Methodology for evaluating the work of mediators in Montenegro launched

3 March 2021 Montenegro

The methodology for evaluating the work of mediators was prepared under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro”, in consultations with the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Association of Mediators...

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Training of the national team of trainers for Special police forces in Montenegro

2 March 2021 Montenegro

The second round of training for trainers held from 24 to 26 February in hybrid format (online and in-person), concluded the first stage of Montenegrin police efforts to enhance capacities of special police forces in line with the European human rights standards, with particular emphasis on the...

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Strengthening the monitoring on electoral campaign finances in Albania

25 February 2021 Albania

With the approaching parliamentary elections in Albania and following the recent appointment of the monitors of the election campaign finances, the EU and Council of Europe action against Economic Crime in Albania organised in cooperation with the Central Election Commission and the National...

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Third Steering Committee of the action "Promotion of Diversity and Equality in North Macedonia"

26 February 2021 North Macedonia

SKOPJE, 26 February 2021 – The third Steering Committee of the EU and Council of Europe joint action ‘Promotion of Diversity and Equality in North Macedonia’ took place in Skopje, gathering key beneficiaries and partners to take stock on the new developments, achievements and future activities...

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Freedom of Expression and its importance for democratic societies discussed with students in Pristina

26 February 2021 Pristina

The application of the right to freedom of expression in the everyday practice was in the focus of the (online) lecture with the law and journalism students in Pristina, organised with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media...

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Predstavnici pilot škola razgovarali o demokratizaciji obrazovnog procesa u Bosni i Hercegovini

26. februar 2021. Bosna i Hercegovina

Više od 50 nastavnika/ca i članova/ica školskog osoblja pilot škola u Bosni i Hercegovini je prisustvovalo virtualnom Okruglom stolu o kompetencijama za demokratsku kulturu i cjelovitom pristupu školi organiziranom 25. februara 2021. godine u okviru zajedničkog projekta Evropske unije i Vijeća...

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A comparative study with reflections on the situation in South-East Europe – now available in Serbian

Regulation of political advertising

26 February 2021 Belgrade

As part of the annual dialogue among media regulatory authorities in the region, held under the auspices of the joint European Union/Council of Europe regional action on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, on 3 July 2020 the online regional round table...

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Strengthened capacity of Serbian candidate judges and prosecutors on anti-discrimination: launch of the HELP online course

19 February 2021 Belgrade

50 Serbian trainee judges and prosecutors attended the online launch of the Council of Europe HELP online course on anti-discrimination, organised in cooperation with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia. Nenad Vujic, Director of the Judicial Academy, welcomed participants by recalling...

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40 Montenegrin legal professionals benefit from HELP online course on 'Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings' and 'Victims’ Rights'

18 February 20 21 Podgorica

On 19 February, the free Council of Europe HELP online course on Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights was launched in cooperation with the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution of Montenegro. Participants were welcomed by Ljiljana Lakić, President of...

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Прв Управен одбор за правни професионалци/ки во рамки на ЈУФРЕКС одржан со партнерските организации во Северна Македонија

23 ФЕВРУАРИ 2021 СКОПЈЕ

Управниот одбор на правни професионалци/ки во рамките на ЈУФРЕКС, го одржа првиот онлајн состанок и се осврна на постигнатите резултати и идните активности кои ги засегаат правните професионалци/ки. Состанокот организиран во рамките на заедничката програма на ЕУ и Советот на Европа, Horizontal...

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Presentation of the HELP online course in Macedonian language

23 February 2021 North Macedonia

Lawyers, legal professionals, and also citizens interested in the field of fighting discrimination and protecting human rights from North Macedonia attended the online presentation of the new HELP Course on Anti-Discrimination in North Macedonia. An initiative of the action “Promotion of...

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New Local Co-ordination Body on Free Legal Aid established in Stip

22 February 2021 Stip - North Macedonia

A new Local Co-ordination Body to support the implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid (LCB) was established in Stip to co-ordinate the work of all the local actors involved in the free legal aid services. With the support of the joint EU and Council of Europe action on “Supporting enhanced...

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Online course on violence against women and domestic violence launched in the context of the legal clinical education in Montenegro

19 February 2021 Montenegro

Law students involved in the human rights legal clinic in Montenegro will have a chance to attend the online course on violence against women and domestic violence, developed by the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP). The Course aims to further...

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Law students in Montenegro participated in the workshop on the phenomenon of domestic violence

19 February 2021 Podgorica

The law students involved in the human rights legal clinic in Montenegro, participated in the workshop on “The phenomenon of domestic violence” organised in co-operation with the SoS Line Podgorica on 18 February 2021. Working with the colleagues who have extensive experience in supporting...

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National Co-ordination Body on Free Legal Aid discusses support for victims of domestic violence

19 February 2021 North Macedonia

The 5th meeting of the National Co-ordination Body for implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid in North Macedonia gathered remotely to discuss important matters concerning a more efficient implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid in North Macedonia. 36 participants from the key...

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Online courses on academic integrity at the University of Montenegro

19 February 2021 Montenegro

Recent research at the University of Montenegro showed that students are in general unfamiliar with what constitutes academic dishonesty and that they are lacking understanding of consequences. The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Strengthening integrity and combating...

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“Guide on Article 10” translated in Macedonian language to help legal practitioners apply European standards on freedom of expression

18 February 2021 Skopje

With the initiative of the EU and Council of Europe joint Horizontal Facility programme in North Macedonia – JUFREX action, the Guide on Article 10 of the European Convention for Human Rights is available for Macedonian legal practitioners and the interested public. This Guide is part of the...

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Towards a better protection of children’s rights in North Macedonia: HELP online course launched for 30 legal professionals

18 February 2021 North Macedonia

The Council of Europe HELP online course on Child-friendly justice was launched in North Macedonia for 30 candidate judges and prosecutors, in cooperation with the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors of the Republic of North Macedonia. Prof Dr Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska, Director of the...

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Call for tenders: purchase of international consultancy services supporting the authorities of North Macedonia in developing solutions to address illicit enrichment

18 February 2021 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Economic Crime and Co-operation Division (ECCD) of the Council of Europe is currently implementing the “Action against economic crime in North Macedonia”. In this...

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Call for tenders: purchase of national consultancy services supporting the authorities of North Macedonia in developing solutions to address illicit enrichment

18 February 2021 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Economic Crime and Co-operation Division (ECCD) of the Council of Europe is currently implementing the “Action against economic crime in North Macedonia”. In this...

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