Project "Constitutional Model of the Judicial System – experience and perspectives"

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Project Constitutional Model of the Judicial System – experience and perspectives is a joint initiative of Centre for Policy Modernisation (CPM) and Centre for Immigration and Integration (CII), financed by Operational Programme Good Governance, Grant Agreement № BG05SFOP001-3.003-0126-С01/03.02.2021

Currently on the agenda is making amendments to the Constitution of Republic of Bulgaria or even adopting a brand new one. One of the main arguments that justifies this National Assembly’s and public agenda are, inter alia, the problems in the functioning of the judicial system and the faltering trust in its institutions.

The knowledge of the accumulated experience since the creation of the new Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria and the judicial system model in it that occurred at specific moments in the 30-year period of functioning of the Constitution to the paths and perspective the system has ahead of it is very important for the informed participation in the debate and active civic control of the quality of the proposed amendments.

The teams of the Centre for Policy Modernisation and Centre for Immigration and Integration believe that the more active inclusion of the civil sector in the development, monitoring and evaluation of the judicial system reform strategies will have a direct impact on increased civic control of the reform, its quality and trust in the judiciary.

The project activities include collection of information and independent analysis of the development of the constitutional model of the judicial system and analysis of the proposed and adopted modifications in the judicial system. A debate is envisaged with the professional community and representatives of the civil society and state government by way of contribution to improvements in the judicial system, and transfer and promotion of best practice. The expected results are increased effectiveness of the judicial institutions and increased trust in them.

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This document was produced under project Constitutional Model of the Judicial System – experience and perspectives, financed by Operational Programme Good Governance, Grant Agreement № BG05SFOP001-3.003-0126-С01/03.02.2021.

Centre for Policy Modernisation (CPM) foundation and Centre for Immigration and Integration (CII) foundation are fully and exclusively responsible for the content of this document and it cannot by any means be assumed to reflect an official position of the European Union or the Managing Authority of Operational Programme Good Governance.