Through innovative training programs and other activities, the Institute works with judges, lawyers and civil society actors to build laws-based societies. The CEELI Institute prides itself on the diversity and quality of the programs it has developed, the peer to peer exchanges it fosters, the innovative nature of its programming, and its legacy of contributing to the advancement of the rule of law in vulnerable countries.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Training

Target group: human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists

Operates in Central and Eastern Europe 

The CEELI Institute conducts a wide range of workshops for lawyers and civil society representatives, focusing on mechanisms for enhancing government accountability to civil society, strengthening the public’s capacity to demand transparent government, and supporting efforts of lawyers engaged in representing and defending NGOs and journalists.

Temporary relocation

Target group: human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists

Operates in Central and Eastern Europe 

With generous support from a variety of donors, the CEELI Institute is continuing its program, begun in 2015, to provide respite, fellowship and sabbatical opportunities in Prague for human rights lawyers working under stressful and challenging conditions in their home countries. The program is designed to help mitigate the damaging effect of the severe stress and untenable workloads carried by many among the community of human rights lawyers and activists.