Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program

About USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program  

About USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program

The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is a five year program, which started on May 2013 and is scheduled to run until March 2018. CLE serves to improve the rule of law and create a better business environment for economic development and investment.

Mission

The Mission of the Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is to improve and strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo and create a better environment for economic development and increased investment.

Objective

The Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is built around two strategic goals. First, it assists Kosovo institutions to improve the enforcement of civil judgments while dramatically reducing the backlog of enforcement cases in the Kosovo court system. Second, it assists Kosovo to develop and strengthen its contract and commercial law framework and systems, including Mediation, an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism.

CLE implements a range of activities, including partnering with the courts to eliminate the execution caseload in Kosovo’s court system; supporting the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to fully implement the new Private Enforcement system; training of judges, lawyers and private enforcement agents; the continued expansion of mediation services; improvements to commercial legislation including bankruptcy legislation; and working with the business community on increased legal knowledge and improved transactional/contracting skills.

Program Sheets