Ensuring justice

Work in this thematic area will focus on prisons and police (including human rights in policing, healthcare in prisons and safeguards against torture and ill-treatment), human rights standards in the judiciary (focusing on enhancing the application of case-law of the European Court of Human Rights), the efficiency of justice systems (with a focus on analysing judicial statistics to optimise court administrations) and/or legal co-operation (which will concentrate on increasing the individual independence of judges and prosecutors and the accountability of the judicial system).

THEME I THEME I

Actions under Theme 1: Ensuring justice

 

 Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Albania

Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments in Albania

Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Albania

Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro

Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the European Court of Human Rights case-law on national level in Montenegro

Accountability of the Judicial System in Montenegro

Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Serbia

 Supporting effective remedies and mutual legal assistance in Serbia

 Strengthening legal guarantees for independent and impartial tribunals (available in English and Serbian)

Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Kosovo*

Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo*

Strengthening the protection of the rights of sentenced persons in 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'

Enhancing human rights policing in 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'

Increasing judicial capacity to safeguard human rights and combat ill-treatment and impunity in 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'

Support to legal aid reforms in 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia' (available in English and Macedonian)

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.