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Countries Where Pepys International Has Experience

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

Albania — Authored Corruption within the Judiciary of the Republic of Albania, which 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 for the Magistrates School.

Algeria— Authored the Overview of the Justice System of the Democratic Republic of Algeria; Developed project proposals for the Algerian Hub of the Arab Women's Legal Network.

Armenia— Worked with Supreme Court judges to create a national judges association.

Azerbaijan— Co-Authored Analytical Paper on Corruption in the Judicial Sector; Azerbaijan Anti-Corruption Strategy Study, which assessed the level of corruption within the judiciary and identified remedies.

Bosnia and Herzegovina— Presented on How To Develop a Judges Association for the Association of Judges in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bulgaria— Authored Judicial Reform Index for Bulgaria 2004, which assessed the justice system of Bulgaria; Assessed the applicability of a distance learning legal education program for legal professionals of Bulgaria; Authored Recommendations to Enhance the Judicial System of Bulgaria; Authored Assessment of the Magistrate Apprenticeship Program of the Republic of Bulgaria; 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 Bulgarian Bar Association, and Sofia University Law Faculty legal publications and student law journal.

Cote d'Ivoire— Provided assistance in preparing a proposal for USAID's Rule of Law project.

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

Egypt— Designed a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. for ten of the first thirty women judges appointed to the bench in Egypt; Authored Report on the Egyptian National Center for Judicial Studies, which was an assessment of 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, the international peacekeeping force in the Sinai.

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

Georgia— As team leader, evaluated USAID's Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project and authored the Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of USAID/Georgia Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP); As team leader, co-authored Rule of Law/Anti-Corruption Assessment of Georgia.

Iraq— Assisted in developing a proposal for a USAID judicial reform project.

Israel— Worked periodically in Israel and the Sinai supporting the Multinational Force and Observers troops and personnel.

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

Jordan— Co-Authored Jordan Rule of Law Assessment and Evaluation of USAID Judicial Interventions.

Kazakhstan— Authored the Judicial Education Strategy for Kazakhstan 2007-2011; Conducted a two-day intensive Judicial Education and Training course for judicial training coordinators; Authored Increasing the Qualifications of Judges of the Republic of Kazakhstan; 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— As team leader, evaluated and authored Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program, the American Chamber of Commerce Alternative Dispute Resolution Center (AmCham ADRC) and the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce Permanent Arbitration Tribunal (KCC PTA); As team leader, evaluated and authored Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the Implementation of the Effective Rule of Law (EROL) Program and the Kosovo Legal Profession (KLP) Program; Conducted eight workshops with all judges and prosecutors of Kosovo to develop a strategy for the justice system of Kosovo; Authored Report on the Recommendations Presented by Judges and Prosecutors of Kosovo on the Strategy for the Justice System of Kosovo for USAID and UNMIK.

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— As team leader, authored Rule of Law Assessment of Lebanon of 2015; Co-authored Technical Approach for Lebanon and Analysis of the Political Situation in Lebanon 2007; Authored Recommended Programs for the Justice System of Lebanon; Co-authored Rule of Law Assessment of Lebanon of 2006, which included an analysis of justice system institutions, systems, and practices.

Liberia— Assisted in the proposal for the INL Mitigating Land Disputes in Liberia RFQ.

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— Co-Authored Evaluation Report of the Macedonia Court Modernization Project; Advised on the creation of a judicial training center and assisted in strengthening the Macedonian Judges Association.

Moldova— Authored Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the National Institute of Justice and Developing an Effective Alternative Dispute Resolution Structure, which 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 the Justice System of Mongolia, which was unanimously passed by parliament in May 2000, 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, prosecutors, police, and law faculties; Authored Report on the Independent Judicial System of Mongolia; 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 two Judicial System Reform proposals for Montenegro.

Morocco— Authored the Rule of Law Assessment of Morocco.

Near East Region— As team leader, evaluated five State Department's rule of law programs in the Near East and authored Rule of Law Evaluation of 2016.

Nepal— Wrote Strengthen Rule of Law Program in Nepal, the technical approach in response to the Rule of Law RFA; Authored Work Plan to Strengthen the Judiciary of Nepal, which assessed the judicial system of Nepal by focusing on 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— Authored Papua New Guinea Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment for The World Bank.

Peru— Reviewed proposals in response to USAID's RFP for a justice reform project.

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— As team leader, evaluated State Department INL's Transnational Crime and Rule of Law Programs in Russia; Authored Assessment of 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— Authored Commercial Court Administrative Strengthening Activity for Serbia; Authored Final Report on the Judicial Training Center of Serbia; 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.

South Africa— Researched the criminal justice system and assisted in preparing a proposal in response to USAID's Criminal Justice Strengthening Program.

Sri Lanka— Prepared a proposal in response to USAID's RFP for the Increased Responsiveness in the Legal System Program after in-country research of the justice system.

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— As team leader, evaluated USAID's Legal Empowerment Project, Performance Evaluation the Ukraine Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment Project; Authored Supporting the Legal Framework to Enhance The Quality of Legal Education in Ukraine; Authored Supporting the Legal Framework to Enhance Bar Reform in Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities; Co-Authored Assessment of the Law on the Judiciary and Status of Judges, which assessed whether the draft law on the Status of Judges and the draft Law on the Judiciary comport with international standards; Authored Combating Corruption and Strengthening Rule of Law in Ukraine, which is a diagnostic review of the transparency and accountability of the justice system; 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— Authored Assessment of the Legal Training Center of the Republic of 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 — Authored Interim Report on the Public Dialogue Process on Justice System Reform in Palestine; Facilitated dialogue to develop a strategic plan for the West Bank/Gaza.

Yemen — Authored Concept Paper: Judicial Anti-Corruption Hotline for Yemen.


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