This film shows the EU/CoE actions to improve women’s access to justice in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. A regional conference was held on 24-25 October 2016 in Chisinau. It explored the current situation in the countries and how to integrate women’s rights, gender equality and equal access to justice in the training of legal professionals.
Strengthening the independence and efficiency of justice
Specific objective 1: strengthen the independence and efficiency of the judiciary.
- Increase in the degree of compliance of national legislations and regulations concerning the composition, role and mandate of self-governing bodies, in corresponding target countries, with European standards and Council of Europe recommendations.
- Improved training methodology and curricula of judicial training institutions in corresponding target countries.
- Improved time management and decrease in volume of court backlogs; strengthened national capacity to assess the performance of court systems in corresponding target countries.
Specific objective 2: strengthen the role of courts in delivering user-oriented justice.
Indicator: enhanced quality of judicial services in line with European standards through the practical application of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice tools in corresponding target countries.
Specific objective 3: improve the quality of the profession of lawyer (advocate).
- Increased compliance of national legislations and regulations concerning the mandate and functioning of Bar Associations, in corresponding target countries, with European standards and Council of Europe recommendations.
- Training institutions in corresponding target countries put in place a short-term and long-term strategy of development, a developed system of course accreditation, and coherent and comprehensive training programmes with coherent teaching methodology.