From January 2008, for a period of 23 months, Human Dynamics will be supporting the Croatian Judicial Academy in developing a training system for future judges and prosecutors under an EU financed Phare project
The overall Project objective is to strengthen the effectiveness and proficiency of the Croatian Judiciary, by developing and implementing a comprehensive training system for future judges and prosecutors. Additionally to introduce fair and transparent recruitment procedures and strengthen existing training networks improving access for apprentices and court advisors. Recommendations will be drafted for a new law stipulating selection and recruitment for future judges and prosecutors as well as training and testing.
This will be achieved through 4 components:
- Amending the Law on Apprentices and Bar Exam (or drafting a new Law on Apprentices and Bar Exam) and improvement of selection procedures for judges and prosecutors. The project will develop a unified judicial exam and unified training to prepare judges and prosecutors for their work ahead.
- Designing and implementing a strategy for recruitment, career management and training of future judges and prosecutors, including training, selection and recruitment of Apprentices and Advisors.
- Developing a sustainable training system for apprenticeship, as well as piloting of training modules in selected regions under the responsibility of the Judicial Academy. A structure within the Judicial Academy will be developed to carry out training for prospective judges and prosecutors, while designing a dual system for apprenticeship.
- Improving access to legal information for apprentices, court advisors as well as strengthening of the training networks. Will strengthen communication on judicial training and interlink with other training institutions and legal actors in Croatia. Furthermore, increase access rate to legal databases for judicial staff.