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Justice Sector Institutional Indicators for Criminal Case Management
The present white paper summarises the main findings of the Justice Sector Institutional Indicators for Criminal Case Management study. It puts forward the main problems which EU countries face in measuring justice system performance – there is no single assessment model and many countries are still in the experimental phase. more »
 
E-Tools for Criminal Case Management within Selected EU Member States
This publication provides comparative analysis of current practices of justice recordkeeping and the electronic tools for measuring the judicial system performance in Finland, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, and England and Wales as well as an overview of the introduction of ICT in the judiciaries of Bulgaria and Poland. more »
 
Review of Need: Indicators of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice for Policy Assessment
In September 2009 a report, entitled Review of Need: Indicators of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice for Policy Assessment’ came out, published by the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, Affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). The publication is the first volume of the working papers of the EUROJUSTIS project, designed to provide EU institutions and Member States with new indicators for assessing public confidence in justice. It is a result of the implementation of one of the project’s specific objectives: to assess the perceived need for European social indicators of public confidence in justice for policy assessment and to examine the state of current tools. The working paper was jointly prepared and edited by experts from the Law Program of the Center for the Study of Democracy and from HEUNI, since the Center was leading the project partners’ effort for needs assessment. more »
 
CSD Brief No 14: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement along Bulgaria's Borders: The Impact of EU Accession
Enhanced criminal justice and improved cross-border cooperation between judicial and law enforcement authorities are essential for the EU and its Member States in order to effectively respond to the increasing threat of cross-border criminality. This policy brief is a follow up to the 2007 CSD report Reinforcing Criminal Justice in Border Districts and examines the attitude of and measures undertaken by the relevant stakeholders as regards the policy recommendations formulated by the report. more »
 
Commentary of the Law on the Commercial Register
The entry into force of the Law on the Commercial Register will start a long deferred, but much needed reform in the system of commercial registration, which was incepted in the middle of the 90’s. It started with the legislative regulation of the Central Pledges Register, of the electronic document and electronic signature and the concepts for the Electronic Registries Center, initiated and developed by the Center for the Study of Democracy. The Commentary aims at supporting the reform and facilitating the use and provision of register services. It was written by experts of the Center for the Study of Democracy – renowned lawyers, working in the fields of commercial and civil law. more »
 
Reinforcing Criminal Justice in Border Districts
The report makes an overview of the general problems and specifics in the detection, investigation and punishment of cross-border crime, i.e. actions, connected with illegal crossing of or illegal transfer of goods across the border. The publication also presents views about the necessary measures – legislative, organizational and technical – for enhancing justice and law enforcement in the districts close to the Bulgarian-Turkish, Bulgarian-Macedonian and the Southern Black Sea borders. more »
 
Judicial Reform: The Prosecution Office and Investigation Authorities in the Context of EU Membership
This is the second publication of the Center for the Study of Democracy dedicated to the judicial reform in relation to the place and the role of the prosecution office and the investigation service. It presents the experience of the European Union Member States and the candidate countries as regards the organization and the structure of the prosecution office and the investigating authorities. more »
 
The Courts, Prosecution and Investigation in the EU Member States and Accession Countries (in Bulgarian only)
The book reviews the organization and principles of activity of the courts, prosecution and investigation in the EU member states, including the new ones, and the accession countries. more »
 
Bulgarian Constitutional Reform in the Context of Bulgaria's EU Accession (in Bulgarian only)
The report Bulgarian Constitutional Reform in the Context of Bulgaria's Accession to the European Union (2003-2005) was prepared by a Task Force with the Center for the Study of Democracy within the framework of the Communication Strategy for Bulgaria’s EU Membership. more »
 
CSD Brief No 2: Anti-Corruption Reforms in the Judiciary
The second consecutive issue of the CSD Brief presents the contents and main ideas of the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program (JACP). JACP is a policy paper, developed by eminent Bulgarian lawyers as a result of the combined efforts of NGOs, representatives of state institutions and experts and the support of the UNDP. more »
 

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