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The Rule of Law Program South East Europe works together with local partners. By cooperating with local partners, it seeks to ensure that it responds to the most urgent needs and developments both in each country, and in the region as a whole.

Association "PRAVNIK" (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Association _PRAVNIK_ (Bosnien-Herzegowina)
The Sarajevo Law Students’ Association (SLSA) implemented a summer school project for social sciences students in Sarajevo, BiH, in 2006. After leaving the Law Faculty and due to the success of the above mentioned project, several young people (previous members of the Governing Board of SLSA and of the Sarajevo International Summer School 2006 team) decided to register a new NGO to continue promoting the values of democracy and rule of law through different projects. The new NGO was called "Pravnik" ("Lawyer") and was registered at the state level on June 15, 2007. Among others, its goals are: to support the training and employment of law students and lawyers; to improve democracy and the respect for human rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina and to promote European integration.
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One World Romania Association

One World Romania Association
One World Romania Association sets the objective of awaking public interest concerning the human rights issue, its importance and its present-day character, a better civic implication of citizens in social life. The main event organized by the association is the anual Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights One World Romania.Contact person:Oana Koulpy+40 726 209
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Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights BLHR (Bulgaria)

Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights BLHR (Bulgarien)
The Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization aiming at the establishment and effective implementation of international standards in the sphere of legal protection of human rights in Bulgaria. Founded in 1993 by five lawyers from different legal-practice backgrounds, the Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights Foundation is the first organization of its sort in Bulgaria and in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, eleven years later, the Foundation works with more than 25 prominent lawyers. The Foundation addresses issues regarding the protection of human rights in all fundamental spheres of the Bulgarian legislation.
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Association for Development Initiatives - ZENITH (Republic of Macedonia)

Association for Development Initiatives - ZENITH
The Association for Development Initiatives – ZENITH is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization in Macedonia. ZENITH’s mission is to examine, create and promote practices that foster development and democratic governance through:- Developing and promoting democratic practices- Advancing civil society- Developing the legal and judicial system- Reducing poverty, while fostering sustainable development, and- Promoting corporate social responsibilityZenith’s activities are divided in three programmatic areas: Democratic Governance, EU Integration, and Public Policies. Contact:Veljiko Vlahovikj 22A/2-11,1000 Skopje,
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Center for Advanced Legal Studies CUPS (Serbia)

Center for Advanced Legal Studies CUPS (Serbien)
The Center for Advanced Legal Studies is a non-governmental, non-profit educational and research organization established on 3 July 1998 at the initiative of a group of professors of the Faculty of Law, Belgrade University. The basic purpose of the Center is to contribute to the promotion and implementation of ideas concerning the rule of law, a modern market economy and an open and democratic society.
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Office for Cooperation with NGOs Government of the Republic of Croatia

Office for Cooperation with NGOs, Regierung der Republik Kroatien
Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs was founded by the Regulation on Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs in 1998 with the aim of performing expert work in the domain of the Croatian Government with regards to creating conditions for cooperation and partnership with non-governmental, non-profit sector, especially with associations in the Republic of Croatia.The Office has a wide scope of activities, from cooperation in creating and proposing new legislative frameworks for the activity of non-governmental, non-profit sector in the Republic of Croatia, monitoring the implementation of the National Strategy for the Creation of an Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development and measures of the Operational Implementation Plan for the Strategy to forming a programme, standards and recommendations for financing the activity of civil society organizations from the state budget and other public funds, as well as pre-accession and structural funds of the European Union.The Office implements projects supporting civil society development funded from the European Commission programmes and stipulated by the Central Finance and Contracting Unit of the Ministry of Finance. Except for the already initiated projects form the CARDS programme and those planned by PHARE and IPA, the Office shall also be responsible for the implementation of the Community programme Europe for Citizens, which will open additional possibilities for financing projects by civil society organizations in Croatia from 2008 onwards.Government of the Republic of CroatiaGovernment Office for Cooperation with NGOsRadnička cesta 80/V10000 Zagrebphone: +385 1 4599 810fax: +385 1 4599 811e-mail: info@uzuvrh.hrwebsite:
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Center for Democracy and Human Rights CEDEM (Montenegro)

Center for Democracy and Human Rights CEDEM (Montenegro)
CEDEM is an NGO established as a non-profit association of citizens, with a main goal to advance and spread conscience on importance of proper and successful democratic transition; to research, analyze and follow process of transition; to influence by its activities on the transitional process in Montenegro; to contribute to the strengthening of the civil society and the democratization process as a whole. In that direction CEDEM acts as a think-thank, as an organizer of various kinds of public discussions and as an organizer of practical actions.
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Centrul de Resurse Juridice (Romania)

Centrul de Resurse Juridice (Rumänien)
Centrul de Resurse Juridice, the Romanian Center for Legal Resources, campaigns for the establishment and functioning of a legal and institutional framework which ensures human rights protection and equal opportunities as well as free access to just proceedings and the respect for legal expertise on behalf of all mankind.
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Centre for Advanced Study CAS (Bulgaria)

Centre for Advanced Study CAS (Bulgarien)
The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS) is an independent institution for the promotion of excellent scholarship and academic cooperation. Its overall commitment is to foster outstanding research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. It aims to attract young talents as well as outstanding senior scholars by offering institutional conditions conducive to innovative research, intellectual creativity and dialogue, thereby supporting the formation of new regional elites. For the international academic community CAS serves as a switchboard for contacts into the Balkans, including Turkey and Greece. With its professional, lean and flexible management, CAS sets a “best practice” model for academic administration, and is a reliable partner for donors and scholars alike.
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Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia

Verfassungsgericht der Republik Mazedonien
At the referendum held in September 1991, the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia expressed their own will and gave their vote for the Republic of Macedonia to be constituted as a sovereign and independent country. This was constitutionally and legally concluded with the proclamation of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia in November 1991. According to the Constitution, the social, economic, and political system of the Republic is based on the principles of rule of law, human rights and freedoms, separation of power, a market-based economy, and other fundamental values of a modern democratic society. The Constitution establishes the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia as an organ of the Republic which adjudicates constitutionality and protects the fundamental freedoms and rights of the individual citizen.
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Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania

Verfassungsgericht der Republik Albanien
The Constitutional Court is composed of nine members, each appointed for a single nine-year term. The constitutional judges are appointed by the President of the Republic, with the consent of the Assembly. One-third of the Constitutional Court is renewed every three years, according to the procedure determined by law. The members of the Constitutional Court of Albania should be Albanian citizens and lawyers known for their professional abilities. They should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the legal profession, or as law professors in academia. They should have a high moral reputation. The President of the Constitutional Court is appointed for a 3-year term from the ranks of its members by the President of the Republic with the consent of the Assembly. He can be appointed to another term in this position (article 125 of the Constitution). A judge of the Constitutional Court continues in office until the appointment of his successor.
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Constitutional Court Republic of Serbia

Verfassungsgericht der Republik Serbien
The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia was established on 9 April 1963 as an independent body of the Republic, tasked to adjudicate constitutionality and protect the rule of law within the framework of the rights and duties contained in the Constitution of the Socia¬listic Republic of Serbia. The Constitutional Law of Serbia, enacted on 25 December 1963, specified the jurisdiction and adjudications of the Constitutional Court of Serbia, and defined the legal effects of its decisions in a more specific manner. The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia commenced its work on 15 February 1964. The Constitutional Court has, since the proclamation of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia in 1990, acted as part of the division of powers, with the Parliament as the highest body of state power. The Constitutional Court of Serbia has, through its presence and work, made an important contribution to preserving constitutional principles and the rule of law.
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FEPPS - Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies (Serbia)

FEPPS - Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies (Serbien)
The KAS-RSPSOE collaborated with the Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies (FEPPS) for the organisation of the expert discussion "Rule of Law - the Accountability of the Government and the State Power Control" held in Novi Sad on June 8, 2009. FEPPS is based in Sremska Kamenica and is affiliated to the Singidunum University in Belgrade.
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Human Resources Management Service

JURINDEX – the National Jurisprudence Index

JURINDEX – der National Jurisprudence Index (Rumänien)
JURINDEX – The National Jurisprudence Index is a free public service, developed by the Vrancea Tribunal under the auspices of the Superior Council of Magistracy, to improve public access to the judicial decisions, to increase the transparency of the judicial system, and to maintain the trust relationship between the justice system and the citizen. JURINDEX’s mission is to publish on the internet every judicial decision, in its entirety, in order to ensure citizens’ free access to the documents. The project is in continuous development, and since its launch has been considered the most important database of jurisprudence in Romania. The philosophy and the values of JURINDEX are inspired from the “Free Access to Law Movement”, and also from the “Declaration on Free Access to Law” (Montreal, 2002) film documentary.
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National Institute of Magistracy INM (Romania)

Institutul National al Magistraturii INM (Rumänien)
The Institute trains future magistrates (judges and prosecutors alike), organizes seminars for practicing magistrates, and offers training for a wide variety of other stakeholders. The preparation of candidates for the profession of magistracy is based on the knowledge of tendencies and developments of the leading legal institutions, as well as of comparative law. With this in mind, the Institute focuses on the imparting of practical knowledge.
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Czech Centre Bucharest (Romania)

Tschechisches Zentrum Bukarest (Rumänien)
The Czech Center in Bucharest is a cultural institution which introduces the Romanian public into cultural and economical manifestations from the Czech Republic. The institution is a part of the Czech Center network and is budgeted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Czech Republic. Our aim is to develop dialog with the foreign public in the fields of culture, education, trade, tourism and to present the Czech Republic as a modern and dynamic country. Currently, the Czech Center has 24 offices in 20 countries of the world. The Czech Center in Bucharest addresses to a broad public, but mainly trying to waken the attention of young people. The center organizes activities also in other cities in Romania.
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Romanian Ministry of Justice (Romania)

Justizministerium (Rumänien)
The Ministry of Justice is the central body for public administration and a legal entity subordinate to the Government. It ensures that the elaboration, coordination, and implementation of governmental strategy and programs are all in accordance with the democratic principles of rule of law.
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Political Science Research Centre CPI (Croatia)

Political Science Research Centre CPI (Kroatien)
The Political Science Research Centre (PSRC) was established as the first private scientific institution of that kind in the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of performing scientific research activities in the field of political science, i.e. social sciences. For the time being, the Centre includes about ten political scientists and sociologists from the University of Zagreb. Scientifically it is based on the UNESCO Paradigm which divides the field of political science into political theory, home affairs and domestic policy (political systems), foreign policy and international relations, as well as political science disciplines. In terms of organisation, the Centre is based on a global paradigm or the Internet-based global network of scientists, gathered around problem projects.
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Law firm Stoica & Asociatii (Romania)

Kanzlei Stoica & Asociatii (Rumänien)
This is a law firm which dedicates itself to the principles of "Law, Truth, Justice" as well as to the representation of their clients' rights. Moral values, in combination with the ethics of the legal profession, are the pillars of Stoica & Asociatii's work. According to the senior leaders of this firm, their most important staff member is their client.
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Stalfort Lawyers

Stalfort Rechtsanwälte
Stalfort Lawyers is one of the leading law firms in the sector of German-Romanian legal and economical relations. Since 1996, we have dealt almost exclusively as consultants to foreign investors in the Romanian market. Due to this specialization, we combine the expertise of an internationally operating law firm with a very personal consulting approach. Among our clients we have both small businesses and "global players" alike.
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