Innovatieve Rechtsstaat Initiatief 2 (IRI2)



Netherlands: ongoing

Project description

Past projects from the Center for International Legal Cooperation in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia aimed at modernising administrative law processes. The lessons learned and best practices from these and other projects were integrated into a toolkit that can be used to institute an administrative law system. The Toolkit Administrative Law is an online instrument supporting developments in administrative law. The Toolkit functions as a platform where visitors can search a database, receive advice applicable to their situation, study examples from other countries and gain access to experts in administrative law.

CILC has also assisted various Eastern European and developing countries in Court Administration. The Toolkit Court Administration addresses the system related to the management of the judiciary as a whole, as well as the management aspects of the individual courts and individual judges. It underlines the process of case-flow management from filing to closure and therefore includes the analysis of processes needed to support this function.

CILC has been involved in numerous projects for training of legal professionals in African and Eastern European countries. Supporting law faculties and judicial training institutes in modernising their education and training of legal professionals has played an important role in CILC’s focus on implementing and strengthening the rule of law. The Toolkit Training of Legal Professionals supports projects on curriculum development and training of legal professionals, focusing on management, staff development and infrastructure.

As part of judicial reform projects CILC has been involved in reshaping systems of ‘court-based’ enforcement into ‘out-of-court’ enforcement in many countries of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The Enforcement Law Toolkit addresses the development and introduction of a non-public privatised system of enforcement.



Project team

Eric Vincken

Eric Vincken

Project Manager

Anna Demoed

Anna Demoed

Project Officer

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