- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $150,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2019–December 31, 2021
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus Central Asia, Eastern Europe
About this grant
The project goal is to strengthen the important role that the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI) Institute plays in advancing the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe and globally. To this end, the Friends of the CEELI Institute will support judges and lawyers through conferences, networking, and training opportunities. The CEELI Institute is an independent, Czech nonprofit, established in 2000. It is the permanent legacy of the Central and East European Law Initiative, a pro bono public service project started by the American Bar Association in 1990. A fully independent organization, the institute works in Central and Eastern Europe and globally to: 1) create independent, transparent, and effective judiciaries; 2) strengthen democratic institutions; 3) foster efforts to combat corruption; and 4) and promote human rights. The Friends of the CEELI Institute is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., with the mission of providing support and assistance to the CEELI Institute.