The wheels of justice turn slowly, so the saying goes. But can the use of expert witnesses help turn them a little faster? Or are they just cogs in the wheels? An expert witness is a person with a…

Gladys Senderayi, Tatjana Sofijanic, Olga Šipka |

Victims of crime are among the most vulnerable groups in need of government services - from basic information to shelters, hotlines, health and psychological services, legal assistance, and more.…

Georgia Harley, Margaux Roussel, Marina Matic |

Tim Cordell, Cartoonstock.com We know that the justice system dampens the business climate in many of the countries where we work. In Bank reports, national strategies, and in common parlance, we…

Georgia Harley, Olga Šipka |

What happens if you have a legal problem but you can’t afford a lawyer?
In Serbia, we are one step closer to answering that very question. We’ve developed a guide to help ordinary citizens…

Georgia Harley, Elaine R.E. Panter, Milan Antonijevic |

We all have regular bills to pay for the ubiquitous services we consume – whether they be for utilities (water, heating, electricity etc.), credit cards, memberships, or car payments.  But, not…

Georgia Harley, Svetozara Petkova |

We all know that people respond to incentives.   Even in the public sector – where pay and conditions are often fixed – there is a growing body of research demonstrating how public sector…

Georgia Harley |

The European Summer is over. We’ve traded our sunscreen for spreadsheets and it’s budget time. Across Europe, Ministries of Justice, Courts, and Judicial Councils are preparing their budget plans…

Georgia Harley |

As the saying goes, ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ Yet, across the world, court users complain that the courts take too long. For your regular court user facing endless talk from lawyers,…

Georgia Harley |

In courts across Europe, there is a common refrain: “we need more judges!” Your court has a backlog? Many hands will make light work. Your courts are out of touch? Let’s bring in some new blood…

Georgia Harley |

The courts are open and justice is blind, or so they say. But if you’re poor, the courts may be beyond your reach. How can you protect your rights if you cannot afford to walk through the door of…

Georgia Harley |