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Countries Where Pepys International Has Experience

Afghanistan — Creating and implementing U.S. foreign policy directives regarding the rebuilding of the justice sector in Afghanistan, focusing specifically on criminal justice and corrections.

Albania — Assessed the level of corruption within the justice sector and identified remedies. Advised the Director of the Magistrates School of Albania on developing administrative and programmatic support.

Algeria— Developed project proposals for the Algerian Hub of the Arab Women's Legal Network. Wrote an Overview of the Justice System of the Republic of Algeria after meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, National Institute of Magistrates, courts, bar association, and press.

Armenia— Worked with Supreme Court judges to create a national judges association. Gave a speech at a meeting of national judges on comparative judicial reforms.

Azerbaijan— Assessed the level of corruption within the judiciary and identified remedies.

Bosnia and Herzegovina— Made a presentation at a workshop sponsored by the Association of Judges in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on how to develop a judges association.

Bulgaria— Assessed the justice system of Bulgaria and wrote the Judicial Reform Index for Bulgaria 2004. Assessed the applicability of a distance learning legal education program for legal professionals of Bulgaria. Assessed the Magistrates Apprenticeship Program and made numerous recommendations to improve the Program. Created PIOR, a legal training center, in collaboration with the judiciary and the legal community; Strengthened the Bulgarian Bar Association and expanded its legal publications; Inspired the creation of the first law student journal in Bulgaria; Advised the Ministry of Justice on accreditation of law faculties; Conducted seminars on judicial codes of ethics; Made numerous presentations on legal and judicial reforms; Initiated U.S. study trips for the judiciary; Obtained international funding for PIOR, the Bulgaria Bar Association, and Sofia University Law Faculty legal publications and student law journal.

Croatia— Strengthened the Croatian Women Lawyers' Association; Developed law-related projects with the Croatian Bar Association (CBA); Provided legal and technical advice to the Association of Croatian Judges (ACJ); Organized workshops on the press and courts with the Croatian Journalists' Association, the ACJ, the CBA and the Supreme Court. Obtained international funding for the ACJ and CBA and for legal publications.

Czech Republic— Participated in the annual meeting of the Association of Czech Judges (ACJ); Advised the President of the ACJ on judicial reform projects.

Egypt— Designed a roundtable discussion for ten of the first thirty women judges appointed to the bench in Egypt. Assessed the institutional capacity of the Egyptian National Center for Judicial Studies (NCJS) and made recommendations to USAID for continual support of the NCJS. Worked periodically in Cairo, Egypt to meet with the Egyptian officials engaged with the Multinational Force and Observers.

France— Organized and participated in a study trip for judges within Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature.

Georgia— As team leader, wrote the Anti-Corruption/Rule of Law Assessment of Georgia.

Israel— Worked periodically in Israel and the Sinai where the MFO troops from ten countries are based and provided legal advice to the headquarters of MFO.

Italy— Negotiated the Participation Agreements between the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) and the Governments of Italy and France; Resolved legal issues arising between the MFO and each of the ten participating countries; Created a management system for establishing MFO policy.

Jordan— Conducted a Rule of Law Assessment and Evaluation of USAID Judicial Interventions.

Kazakhstan— Developed the Judicial Education Strategic Plan. Conducted a two-day intensive Judicial Education and Training course for judicial training coordinators. Assessed the training needs of the Judicial Academy and conducted workshops throughout the country to ascertain the educational and training needs of Kazakh judges. Strengthened the Association of Kazakh Judges; Collaborated with international donors to support the creation of a judicial training center.

Kosovo— Conducted eight workshops with all judges and prosecutors of Kosovo to develop a strategy for the justice system of Kosovo and prepared a report for USAID and UNMIK listing the comments and recommendations of the participants concerning the justice system of Kosovo.

Kyrgyzstan— Provided legal and technical advice to the Kyrgyz Judicial Training Center in cooperation with the Kyrgyz Court Department, the Kyrgyz Constitutional Court and the Association of Kyrgyz Judges; Organized and co-chaired a Central Asia International Judicial Conference with the Kyrgyz Constitutional Court and UNHCR.

Latvia— Developed the Latvian Judicial Training Center into a self-sustaining NGO in cooperation with the Latvian Judges' Association, Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court; Advised the Latvian Judges' Association and the Regional Association of Judges of the Baltic States; Organized international judicial conferences in Latvia; Gave several speeches and press interviews on judicial independence and legal reforms; Obtained international funding for judicial and legal publications.

Lebanon— Developed the proposal for a USAID judicial reform project in Lebanon. Assessed and developed potential rule of law programs. Developed project proposals for the Lebanon Hub of the Arab Women's Legal Network. Provided analytical support to the rule of law assessment dealing with justice system institutions, systems, and practices.

Lithuania— Collaborated with the international community to support the creation of the Lithuanian Judicial Training Center; Spearheaded international funding for judicial workshops sponsored by the Association of Lithuanian Judges.

Macedonia— Evaluated the Macedonia Court Modernization Project managed by DPK Consulting. Advised on the creation of a judicial training center and assisted in strengthening the Macedonian Judges Association.

Moldova— Designed a five-year judicial reform project for UNDP from 2007-2011. Advised the Minister of Justice, the Moldovan Magistrates School and the Judges Association of Moldova on the development of the Magistrates School and the Methodic and Control Council and on seeking international technical support and funding for judicial reforms.

Mongolia— Developed the Strategic Plan for Mongolia's Justice System by conducting numerous workshops with one advisory committee and three working groups whose members consisted of representatives of the President, Ministry of Justice, Parliament, courts, bar, procuracy, police, and law faculties. The Strategic Plan was unanimously passed by parliament in May 2000. Prepared speech outlines for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Mongolia's legal and judicial system and accompanied her during her visit to Mongolia. Monitored the parliamentary elections in Mongolia.

Montenegro— Assisted in drafting the Judicial System Reform proposal for Montenegro.

Morocco— Wrote an Overview of the Justice System of Morocco after meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, National Institute of Magistrates Studies, courts in Rabat and Marrakesh, judges association, Rabat Bar Association, law faculties, and NGOs.

Nepal— Wrote the Technical Approach in response to the Rule of Law RFA. Assessed the judicial system of Nepal and wrote a work plan to strengthen the Judges Society, the National Judicial Academy, and the Association of Women Judges.

Netherlands— Arranged and participated in a study visit of SSR, the judicial training center in the Netherlands, for judges within Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; Cooperated with SSR judges to participate in international workshops.

Papua New Guinea— Assessed the legal and judicial sectors of Papua New Guinea.

Poland— Strengthened Iustitia, the Polish Judges' Association, in seeking international financial and technical support for its programs, and providing guidance on sponsoring educational workshops; Engaged with working groups of local judges on developing a national judicial training center; Made several presentations at a multi-city judicial workshop and at an OSCE international workshop on judicial reforms. Krakow, Zakapone, Plock, Ostroeka and Popowo.

Romania— Assisted judges throughout the country to create regional judges' associations.

Russia— Assessed the sustainability of the Russian-American Judicial Partnership II Project activities. Assessed the interest in a distance learning legal education program for Russian lawyers.

Serbia— Research the commercial court system in Serbia and developed a proposal for enhancing its effectiveness. Worked with the President of the Supreme Court and other members of the Judiciary, including the Judges' Association of Serbia, and international organizations (OSCE, UNDP, Council of Europe and the Soros Foundation) to develop the initial organizational structure and programs for the judicial training center of Serbia.

Slovakia— Negotiated the creation of a joint Ministry of Justice/Judges Association of Slovakia (JAS) judicial training institute; Encouraged and coordinated international support for the institute; Enhanced the development of the JAS; Participated in numerous legal and judicial workshops.

Slovenia— Developed a strategy with the President of the Association of Slovenian Judges (ASJ) for creating a judicial training center, and for obtaining international support from The World Bank, Council of Europe, UNDP and Soros Foundation; Assisted the Dean of the Slovenia Law Faculty in identifying legal scholars for the international speakers program; Participated in an international workshop sponsored by the ASJ on developing a judicial training center.

Tajikistan— Created an international program to support for the development of the Association of Tajik Judges; Worked with the Tajik Ministry of Justice and international community to sponsor judicial training workshops; Obtained international funding for legal and judicial publications.

Ukraine— Assessed whether the draft law on the Status of Judges and the draft Law on the Judiciary comport with international standards. Wrote a diagnostic review of the transparency and accountability of the justice system and identified quick-impact activities for the Combating Corruption and Strengthening Rule of Law in Ukraine project. Monitored the presidential elections. Advised the Supreme Court in its development of a judicial training center; Initiated collaboration among international donors for judicial reforms; Participated in legal education seminars.

Uzbekistan— Assessed the Legal Training Center in Uzbekistan, and conducted workshops throughout the country to ascertain the educational and training needs of Uzbek judges. Gave speeches at several workshops to develop the Uzbek Judges' Association, the Uzbek Center for Continuing Legal Education, and the Uzbek Bar Association. Tashkent, Bukhara, Sammarkand and Ferghana Valley.

West Bank/Gaza —Facilitated dialogue to develop a strategic plan for the West Bank/Gaza.


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