Judicial training principles provide for a common foundation for the professional advancement of judges and prosecutors. In order to ensure that such principles are effectively applied, proper communication between judicial training institutions and target groups is needed.
To provide a framework for the mutual exchange of information, a Communication Protocol for the Judicial Training Centre (JTC) will be developed for the first time to set out the key principles and how these are to operate in practice. The Protocol will provide a central source of guidance in communication matters to JTC bodies and is expected to also increase the amount of information shared between JTC's bodies and judicial stakeholders.
To allow for efficient and timely co-ordination of JTC's activities, communication techniques, key messages and other relevant standardised tools will be developed to enable JTC representatives to communicate more effectively and to increase visibility among students, law practitioners, and citizens.
The Protocol is also expected to provide guidance in extraordinary circumstances that require urgent communication, with a view to ensuring relevant stakeholders’ interests are respected and to contribute to the overall ability of the judicial system in Montenegro to harness the trust of citizens.
The Communication protocol will be developed under the action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro” which is a part of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 – 2022”.