third pillar of the Aarhus Convention and national legislation, and major difficulties and gaps in the implementation of access to justice rights were discussed.

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