Croatia has eight first instance commercial courts and one High Commercial Court, and is committed to raising the capacity of its commercial court judges to resolve cases related to insolvency matters. The Judicial Training Academy has incorporated insolvency training into its annual program almost every year since 2010. However, there is still more progress to be made, especially regarding impediments to the resolution of non-performing loans which highlights the importance of the legal framework on insolvency law.
“I used to pay 'pocket money' to authorities when I went to court before, now I stop paying money because I had realized that it’s a kind of corruption.”
The economy and banking sectors of Tajikistan face a number of factors affecting the country’s business environment, including high interest rates and weak enforcement. At the core of the banking crisis is the fact that banks do not use the judiciary to support the enforcement of contracts. This in turn affects the construction sector, which, despite the challenging banking environment, is experiencing considerable growth. The justice system in its current condition is not able to address the construction sector disputes that inevitably surface as the sector expands.
The rule of law institutions and the justice sector in South Sudan lack adequate infrastructure, financing and skills, and have limited access to legal resources. Consequently, justice actors are unable to provide assistance and perform their mandates in an efficient way in order to address cases of arbitrary arrests as well as unlawful and prolonged detention of juveniles. In addition, there are no dedicated judges for cases involving juveniles, and civil society organizations, paralegals and law firms providing legal aid operate on ad hoc basis with limited resources.
To promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences, IDLO welcomed a delegation of justice professionals from Pakistan to its headquarters in Rome in late September 2017 for a discussion about IDLO’s work, the Pakistani justice system and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
IDLO works to empower rural women by enhancing legal knowledge and rights awareness, giving them tools to promote justice in their local communities, and promoting their professional participation in the justice sector. Many women living in rural communities are excluded from decision-making processes and unable to access formal justice structures.
At the opening of the meeting, the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) recalled the crucial catalytic role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in enhancing productive capacities and creating jobs and expertise, while at the same time highlighting the concern that they remain concentra