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“Legal, financial and physical access to justice in the basic courts in the Republic of Macedonia”

The project is financially supported by the USAID Citizen Engagement Project

Duration of the project: June 2018 – November 2020

TARGET GROUPS

Citizens, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, paralegals, marginalized groups

OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

Giving support for improving access and quality to justice with a special focus on civil litigation and vulnerable categories of citizens (marginalized groups and persons with disabilities) in the four appellate regions: Skopje, Gostivar, Bitola and Stip

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Monitoring the implementation of domestic procedural laws and international standards for a fair trial
  • Research and evaluation of financial costs and the length of court proceedings
  • Research and evaluation of the conditions in the courts that are significant for providing an appropriate way of access to justice, especially to the vulnerable categories of citizens
  • Informing the general and expert public (raising awareness)

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Improving judicial efficiency, transparency and accountability through the monitoring of 800 civil litigations
  • Improving the economic viability and the duration of civil litigation
  • Assessment of the availability of judicial services for marginalized groups of citizens
  • Increase the number of citizens who are appealing to the Coalition All for Fair Trials for Legal and Judicial Issues

The project “Legal, financial and physical access to justice in the basic courts in the Republic of Macedonia” is supported by the USAID Citizen Engagement Project

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