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The Nuts-and-Bolts of Judicial Reform-Speakers-Presentations

The Nuts-and-Bolts of Judicial Reform

April 18-20, 2006

Description: This three day course consisted of a series of presentations on such practical issues in judicial reform as court and case management, access to justice in post-conflict settings, contract enforcement, judicial assessments. Its primary goal was to enhance the skills of Bank staff and operational teams in evaluating judicial systems in client countries and in preparing and managing judicial reform projects.


  • Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment, "Rule of Law Reform: The Problem of Knowledge"
  • David Varela, Country Manager (Venezuela), World Bank "Where Judicial Reform Fits in the Bank’s Agenda" (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Linn Hammergren, LAC PREM, "Judicial Reform in Latin America: What We Have Gotten Right, What We Haven’t." (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Jaroslaw Beldowski, National Bank of Poland & Luba Beardsley, LEGJR, World Bank, "Contract Enforcement in Poland." (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Debbie Isser, U.S. Peace Institute (USIP), "The Role of Customary Justice Systems in Fostering the Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Societies" (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Vivek Maru, Open Society Institute's Justice Initiative, "Between Law and Society: Paralegals and the Provision of Primary Justice Services in Sierra Leone and Worldwide"  (Word Document)
  • Ana Palacio, Consultant, World Bank "Legal Empowerment of the Poor: A New Approach to Some Old Problems?" (Powerpoint presentation)



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