March 2020 - February 2022

European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme 

Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean (South Programme IV) 

co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe

and implemented by the Council of Europe

 

An earlier phase of this programme (March 2018 - December 2020) was supported by the European Union.

Context of the project

Supporting the implementation of judicial reforms and promoting the efficiency and the quality of justice systems by improving the functioning of the courts remains both a strategic priority and a crosscutting area of work under the South Programme IV. In particular, aimed at policy-makers and judicial practitioners in the Southern Mediterranean region, the CEPEJ’s concrete tools are key instruments for supporting the efficiency of judiciary systems in developing local knowledge and ownership on these issues. Promoting the use of these tools through best practices sharing, round tables, conferences, workshops, and peer to peer exchanges will be essential to consolidate existing and develop new collaborations with the South Programme IV beneficiaries in this area. South Programme IV builds upon the activities implemented under the previous phase, South Programme III, providing tailored support to the beneficiaries of the region, with, whenever possible, a strengthened regional focus (regional events targeting issues of common interest of the beneficiaries).

Objectives of the project

To promote the independence, efficiency and quality of justice systems of the Region by improving the functioning of the courts and supporting the implementation of judicial reforms and the revision of relevant normative frameworks in compliance with European standards.

Expected results

Beneficiaries

Ministries of Justice, Council of State of Egypt, Council of the Judiciary, High Institute for the Judiciary, pilot courts, courts’ staff, lawyers.

Council of Europe - CEPEJ

Anastasiia Nohovitsyna
Project coordinator
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