Financed by the Justice Programme of the European Union JUSTICE FOR WOMEN – Towards a more effective rights protection and access to judicial procedures for victims of crimes LAUNCHING CONFERENCE 31 October 2018 Speaker: Annie Camarioti – Centre for European Constitutional Law Thispublication has been produced with the financial support of the Justice Programme of the European Union. The contents of the publication are the sole responsibility of the author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.
Our mission The Centre aims to contribute to the development of democratic institutions and the welfare state under the rule of law; to deepen European integration and to strengthen international cooperation with respect for the cultural identity of each state www.cecl.gr
Who we are • Public benefit foundation and research institute, founded in 1995 • Implemented projects in more than 25 countries • National focal point for the European Network of Fundamental Rights (FRANET) of the FRA - Collects data on fundamental rights & conducts field research • Special consultative status to Economic and Social Council of the United Nations • Participates in the activities of international organisations with Observer Status: observer at the UN CRPD & CEDAW • Mandated body for Twinning Projects • Coordinates the “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change Research Group” of the International Association of Constitutional Law - operates the blog http://constitutional-change.com/ • ISO 9001 certified (project management, capacity building)
What we do • scientific research in specific thematic fields • implementation of institution and capacity building projects– mainly in judicial and legal reform, fundamental rights, administrative reform • consulting • training • organisation of conferences and meetings • publication of scientific monographs, studies and collective volumes • participation in research networks
Specialised units operating within the structure of the Centre: • Unit for Better Regulation • The Educational Policy Unit • The Social Policy Unit • Training Department, to transfer specialized know-how and new skills to legal practitioners, entrepreneurs and business managers
FRANET Data collection and research on fundamental rights • The CECL has been providing research and data collection services to the FRA since 2007. Services include desktop and field research in the following areas:
Projects and Research • Gender Impact Assessment System Design and assessment of 100 legislative and regulatory acts: detect ex-ante, concurrently and ex-post the impact of legal and regulatory provisions on gender equality on a sample of 100 representative legislative and regulatory acts or provisions. Simplification and recasting proposals. • Collection / CodificationoflegislationinthefieldofGenderEquality • Collectionof Greek CourtsReports & EuropeanUnionCourtReports - Proposalstosimplifytheimplementationoflegislationongenderequalitybyfieldoflaw / policy and per usergroup • Equality before the law: eliminate discriminatory rules in legislation, investigate measures/ safeguards to avoid abuse of the right to legal transactions capability, map services involved, institutions which exercise control and implementation costs of proposed legislative amendments.
Projects and Research • The Practice of Pre-Trial Detention: Monitoring Alternatives and Judicial Decision-Making • Effective Legal Assistance in Pre Trial Detention: Enhancing the role of lawyers to a fair trial • Practitioner Training on Roadmap Rights • Experience Crime project “Increasing the capacity of law enforcement authorities to tackle racist crime, hate crime and homophobic crime through experiential learning” • ARISA: Assessing the risk of isolation of suspects and accused • Enable – Enabling dematerialised access to information and assets for judicial enforcement of claims in the EU • Judging the Charter – training judges on using the charter of fundamental right in trials
Projects and Research • Elaboration of training and educational material on school violence and bullying • Elaboration of studies on disability: «Discrimination and barriers to the professional rehabilitation of university graduates with disabilities»; “Training needs assessment of people with disabilities living in institutions and social care structures»; «Discrimination and barriers faced by disabled people in the primary, secondary and post-secondary education». • Research on the development and role of the Self Advocacy movement for people with mental health problems • ON-THE-MOVE - "The reality of free movement for young European citizens migrating in times of crisis“- addressed barriers, whether ‘real’ or ‘perceived’, legal, administrative or social, proposed solutions • ADPOLIS_ Antidiscrimination policies successfully implemented
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