|I. Strengthen judicial independence, accountability and professionalism|
Under Component 1, JILEP will work to strengthen judicial independence, accountability, and professionalism by supporting the development of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ), charged with appointing, advancing, and disciplining judges.
EWMI will work with the HCOJ to develop written procedures and performance evaluation tools for assessing judicial performance and guiding advancement and disciplinary decisions. EWMI will also work with the HCOJ to improve its transparency and public outreach, and to increase access to information in the courts.
Under this component of the project, EWMI will also help to strengthen the long term sustainability and training capacity of Georgia’s judicial training center, the High School of Justice (HSOJ).