Strengthening access to justice, efficiency, and quality of justice in Europe
More countries are displaying deterioration rather than improvement in their level of accessibility and affordability of courts. This corresponds with declines in overall Rule of Law adherence. Therefore, there is increasing demand for practical assistance and training that is tailored to the specific needs of particular European countries, especially those in the process of joining the EU. This extends to a number of issues: the collection and effective use of statistics regarding performance of the judiciary; court management and use of timeframes; and the development of transparent and merit-based standards for the professional evaluation of judges and court staff.
Below there are examples of the Fellows' engagement in this area through research, publications, and events.