CCBE and IBA report on the CCBE-IBA-ELF-UNBA Joint Conference on Representation by Advocates in Court Proceedings in Ukraine

March 23rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

The report on the CCBE-IBA-ELF-UNBA joint conference on ‘Representation by Advocates in Court Proceedings’ in Kiev on 5-6 June was completed in February 2016. This conference brought together European expert speakers with representatives from the Ukrainian authorities, the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), advocates as well as representatives from European and international organisations. The final report contains information on presentations of experts during the conference, and recommendations on improving the quality of legal services in Ukraine. The report will assist the Bar in their further dealings with public authorities in order to ensure representation by advocates in courts.

Full report can be found here.

Roundtable on Legal Aid in Albania

March 3rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

In the framework of the EURALIUS IV project on the ‘Consolidation of the Justice System in Albania’, amendments to the law on Legal Aid have been prepared.

The Albanian Bar Association addressed the CCBE with the request for assistance seeking the advice of CCBE experts regarding the content of the draft law on Legal Aid.

It was decided to organise a one-day roundtable with participation of both EURALIUS and CCBE experts in order to discuss the draft law on legal aid. This roundtable will take place on 16 March 2016 in Tirana, Albania. The following CCBE experts will take part in the roundtable:

  1. Massimo Audisio, Italy
  2. Stanislav Balik, Czech Republic
  3. Aitzol Asla Uribe, Spain

These experts will not only provide concrete examples from their practices but will also give recommendations regarding the content of the draft law on legal aid.

Please find below a draft programme of the round-table.