|II. Strengthen the institutional capacity of legal professional associations, legal rights NGOs and the state legal aid system|
Under Component 2 of JILEP, EWMI will work to strengthen the institutional capacity of legal professional associations, legal rights NGOs, and the state legal aid system. EWMI, working in conjunction with its sub-awardee the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), will implement a grants program targeting court performance monitoring, public education, and providing representation to underserved elements of Georgian society.
The project will also support the work of a coalition of NGOs that will coordinate efforts and be the basis for continued work in this area after the conclusion of the project. Also, EWMI will strengthen the institutional capacity of the Legal Aid Service (LAS) through targeted assistance to its Monitoring Board.
Access to justice will also be strengthened through grants supporting the work of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) and Transparency International – Georgia in this area.