Balkans Enforcement (7 countries): closed
This large regional cooperation and capacity building project facilitated the establishment of more and structured professional contacts between the countries of the Western Balkans in the area of (cross-border) enforcement. These contacts were institutionalised through a regional network organisation, which was integrated into the UIHJ. Professional contacts and regional cooperation were strengthened through a joint training program and by setting regional standards for the profession and the functioning of the system.
In Albania, a solid basis was created for the further unfolding of an enforcement system by private judicial officers. The project also contributed to enhanced professional competences of and infrastructure for bailiffs. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the project strived to inform decision makers about challenges in reforms ahead and increased the competences of and cooperation among enforcement professionals. This included the establishment of an association of court bailiffs and training programmes for court bailiffs and enforcement judges. In Croatia, the competences of enforcement professionals were improved and reforms of the enforcement system were supported. This included the adoption and implementation of an Enforcement Code and the introduction of private enforcement agents. In Kosovo stakeholders were acquainted with alternatives to the existing enforcement system provided and functioning of the latter was strengthened. In Macedonia the existing private bailiff system was fine-tuned and consolidated, by improving the IT network to which the National Chamber, the Ministry of Justice and the individual enforcement agent’s offices were connected. In Montenegro a more efficient and effective enforcement system was introduced, together with a new Enforcement Code and a Law on Private Enforcement Agents. In Serbia the project assisted in the drafting and introduction of a new Enforcement Code and provided support with the implementation process.
Ingrid de Haer-Douma
- Albania // National Chamber of Private Enforcement Agents established 18 October 2010A milestone for Albania and BERP On 9 October 2010, the inaugural General Assembly meeting of the National Chamber of Private Enforcement Agents of Albania took place at the premises of the Ministry of Justice in Tirana. CILC, in cooperation with GTZ and UIHJ through the BERP project, has...
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- Bosnia-Herzegovina // Position and role of court bailiffs discussed in Banja Luka 28 September 2010For the first time ever, the position and role of court bailiffs in Bosnia & Herzegovina was discussed during a national conference held on 28 September 2010 in Hotel Bosna in Banja Luka. Since 2008, a working group on enforcement under the auspices of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC) of...
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