Morocco takes part in the Civic Roundtable on forced migration and asylum

headline 10-11 July 2017 Strasbourg

Forced migration and asylum were the focus of the second edition of the Civil Roundtable, held on 10-11 July 2017 in Strasbourg. This is a forum which brings together young leaders from different European countries and alumni of the Council of Europe Network of Schools of Political Studies (SPS)...

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SNAC 2 trains Jordanian and Palestinian officials on offshore money laundering

10-12 July 2017 Strasbourg

The South Neighbourhood Anti-corruption Project (SNAC 2) trained 15 Palestinian and 5 Jordanian officials from the anti-corruption bodies and financial intelligence units on the financial investigation of offshore structures at a regional workshop held in Strasbourg on 10-12 July. The course used...

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Needs assessment mission and workshop on sequencing of anti-corruption priorities in Tunisia

6-7, 11 July 2017 Tunis

Experts from the South Neighbourhood Anti-corruption Project (SNAC 2) conducted a scoping mission to Tunisia on 6-7 July 2017 to identify priority areas for possible future cooperation which will ensure the sustainability of actions pursued so far. The mission highlighted needs for continued work...

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Capacity building on CEPEJ tools and showcasing of flagship pilot projects in Tunisia

4-5, 10-11 July 2017 Monastir, Djerba

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) delivered three training seminars on civil mediation, alternatives to criminal prosecution and judicial communication to its six pilot courts in Tunisia from 4 to 6 July 2017 in Monastir. The seminars were organised jointly with the...

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Moroccan partners welcomed by the Armenian NPM in an intensive exchange visit

16-17 July 2017 Yerevan

Two members of the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) were placed on a study visit to the Human Rights Defender's Office of Armenia for a two-week long immersion in the operations of a typical Council of Europe member State National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) against torture. The...

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The Moroccan and Tunisian NPMs learn to develop an effective checklist for prison visits

3-7 July 2017 Rabat

From 3 to 7 July 2017, around 24 members of the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) together with a representative of the Tunisian National Authority for the Prevention of Torture (INPT) attended the third training module on the monitoring of torture and ill-treatment in places of...

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The Council of Europe holds a seminar on its key conventions in Israel

4-5 July 2017 Jerusalem

Within the framework of the South Programme II, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, organised a seminar on a selection of its core Conventions open to non-member States on 4-5 July 2017 in Jerusalem. The second of its kind*, the seminar is a...

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Tunisia: Study visit to the High Court of Strasbourg

29-30 June 2017 Strasbourg

Six members of the first instance court of Sidi Bouzid visited the high court of Strasbourg from 29-30 June 2017. The visit has allowed the Tunisian representatives to observe and reflect on the modern methods of court management, which are at the heart of the CEPEJ cooperation work with the...

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Southern Mediterranean partners attend the International Conference on Smuggling of Migrants

23 June 2017 Strasbourg

Representatives from Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia gathered with some 100 participants representing ministries of Council of Europe member States, civil society, international organisations, practitioners and academics at the Council of Europe’s Conference on Smuggling of Migrants...

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Southern Mediterranean partners discuss staff recruitment, training and development at the 22nd Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services

headline 20-21 June 2017 Lillestrøm

Moroccan, Tunisian and Jordanian representatives of prison and probation services joined their European counterparts and delegates of international organisations such as the United Nations and EuroPris at the 22nd Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services on 20-21 June 2017 in...

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Anti-corruption: Tunisia steps up membership talks with GRECO

22 June 2017 Strasbourg

A group of high-level representatives from Tunisia held an exchange of views with members of the Council of Europe Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) on 22 June 2017 in Strasbourg, at the side of its 76th Plenary Meeting. The President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC),...

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Tunisian representatives revisit national referral mechanisms for the identification and protection of victims of trafficking in human beings

12-14 June 2017 Paris

Seven members of the Tunisian national authority against trafficking reviewed the national referral mechanism (NRM) for the identification and protection of victims of trafficking in the course of workshop organised in Paris from 12 to 14 June 2017. The referral mechanism is a framework for...

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

1-2 June 2017 Lisbon

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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