Pristina, 27th January 2017 – Kosovo Law Institute (KLI) with the support of State Department of the United States through the project “Demand for Justice”, on Friday, at KLI offices, held training for monitoring of judiciary system in Kosovo. Training is held for the monitoring practicing staff of KLI, representatives of civil society organizations and law students.
Law experts and high researchers of KLI with the experience in the field of justice, held theoretical and practical training for the monitors of judicial system. During the training were presented three manuals of monitoring and reporting from the courts: 1) “Monitoring of criminal justice in Kosovo, regarding with the effective protection of defendants subjects of criminal proceedings in the General Department of Basic Courts”, 2) “Monitoring of administrative justice” and 3) “Reporting from the court”.
- Manual “Monitoring of criminal justice in Kosovo, regarding effective protection of the defendant’s subjects of criminal proceedings in the General Department of Basic Courts” has treated implementation in practice of obligations arising from law, practices and international standards applicable in Kosovo. Manual is divided into four (4) parts: 1) Legal framework in Kosovo that regulates this field: 2) Practice and international Standards; 3) Monitoring of court sessions; and 4) Reporting.
- Manual “Monitoring of administrative justice” has treated the right of the citizens of Kosovo on the use of effective juridical funds. Administrative justice is an important field that touches rights and interests of the citizens of Kosovo as result of actions/non-actions of public institutions that affect directly on their life and on realizing of rights guaranteed with Constitution and international acts applicable in the Republic of Kosovo. Without an efficient and effective system of administration justice, Kosovo citizens can suffer from illegal and arbitrary action of government. And this manual is divided into four (4) parts: 1) Legal framework in Kosovo that regulates this field: 2) Practice and international Standards; 3) Monitoring of court sessions; and 4) Reporting.
- Last manual, for which participants were trained, was “Reporting from courts”, which has treated aspects of monitoring and preparation of reports from court sessions for the purpose of case studies or phenomena or for journalistic reports.
All manuals and training focus on these three fields were based on constitutional aspects, legal and also practice and standards of European Court for the human rights. Manuals have treated monitoring aspects in court, starting from the access to the court, documentation, behavioral according to the highest ethical and professional standards till reporting to the public from court.
This training and manual preparation were enabled through the support from State Department of the United States through the project – “Demand for Justice”. Opinions, founding’s and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document belong to the author and necessarily do not reflect the views of State Department of the United States or National Center for State Courts.
Following some photos from training.