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Chemonics Takes Part at Rule of Law Conference in Moldova

Two chiefs of party from Chemonics-implemented USAID projects will present findings and recommendations from their projects at the “Contemporary Court Administration: Key Elements for Judicial Reform” Conference in Moldova.

Chemonics International is pleased to take part in a USAID-sponsored Moldova Rule of Law Institutional Strengthening Program (ROLISP) conference held in partnership with Moldova's National Institute of Justice, Superior Council of Magistracy, and Ministry of Justice. The conference will take place on October 23-24 at the Leogrand Hotel in Chișinău, Moldova.

The title of this year’s conference is “Contemporary Court Administration: Key Elements for Judicial Reform.” The conference will focus on promoting court excellence through improved court technology, services, and administration. Bringing together more than 200 Moldovan court presidents, court administrators and government officials, the aim of the conference is to raise awareness among justice system actors about modern court administration and management practices. Drawing on the experiences of recognized experts from nine nations, the conference is designed to promote professional exchanges on best practices and “what works” in improving the effectiveness, transparency, and fairness of the judiciary.

Two chiefs of party from Chemonics-implemented USAID projects will present findings and recommendations. Jay Carver, chief of party for the Albania Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JUST), will present the Albanian experience in implementing digital audio recording in all courtrooms. He will describe how the technology is transforming court operations and improving public perceptions of the justice system. David Vaughn, chief of party for the Ukraine Fair Accountable Independent and Responsible Judiciary Program (FAIR), will present on court performance evaluation programs in Ukraine, including using court user satisfaction surveys to improve court quality.

Lisa Dickieson, director of Chemonics’ Democracy and Governance Practice notes, “In addition to the Albania and Ukraine projects, we are implementing USAID programs in Indonesia and the West Bank that are strengthening independent, accountable, and efficient justice systems. Such systems are an indispensable element of a democratic system under the rule of law.”

Chemonics has implemented USAID-funded international development projects for more than 35 years. In the area of democracy and governance, Chemonics works with a broad range of counterparts, including government ministries, legislators, justice sector officials, municipal councils, and civil society organizations. Through these partnerships, Chemonics is building resilient democratic institutions; developing participatory, inclusive, and accountable governance systems; and generating respect for universally recognized human rights.

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