Call for proposals: awareness raising campaign on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation in Serbia

21 January 2020 Belgrade

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II - Action on “Preventing and combating human trafficking in Serbia”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for grants, which is to be opened to non-governmental organisations...

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Call for proposals: regional awareness raising campaign on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation in North Macedonia

15 January 2020 Skopje

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II - Action on “Preventing and combating human trafficking in North Macedonia”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for grants, which is to be opened to non-governmental...

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Call for tenders for the provision of intellectual services in the implementation of CEPEJ cooperation programmes

7 January Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s European commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) is launching a call for tenders for the provision of intellectual services in the implementation of its ongoing and future cooperation programmes which goals are to strenghten the efficiency and quality of the...

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Provision of consultancy services based on national standards for the Horizontal Facility action “Quality Education for All” implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina

3 January 2020

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a joint Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility Action “Quality education for all” in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main goal of the Action is to foster a quality education for all by promoting inclusion and solutions to address...

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Towards structured measures aiming for equality of LGBTI people in Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 December 2019 Jahorina

People belonging to the LGBTI community should have access to same rights as any other citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), such as education, health, decent family environment, employment, to exercise freedom of assembly, to visit their loved ones if they are hospitalised in intensive care...

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Advanced simulation training on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation

19 December 2019 Ohrid

"The State Labour Inspectorate is no longer the missing link in the fight against trafficking in human being for the purpose of labour exploitation”, said Amir Imeri from State Labour Inspectorate on the occasion of the simulation training on trafficking in human beings (THB) for the purpose of...

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Freedom Without Hate: Reconciling Freedom of Expression with other Human Rights

20 December 2019 Tirana

Freedom of expression constitutes a fundamental human right that rests in the foundations of a democratic society, and therefore all actors in Albania, including governmental agencies, civil society organizations and international community should work together to guarantee that such right is...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: “Freedom without hate: Reconciling freedom of expression with other human rights”

19 December 2019 Tirana

The Conference “Freedom without hate: Reconciling freedom of expression with other human rights” will be held at the Hotel ‘Rogner’ in Tirana on Friday, 20 December 2019 starting from 10:00. The event, organised by the Office of the Ombudsperson in Albania in co-operation with the Council of...

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Effective implementation of international restrictive measures in Albania

19 December 2019 Tirana

A workshop dedicated to the effective implementation of international restrictive measures, took place in Tirana on 19 December 2019. More than 30 representatives from Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Albanian Export Control Authority, Bank of Albania, General Directorate for the...

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Introducing statistics in the new case management system in Kosovo*

18-19 December 2019 Pristina

In October 2019, a coordination group of international experts from the Norwegian-funded CMIS/ICT project, USAID and the CEPEJ was established to support the development of the statistics function of the case management system for courts and prosecution offices in Kosovo*. As a first step in this...

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Call for proposals: regional awareness raising campaign on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 December 2019 Sarajevo

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II - Action on “Preventing and combating human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for grants, which is to be opened to...

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Responsibility of public bailiffs important for the efficiency of the judicial system

16 December 2019 Budva

Public bailiffs and other legal professions can gain the trust of the citizens and economy only through their professional, responsible and efficient acting and thus give their full contribution to the efficiency of the overall judicial system, progress and development of the Montenegrin society....

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Enhanced Anti Money laundering and Countering the Financing Of Terrorism  Measures in Albania

16-17 December Tirana

Two workshops dedicated to the effective implementation of Risk Based approach measures for the Non-financial Sector took place in Tirana on 16 and 17 December 2019. The workshops counted with the presence of accountants, lawyers, notaries, the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference "Professional conduct and responsibility of public bailiffs-standards and challenges"

13 December 2019 Budva

The media are invited to attend the opening of a major conference where public bailiffs, judges, and representatives of state institutions and the business sector from Montenegro will discuss standards and challenges regarding professional responsibility of public bailiffs from regional and...

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Further steps taken towards strengthening the rights of persons deprived of liberty

13 December 2019 Podgorica

The Action "Improved procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings in Montenegro" supports Montenegrin authorities in further aligning of the legal framework with the EU acquis and case law of the European Court of Human Rights to ensure that the rights of persons involved in judicial...

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Second Steering Committee meeting of the Action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in North Macedonia”

10 December 2019 Skopje

The Second Steering Committee meeting of the joint European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility II Action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in North Macedonia” took place in Skopje on 10 December 2019. The aim of the meeting was to examine the progress in the...

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Call for tender: local consultancy services – “Strengthening the efficiency and quality of justice in Kosovo* according to CEPEJ tools”

11 December 2019 Pristina

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is looking for 6 Providers for the provision of intellectual consultancy services at local level to support the implementation of the Action on...

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Justice in the hands of students, future lawyers: Simulation of a court trial at the European Court of Human Rights

9 December 2019 Podgorica

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montenegro, a simulation of the Strasbourg trial was held in which students of law faculties of all Montenegrin universities took part in this simulation along with the students of the University of...

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Quality education for all – mentors to work with 40 schools in Serbia trained

9 December 2019 Belgrade

"Thank you for the opportunity to spread democratic competences further and wider. This is the foundation of education!" These words were uttered by one of the mentors after training that took place on 6-7 December in Serbia. The mentors will be guiding 40 new schools in Serbia in their work on...

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Venice Commission calls on North Macedonia to re-examine new language law and to abandon the provisions on bilingualism in judicial proceedings

6 December 2019 Venice

In its opinion adopted today, the Venice Commission has called on the authorities of North Macedonia to re-examine the Law on the Use of Languages through consultations with all parties concerned. The Council of Europe’s legal experts underline that in comparison with the 2008 legislation, the...

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