Strategies and Collaborations for Effective Monitoring and Participation in Court Appointments
Floreen Simon | Co-convener of Court Appointments Watch and Officer in Charge of the
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism | Philippines
Sheila Formento | Co-convener of Court Appointments Watch and National Coordinator of
Alternative Law Groups | Philippines
The session aims to highlight the importance of monitoring and public participation in court appointments as a judicial reform advocacy strategy shoring up experiences in different countries in Asia. Hosted by the Court Appointments Watch, a Philippine network advocating for a transparent and inclusive judicial appointments process, the session will aim to present the ways by which monitoring and participation in court appointments contribute directly and indirectly to judicial reform initiatives and eventually on ensuring access to justice especially among marginalized sectors. The session will also tackle similarities and differences in experiences and contexts of several countries in Asia and eventually define action points for collaboration, strategies, networking, and capacity building.