Sonja Prostran - European Board

sprostran@ewmispp.org , sonja.prostran@gmail.com
Deputy Chief of Party/Judge
USAID Separation of Powers Program
Prote Mateje 24/10
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
Tel: +381 11 242 1663/ ext.103
Cell: +381 62 8830 159

 

Sonja Prostran is a Serbian judge and a leading advocate of court administration reform, with a significant experience in the area of public administration. Judge Prostran currently serves as deputy chief of party under USAID – funded Separation of Powers Program in Serbia where she is responsible for assisting the judicial branch in making its administration of justice more efficient, transparent and responsive to the needs of its users. Judge Prostran has a significant experience related to improving court administration and case management in Serbian courts, rule of law and judicial reform in general, human rights and social issues having dealt with governmental and non-governmental institutions, including High Court Council, the Ministry of Justice, local courts of all levels, Judicial Academy, Judges Association in Serbia, and vulnerable/disadvantaged groups. During her tenure as a judge, Ms. Prostran contributed significantly to making the administration of justice more efficient and transparent. She has succeeded in establishing a victims’ and witnesses' support unit within the District Court in Belgrade and contributed to improving its public relations and communications. Judge Prostran also conducted a regional survey and wrote a seminal report on how to increase transparency on certain types of cases. Judge Prostran also has extensive experience as a trainer, having trained and lectured on many human rights and legal protection topics to diverse audiences, including Serbian judges and legal personnel, NGOs and public in general.