By Lino Brosius
On 4 October 2017 CILC hosted an expert meeting on the Peer 2 Peer 4 Justice Ukraine – Phase I project at its training and meeting space in The Hague. All experts involved in this project presented the work they have undertaken, reflected on the expediency of the actions, and shared their views on a potential follow-up initiative – a Phase II project – recommending that a renewed Dutch-Ukrainian project in the Lviv region remains practical in set-up, small in scale and repetitive in nature.
The Phase I project that was implemented between October 2016 and October 2017 aimed at improving the administration of justice in the Lviv region in a broad sense by:
- strengthening the operational capacities of the local prosecution offices and improving their output
- strengthening the operational capacities of the district courts and improving their output
- building capacity of legal professionals
Peer 2 Peer 4 Justice Ukraine – Phase I was welcomed by the beneficiaries in the Lviv region because of the concrete support it provided to the daily work of the Ukrainian colleagues.
CILC and the Centre for Judicial Studies – its Ukrainian implementing partner – are proud to have made a valuable contribution to the justice sector development in an important region in Ukraine.
The Peer 2 Peer 4 Justice Ukraine – Phase I project was funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its Matra programme.