The project improved the legal framework and bolstered the transparency and efficiency of judicial operations in Ukraine. Activities in court monitoring, citizen report card surveys, public awareness, and court performance evaluation strengthened points of interaction between the courts and their communities to improve public awareness of judicial policies and procedures throughout the judicial process. 20 courts in Ukraine have used these tools to impress upon court staff that courts are public service institutions whose effectiveness depends partly on their success in securing public trust and confidence.
- Helped pass a revised Law on the Judiciary and Status of Judges to provide a legal basis for objective judicial selection
- Facilitated development of Ukraine’s first court staff code of conduct, applicable to all of Ukraine’s 35,000 court staff
- Provided practical continuing education to more than 1,700 judges and 1,200 justice-sector personnel on judicial topics
Project Duration: 2006 - 2011