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Project location
SERBIA
Project value
€1,186,200
Client
EC
The overall objective of this project was to support the implementation of human rights standards and minority protection in Serbia and to align them to EU standards. The project provided capacity building in a number of different areas to enable the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights (MHMR) to perform its overall co-ordination and co-operation function in the field of human and minority right protection and to respond to all obligations of international conventions and demands made by EU institutions.

This project revised developed the national mechanisms for the implementation of the decisions of UN treaty bodies, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgements and prevention, detection and monitoring cases of torture in compliance with the optional protocol to the Convention against torture. It also supported the development of a comprehensive monitoring system, as per the requirements of the UN and Council of Europe (CoE) bodies. In addition, support was provided for the institutional development of the existing 16 National Minority Councils by providing capacity building to existing staff and developing reporting procedures and tools.
Project location
KOSOVO
Project value
€190,000
Client
EC
The global objective of this assignment was to assist the Government of Kosovo, and more particularly the Office for Legal Support Services in the Office of the Prime Minister in coping with the legislative agenda that derives from the Kosovo Standards Implementation Plan. The specific objective of this project was to enhance the capacity in legal drafting through the provision of technical assistance to the government and line ministries to draft 4 pieces of legislation:

Draft Law on Chemical Products

Draft Law on Insurances in Kosovo

Draft Law on Health Care in the state of Extraordinary Circumstances

Draft Law on Agricultural Inspectorate
Project location
ROMANIA
Project value
€1,140,306
Client
EC PHARE
The overall objective of the contract was to improve the administration of and access to justice. The main activities implemented by the project were:

Improving legal and institutional framework on legal aid.

Preparation of the Feasibility study on the socio-economic, financial, institutional and statistic impact that can be brought by the adoption of new law provisions regarding the free legal aid.

Improving the level of awareness among diverse categories of population.
Project location
Serbia
Project value
Euro 1,969,250
Client
European Commission
A two-year 2 million euro technical assistance contract entitled ‘Strengthening the Capacities of the Ministry of Justice in line with the Requirements of the EU Accession Negotiation Process’ commenced on 15 May 2018. The project\'s main objective is to improve the justice sector in line with EU accession requirements in the area of the judiciary and fundamental rights (i.e. Chapter 23). This activity intensive project will concentrate on the following 3 main points:
  • Improvement of the normative framework and standards;
  • Support for the implementation of Ministry of Justice tasks as reflected in the Action Plan for the implementation of Chapter 23;
  • Support to the Ministry of Justice for improved coordination, monitoring and reporting on the Action Plan for Chapter 23 implementation.
The project will be activity-intensive and consist of two full-time experts with over 1,500 days of short terms expertise. Their work will range from legal, institutional and procedural analysis, to support with legal drafting, assistance with day-to-day Ministry of Justice activities, as well as trainings, roundtables and conferences, amongst other support.