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24 06 2019

First Part of the New Judicial Development Strategy Consultation Process completed

The fourth roundtable within the consultative process on the working text of the new 2019-2024 Judicial Development Strategy was held today in Belgrade.

19 06 2019

Conference ‘Improvement of the Position of Judicial Assistants’

At a conference held in Hotel ‘Moskva’ today, our partners from the Association of Misdemeanor Judges, the Association of Judicial and Prosecutorial Assistants, and the Belgrade Law Conference presented

03 06 2019

Numbers to Better Understand the Courts

Judicial statistics may seem hard to understand and a dry read for citizens not well-versed in legal terminology and without any direct experience with the courts and judges, or first-hand knowledge on how judiciary operates. 

21 05 2019

Support to Kragujevac Appellate Court Annual Report Presentation

Today, in a fully packed large courtroom in the court building in Kragujevac, the Kragujevac Appellate Court presented the report on their work and the work of the basic and higher courts operating under its territorial jurisdiction, the largest in Serbia.

10 05 2019

Relations between Courts and the Media

On May 10, 2019 in Kragujevac, a roundtable on the topic of relations between courts and the media was held, organized by the Supreme Court of Cassation, Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

11 04 2019

Operational Improvements for Efficient Courts

On April 11, 2019, in Belgrade, the USAID Rule of Law Project organized a roundtable on the topic of operational improvements of the court procedure with the aim of improving judicial efficiency.

31 01 2019

Draft of the new National Judicial Reform Strategy presented

Today, in the premises of the Judicial Academy, the first meeting of the working group appointed by the Ministry of Justice to develop the new 2019-2024 National Judicial Reform Strategy was held.

20 12 2018

Quicker Recovery of Damages with Less Costs Through Settlement

One out-of-court settlement in the case of breach of the right to trial within reasonable time saves 161 days in trial duration and 12.239 RSD in costs.

07 12 2018

How to Collect Court Fees More Efficiently

Calculating and processing court fees is an administrative step of every court procedure which, especially in courts with a large number of cases, can take away a lot of judges’ and court staff time that they would otherwise devote to adjudicating cases.

01 12 2018

6th Annual Assembly of the Association of Judicial and Prosecutorial Assistants

Association of Judicial and Prosecutorial Assistants held their 6th annual assembly on December 1 in Belgrade. The event in the premises of the Chamber of Commerce gathered around 80 participants

26 11 2018

New Communication Strategy of the High Court Council and Courts Adopted

On the session held on November 26, 2018, the High Court Council adopted the 2018-2022 Communication Strategy for the Council and the Courts. The USAID Rule of Law Project developed this document as the basis for establishing proactive, consistent and strategic communication

23 11 2018

Four Round Tables on Improving the Position of Judicial Assistants

Judicial assistants carry out important and responsible tasks every day in courts and through their work – assisting judges, drafting procedural decisions and decisions on the merits, analyzing case law, etc. – considerably contribute to judicial efficiency and unburdening of judges.

01 11 2018

How to Bring the Work of the Courts Closer to the Citizens?

The USAID Rule of Law Project, in cooperation with the Multi Donor Trust Fund of the World Bank, organized a roundtable on the topic of improving performance reporting in the courts.

01 11 2018

Assessment of the Implementation of the 2013-2018 National Judicial Reform Strategy

Today, in the premises of the Judicial Academy, the 33rd session of the Committee monitoring the implementation of the 2013-2018 National Judicial Reform Strategy was held. This was an opportunity for the USAID Rule of Law Project to present the Assessment

30 10 2018

Nine Decades of the Higher Court in Belgrade

The Monograph of the Higher Court in Belgrade was presented today in the Belgrade City Hall. The Monograph, which is the result of the cooperation between the Higher Court in Belgrade and the USAID Rule of Law Project, marks the 90th anniversary

29 10 2018

Training – Law on the Right to Trial Within Reasonable Time

One-day workshops which were held in parallel today in Novi Sad and Kragujevac mark the beginning of a series of training sessions on the topic of the right to trial within reasonable timeframe.

09 10 2018

Communication Strategy for the High Court Council and the Courts Presented

During the second day of the Annual Judges’ Conference in Vrnjacka Banja, after the meeting of all courts presidents, projects funded by international organizations were given an opportunity to present their work and results.

08 10 2018

Annual Judges’ Conference 2018

Today marks the beginning of the traditional Annual Judges’ Conference taking place every year in Vrnjacka Banja. As announced by the president of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Dragomir Milojević, at the opening of the conference, within three major topics – judiciary today, laws and their application, and current issues in case law

10 09 2018

Cadaster Information Available to Courts in One Click

In cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and its Department for e-Justice, the USAID Rule of Law Project supports the development of the judicial information system – PIS and other IT tools that contribute to greater efficiencies in judicial proceedings.

07 09 2018

2018 Annual Conference of Commercial Courts

The traditional, 26th Annual Conference of the Commercial Courts was held on September 5-7, 2018 in Zlatibor. During the opening session of the conference, Marc Lassman, USAID Rule of Law Project Chief of Party, addressed the judges, 

19 07 2018

Easier Settlement in Cases of Breach of Right to Trial Within Reasonable Time

In 2017, courts have received 5.545 claims for compensation of damages in cases of violation of the right to trial within reasonable time, while a tendency for an ever-increasing number of these cases has already been identified this year. 

29 06 2018

Single Platform for Judicial Bodies’ Webpages

USAID Rule of Law Project provided support to the Ministry of Justice in organizing a training for the use of a centralized platform for developing webpages for judicial bodies.

20 06 2018

Support for Judicial Assistants in Drafting Well-Reasoned Decisions

In the period from April to the end of June 2018, USAID Rule of Law Project, in cooperation with our partners from Alterfact, and the Judicial Academy, organized five one-day training sessions for judicial assistants on the subject of drafting first-instance decisions in civil cases.

01 06 2018

Belgrade Appellate Court presented 2017 Annual Report

President of the Belgrade Appellate Court, Duško Milenković, presented today the 2017 results of the work of this court, as well as basic and higher courts operating under its jurisdiction.

31 05 2018

Roundtable on the Service of Process

Why is service of process such a complex issue? Why is the existing system of process service via notice boards in the courts inefficient and can result in the violation of right to due process?

21 05 2018

Judicial Information System (PIS) for Efficient Courts

USAID Rule of Law Project provided support to the Ministry of Justice during April and May with presenting the Judicial Information System – PIS

18 05 2018

Novi Sad Appellate Court on Results in 2017: Courts Still Overburdened

With the support of the USAID Rule of Law Project, the Appellate Court in Novi Sad organized the presentation of its 2017 annual report, reflecting also the performance of basic and higher courts operating under its jurisdiction.

08 05 2018

Niš Appellate Court Presents 2017 Annual Report

USAID Rule of Law Project supported the presentation of the 2017 Annual Report of the Niš Appellate Court and courts operating under its jurisdiction.

27 04 2018

Kragujevac Appellate Court Presents the 2017 Annual Report

USAID Rule of Law Project supported the Appellate Court in Kragujevac in developing and presenting the annual report on the work of this court and 30 basic and higher courts operating in the territory covered by its jurisdiction.

05 04 2018

Improved Access to Data through the Judicial Information System

As of April 5, 2018, with technical assistance from the USAID Rule of Law Project, on-line access to data kept by the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government.

04 04 2018

Settlement as an Efficient Mechanism for Upholding Citizens’ Rights

With the support of the USAID Rule of Law Project, the State Attorney’s Office organized a round table in Belgrade on April 4, 2018, on the topic of settlements in the procedure to protect the right to trial within reasonable timeframe.

16 03 2018

Presentation of the 2017 Report on the Work of All Courts in the Republic of Serbia

The USAID Rule of Law Project, in co-operation with the World Bank, provided support to the Supreme Court of Cassation for the presentation of the 2017 Annual Report

15 03 2018

Best Practices for Efficient Court Management

On March 15, 2018 in Belgrade, the USAID Rule of Law Project organized a peer to peer workshop on the topic of best practices for efficient court management.

15 03 2018

Process Maps for Court Servers

Problematic and failed service of process is often cited as one of the main obstacles for a more efficient work of courts in Serbia.

02 03 2018

Building Capacities of Court Process Servers

In the period from December 2017 to March 2018, in cooperation with the Judicial Academy, the USAID Rule of Law Project delivered three training sessions on the topic of effective service

22 12 2017

Service of Process Training

Inefficient service of process directly impacts the duration of court proceedings. The World Bank Functional Review has shown that only 50% of all service attempts

11 12 2017

First ‘bench-bar’ conference for judges and state attorneys

On December 11, 2017, in Belgrade, the USAID Rule of Law Project facilitated the organization of the first ‘bench-bar’ conference for the judges of the First Basic court in Belgrade

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