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									National Judicial Reform Strategy




National Judicial Reform Strategy
Implementation Plan


                                      Belgrade, Serbia
                                    December 22, 2005




                                                Republic of Serbia
                      Table of Contents

                       Judicial Reform Framework Implementation Plan

                       Estimate of Costs

                       Performance Indictor Summary




                                                                        Republic of Serbia
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 The Judicial Reform Framework consists of twelve fundamental
 reform goals organized under four core principles


                                                   Summary Judicial Reform Framework
                                                                      CORE PRINCIPLES

                           Independence                   Transparency                  Accountability                   Efficiency


                                                     Open Judicial Selection,
                                                                                  Clear Judicial Productivity &
                       Self-Governing Structure      Promotion & Discipline                                       Improved Access to Justice
                                                                                   Performance Standards
       REFORM GOALS




                                                           Processes

                                                                                        Effective Court
                         Independent Budget         Appropriate Access to Court                                    Standardized System for
                                                                                       Administration &
                              Authority               Records & Proceedings                                          Education & Training
                                                                                         Management


                      Independent Policy & Rule-    Enhanced Public Outreach      Effective Use of Judicial &
                                                                                                                    Modern Court Network
                           Making Authority              & Participation          Prosecutorial Resources




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                                                        Stategy Implementation
                                                                                                             SIC Membership & Reporting
                                     GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE                                       DRAFT
                                                                                                        1. Membership:

                               Ministry of Justice
                                                             High Judicial                              - The SiC’s nine members will be appointed by
                                                               Council                                      the Government of Republic of Serbia

                                                                                                        - The members are: representatives of all
                                                                                                            relevant judicial institutions
                                      Strategy Implementation
                                            Commission                                                  - The operations of the SIC will be managed by a
                                                (SIC)                                                       full-time Commission Secretary, who will
                                                                                                            oversee and manage program executions,
                                                                                                            coordination and reporting.
     Group 1:                    Group 2:                   Group 3:               Group 4:
   Independence                Transparency               Accountability           Efficiency           2. Reporting:

1. Self-Governing         4. Open Judicial           7.   Clear Judicial     10. Improved Access to
                                                          Productivity &                                - Monthly: The SIC meets with each Group lead
   Structure                 Selection, Promotion                                Justice
                                                          Performance                                       to monitor progress against plans, ensure
                             & Discipline                                    11. Standardized
2. Independent Budget        Processes                    Standards                                         resolution of existing issues, and make
   Authority                                                                     System for                 decisions if necessary
                          5. Appropriate Access      8.   Effective Court
3. Independent Policy                                                            Education &
                             to Court Records &           Administration,                               - Quarterly: The SIC briefs the MoJ and High
   & Rule-Making                                          Management             Training
                             Proceedings                                                                    Judicial Council in writing on progress,
   Authority              6. Enhanced Public         9.   Effective Use of   12. Modern Court and           pending issues, gaining support for key
                             Outreach &                   Judicial and           Penal Network              decisions.
                             Participation                Prosecutorial                                 - Every Six Months: The SIC informs the Prime
                                                          Resources                                         Minister and National Assembly Judicial
                                                                                                            Committee in writing of progress on
                                                                                                            implementation and pending issues.
                                                                                                        - Annually: The SIC submits an annual report to
                                                                                                            the Parliament.
                                       Group 5: Legal Reform
    Assist legal reform initiatives under Groups 1-4

     = Judicial Reform Initiatives

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 Strategy Implementation Commission Organizational Timeline
                                    Strategy Implementation Commission Establishment


  Reform                                                                          2006
                                        Activity
   Goal                                                                 Q1   Q2          Q3   Q4

Establishment    1. Representatives of relevant Judicial Institutions
of Implement.       propose their members
 Commission
                 2. The Government of the Republic of Serbia
                    appoints the Commission membership
                 3. Commission members agree on operating and
                    reporting procedures
                 4. Commission appoints the Commission Secretary

                 5. Commission develops and approves the
                    Commission 2006-2007 workplan
                 6. Specific workgroups organized and authorized to
                    oversee and monitor progress in various areas
                 7. Commission Secretary selects consultants and
                    staff to assist the Commission’s mandate
                 8. The Commission reports to the High Judicial
                    Council, Ministry of Justice and Parliament, as
                    appropriate




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 Reform Goal 1: Self-Governance Structure
                      National Judicial Reform Strategy Reform Goal 1: Self-Governance Structure
                                       Activity/                            2006    2007       2008    2009      2010     2011
  Reform
   Goal                               Work Step                            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
  1. Self-      1. High Judicial Council designated the future oversight
Governance         body for the judiciary
 Structure
                2. High Judicial Council’s revised composition,
                   mandate and organization and operating procedures
                   will be established by law
                3. Administrative Office under the High Judicial Council
                    is established by law and structural and human
                    resources plan is developed
                4. New members elected for the High Judicial Council.
                   Additional regulations and new rules of procedures
                   are instituted
                5. Training begins for new staff for the Administrative
                   Office, and basic services begin functioning
                6. High Judicial Council operates in accordance with
                   best practice
                7. Administrative Office fully staffed and operational



                                                                                     January 1, 2008    January 1, 2010




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                              5
  Work Step 1.1 Details

High Judicial Council designated the future oversight body for the judiciary, revised composition, mandate and
                       organization and operating procedures will be established by law

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
    a      New roles and responsibilities proposed for the     HJC/MOJ/
           High Judicial Council                                 SIC
    b      Comment period on new roles and responsibilities     Various
           for the High Judicial Council
    c      Ministry of Justice and Supreme Court approve        MOJ/SC
           future role
    d      Detailed organizational proposal and rules of          SIC
           procedures are prepared
    e      Legislation drafted by Group 5 – Legislative         G5/MOJ
           reform with the Ministry of Justice
     f     Legislation adopted                                 Parliament




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 Work Step 1.2 Details

 New members elected for the High Judicial Council, additional regulations and new rules of procedures
                                            are instituted

                                                          Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                      Sub-Activities
                                                             Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Election of new members of the High Judicial     Parilament
          Council
   b      Guidelines draft, HJC rules of procedures and    HJC/SIC
          other regulations are defined
   c      Public discussion on new guidelines draft and     Various
          HJC rules of procedures
   d      New guidelines approved by the Ministry of      MOJ/NAJC
          Justice and National Assembly Judicial
          Committee




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 Work Step 1.3 Details

          Administrative Office under the High Judicial Council is established by law and structural
                                  and human resources plan is developed

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint for AO drafted, including budgetary and      HJC/
          space requirements                                     SIC
   b      Public discussion on plan for the Administrative      Various
          Office
   c      Plan approved by the Ministry of Justice and the     MOJ/HJC
          High Judicial Council


   d      Law drafting on establishment of Administrative       G5/MOJ
          Office
   e      Public discussion                                     Various

    f     Law on establishment on Administrative Office is     Parliament
          adopted




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 Work Step 1.4 Details


       Training begins for new staff for the Administrative Office, and basic services begin functioning

                                                        Responsible          2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                           Entity        1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Permanent offices identified                    HJC/MOJ

   b      Permanent offices equipped                      HJC/MOJ

   c      Training needs identified                       HJC/SIC
                                                         Contractor

   d      Training plan developed and administered         SIC/
                                                         Contractor
   e      Organizational establishment and opening      Administrative
                                                           Office




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 Work Step 1.5 Details


                         High Judicial Council operates in accordance with best practice

                                                             Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                      Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council is enabled to managed and       MOJ/
          oversight Judicial System, appointment of judges    Parliament
          and other functions




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 Work Step 1.6 Details


                                   Administrative Office fully staffed and operational

                                                             Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Human resources provided, training delivered,         HJC/
          premises equipped and IT installed for efficient       AO
          monitoring of judicial system operations




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 Reform Goal 2: Independent Budget Authority
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                              2006    2007       2008    2009   2010      2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                              1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
Independent 1. Plan developed for transitional judiciary budget
 budgetary     process
  authority 2. Transitional Plan approved by Ministry of Justice and
               High Judicial Council, Administrative Office begins
               building its capacity
                3. Administrative Office prepares the integrated judiciary
                   budget plan and submits it to the Ministry of Justice
                   and HJC cooperates with MOJ during negotiations,
                   Ministry implements the budget

                4. Administrative Office further builds its capacity and
                   initiates preparation for fully independent budgetary
                   process
                5. High Judicial Council assumes authority for the
                   judiciary’s budget (planning and implementation)

                                                                                       January 1, 2008           January 1, 2011




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 Work Step 2.1 Details


                             Plan developed for a transitional judiciary budget process

                                                            Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint for transitional budget process           SIC/
          developed, with integrated judiciary budget        MOJ/HJC
          planning within HJC and AO
   b      Discussion on new judiciary budget process          Various

   c      Revisions completed, Blueprint approved             SIC/
                                                             MOJ/HJC
   d      Amendments to the legislation providing for new     MOJ/G5
          judiciary budget process prepared
   e      Discussion                                          Various

    f     Amendments to the legislation adopted              Parliament




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 Work Step 2.2 Details


              Transitional Budget Process Approved, Administrative Office Begins Preparations

                                                                Responsible       2006            2007                 2008
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3    4   1   2     3    4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Transitional budgetary authority and operational      SIC/MOJ/HJC
          responsibilities for High Judicial Council and
          Administrative Office developed
   b      Training needs identified within the Administrative    HJC/AO/
          Office, training developed, and delivered              Contractor

   c      Phased preparation and document review begins           HJC/AO

   d      Limited authority officially transferred               MOJ/HJC



                                                                                                      January 1, 2008




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 Work Step 2.3 Details


             Administrative Office Initiates Preparation for Fully Independent Budgetary Process

                                                               Responsible       2009            2010            2011
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New responsibilities for High Judicial Council and   SIC/HJC/MOJ
          Administrative Office developed in accordance
          with independent budget model
   b      Public discussion on the new model                     Various

   c      New AO staff recruited, training needs identified,   SIC/HJC/AO/
          developed, and delivered                              Contractor
   d      Phased preparation and collaboration with court      SIC/HJC/AO
          administrative staff and document review
   e      HJC and Administrative Office assume budget          MOJ/HJC/AO
          preparation responsibility from the Ministry of       Parliament
          Justice in accordance with the Amendments to
          the Law




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 Work Step 2.4 Details


                                       New judiciary budget process completed

                                                       Responsible       2010              2011            2012
                      Sub-Activities
                                                          Entity     1   2   3   4    1    2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Revised budgetary process finalized and        HJC/AO
          completed

                                                                             January 1, 2011




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 Reform Goal 3: Independent Policy & Rule-Making Authority
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                         2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                         1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
     3.     1. High Judicial Council designated as the future rule-
Independent    making body for the judiciary assumes some
  Policy &     functions
Rule-Making
  Authority 2. Plan developed and legal framework adopted for
               transferring authorities from High Personnel Council
               and Supervisory Committee to the High Judicial
               Council
                3. High Judicial Council assumes full decision-making
                   authority related to policy development and court
                   administration authority
                4. The High Judicial Council operates in accordance
                    with best practice




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 Work Step 3.1 Details


               High Judicial Council designated as the future rule-making body for the judiciary

                                                                 Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Revised roles and responsibilities for High Judicial    HJC/MOJ/
          Council proposed                                          SIC
   b      Public discusion                                         Various

   c      High Judicial Council’s future role approved           MOJ/NAJC

   d      Amendments to laws and by-laws drafted by                MOJ/G5
          Working group for Legislative Reform
    f     Legislation adopted                                     Parliament




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 Work Step 3.2 Details

Plan developed and legal framework adopted for transferring authorities from High Personnel Council
                     and Supervisory Committee to the High Judicial Council

                                                                 Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint for new policy on transferring authorities    HJC/MOJ/
          from other rule making bodies to the High Judicial        SIC
          Council developed
   b      Public discussion                                        Various

   c      Legal framework on transferring of authorities           MOJ/G5
          from other judicial bodies to the HJC drafted
   e      Legislation adopted, the High Judicial Council with     Parliament
          Administrative Office support provides unified
          policy and rule making for Judiciary




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 Work Step 3.3 Details

         Ministry of Justice maintains supervision competences over implementation of rules based on
                   parliamentary legitimacy and responsibility for judicial system functioning



                                                               Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                          Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                          High Judicial Council Meetings
    a       New role and position of Ministry of Justice        SIC/HJC/
            related to parliamentary legitimacy and               МOJ
            responsibility for judicial system functioning
            formulated
    б       Proposal of controlling mechanism put to public      Various
            discussion
    в       Amendments to the legislation related to the new     MOJ/G5
            MOJ competences
     г      Law adopted                                         Parliament




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 Work Step 3.4 Details

        High Judicial Council prepares organizationally to assume full rule-making authority related to policy
                                       development and court administration




                                                                Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
    a     Additional roles and positions within the High         SIC/HJC/
          Judicial Council and Administrative Office related        AO
          to policy development issues formulated
    b     Administrative Office staff identified and selected       AO

    c     Phased preparation begins, training needs                 AO
          identified, developed, and delivered
    d     Authority officially transferred                         HJC




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 Work Step 3.5 Details


                        The High Judicial Council operates in accordance with best practice

                                                         Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                      Sub-Activities
                                                            Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council, supported by the          HJC/AO
          Administrative Office operates in accordance
          with best practice




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 Reform Goal 4: Open Judicial Selection, Promotion & Discipline
 Processes
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline

                                       Activity/                            2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
  4. Open       1. Legal framework for new selection, promotion and
  Judicial         disciplinary processes for judges prepared
 Selection,
Promotion &     2. Revisions to judicial selection, promotion and
 Discipline        disciplinary criteria and processes proposed
 Processes
                3. High Judicial Council replaces High Personnel
                   Council in supervising disciplinary and dismissal
                   proceedings against judges
                4. Revised policy guidelines for judicial selection,
                   promotion and disciplinary actions approved by the
                   High Judicial Council by Parliament
                5. High Judicial Council assumes full responsibility for
                   selection, promotion and disciplinary issues
                6. Revised procedure for nominating judges adopted




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 Work Step 4.1 Details


       Legal framework for new selection, promotion and disciplinary processes for judges prepared

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Transition plan for new selection, promotion and     HJC/MOJ/
          disciplinary processes formulated                      SIC
   b      Public discussion                                     Various

   c      Approved by High Judicial Council and Ministry of    HJC/MOJ
          Justice
   d      Legal framework prepared as planned                   MOJ/G5




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 Work Step 4.2 Details


        Revisions to judicial selection, promotion and disciplinary criteria and processes proposed

                                                                Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Criteria for new judicial selection, promotion, and    HJC/MOJ/
          disciplinary processes formulated                        SIC
   b      Public discussion on new criteria                       Various

   c      New criteria approved by the Ministry of Justice         HJC




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 Work Step 4.3 Details

     High Judicial Council replaces High Personnel Council in supervising disciplinary and dismissal
                                       proceedings against judges

                                                                 Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Authority for supervising disciplinary and                HJC/
          dismissal proceedings officially transferred to High      SIC
          Judicial Council from High Personnel Council
   b      High Personnel Council completes operations and           HJC
          transfers any necessary files and documents to
          the High Judicial Council




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 Work Step 4.4 Details


  Revised policy guidelines for judicial selection, promotion and disciplinary actions approved by the
                                          High Judicial Council
                                                             Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Revised policy guidelines proposed for judicial      HJC/
          selection, promotion and disciplinary actions       MOJ/SIC
          based on experience
   b      Appropriate legislation drafted by working group     MOJ/G5
          for legislative reform
    f     Final revised criteria adopted                      Parliament




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 Work Step 4.5 Details


    High Judicial Council assumes full responsibility for selection, promotion and disciplinary issues

                                                               Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council assumes full responsibility       HJC
          for judicial selection, promotion and disciplinary
          issues in accordance with best practice




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          28
 Work Step 4.6 Details


                                  Revised procedure for selection of judges adopted

                                                            Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Revised procedure for nominating and appointing      HJC
          of judges fully implemented
   b      First graduates of National Judicial Training        HJC/
          Institute appointed for Judges                       NJTI




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 Reform Goal 5: Appropriate Access to Court Records &
 Proceedings
                              National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                        Activity/                           2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                                Work Step                           1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                       High Judicial Council Meetings
5. Appropriate 1. Existing rules and procedures on access to court
   Access to      information reviewed and primary weaknesses
     Court        identified
  Records &
 Proceedings 2. Supreme Court opinions scanned into a database,
                      with access provided to judges, the media, and the
                      public
                3. Court rules and procedures revised to promote
                   public access to court proceedings

                4. Database of Supreme Court decisions installed in
                   law faculties and public libraries
                5. An independent survey identifies additional reforms
                   supporting greater public access to court
                   information
                6. Appeals Courts decisions added to database,
                   additional public access points installed




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        30
 Work Step 5.1 Details


    Existing rules and procedures on access to court information reviewed and primary weaknesses
                                              identified
                                                          Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                             Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Assessment conducted of existing rules and       HJC/AO/
          procedures on access to court information          SIC
   b      Comparative study of best practices regarding      AO/
          access to court information conducted              SIC
   c      Recommendations prepared on improving access    HJC/AO/SIC
          to court information




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                     31
 Work Step 5.2 Details


 Supreme Court opinions scanned into a database, with access provided to judges, the media, and the
                                             public
                                                            Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Knowledge management standards determined           Supreme
                                                             Court/MOJ
   b      Research, retrieval, access, security and          Supreme
          technology requirements and capabilities            Court/
          identified                                           SIC

   c      Public procurement of software conducted           Supreme
                                                              Court
   d      Opinions scanned into searchable database          Supreme
                                                             Court/SIC
   e      IT procurement and installation enabling access     Supreme
          to judges completed                                Court/MOJ
    f     Opinions available online and database updated        AO
          regularly




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       32
 Work Step 5.3 Details


              Court rules and procedures revised to promote public access to court proceedings

                                                          Responsible         2008            2009            2010
                      Sub-Activities
                                                             Entity       1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Revised court rules and procedures proposed      HJC/A/SIC

   b      Public discussion on new rules and procedures     Various

   c      High Judicial Council approves new policy       High Judicial
          guidelines                                        Council

   d      New policy guidelines implemented                   AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       33
 Work Step 5.4 Details


              Database of Supreme Court decisions installed in law faculties and public libraries

                                                                   Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                      Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Eligible law faculties and public libraries identified   MOJ/HJC/AO
                                                                      SIC
   b      Agreements entered into with law faculties and            MOJ/AO/
          public areas                                                SIC
   c      Installation of database in law faculties and public        AO/
          areas                                                       SIC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                              34
 Work Step 5.5 Details


        An independent survey identifies additional reforms supporting greater public access to court
                                                 information
                                                         Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                            Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Survey tool and sampling plan developed to        AO/
          gauge possible additional reforms supporting      SIC
          greater public access to court information
   b      Survey tool and sampling plan approved            HJC

   c      Survey administered                               AO/
                                                            SIC
   d      Survey results tabulated and analyzed             AO/
                                                            SIC
   e      Recommendations report completed                  AO/
                                                            SIC
    f     High Judicial Council receives report and         HJC
          considers possible addition reforms




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                    35
 Work Step 5.6 Details


           Appeals Courts decisions added to database, additional public access points installed

                                                            Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Additional public access points identified           AO/
                                                               SIC
   b      Appeals Courts and additional public access          AO/
          points IT needs identified                           SIC
   c      Public procurement for software conducted           HJC/AO

   d      IT procurement and installation enabling access     HJC/AO
          to Appeals Courts and additional public areas
          completed
   e      Opinions available online, and database updated       AO
          regularly as needed




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 Reform Goal 6: Enhanced Public Outreach & Participation
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                           2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                           1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
      6.        1. Public Relations Office and Information Desk
  Enhanced         established with the High Judicial Council
   Public
 Outreach &     2. A single mechanism for recording all judicial system
Participation      complaints is established
                3. Public Relations Offices and Information Desks
                   established in major courts

                4. Judicial system complaints are collected and
                   assessed in an annual summary report
                5. Additional courts equipped with public relations
                   officers and information desks
                6. High Judicial Council’s annual report integrates
                   annual summary report of citizen complaints




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       37
 Work Step 6.1 Details


           Public Relations Office and Information Desk established with the High Judicial Council

                                                               Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint for public relations office and information MOJ/
          desk developed                                        HJC
   b      Public Discussion on draft proposal                 Various

   c      Blueprint approved by the High Judicial Council     HJC

   d      Position descriptions and budget justification      HJC/
          developed                                           SIC
   e      Staff and office location identified and selected   HJC/
                                                              SIC
    f     Training needs identified, developed, and           HJC/
          delivered                                           SIC
   g      Public Relations Office and Information Desk        HJC
          installed and in operation




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          38
 Work Step 6.2 Details


                 A single mechanism for recording all judicial system complaints is established

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Best practices research conducted on recording       MOJ/HJC/
          and addressing judicial complaints                    SIC/AO
   b      Single mechanism for recording and addressing        MOJ/HJC/
          complaints developed                                   SIC
   c      Technology requirements and capabilities               HJC/
          identified                                             SIC
   d      Competitive bid process to select software vendor    MOJ/HJC
          completed
   e      Implementation plan developed                          SIC

    f     Single mechanism for recording and addressing        MOJ/HJC/
          complaints developed and implemented                  SIC/AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         39
 Work Step 6.3 Details


                      Public Relations Offices and Information Desks established in major courts

                                                             Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                         Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                         High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Major courts eligible to have Public Relations     HJC/SIC/AO
          Offices and Information Desks identified
   b      Position descriptions and budget justifications       AO/
          developed for planned PR Offices and Information      SIC
          Desks
   c      Qualified staff and locations identified and          AO/
          selected                                              SIC
   d      Training needs identified, developed, and             AO/
          delivered                                             SIC
   e      Public Relations Office and Information Desk          AO/
          installed in each major court                         SIC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        40
 Work Step 6.4 Details


             Judicial system complaints are collected and assessed in an annual summary report

                                                            Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Report structure developed and linked to           MOJ/HJC/
          automated data collection of judicial system        SIC/AO
          complaints
   b      Report generated on a quarterly basis and             AO
          statistics published on judicial websites
   c      Analysis of judicial system complaints prepared       AO
          on an annual basis




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       41
 Work Step 6.5 Details


                      All courts equipped with public relations officers and information desks

                                                             Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Eligible courts without Public Relations Offices    HJC/MOJ/
          and Information Desks identified                     AO/SIC
   b      Position descriptions and budget justifications     HJC/MOJ/
          developed                                            AO/SIC


   c      Staff and locations identified and selected           AO/
                                                                SIC
   d      Training needs identified, developed, and           HJC/MOJ/
          delivered                                            AO/SIC


   e      Public Relations Office and Information Desk          AO/
          installed in additional courts                        SIC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        42
 Work Step 6.6 Details


    The High Judicial Council’s annual report integrates annual summary report of citizen complaints

                                                              Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Report structure developed and linked to            MOJ/HJC/AO
          automated data collection of citizen complaints
   b      Report generated on a quarterly basis, statistics   HJC/AO
          published on judicial websites and submitted to
          the Ministry of Justice
   c      Analysis of citizens complaints prepared on an      HJC/AO
          annual basis




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         43
 Reform Goal 7: Clear Judicial Productivity & Performance
 Standards
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                        Activity/                          2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                                Work Step                          1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
     7.      1. Criteria for assessing judicial productivity reviewed
    Clear       by the High Judicial Council
  Judicial
Productivity 2. New judicial productivity data systems tested in
     &          Commercial and general jurisdiction courts
Performance
 Standards 3. High Judicial Council assumes Supervisory
                Council’s responsibility for reviewing judicial
                productivity
                4. A uniform data collection system is initiated
                   throughout all courts, with training for court staff
                5. All judges held accountable to a revised standard of
                   judicial productivity with regular performance
                   reviews
                6. National judicial productivity data system is fully
                   functional




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       44
 Work Step 7.1 Details


                 Criteria for assessing judicial productivity reviewed by the High Judicial Council

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Devise uniform criteria for judicial productivity    HJC/MOJ
          based on percentages of case intake, confirmed,        SIC
          dismissed or remitted rulings per judge


   b      Circulate proposed judicial productivity criteria     Various
          and discuss


   c      Revise judicial productivity criteria based on         HJC/
          comments                                               SIC

   d      High Judicial Council adopts revised judicial          HJC
          productivity criteria




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         45
 Work Step 7.2 Details


         New judicial productivity data systems tested in commercial and general jurisdiction courts

                                                               Responsible       2006            2007            2008        Jun
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   27

                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Judicial productivity data systems tested in          MOJ/HJC/
          commercial courts and general jurisdiction courts.      HCC
   b      Additional improvements and revisions                 MOJ/HJC/
          implemented within select courts’ data systems          HCC
   c      Evaluate initial performance of commercial court      MOJ/HJC/
          and general jurisdiction court data systems             HCC
   d      Finalize productivity data system                     MOJ/HJC/
                                                                  HCC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           46
 Work Step 7.3 Details


  High Judicial Council assumes Supervisory Council’s responsibility for reviewing judicial productivity

                                                                Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council assumes Supervisory              HJC/AO/
          Council’s responsibility for reviewing judicial          SIC
          productivity
   b      Supervisory Council phases out all operations and      HJC/AO/
          transfers any documents or data to the High              SIC
          Judicial Council and the Administrative Office
   c      High Judicial Council appoints staff from the          HJC/AO/
          Administrative Office with specific mandate to           SIC
          monitor, evaluate and upgrade judicial productivity
          data




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           47
 Work Step 7.4 Details


        A uniform data collection system is initiated throughout all courts, with training for court staff

                                                             Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council evaluates various data         HJC/AO
          collection systems and decides on a uniform
          model for the remaining general and special
          jurisdiction courts
   a      Tender for national roll out of a uniform data      MOJ/HJC/
          collection instrument developed, released and        AO/SIC
          completed
   b      Uniform data collection instrument initiated in     MOJ/HJC/
          phased roll out implementation in both general       AO/SIC
          jurisdiction and commercial courts
   c      System upgrades and disaster recovery plan            AO/
          instituted as needed                                  SIC
   d      Training of court clerks on the newly introduced      AO/
          data collection system initiated                      SIC

   e      Evaluation of uniform data collection system       MOJ/HJC/AO
          performance and capabilities



Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        48
 Work Step 7.5 Details


All judges held accountable to a revised standard of judicial productivity with regular performance reviews

                                                               Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New judicial productivity coefficients established   MOJ/HJC/AO
          based, in part, on the judicial productivity data       SIC
          collected by the uniform data collection system
   b      Judicial productivity criteria and periodicity          HJC
          regulations adopted by the High Judicial Council
   c      Regular judicial productivity reviews implemented      HJC/AO

   d      Regular session organized to review judicial           HJC/AO
          performance measures and take on disciplinary
          actions where needed




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          49
 Work Step 7.6 Details


                              National judicial productivity data system is fully functional

                                                            Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Regular semi-annual and annual judicial             HJC/AO
          productivity data collected, processed and
          evaluated
   b      Regular sessions with judges and court staff        HJC/AO
          organized discussing judicial productivity data
          outputs




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       50
 Reform Goal 8: Effective Court Administration & Management
                                   National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                                  Activity/                                            2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                                          Work Step                                            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                       High Judicial Council Meetings
     8.         1.    New professional staffing positions in court administration identified and
                      proposed.
  Effective
   Court        2.    Scheduling changes proposed to reduce average case duration
Administratio
                3.    Commercial Courts develop case management automation system
    n&
Management      4.    Select Municipal and District Courts modernize internal IT systems

                5.    Plan proposed transferring service of process to the private sector

                6.    Commercial Courts conduct weighted caseload analysis to refine staffing
                      requirements
                7.    New professional court administration positions created

                8.    New calendaring changes implemented in select courts

                9.    Automated case management system installed in select Commercial Courts

                10.   General jurisdiction courts automate case management and integrate IT
                      networks
                11.   Transfer begins of service of process responsibility to the private sector

                12.   Modifications to Commercial Court staffing levels based on weighted
                      caseload analysis
                13.   Courts fully staffed with new court administrators

                14.   New calendaring system implemented in all courts

                15.   Commercial Courts complete full automation and system integration

                16.   Scanning begins of key case documents as the initial step to electronic case
                      files
                17.   Service of process responsibility transferred to private sector

                18.   General jurisdiction courts modify staffing levels based on weighted caseload
                      analysis

Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                                                   51
 Work Step 8.1 Details


              New professional staffing positions in court administration identified and proposed.

                                                            Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint for new professional staff positions     HJC/MOJ/
          developed detailing positions, roles, reporting      SIC
          and other issues
   b      Public discussion on draft Blueprint                Various

   c      Blueprint revised and completed                    HJC/MOJ/
                                                               SIC
   d      Blueprint endorsed by the Ministry of Justice      MOJ/HJC
          and the High Judicial Council




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       52
 Work Step 8.2 Details


                           Scheduling changes proposed to reduce average case duration

                                                            Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint developed for amending the scheduling      HJC/
          procedures for general and/or specialized            SIC
          jurisdiction courts
   b      Public discussion on draft Blueprint                Various

   c      Blueprint revised and completed                      HJC/
                                                               SIC
   d      Blueprint approved by the High Judicial Council      HJC

   e      Blueprint endorsed by the Ministry of Justice        MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       53
 Work Step 8.3 Details


                       Commercial Courts develop case management automation system

                                                         Responsible       2005            2006            2007
                      Sub-Activities
                                                            Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Commercial Court authorizes new case       MOJ/HCC
          management system for Commercial Courts
   b      RFP developed, issued and awarded for design      HCC/
          and development of new case management            MOJ
          automation system
   c      New case management system developed              HCC/
                                                            MOJ
   d      New case management system reviewed and         HCC/MOJ
          approved by the HCC and MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                    54
 Work Step 8.4 Details


                         Select Municipal and District Courts modernize internal IT systems

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Select District and Municipal Courts install EU-     MOJ/HJC
          supported IT systems                                   SIC
   b      Select District and Municipal Courts evaluate and    MOJ/HJC/
          monitor performance of new IT systems                  SIC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         55
 Work Step 8.5 Details


                         Plan proposed transferring service of process to the private sector

                                                                Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Analysis conducted of existing service of process      MOJ/HJC/
          system, costs and weaknesses                             SIC


   b      Blueprint developed for privatizing all or portions    MOJ/HJC/
          of the service of process based on analysis              SIC

   c      Public discussion on draft blueprint                    Various

   d      Draft Blueprint revised and completed                    HJC


   e      Blueprint approved by the High Judicial Council          HJC

    f     Blueprint endorsed by the Ministry of Justice            MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           56
 Work Step 8.6 Details


            Commercial Courts conduct weighted caseload analysis to refine staffing requirements

                                                            Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Weighted caseload formula developed based on        High
          Commercial Court case profiles                    Commercial
                                                              Court/
                                                               SIC
   b      Weighted caseload analysis conducted in select      High
          Commercial Courts                                 Commercial
                                                              Court/
                                                               SIC
   c      Weighted caseload analysis results presented to      SIC
          High Commercial Court leadership




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       57
 Work Step 8.7 Details
                                New professional court administration positions created

                                                                Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council, with the support of the         MOJ/HJC/
          Ministry of Justice, proposes new professions in         SIC
          the judiciary (public notaries) and professional
          positions (court managers etc.) under the
          systematization and budget process
   b      Systematization amended to support new                 HJC/MOJ
          professions and professional positions
   c      Detailed position descriptions, performance             HJC/AO
          criteria and role and responsibilities developed by
          the High Judicial Council
   d      Number of new positions in each court system             HJC
          authorized by High Judicial Council
   e      Training program for new professional positions         HJC/AO
          developed and approved by the High Judicial
          Council
    f     Recruiting process begins for new professional          HJC/AO
          positions in select courts
   g      Training program begins for newly hired staff          AO/NJTI




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           58
 Work Step 8.8 Details


                                New calendaring changes implemented in select courts

                                                              Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Pilot program implements new calendaring             AO/HJC/
          system in select general or special jurisdiction       SIC
          courts
   b      Results of pilot program evaluated and additional    HJC/AO/
          recommendations made                                   SIC
   c      Revised new calendaring system is implemented        HJC/AO/
          in additional select general and/or special            SIC
          jurisdiction courts
   d      Results of new calendaring process evaluated by        HJC
          the High Judicial Council




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         59
 Work Step 8.9 Details


                      Automated case management system installed in select Commercial Courts

                                                              Responsible        2006            2007            2008
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity      1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New case management system installed in select      HCC/contract
          Commercial Courts                                   or
   b      Trial period of new case management system          Commercial
                                                              Courts/
                                                              contractor
   c      Trial period of new case management system in       HCC/contract
          select Commercial Courts evaluated                  or
   d      High Judicial Council briefed on results on trial   HCC
          period




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          60
 Work Step 8.10 Details
                General jurisdiction courts automate case management and integrate IT networks

                                                             Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      District and Municipal Courts develop               MOJ/HJC/
          implementation plan for installation of new case      SIC
          management systems and IT networks integration
   b      Public discussion on implementation plan             Various

   c      Implementation Plan revised                         MOJ/HJC/
                                                                SIC

   d      High Judicial Council approves new                    HJC
          implementation plan
   e      Case management system installed in District         District
          Courts                                               Courts/
                                                              Contractor
    f     Case management system installed in Municipal       Municipal
          Courts                                               Courts/
                                                              Contractor
   g      District and Municipal Courts IT networks are        District
          integrated                                           Courts/
                                                              Contractor
    i     Monitoring and evaluation of new IT networks         HJC/AO

Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        61
 Work Step 8.11 Details


                      Transfer begins of service of process responsibility to the private sector

                                                                 Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council authorizes RFP for service          HJC
          of process functions on a limited pilot basis in one
          or more courts
   b      RFP developed and issued                                  HJC/
                                                                  Contractor
   c      Winning bidder selected, test court jurisdictions         HJC
          confirmed
   d      Pilot phase of private service of process in one or       HJC
          more courts
   e      Monitoring and evaluation                                 HJC/
                                                                  Contractor
    f     Recommendations on national privatization                 HJC/
          process developed and submitted to the HJC and          Contractor
          the MOJ
   g      High Judicial Council and MOJ approve                   HJC/MOJ
          recommendations for national privatization of
          service of process


Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                            62
 Work Step 8.12 Details
            Modifications to Commercial Court staffing levels based on weighted caseload analysis

                                                                  Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                     Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Commercial Court staffing modifications proposed           HCC
          by High Commercial Court leadership
   b      High Judicial Council and Ministry of Justice              HJC/
          endorse modified staffing levels proposed by High          MOJ
          Commercial Court
   c      Staffing adjustments in Commercial Courts                  HCC
          adopted for next budget cycle
   d      Select general jurisdiction courts approved for            HJC/
          weighted caseload analysis                                 NOJ
   e      Weighted caseload analysis conducted in select           HJC/AO/
          courts                                                     SIC
    f     Results of analysis studied and presented to               HJC
          Supreme Court and High Judicial Council
   g      Staffing modifications to select general jurisdiction    AO/HJC/
          courts proposed based on weighted caseload                MOJ
          analysis

   h      High Judicial Council and Ministry of Justice            HJC/MOJ
          endorse modified staffing levels proposed by
          select general jurisdiction courts
    i     Staffing adjustments in select general jurisdiction        HJC
          courts adopted for next budget cycle
Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                             63
 Work Step 8.13 Details


                                    Courts fully staffed with new court administrators

                                                                  Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                     Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Majority of new professions in the judiciary and          HJC/AO
          professional positions created
   b      Revisions to training program initiated,                    AO
          performance criteria revised as necessary
   c      General and special jurisdiction courts fully staffed      HJC
          with new positions
   d      Staff performance evaluation system fully                   AO
          developed and in place
   e      Formal recruiting mechanism functioning                     AO
          effectively on an ongoing basis




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                             64
 Work Step 8.14 Details


                                  New calendaring system implemented in all courts

                                                            Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                      Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      High Judicial Council authorizes implementation      HJC
          of new calendaring system in all courts
   b      Implementation of new calendaring system           AO/Courts

   c      Monitoring and evaluation                             AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       65
 Work Step 8.15 Details


                       Commercial Courts complete full automation and system integration

                                                            Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                      Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Plan developed for roll out of new case            HCC/MOJ
          management system to all Commercial Courts         Contractor
   b      Roll out plan approved by High Commercial Court    HCC/HJC
          and High Judicial Council
   c      Facilities improvements conducted to prepare       HCC/MOJ
          court infrastructure for new case management       Contractor
          system
   d      Roll out of new case management system to all        HCC/
          Commercial Courts                                  Contractor


   e      Case management upgrade completed in                 HCC
          Commercial Courts

    f     Monitoring and evaluation                          HCC/AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       66
 Work Step 8.16 Details


                Scanning begins of key case documents as the initial step to electronic case files

                                                                  Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                     Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint and implementation plan developed for          HJC/MOJ/
          transferring general and special jurisdiction courts       SIC
          to electronic case files
   b      Public discussion on blueprint and implementation         Various
          plan
   c      Blueprint revised and approved by the High                HJC/AO
          Judicial Council
   d      Implementation of electronic case files begins in          AO/
          pilot courts                                             Contractor
   e      Pilot phase completed and evaluated                         AO

    f     National roll-out of electronic case files in general      AO/
          and special jurisdiction courts                          Contractor




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                             67
 Work Step 8.17 Details


                            Service of process responsibility transferred to private sector

                                                                 Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Tender prepared for national privatization of            HJC/AO
          service of process
   b      Bids received, evaluated, and awarded                      AO

   c      Roll-out of nationally privatized service of process      AO/
                                                                  Contractor
   d      Monitoring and evaluation                                  AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                            68
 Work Step 8.18 Details


            General jurisdiction courts modify staffing levels based on weighted caseload analysis

                                                                Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Weighted caseload analysis conducted in                HJC/AO/
          remaining general jurisdiction courts                    SIC
   b      Results of analysis studied and presented to             HJC
          Supreme Court and High Judicial Council
   c      Staffing modifications to remaining general             AO/SIC
          jurisdiction courts proposed based on weighted
          caseload analysis
   d      High Judicial Council and Ministry of Justice         Courts/MOJ/
          endorse modified staffing levels proposed by             HJC
          remaining general jurisdiction courts
   e      Staffing adjustments in select general jurisdiction    MOJ/HJC/
          courts adopted for next budget cycle                     SIC
    f     Weighted caseload analysis conducted at regular         HJC/AO
          intervals to confirm staffing and budgeting levels
          for select courts




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           69
 Reform Goal 9: Effective Use of Judicial & Prosecutorial Resources
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                      2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                      1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
     9.       1. Narrowed scope of investigative judges proposed
Effective Use    through revised legal framework
of Judicial &
Prosecutorial 2. New legal framework proposed to enable plea
 Resources       bargaining
                3. Narrowed scope of investigative judges approved
                   by law, prosecutor's assume new role

                4. Plea bargaining training begins for judges,
                   prosecutors and attorneys
                5. Investigative judges and prosecutors performing
                   roles in accordance with best practices
                6. Plea bargaining takes effect in the Republic’s
                   courts, criminal procedure is more efficient




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                  70
 Work Step 9.1 Details


              Narrowed scope of investigative judges proposed through revised legal framework

                                                             Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Form Working Group to draft amendments to the         MOJ
          Criminal Code regarding role of investigative
          judges
   b      Draft amendments and circulate for comment           MOJ/G5

   c      Revise draft amendments, coordinating with           MOJ/G5
          working group on plea bargaining, and submit for
          adoption by Government
   d      Parliament adopts revised Criminal Code             Parliament




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        71
 Work Step 9.2 Details


                              New legal framework proposed to enable plea bargaining

                                                               Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Form Working Group to draft amendments to the           MOJ
          Criminal Code regarding plea bargaining
   b      Draft amendments and circulate for comment             MOJ/G5

   c      Revise draft amendments, coordinating with             MOJ/G5
          working group on role of investigative judges, and
          submit for adoption by Government
   d      Parliament adopts revised Criminal Code               Parliament




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          72
 Work Step 9.3 Details


          Narrowed scope of investigative judges approved by law, prosecutor's assume new role

                                                                Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Development of training program for prosecutors          MOJ/
          and investigative judges                                 SIC
   b      Approval of new training regime                          MOJ/
                                                                   SIC
   c      Training regime begins for select prosecutors and     HJC/AO/NJTI
          investigative judges
   d      Roll-out of training regime for all prosecutors and   HJC/AO/NJTI
          investigative judges
   e      Prosecutors assume new role                              MOJ/
                                                                Prosecutors




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           73
 Work Step 9.4 Details


          Training for the implementation of new law begins for judges, prosecutors and attorneys

                                                             Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Development of training program for judges,         MOJ/SIC
          prosecutors and attorneys
   b      Approval of new training regime                       MOJ

   c      Training regime begins for select prosecutors,        NJTI
          judges and attorneys
   d      Roll-out of training regime for all prosecutors,    MOJ/SIC/
          judges and attorneys                                 NJTI
   e      Plea bargaining enters into effect                 Prosecutors




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        74
 Work Step 9.5 Details


          Investigative judges and prosecutors performing roles in accordance with best practices

                                                               Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Investigative judges and prosecutors performing       MOJ/NJTI
          according to best practices, and training manuals     Contractor
          published
   b      Monitoring and evaluation of role of investigative      MOJ
          judges and prosecutors in the general jurisdiction
          courts




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          75
 Work Step 9.6 Details


          Plea bargaining takes effect in the Republic’s courts, criminal procedure is more efficient

                                                               Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Plea bargaining used throughout the court             MOJ//NJTI
          system, and training manuals published for new        Contractor
          staff
   b      Monitoring and evaluation of role of investigative      MOJ
          judges and prosecutors in the general jurisdiction
          courts




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          76
 Reform Goal 10: Improved Access to Justice
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                            2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
     10.        1. Legal aid system reviewed, systematic reform
  Improved         proposed
  Access to
   Justice      2. Free legal aid for civil and criminal cases provided
                   based on clear financial means test
                3. Institutional support for legal aid centralized under
                   one body

                4. Existing Center for ADR programs reviewed and
                   additional programs proposed
                5. Center for ADR receives approval from High Judicial
                   Council to expand programs
                6. Center for ADR begins comprehensive national
                   court-annexed program




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        77
 Work Step 10.1 Details


                               Legal aid system reviewed, systematic reform proposed

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint for improved legal aid system developed    HJC/MOJ/
                                                                 SIC
   b      Public discussion on blueprint                        Various

   c      Revisions to blueprint completed                    HJC/MOJ/SIC

   d      A systematic reform plan for legal aid proposed     HJC/MOJ/SIC
          and approved




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         78
 Work Step 10.2 Details


               Legal aid for civil and criminal cases provided based on clear financial means test

                                                             Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Survey on the needs for legal aid in civil and      HJC/MOJ/
          criminal cases and availability of government         SIC
          funds prepared
   b      Disseminate survey on the needs for legal aid in    HJC/MOJ/
          civil and criminal cases and availability of          SIC
          government funds
   c      Collect and evaluate survey results                AO/HJC/MOJ

   d      Propose and adopt the law on revised and unified     MOJ/G5/
          legal aid program for civil and criminal cases      Parliament
   e      Implement revised legal aid program                 HJC/MOJ

    f     Monitoring and evaluation                          AO/HJC/MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        79
 Work Step 10.3 Details


                            Institutional support for legal aid centralized under one body

                                                             Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                      Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Implementation Plan for improved and centralized    HJC/MOJ
          legal aid system developed and proposed               SIC
   b      Implementation Plan approved and adopted            HJC/MOJ
           and legal solutions developed
   c      Implementation of centralized and improved legal      HJC/
          aid system begins in accordance with the law
   d      Monitoring and evaluation                          HJC/AO/MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        80
 Work Step 10.4 Details


                 Existing Center for ADR programs reviewed and additional programs proposed

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Existing institutional capacity of center for ADR    HJC/MOJ/
          formally assessed                                      SIC
   b      Proposal for revised curricula and programs            SIC
          developed
   c      Comments on revised curricula and proposed            Various
          programs
   d      Revisions to new curricula and proposed             ADR Center/
          programs completed                                     SIC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         81
 Work Step 10.5 Details


                Center for ADR receives approval from High Judicial Council to expand programs

                                                          Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                             Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      ADR presents multi-year strategy for various    ADR Center/
          activities, programs and curricula to HJC and   SIC
          MOJ
   b      HJC and MOJ approve expansion program of the    HJC/MOJ
          ADR center

   c      ADR Center begins implementing revised          ADR Center
          programming




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                     82
 Work Step 10.6 Details


                      Center for ADR begins comprehensive national court-annexed program

                                                           Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                      Sub-Activities
                                                              Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      ADR Center’s revised programming completed       ADR Center/
                                                           SIC
   b      ADR Center develops plan for court annexed       ADR
          programs in several pilot courts                 Center/HJC
   c      ADR Center initiates court annexed programs in   ADR
          several pilot courts                             Center/HJC
   d      ADR Center evaluates delivered programs and      ADR
          makes revisions as needed                        Center/AO
   e      ADR Center starts a comprehensive national       ADR
          court annexed program.                           Center/HJC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                      83
 Reform Goal 11: Standardized System for Education & Training
                               National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                          Activity/                        2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                                  Work Step                        1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                       High Judicial Council Meetings
     11.     1. High Judicial Council and Ministry of Justice
Standardized    approve a plan for National Judicial Training
 System for     Institute
Education &
  Training   2. International assistance for the new Judicial
                      Training Institute facility is secured
                3. Ministry of Justice, High Judicial Council and law
                   faculties agree on design of new curriculum and
                   judiciary departments
                4. National Judicial Training Institute established,
                   training begins for new and current judges and
                   prosecutors
                5. New curriculum for new and experienced judges &
                   prosecutors developed
                6. Law faculties strengthen judiciary departments and
                   offer additional practical training opportunities
                7. National Judicial Training Institute begins
                   comprehensive training for all new and current
                   judges, prosecutors and court staff
                8. New curriculum for court staff developed and
                   adopted
                9. First students trained by new curriculums graduate
                   and begin preparing for careers in judiciary and the
                   Bar
Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       84
 Work Step 11.1 Details


   High Judicial Council and Ministry of Justice approve a plan for National Judicial Training Institute

                                                              Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint developed for new National Judicial        MOJ/HJC/
          Training Institute                                     SIC
   b      Public discussion on the Blueprint                    Various

   c      Revisions to the Blueprint completed on the basis     MOJ/G5
          of comments and the law governing education
          and Institute establishment drafted
   d      Education law adopted in Parliament                  Parliament

   e      NJTI Statute and Program drafted and adopted         HJC/MOJ/
                                                                 SIC
    f     NJTI’s Program and Management Board                  HJC/MOJ
          established




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         85
 Work Step 11.2 Details


                International assistance for the new Judicial Training Institute facility is secured

                                                               Responsible       2006                2007           2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2     3    4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      MOJ organizes donor conference for new NJTI             MOJ

   b      International donors commit funds for new facility     Donors
          and initial programming


   c      MOJ and HJC agree to initial budget for NJTI          MOJ/HJC
          based on donor pledges
   d      Facility upgrades or renovations proposed               MOJ


   e      Facility upgrades or renovations initiated              MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                             86
 Work Step 11.3 Details


    Ministry, High Judicial Council and law faculties agree on design of new curriculum and judiciary
                                               departments
                                                              Responsible         2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity       1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New curricula for judiciary department of Law       MOJ/HJC/
          Faculties developed                                 SIC/NJTI/
                                                              Law Faculties
   b      Public discussion on new curricula                  MOJ/HJC/
                                                              SIC/NJTI/
                                                              Law Faculty
   c      Finalization of new curricula and approval by key   Law Faculty
          bodies




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           87
 Work Step 11.4 Details


        National Judicial Training Institute established, training begins for new and current judges and
                                                   prosecutors
                                                              Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      NJTI Management Board selects professional and NJTI
          administrative staff
   b      NJTI Management Board approves location and         NJTI
          facility design
   c      Transfer of resources, infrastructure and           JTC/NJTI
          responsibility from existing JTC.
   d      Facility upgrades completed, NJTI begins            NJTI
          operations
   e      Program Board devises annual training programs      NJTI

    f     Conduction of initial round of training planned     NJTI

    f     Initial trainee judges and prosecutors identified   NJTI/MOJ/
                                                              HJC
    f     Initial round of training begins                    NJTI




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         88
 Work Step 11.5 Details


                      New curriculum for new and experienced judges & prosecutors developed

                                                                Responsible         2007            2008            2009
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity       1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
    a      NJTI Program Board devises draft multi-year              NJTI
           curricula for newly appointed and experienced
           judges
    b      Multi-year curricula reviewed by other bodies        HJC/MOJ/Bar
                                                                 Association/
                                                                Law faculties
    c      Multi-year curricula finalized and adopted               NJTI

    d      Program Board devises draft multi-year curricula         NJTI
           for newly appointed and experienced
           prosecutors
    e      Multi-year curricula for prosecutors reviewed by     HJC/MOJ/Bar
           other bodies                                          Association/
                                                                 Law faculty
    f      Multi-year curricula for prosecutors finalized and       NJTI
           adopted




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                             89
 Work Step 11.6 Details


   Law faculties strengthen judiciary departments and offer additional practical training opportunities

                                                                Responsible        2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity      1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New curricula for judiciary departments adopted          Law
          by law faculties                                      Faculty/NJTI
   b      Practical clinical training programs proposed on a       Law
          pilot basis                                           Faculty/NJTI
   c      Pilot clinical programs tested in two law faculties   Law Faculty

   d      Results of clinical program evaluated                    Law
                                                                Faculty/NJTI
   e      Revised clinical programs launched in pilot and           Law
          other faculties                                       faculty/NJTI




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                            90
 Work Step 11.7 Details


  Judicial Training Institute begins comprehensive training for all new and current judges, prosecutors
                                             and court staff
                                                             Responsible       2009            2010            2011
                      Sub-Activities
                                                                Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Comprehensive training and examinations               NJTI
          commences for new and experienced judges
   b      Comprehensive training and examinations               NJTI
          commences for new and experienced judges
   c      Revision of entrance and graduation requirements    NJTI/HJC/
          based on feedback and testing                         MOJ
   d      Monitoring and evaluation                          NJTI/HJC/AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        91
 Work Step 11.8 Details


                                  New curriculum for court staff developed and adopted

                                                              Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      NJTI Program Board devises draft multi-year            NJTI
          curricula and examinations for professional court
          staff
   b      Multi-year curricula tested on a pilot basis         NJTI/HJC/
                                                                 MOJ
   c      Multi-year curricula finalized and adopted             NJTI

   d      Initial court staff begin training                     NJTI

   e      Monitoring and evaluation                            NJTI/AO




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         92
 Work Step 11.9 Details


First students trained by new curriculums graduate and begin preparing for careers in judiciary and the
                                                 Bar
                                                                 Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                        Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      First generation of students trained according to      Law Faculty
          new curricula graduate from the Law Faculty
   b      First applicants for revised entrance examination         NJTI
          for NJTI are accepted
   c      First full class of new judge trainees enroll in the      HJC
          NJTI
   d      Graduation of initial class                               NJTI

   e      Placement of graduates as court trainees                NJTI/HJC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                            93
 Reform Goal 12: Modern Court Network
                               National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                         Activity/                        2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                                 Work Step                        1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                       High Judicial Council Meetings
    12.      1. New constitutional and legal framework on changes
Modern Court    in organization and jurisdiction of courts adopted
  Network
                2.     Primary capital investments required for major
                      urban courts identified and proposals for
                      international assistance drafted
                3. New courts operating in accordance with the legal
                   and constitutional framework and plan on
                   rationalization of court network implemented
                4. International assistance secured for capital
                   investments in major urban courts
                5. Reconstruction and construction of new court
                   facilities completed
                6. Selected facilities and courts merged or closed

                7. Rationalized court network operating efficiently in
                   accordance with best practices




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        94
 Work Step 12.1 Details


 New constitutional and legal framework on changes in organization and jurisdiction of courts adopted

                                                                Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New legislation on organization and jurisdiction of    MOJ/HJC
          courts with the Supreme Court of Cassation
          drafted
   b      Plan with roles, responsibilities and timelines        SIC/MOJ
          proposed
   c      Public discussion on legislation changes                Various

   d      Legislation adopted by the Government and                MOJ
          parliament




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           95
 Work Step 12.2 Details


                      Primary capital investments required for major urban courts identified

                                                                Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                   Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a     Conduct baseline infrastructure assessment for          MOJ/HJC
         major urban courts


   b     Compare baseline with established standards for         MOJ/HJC/
         court infrastructure                                      SIC
   c     Determine level of capital investment required to       MOJ/HJC/
         bring each court up to standard                           SIC
   d     Draft report that identifies capital investments for   MOJ/HJC/SIC
         major urban courts (aggregate, court-specific)




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           96
 Work Step 12.3 Details


                               Propose list of judiciary facilities to be closed or merged

                                                                 Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Establish evaluative criteria for recommending          MOJ/HJC
          closure or merger
   b      Review list of capital investments required for         MOJ/HJC/
          each court                                                SIC
   c      Evaluate list against established criteria and level    MOJ/HJC/
          of capital investment                                     SIC
   d      For each court make a decision on : closing,            MOJ/HJC
          merging, or investing in Improvement                      SIC
   e      Communicate proposed recommendations to key             MOJ/HJC
          stakeholders




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                            97
 Work Step 12.4 Details
 New courts operating in accordance with the legal and constitutional framework and plan on
 rationalization of court network implemented



                                                               Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Appointing new judges on the Supreme Court of          HJC
          Cassation and the highest court in the country
          begins operation
   b      Appeals and Administrative Courts begin                HJC
          operation, resume cases and jurisdiction
   c      In accordance with the infrastructure analysis and   HJC/MOJ
          relevant statistical data partial court network
          rationalization process begins
   d      Rules of Procedure and court rule book amended       HJC/MOJ
          to address new organizational structure




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          98
 Work Step 12.5 Details


                  International assistance secured for capital investments in major urban courts

                                                           Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                              Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Identify potential donors and requirements to     MOJ/HJC/
          apply for aid, including relevant deadlines        SIC/AO
   b      Repackage infrastructure assessment analysis      MOJ/HJC/
          and transition plan for targeted international     SIC/AO
          donors

   c      Submit applications for international aid         MOJ/HJC


   c      Respond to comments, changes, inquiries, etc.     MOJ/HJC
          from donors


   d      Finalize agreements for aid                         MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                      99
 Work Step 12.6 Details

 Move Supreme, Appeal, Administrative and other highest courts as well as other judiciary offices into
                                 renovated facilities in Belgrade

                                                              Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                 Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Identify total capacity of new space                MOJ/HJC/SIC


   b      Identify all judiciary offices planned to move to   MOJ/HJC/SIC
          new space, including total personnel and space
          requirements

   c      Develop and approve migration plan                  MOJ/HJC/SIC


   d      Schedule phased moves into new facilities            MOJ/HJC


   e      Move into new facilities completed                   MOJ/HJC




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                         100
 Work Step 12.7 Details


                                 Selected facilities and courts to be merged or closed

                                                                 Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                    Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
    a     Identify all courts that were previously                MOJ/HJC/
          categorized as “Merge” or “Close                         AO/SIC
    b     Determine potential re-use for courts that will         MOJ/HJC/
          become vacant; establish re-use plans where              AO/SIC
          applicable

    c     Establish demolition plan for courts identified for       AO
          closure                                                   MOJ


    d     Communicate re-use and demolition plans with              AO
          key stakeholders, including communities directly          MOJ
          impacted


    e     Proceed with rehabilitation of structures slated for      AO
          re-use, or demolish                                       MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                            101
 Work Step 12.8 Details


                                      Complete construction of new court facilities

                                                            Responsible       2009            2010            2011
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
    a       Develop construction plans                      MOJ/HJC/AO


    b       Draft and circulate RFP for construction        MOJ/HJC/AO/
            contractor(s)


    c       Select contractor(s); sign agreement            MOJ/HJC/AO/
                                                             Contractor
    d       Begin construction of new facilities, Phase I    Contractor


    e       Evaluate progress to date of Phase I              MOJ/AO


     f      Commence Phase II of construction                Contractor


    g       Construction of new facilities completed         Contractor




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       102
 Reform Goal: Ministry of Justice

                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                            2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
 Ministry of    1. Reform plan realigning the Ministry of Justice’s
  Justice          staffing and organization developed
                2. Reform plan for the Ministry of Justice approved by
                   the Government and implemented
                3. Ministry of Justice’s new staffing and organizational
                   structure completed




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        103
 Work Step 1 Details


             Reform plan realigning the Ministry of Justice’s staffing and organization developed

                                                           Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                              Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Blueprint drafted outlining MOJ’s revised form      MOJ/
          and functions.                                      SIC
   b      Discussion on Blueprint.                           Various

   c      Final plan revision and Implementation plan       MOJ/SIC
          blueprint.




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                      104
 Work Step 2 Details


            Reform plan for the Ministry of Justice approved by the Government and implemented

                                                               Responsible       2008            2009            2010
                      Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
    a     Legislation for the changes in jurisdiction and        MOJ/G5
          oversight mechanisms in accordance with the
          parliamentary legitimacy for the judiciary drafted
    b     Public discussion                                      Various

    c     Adopted by the Government and the Parliament            MOJ/
                                                                  SIC
    e     Reform Plan Implementation                              MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                          105
 Work Step 3 Details


                      Ministry of Justice’s new staffing and organizational structure completed

                                                          Responsible       2010            2011            2012
                        Sub-Activities
                                                             Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                        High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      New organization of Ministry of Justice fully      MOJ
          established
   b      New staffing structure in place                    MOJ

   e      Monitoring and evaluation                          MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                     106
 Reform Goal: Prosecutors
                             National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                        2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                        1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
Prosecutors     1. New role of prosecutors established by law, clear
                   performance indicators adopted
                2. Prosecutors receive training for expanded role in
                   evidentiary collection and case management
                3. Additional training programs for prosecutors
                   established in order to enable them to work in
                   accordance with best practice; criminal procedure
                   more efficient




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                    107
 Work Step 1 Details
              New role of prosecutors established by law, clear performance indicators adopted

                                                            Responsible       2006            2007            2008
                       Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Draft laws developed establishing new role of        MOJ/
          prosecutors in collecting evidence and                G5
          participating in criminal cases
   b      Public discussion on draft law                      Various


   c      Law adopted by the Government and the             MOJ/Govern/
          Parliament                                         Parliament
   d      Pilot training program developed and                 MOJ/
          implemented for prosecutors                          SIC
   e      Pilot training program evaluated                   MOJ/SIC


    f     New performance criteria developed for               MOJ/
          prosecutors                                        Contractor
   g      Doscussion on draft performance criteria            Various


   h      Performance criteria adopted by the Ministry of      MOJ
          Justice




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       108
 Work Step 2 Details


       Prosecutors receive training for expanded role in evidentiary collection and case management

                                                        Responsible       2007            2008            2009
                      Sub-Activities
                                                           Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      National training program designed and           MOJ/
          developed based on pilot program results         SIC
   b      National training program approved             MOJ/NJTI

   c      National training program commences for all    MOJ/NJTI
          prosecutors on a rotating basis




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                   109
 Work Step 3 Details


Additional training programs for prosecutors established in order to enable them to work in accordance
                          with best practice; criminal procedure more efficient
                                                            Responsible       2009            2010            2011
                      Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Expanded training programs proposed for new          MOJ/
          prosecutors to improve criminal case procedures      SIC
   b      Public discussion on proposed training programs     Various

   c      New National Judicial Training Institute             NJTI
          commences formal training for new prosecutors




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       110
 Reform Goal: Penal System
                              National Judicial Reform Strategy: Work Schedule and Timeline
                                       Activity/                           2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
  Project
  Phase                               Work Step                           1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

                      High Judicial Council Meetings
Penal System 1. Penal Reform Strategy adopted, implementing
                      commissions propose legislative amendments and
                      action plans
                2. Priority legal reforms under Penal Reform Strategy
                   completed, training and facility renovation programs
                   initiated
                3. Restructured staffing and institutional management
                   of penal system completed




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       111
 Work Step 1 Details


    Penal Reform Strategy adopted, implementing commissions propose legislative amendments and
                                            action plans
                                                           Responsible        2006            2007            2008
                      Sub-Activities
                                                              Entity      1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Comprehensive Penal Reform Strategy adopted         MOJ

   c      Implementing Commissions propose legislative     Implementing
          changes to strengthen penal system               Commissions
   d      Draft laws and amendments developed                 MOJ

   e      Public discussion on draft laws and amendments     Various

    f     Laws finished and submitted to Parliament           MOJ

   g      Laws and amendments adopted by Parliament         Parliament




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                       112
 Work Step 2 Details


Priority legal reforms under Penal Reform Strategy completed, training and facility renovation programs
                                                initiated
                                                               Responsible        2007            2008            2009
                       Sub-Activities
                                                                  Entity      1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                       High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Implementation of institutional reforms within the   Implementing
          penal system authorized by new laws and              Commissions
          amendments
   b      Renovation of priority penal system facilities          MOJ

   d      Preparation begins of new training regime for           MOJ/
          penal system staff                                    Contractor


   e      Public discussion on new training regime               Various


    f     New training regime adopted and started                 MOJ




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                           113
 Work Step 3 Details


                Restructured staffing and institutional management of penal system completed

                                                            Responsible        2010            2011            2012
                      Sub-Activities
                                                               Entity      1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
                      High Judicial Council Meetings
   a      Restructured staffing of penal system completed      MOJ

   b      Reorganized institutional management system of       MOJ
          penal system completed
   c      Implementing Commissions complete their           Implementing
          workplans                                         Commissions




Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                        114
                      Table of Contents

                       Judicial Reform Framework Implementation Plan

                       Estimate of Costs

                       Performance Indictor Summary




                                                                        Republic of Serbia
Filename/RPS Number                                                                     115
 Implementation costs will be driven by the need for specialized
 technical assistance, as well as IT and other procurements
                                                                         Cost Items (estimates)*                                        Total
              Reform Goal
                                           Technical Assistance            € Value              Procurement              € Value        Cost

 Self-Governing Structure                Training, advisory services                    Equipment and facilities for
                                                                           €300,000                                      €350,000     €750,000
                                                                                          Administrative Office

 Independent Budget Authority            Training, advisory services      €250,000      N/A                                --       €250,000

 Independent Policy & Rule-Making
                                         Training, advisory services      €250,000      N/A                                --       €250,000
 Authority
 Open Judicial Selection, Promotion &
                                       Advisory services, research        €300,000      N/A                                --       €300,000
 Discipline Processes
 Appropriate Access to Court             Training, advisory services                    Software development and
                                                                           €250,000                                      €300,000     €550,000
 Proceedings                                                                              licensing, equipment

 Enhanced Public Outreach &              Opinion surveys, analysis,
                                                                           €250,000      N/A                            €250,000     €500,000
 Participation                            training

 Clear Judicial Productivity &           Training, comparative                          Software development and
                                                                           €400,000                                      €600,000     €1,000,000
 Performance Standards                    research and analysis                           equipment

 Effective Court Administration &        Training, advisory services,                   Software development and
                                                                           €900,000                                      €2,000,000   €2,900,000
 Management                               planning                                        equipment

 Effective Use of Judicial &
                                         Training, advisory services      €350,000      N/A                                --       €350,000
 Prosecutorial Resources
 Improved Access to Justice              Training, advisory services      €500,000      Equipment and facilities       €100,000     €600,000

 Standardized System for Education &                                                     Basic equipment, IT
                                      Advisory services, training         €1,000,000                                    €500,000     €1,500.000
 Training                                                                                 supplies, and facilities

 Modern Court and Penal Network                                                          Basic facility and essential   €27,000,00
                                         Analysis and planning            €500,000                                                   €27,500,00
                                                                                          material upgrades                   0

 Totals                                                                     €5.25m                                        €31.1m      €36.35m


Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                                             116
                      Table of Contents

                       Judicial Reform Framework Implementation Plan

                       Estimate of Costs

                       Performance Indicator Summary




                                                                        Republic of Serbia
Filename/RPS Number                                                                     117
 Achieving the reform goals requires regular measurement of
 implementation progress during the 2006-2011 period
                                                Judicial Strategy Performance Standards
        Reform Goal                             Indicator                                    Metric                       Frequency    Target
 Self-Governing Structure      Judicial System Management &              Establishment of revised High Judicial Council     Annual      2008
                               Governance                                and Administrative Office
 Independent Budget            Judicial System Financial & Budgetary     Establishment of independent budgetary             Annual      2008
 Authority                     Management                                process for the judiciary
 Independent Policy and        Judicial System Internal Operational      Unification of policy-making under the High        Annual      2008
 Rule Making Authority         Management                                Judicial Council’s oversight
 Open Judicial Selection,      Judicial Nomination Process               Adoption of revised and expanded judicial          Annual      2008
 Promotion & Discipline                                                  selection criteria
 Processes
 Appropriate Access to         Dissemination of Supreme Court Practice   Number of Supreme Court Opinions Available in      Annual    Increasing
 Court Records &                                                         Public Databases
 Proceedings
 Enhanced Public Outreach      Perception of Judicial System             Public complaints received                         Annual    Decreasing
 & Participation               Performance
 Clear Judicial Productivity   Judicial Production                       Weighted Caseload per Judge                        Annual       TBD
 & Performance Standards       (by court system)
 Effective Court               Case Productivity                         Average duration of cases                          Annual    Decreasing
 Administration &              (by court system)
 Management                                                              Disposition Ratio (cases closed/cases filed)       Annual    Decreasing
                                                                         Remand-Reversal Ratio                              Annual    Decreasing
                                                                         Average number of productive hearings per          Annual    Increasing
                                                                         case (hearings-unproductive hearings/hearings)
 Effective Use of Judicial &   Criminal Procedure Reform                 Establishment of Plea-bargaining within the        Annual      2010
 Prosecutorial Resources                                                 criminal justice system
 Improved Access to Justice    Legal Aid Effectiveness                   Number of complaints received on Legal Aid         Annual    Decreasing
                                                                         services
 Standardized System for       Training Penetration                      Judicial Training Hours Delivered/Judges           Annual    Increasing
 Education & Training
                                                                         Staff Training Hours Delivered/Staff               Annual    Increasing
 Modern Court Network          Judicial Facility Availability            (Courtrooms + Chambers)/Judges                     Annual    Increasing
Filename/RPS Number                                                                                                                            118

								
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