KJC members participated in a discussion organized by USAID’s Justice System Strengthening Program on collaboration between the judiciary and civil society organizations (CSOs). The roles and responsibilities of CSOs include encouraging active citizenship, advocating for citizens’ needs, and acting as a watchdog that monitors the judiciary.
In his opening remarks, KJC chair, Skender Çoçaj discussed successes that have been a product of collaboration between the KJC and civil society organizations including establishing judge disciplinary procedures, resolving confiscation issues, and the monitoring of publication of court
He said, “It is important that civil society organizations continue to report on the judiciary and always advocate for its improvement by offering analysis and suggesting practical recommendations.”
Representatives from CSOs added that there will be increased cooperation between the judiciary and CSOs because both share the same objectives and thus facilitate the achievement of the goals and progress of the judiciary.