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Superior Council of Magistracy, as Project Promoter, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, as the Program Operator for the Program RO 24 - "Judicial capacity building and cooperation", implements two predefined projects financed under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

The two projects have as general objectives strengthening the judicial system in Romania and improving access to justice and there are implemented in partnership with the Norwegian Courts Administration, Council of Europe, the National Institute of Magistracy, the National School of Clerks, the Public Ministry, the Judicial Inspection and the National Agency for Roma.

 




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The Superior Council of Magistracy has launched the procedure for the selection of lawyers who will assist  the vulnerable groups in Oradea, Buzau, Iasi, Craiova, Targu Mures, Bucharest and Cluj -Napoca within the project "Improving access to justice. An integrated approach focusing on vulnerable groups". The deadline for submission of applications is December 15, 2016. additional information are available on the SCM website www.csm1909.ro public procurement section

On 7-8 April 2016 was held the second international seminar planned within the project "European Convention on Human Rights as part of judicial methodology - motivating decisions", financed by the Fund for developing bilateral relations at the level of the Progame RO 24 "Judicial capacity building and cooperation" included the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

The project is implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy in partnership with the Norwegian Courts Administration, the Ministry of Justice of Poland, the Czech Ministry of Justice, Council of Europe and the Court Administration in Lithuania.

            
The overall objectives of the project are to facilitate the practical application of the European Convention of Human Rights, with particular reference to the drafting of judgments and to establish a suitable framework for the exchange of best practices among judges within the partner states.
            
The seminar addressed specifics issues pertaining to the European Court of Human Rights in areas covered by Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (freedom from torture), Article 5 (right to liberty and security), 6 (right to a fair trial) and Article 8 (right to respect for private life, home and correspondence).








On 16 - 18 March 2015  was organized in Bucharest the first seminar in the field of anti-discrimination, as part of the 5 seminars organized in the context of the project "Improving access to justice. An integrated approach focusing on vulnerable groups ", financed through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. By conducting these seminars we shall give certain efficiency to the third specific objective of the mentioned project, strengthening professional training in the field of anti-discrimination.

It should be emphasized the specificity and the special nature of this area of ​​training - anti-discrimination - a sensitive matter both in terms of social and legal perspective, in a society where negative or positive discrimination can be factors of reference of a rule of law in which citizens' fundamental rights are guaranteed and respected, without thereby affecting the rights and freedoms of majorities or minorities, but rather, as elements of cohesion, stability and balance in ensuring equal treatment to all.

To the above mentioned event were invited judges, prosecutors at all levels of jurisdiction, at national level and lawyers of the Bucharest Bar, interested in specializing in the field of combating discrimination.

In the opening of the event spoke Judge Octavia SPINEANU MATEI, director of the National Institute of Magistracy, partner institution with the Superior Council of Magistracy which is implementing the project as promoter of the project, on which occasion she gave a short presentation of the project objectives and activities.

The workshop was interactive, to its smooth progress contributing the expert’s team, respectively an expert appointed by Romania and foreign experts appointed by the Courts Administration of Norway and the Council of Europe, as project partners.


       









From 12 to 13 March 2015, in Bucharest, took place the sixth workshop on judicial management organized by the Superior Council of Magistracy within the project " Asistență pentru consolidarea capacității sistemului judiciar din România de a face față noilor provocări legislative și instituționale / Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges ", financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The event is part of a series of 10 training activities in the field of judicial management, the first 5 activities being organized in 2014 for the courts and the 5 scheduled in 2015 being targeted to people with leadership positions within the prosecution offices attached to regional courts and courts of appeal.

At the event there were invited to participate general prosecutors of the prosecution offices attached to Bucharest, Constanţa and Galaţi courts of appeal, chief prosecutors of the prosecution offices attached to the regional courts within the circumscription of the above mentioned courts of appeal, as well as the economic managers from these prosecution offices.

In the opening of the event, vice-president of the Superior Council of Magistracy Mr. prosecutor Bogdan GABOR held a speech, through which he underlined the position of the SCM to the participants and gave a brief presentation of the project financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

To the proper conduct of training activity Romanian experts selected by the Superior Council of Magistracy contributed, as the promoter of the project, in collaboration with the National Institute of Magistracy as well as international experts appointed by the Court Administration from Norway and Council of Europe, as project partners.

Within the project "Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges", funded through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 by a grant from the Kingdom of Norway in the amount of 3,734,426 euros and with implementation period of 27 months (March 10, 2014 - April 30, 2016), the Superior Council of Magistracy, the National Institute of Magistracy, the National School of Clerks, the Judicial Inspection, THE Public Ministry and the courts are to receive a range of technical and IT equipment to strengthen institutional capacity and facilitate the implementation of the new codes.

Thus, since March 2015, the institutions of the judiciary are to benefit from the following equipment: Superior Council of Magistracy - 100 computers, 40 laptops, 30 printers, 10 multifunctional copiers and a server (166,600 euros), the National Institute of Magistracy - server 20 copiers, 10 printers, simultaneous translation equipment, digital multifunctional copier with high operating capacity (181,000 euros), the National School of Clerks -10 copiers, multifunctional, 1 multifunctional digital copier (12,000 euros), the Judicial Inspection - 6 multifunctional copiers, 35 printers, 60 laptops, 70 computers, two UPSs and 1 server (144,500 euros), Public Ministry - 2 Spheron forensic investigation equipment, 47 mobile investigation stations and a complex system of analysis (309.900 euro) and courts - 695 computers, 490 printers and 695 desks (713,250 euros).

This project, like other similar initiatives, are measures through which the Superior Council of Magistracy, along with other central institutions of the judiciary ensures the necessary funding for the development and strengthening the judiciary, such as to ensure better implementation of the new codes and thus contribute to providing a quality act of justice.


      

        From 23 to 24 February 2015, in the National Institute of Magistracy Hall has been held the third conference on issues of uneven practice occurred after the entry into force of the new Civil Code and the New Code of Civil Procedure, organized within the project "Asistență pentru consolidarea capacității sistemului judiciar din România de a face față noilor provocări legislative și instituționale / Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges", implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy, as Project Promoter within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

At this event attended representatives of the project partner institutions - the Council of Europe, the Norwegian Courts Administration, the National Institute of Magistrates as well as judges, clerks and lawyers.


        From 13 to 14 November 2014, at Hotel Minerva (Room Himalaya), has been held a conference on "Mediation for judges and prosecutors", organized within the project "Asistență pentru consolidarea capacității sistemului judiciar din România de a face față noilor provocări legislative și instituționale / Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges",  implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy, as Project Promoter in the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

At this event attended representatives of the Superior Council of Magistracy - Project Promoter - Mediation Council as well as judges, prosecutors and mediators.

         The conference agenda is available here.


On 7 November 2014, at the Ramada Majestic (Victoriei Blvd. 38-40, Sector 1, Bucharest), I.L. Caragiale hall, was held the national seminar on access to justice for vulnerable groups organized by the Superior Council of Magistracy, as the promoter of the project, within the project „Îmbunătățirea accesului la justiție. O abordare integrată cu accent pe categoriile vulnerabile / Improving access to justice. An integrated approach with a focus on Rome and other vulnerable groups ", financed within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. 

The national seminar had as objective completion of the study on access to justice for vulnerable groups which shall represent a realistic starting point in identifying the mechanisms of awareness and improve access to justice, the natural continuation of the 3 assessment mission conducted by the team of experts during July to October 2014. 

At the event attended representatives of the Ministry of Justice, as the Program Operator, the Superior Council of Magistracy - Project Promoter - partner institutions in the project - the National Agency for Rroma, the Council of Europe and the Norwegian Courts Administration, NGOs specialized in assisting vulnerable groups, and representatives of relevant public institutions in the areas where there is going to be set up primary care pilot centers for vulnerable groups.

The agenda of the seminar is available here.



From 3 to 4 November 2014, in the Hall of National Institute of Magistracy, has taken place the second Conference on uneven practice issues occurred after the entry into force of the new Penal Code and the New Code of Criminal Procedure, held in "Asistență pentru consolidarea capacității sistemului judiciar din România de a face față noilor provocări legislative și instituționale / Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges", implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy, as Project Promoter within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

At this event has attended representatives of the partner institutions within the project - the Council of Europe, the Norwegian Courts Administration, the National Institute of Magistracy as well as judges, clerks and lawyers.

The conference agenda is available here.


From 6 to 7 October 2014, in the Hall of National Institute of Magistracy, has taken place the first conference in the series of eight lectures that will be organized within the project "Asistență pentru consolidarea capacității sistemului judiciar din România de a face față noilor provocări legislative și instituționale / Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges", implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy, as Project Promoter, within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

At this event has attended representatives of the Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest, the Superior Council of Magistracy - Project Promotor, of the project partner institutions - the Council of Europe, the Norwegian Courts Administration, National Institute of Magistracy, the National School of Clerks as well as judges, prosecutors, clerks and lawyers.

The conference agenda is available here.

On 29 May 2014 in the National Institute of Magistracy’s Hall, has taken place held the launching of the project "Asistență pentru consolidarea capacității sistemului judiciar din România de a face față noilor provocări legislative și instituționale / Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional challenges",, implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

The official launch of the project took place at the first Conference in the field of mediation organized by the Superior Council of Magistracy in the 2.5 Output of the project, representatives of partner institutions, the Ministry of Justice, judges, prosecutors and mediators participating at the event.


         On 6-th of June 2014, at the Ramada Majestic (Victoriei Blvd. 38-40, District 1, Bucharest), I.L. Caragiale hall, has taken place the opening conference of the project "„Îmbunătățirea accesului la justiție. O abordare integrată cu accent pe categoriile vulnerabile / Improving access to justice. An integrated approach with a focus on Roma and other vulnerable groups ", implemented by the Superior Council of Magistracy, as Project Promoter within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

The project has as main objective improving access to justice for vulnerable groups, with emphasis on the Roma population.

At this event representatives of the Ministry of Justice, as the Program Operator, of the Superior Council of Magistracy - Project Promoter – of the partner institutions in the project - the National Agency for Roma, Council of Europe, the Norwegian Courts Administration and the National Institute of Magistracy, of the NGO’s specialized in assisting vulnerable groups and representatives of the Regional Courts and Probation Services in the areas where primary care pilot centers for vulnerable groups are going to be established has attended.

 

 




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Marius TUDOR,
28 mai 2014, 14:34