Grant NumberCZ_2010_05
TypeIn-Country Grant
CountryCzech Republic
OrganizationLiga lidských práv (League of Human Rights)
Project NameFair Justice: Promoting the Right to Fair Trial in Reasonable Time
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2010 - May 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to promote the right to fair trail through: • raising awareness of the public about the right to the reasonable length of proceedings and compensation for its violation, • advocacy for systemic changes which would ensure that the compensation procedure is improved and contribute to prevention of delays in judicial proceedings, • advocacy and litigation aimed to improve the whole system of compensation provided to victims by the state in cases of damages caused by unlawful decision or incorrect official procedure. Among the activities planned by the Applicant are: - Providing free legal counseling and litigation of 5-7 selected cases regarding delays in proceedings and other forms of damages caused by unlawful decision or incorrect official procedure. - Preparation of analysis on cases lodged with the ECtHR and relevant ECtHR case law as well as domestic case law. - Preparation of policy paper including concrete suggestions to improve the situation. - Advocacy activities towards the Ministry of Justice and other stakeholders. - Creation of a specialized web page and comprehensive publication/manual for public. - Organization of 2 public discussions (Brno and Prague) with participation of experts, journalists and the public. - Publication of 2 press releases, 2 expert articles and 2 newspaper articles.
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