Research institute on judicial systems (IRSIG)

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Considering IRSIG's research field, technology transfer deals mainly with technical assistance, expert meetings, workshops and training programs, which have been conducted in collaboration with various national and international institutions such as: Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe, United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), European Commission (EU), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ/GIZ), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); British Council, Federal Court of Australia (FCA), Ministries of Justice.
For example.
Drafting of guidelines on request of international organizations:
o Technical guide for strengthening judicial integrity and capacity (UNODC)
o Saturn Guidelines for judicial time management (CEPEJ)
Specific studies commissioned by international organizations:
o The lengths of proceedings in second instance courts (CEPEJ)
o The evaluation of European judicial systems (CEPEJ)
o The functioning of judicial systems and economy development (EU_COE)
o The role of new technologies in the transformation of judicial systems (IADB)
Selected expert meetings or invited speaker to working groups:
o Judicial performance evaluation and judicial integrity: Africa and Caucasus (GTZ/GIZ)
o E-Justice development and civil procedure reform: Ministry of Justice of Chile
o Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
o Criminal justice reform: Vietnam (British Council)
o Pacific Judicial Development Program (FCA)

IRSIG provides assistance in the design, implementation and monitoring of structural and procedural reforms, and in the planning and testing of technologies in courts and in the prosecutors' offices. In this framework, national and international organizations have engaged IRSIG and its researchers to improve the functioning of the administration of justice or asked for advice and expertise in judicial reform.
For example, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ/GIZ) engaged IRSIG's researchers to carry out an assessment of the existing mechanisms of judicial performance evaluation in Ghana and Kenia.
The UNODC engaged the Institute to conduct a study on case management practices adopted by the Seychelles judiciary and consulting for the design of a new ICT based case management system.
The UNODC-Libya asked IRSIG's researchers to assess case management practices and provide a modernization strategy to improve the functioning of court proceedings.
The COE invited IRSIG's researchers to assist the Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria to assess the judicial workload and to use European standards for judicial case assignment.
Workshops and study tours have been organized for: 1) Delegation of Presidents and court administrators of the Jordan judiciary (EU- COE); 2) Judicial reform advisors of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Chile on e-justice and civil procedure; 3) Delegation of high officials of Vietnam for the reform of the Code of criminal procedure (EU-British Council).