Laws alone do not protect citizens from abuse and corruption and too often the institutions meant to root out impunity themselves lack oversight and accountability. Though the Metzger Rule of Law Initiative, PTF and partnering legal experts support civil society organizations (CSOs) to track judicial processes, identify irregularities and follow-up with officials, bringing about justice for citizens.

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Regional Gender-Based Violence Legal Training

In 2016, the Barry Metzger Rule of Law Initiative, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in the Balkans and the Hogan Lovells law firm partnered to develop a training project for licensed advocates and CSO representatives to increase the capacity of advocates to represent clients in cases involving gender-based violence and discrimination in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Macedonia, and Serbia.

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