Analysis of the rights of persons deprived of liberty in non-criminal proceedings published

7 December 2021 Montenegro

The extent to which Montenegrin authorities, in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, have complied with the European and international standards of the rule of law, in the context of adopting or implementing measures relating to administrative detention (detention not ordered in relation to...

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Fourth training on protection of journalists for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

7 December 2021 Vrnjacka Banja

The European standards on freedom of expression and safety of journalists can be more effectively implemented by offering training in this field to different local actors such as judges and prosecutors who could then apply these standards in their current or future work. With the aim to...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Launching “Block the Hatred. Share the Love!” campaign in Montenegro

7 December 2021 Podgorica / Online

A joint awareness-raising campaign of the European Union and the Council of Europe, “Block the Hatred. Share the Love!”, will be officially launched in Montenegro at a public event in the 201 Engaging Space in Podgorica (10 Kralja Nikole) on Thursday, 9 December 2021 – from 18:00 to 19:30. The...

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European Union and Council of Europe launched an online gender survey to foster the gender focus in Montenegro’s judiciary

7 December 2021 Montenegro

Gender mainstreaming has been an integral part of the Council of Europe's work to promote the full realisation of gender equality. It was reinforced with the launching of the Council of Europe's Transversal Programme on Gender Equality in 2012 and the adoption of its two consecutive Gender...

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Guide on Article 17 of the European Convention available in Serbian

Prohibition of abuse of rights

7 December 2021 Serbia

The “Guide on Article 17 of the European Convention on Human Rights” is part of the series of Case-Law Guides published by the European Court of Human Rights to inform legal practitioners about the fundamental judgments and decisions delivered by the Strasbourg Court. This particular Guide...

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“‘Block the Hatred; Share the Love!”: Working with European youth to bring forward equality and diversity in the Western Balkans

6 December 2021 Western Balkans

The second group of the Young European Ambassadors (EYA) of the European Union just joined and will be engaged in the EU and Council of Europe campaign “Block the Hatred; Share the Love” as promoters of European values in the region. The three days induction training conducted from 30 November to...

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The Steering Committee of the action “Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in North Macedonia” holds its 5th meeting

3 December 2021 North Macedonia

The fifth meeting of the Steering Committee of the EU/CoE HFII action “Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in North Macedonia” took place on 3 December 2021 in a hybrid form in Skopje. The meeting, organised in cooperation with the National Commission on Combating Human Trafficking and...

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Montenegrin prison system developed standard operating procedures in line with European standards

6 December 2021 Montenegro

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for prison system, developed in Montenegro, cover twenty-nine different well-defined procedures including priority areas such as the use of force, inter-prisoner violence, report writing, mental health, and prevention of suicide and self-harm. The SOPs outline...

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City of Novi Pazar organised a special session of citizens with the Mayor within Dialogue Café

3 December 2021 Novi Pazar

City of Novi Pazar has recently finalised a six-months long “Dialogue café - meeting point” project which was financially supported within the joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Promotion of diversity and equality in Serbia”. Dialogue Café was opened in 2015 as a part...

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Prison staff in North Macedonia enhance their knowledge on addressing radicalisation

4 December 2021 North Macedonia

Selected prison staff from the three largest penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on addressing radicalisation in prisons by attending cascade training session from 1 to 3 December 2021. In total 45 prison police officers and rehabilitation specialists coming from...

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Association “Monitor” from Novi Pazar published ten video tutorials about the fight against discrimination and hate speech

3 December 2021 Novi Pazar

Association “Monitor” has recently finalised a six-months long project “Fight against discrimination, promotion of intercultural dialogue and trust building” thanks to the grant received within the joint action of the European Union and Council of Europe “Promotion of diversity and equality in...

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Publication “The democratic culture in the digital environment – a handbook for schools” published

3 December 2021 Serbia

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, schools, teachers, and students have had to adapt to new ways of holding classes and new teaching and learning methods. Teachers had to be creative when making lesson plans to ensure continuity in learning and the development of competences for democratic...

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European Union and Council of Europe work for better mediation practices in Montenegro

3 December 2021 Podgorica

Mediation is being increasingly used in Montenegro to facilitate collaborative problem-solving between parties involved in a dispute. It allows citizens to efficiently protect their rights, but also significantly contributes to decreasing judicial caseload. The dispute resolution landscape in...

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Delegation from Turkey visits the European Court of Human Rights

1 December 2021 Strasbourg

A study visit of a delegation from Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) was held on 25-26 November 2021 within the framework of the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022. The delegation was...

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Škole u Bosni i Hercegovini obilježavaju mjesec ljudskih prava i demokratije u u novoopremljenim “digitalnim demokratskim učionicama”

1. decembar 2021. Bosna i Hercegovina

U narednim sedmicama pilot škole u Bosni i Hercegovini (BiH) koje su dio projekta Evropske unije i Vijeća Evrope „Kvalitetno obrazovanje za sve“ učestvovat će u zajedničkim aktivnostima promocije demokratske školske kulture i obilježavanja Dana ljudskih prava. Za ovu priliku, mjesec decembar će...

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Training Needs Assessment of judges and state prosecutors successfully completed in Montenegro

30 November - 1 December 2021 Petrovac

In order to better prioritise the training needs of judges and prosecutors in Montenegro, a new Training Needs Assessment Methodology was developed and presented on 30 November 2021 under the action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro”. In the previous two...

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Assessment report on professional evaluation of state prosecutors presented in Montenegro

29 November 2021 Podgorica

“Proper balance between qualitative and quantitative evaluation criteria is to be found, to allow for a fair and consistent evaluation practice, prevent impunity at any level and provide an incentive for prosecutors to further improve their work and their skills.” This was one of the key messages...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional Conference on domestic and regional perspectives and challenges in alternative dispute resolution to be held in Podgorica

1 December 2021 Podgorica

The Conference on domestic and regional perspectives and challenges in alternative dispute resolution will be organised under the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro” on Friday, 3 December 2021, in Podgorica....

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Labour inspectors participated in the second session of the advanced training on detecting human trafficking for labour exploitation in Serbia

1 December 2021 Belgrade

The second session of the advanced training for Serbian labour inspectors and key anti-trafficking stakeholders took place on 30 November and focused on strengthening multi-disciplinary co-operation in the process of inspection, identification, referral and investigation of cases of human...

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Publication “Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism” available in Albanian, Macedonian and Serbian

26 November 2021 North Macedonia & Serbia

The publication “Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism” prepared under the regional action on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” is now available in Albanian, Macedonian and Serbian . The publication aims to contribute to a wider...

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