28/02/2011 - 03/03/2011
Trieste, Italy - This seminar, the first of three in 2011, addresses "The Independence of Judges and Prosecutors: Perspectives and Challenges". It presents existing European standards with respect to the independence of judges and prosecutors.
It deals with such issues as the status, appointment procedures and funding of the judiciary and prosecution as well as the independence and accountability of judges and prosecutors. The judiciary and the media, as well as judicial reform, will also be discussed.
The UniDem Campus, a programme for legal training of the civil servants of Eastern European countries was launched in 2000 by the Venice Commission with the financial support of the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia government. Since then, it has been a great success: nearly 3000 civil servants have been trained.
This activity is intended for officials from national administrations of 16 Eastern European countries who are invited, following the seminar, to pass on the insights they have gained to their colleagues in their respective countries. The one-week seminars provide training on subjects such as democratisation and human rights, rule of law and law enforcement, institution building as well as European integration.
Thanks to the Joint Programme "Rule of Law Initiative in Central Asia" with the European Commission, this seminar is also open to civil servants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.