NPWJ contributes to ODIHR Trial Monitoring Annual Meeting held in Warsaw

7 Oct, 2013 | Press Releases

Warsaw, Poland, 7 October 2013

On 7-8 October 2013, No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) will contribute to the Trial Monitoring Annual Meeting, which is convened in Warsaw, Poland, by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Trial-monitoring projects have been implemented in various contexts, both at the international and national levels. They constitute a unique tool for those who are interested in enhancing the fairness, effectiveness and transparency of judicial systems. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss main principles and objectives of trial monitoring activities, as well as strategies to address potential obstacles in their conduction and appropriate measures to assess and ensure their long-term positive impact on the situation countries justice systems, in particular with regard to fair-trial standards. Participants will include representatives from OSCE field operations offices, international NGOs active in the field and legal practitioners.

Gianluca Eramo, MENA Democracy Program Coordinator, will present the trial monitoring activities developed by NPWJ in Libya, in the framework of its project to support the country’s democratic transition through justice and accountability. The activities, carried out in collaboration with the Tripoli Bar Association, aim to promote transparency and accountability within the Libyan judiciary. NPWJ facilitated the establishment of the Libyan Trial Monitoring Network, which aims to engage lawyers, civil society and the media in monitoring Libya’s trials concerning the conflict and previous human rights violations in a professional and constructive manner. NPWJ has also recently produced a Handbook aiming at assisting the efforts of the developing network in establishing an effective project that will have the ability to follow high-profile cases as they arise and to contribute to justice sector reforms in the national justice system.


For further information, please contact: Gianluca Eramo, email:, phone: +1 212 9802558 or Nicola Giovannini on or +32 2 548 39 15.
For further information on the activities of NPWJ in Libya please contact Stefano Moschini, Libya Program Coordinator, at or +218917450375.