Lisbon Forum 2017: Interconnecting People. Managing migration, avoiding populism, building inclusive societies and reinforcing North-South dialogue

1-2 June 2017 Strasbourg

This year’s edition of the Lisbon Forum gathered 190 representatives from 52 different countries for a dialogue and mobilisation to building inclusive societies, on 1-2 June 2017 in Lisbon. At the core of discussions were the situation of migrants and threats to multiculturalism. Representatives...

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Morocco and Tunisia participate in the consultation over the draft European rules on the administrative detention of migrants

31 May-1 June 2017 Strasbourg

For the second time, members of the Tunisian and the prospective Moroccan National Preventive Mechanisms against torture (NPMs) gathered with their European counterparts in a consultation meeting at the Council of Europe Headquarters (Strasbourg) on 31 May-1 June 2017. This time the consultation...

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Southern Mediterranean partners take part in the discussion of “Operational Electoral Management Bodies for Democratic Elections” at the 14th European Conference of EMBs

15-16 May 2017 St Petersburg

Within the framework of the South Programme II, 11 experts from the Southern Mediterranean participated in the 14th European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs), which was organised by the Venice Commission, in co-operation with the Central Election Commission of the Russian...

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Developing the capacity of the future Moroccan NPM to monitor prisons with a view to preventing ill-treatment

8-12 May 2017 Rabat and two prisons in the vicinity

As part of Phase II of an integrated capacity building programme designed with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), the Council of Europe organised the second full week training module for the future Moroccan National Preventive Mechanism against torture (NPM). So far, the...

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Building the capacity of trainers on the fight against trafficking in human beings at the University of Hassan II Casablanca

2-3 May 2017 Casablanca, Morocco

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the University of Hassan II Casablanca, delivered a training course on the fight against trafficking in human beings on 2-3 May 2017, in Casablanca. Some 17 doctoral students and 15 professors analysed the fundamentals of conceptual and legal frameworks,...

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Training Jordanian authorities on financial investigations of international corruption cases

8-10 May 2017 Amman

The Council of Europe organised a two-day training course on financial investigations of international corruption cases for representatives of the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC), the Anti-money Laundering Unit, the Public Security Directorate and the Judicial Council...

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The Council of Europe trains Palestinian officials on Open Source Internet Investigation to fight economic crime

23-27 April 2017 Ramallah

The South Neighbourhood Anti-Corruption Project (SNAC 2) organised a training workshop on Open Source Internet Investigation (OSINT) for the Palestinian authorities on 23-27 April 2017 in Ramallah. This first capacity building activity, implemented through the South Programme II, falls within the...

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The Tunisian national authority against trafficking re-examines the human trafficking structure and its victims

20-21 April 2017 Tunis

The Council of Europe delivered the second training module on trafficking in human beings on 20-21 April 2017 in Tunis. "Victims of trafficking in human beings" was the central theme of the module which was moderated by Ms Salma Abida, Chargé de mission at the Ministry of Justice of Tunisia and...

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Morocco and Tunisia take part in the kick-off of the EU Network of NPMs

4-5 April 2017 Strasbourg

Members of the Tunisian and (future) Moroccan National Preventive Mechanisms (NPM) against torture participated in the launching of the EU Network of NPMs held on 4-5 April 2017 in Strasbourg. This first working meeting of the Network was attended by representatives of the European NPMs alongside...

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Building the capacity of the Moroccan FIU to prevent and identify money-laundering transactions

12 April 2017 Rabat

The South Neighbourhood Anti-corruption Project II (SNAC 2) organised a training workshop on preventing and identifying money-laundering transactions related to corruption for the Moroccan Financial Intelligence Unit (Unité de traitement du renseignement financier- UTRF) on 12 April 2017 in Rabat...

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The Venice Commission debates the interaction between Constitutional courts and similar jurisdictions at the 5th Intercultural Workshop on Democracy

3-4 April 2017 Nicosia

Within the framework of the South Programme II, the Venice Commission held the 5th Intercultural Workshop on Democracy on 3-4 April 2017 in Nicosia (Cyprus). “Interaction between Constitutional Courts and similar jurisdictions and ordinary courts” is the theme of the workshop organised in...

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Training of CEPEJ pilot courts in Tunisia

30 March 2017 Tunis

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised a series of capacity-building workshops for judges and clerks of pilot courts of Tunis, Zaghouan, Kairouan, Nabeul, Gabès and Sidi Bouzid from 28 to 31 March 2017. Officials from the Ministry of Justice and the Higher...

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Training of the Moroccan National Preventive Mechanism against torture kicks-off in Rabat

13-17 mars 2017 Rabat

The Council of Europe launched the first training module for the Moroccan National Preventive Mechanism against torture (NPM) on 13 March 2017 in Rabat. The opening session held in the National Institute for Human Rights Training (INFDH) was jointly chaired by the President of the CNDH, Driss El...

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Capacity-building seminar for Moroccan MPs on the role of parliaments in public policy evaluation

headline 2-3 March 2017 Rome

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), upon invitation of the Italian Parliament and in cooperation with the School of Political Science of the University of Florence, organised a capacity-building seminar for staff members of the Moroccan Parliament on 2-3 March 2017 in Rome...

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Tunisia launches its national anti-trafficking authority

8-9 February 2017 Tunis

A significant milestone in the cooperation with Tunisia was reached with the launching of the Tunisian national authority against trafficking in human beings by the Minister of Justice, Mr Ghazi Jeribi, at a conference organised by the Council of Europe jointly with the Ministry on 8-9 February...

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Reinforcing the independence of Electoral Management Bodies: Tunisia holds the Second Annual General Assembly of the ArabEMBs

7-9 February 2017 Tunis

Within the framework of the South Programme II, the Venice Commission jointly with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Independent High Electoral Commission of Tunisia supported the holding of the 2nd Annual General Assembly of the Organisation of Arab Electoral Management...

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Tunisian magistrates participate in the 21st meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on the Quality of Justice (GT-QUAL)

9-10 February 2017 Strasbourg, France

The President of the Court of first instance of Gabes and the Deputy Attorney General of the Court of appeal of Tunis took part in the 21st meeting of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL that was held on 9 -10 February 2017 in Strasbourg. This Working Group is responsible for developing the means of analysis and...

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The evaluation of the Tunisian anti-corruption framework goes through a final discussion and approbation

headline 31 January-1 February 2017 Tunis, Tunisia

Bringing to a culmination several months of SNAC II’s (South Neighbourhood Anti-corruption Project) assessment of the Tunisian anti-corruption framework, a meeting held in Tunis on 31 January 2017, brought together national authorities with CoE experts for a review of the ensuing recommendations....

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The South Programme II holds its second regional Steering Committee

headline 12-13 December 2016 Nicosia, Cyprus

The second regional Steering Committee of the South Programme II was held on 13 December 2016 in Nicosia, Cyprus. It brought together representatives from various ministries, institutions, and the academic sphere of the Southern Mediterranean partners (Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine* and...

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The Council of Europe holds in Venice the 3rd module of the Programme of Advanced Training in the field of human rights, the rule of law and democracy for the Southern Mediterranean (PATHS Programme)

06-09 December 2016 Venice, Italy

The Council of Europe organised the third module of the Programme of Advanced Training in the field of Human rights, the rule of law and democracy for Southern Mediterranean (PATHS Programme),on 6-9 December 2016 in Venice (Italy). After a first module on constitutional justice, transitional...

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