Justice Reforms Monitoring in Armenia
- To enhance civil society’s evidence and rights–based monitoring, reporting and advocacy capacity for improved human rights and increased access to justice;
- To strengthen the role of civil society in initiating dialogue, discussions and proposing recommendations in action plans, legislative and policy amendments and implementation measures of justice reform;
- To increase public awareness of and debate around justice reform processes and other key issues raised by the project
- Base and end-line study; training workshops for CSOs on monitoring, reporting and strategic advocacy, facilitated by international experts bringing in the European perspective; establishing an NGOplatform of CSOs; developing and launching a framework, tools and instruments for monitoring and assessing justice sector reforms; small grants to CSOs (in Marzes) on monitoring (of court trials, prison, access to justice at various points within criminal justice chain, transparency and accountability of justice, police and human rights /institutions); publication of research and monitoring reports and discussion papers.
- Roundtables within NGO-platform; trainings for and coaching by international experts and consortium network to CSOs in translating findings in feedback and recommendations; semi-annual wider civil society forums; round tables with the judiciary, MoJ, investigative and enforcement agencies; small grants to engage civil society more actively with specific justice sector institutions; producing policy briefs, joint petitions and campaigns, discussion papers, action plans and recommendations.
- A media campaign including newspaper articles, press conferences on issues of justice reform; TV and radio interviews of CSOs/coalition members to promote reform process, media interviews and public debates; trainings for journalists on monitoring and advocacy; public lectures in academic sector; grants for civil society actors (competitions, award prizes and other types of incentives and support in monitoring, reporting and advocacy, researchers and/or independent investigative journalists); competitions for law students; writing of relevant modules for use in law curriculum; development of creative communication material on access to justice (documentary, podcast
European Union, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Penal Reform International