One-month legal clinic course successfully accomplished

9 July 2018 Baku

42 law students representing four law schools in Azerbaijan successfully completed a one-month legal clinic training course, organised in cooperation with the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan during the month of May 2018. The clinical program included up to 30 training sessions on various...

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Training of Georgian judges on re-opening cases

27 June 2018 Tbilisi

On 23-24 June 2018, the training seminars were organised in Tbilisi for two groups of City and Appellate Court judges of criminal and civil chambers on “Reopening of cases on the basis of judgment/Decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)” in partnership with High School of Justice....

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Ukraine: Peer-to-peer meeting on the protection of national minorities

21 June 2018 Kyiv

On 18-19 June 2018 in Kyiv, the 1st peer-to-peer meeting regarding the protection of national minorities was organized by the Council of Europe under the project “Strengthening the protection of the national minorities in Ukraine”. It gathered representatives of national authorities from Serbia,...

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Human rights publications presented in Minsk

13 June 2018 Minsk

On 30 May 2018 the Council of Europe organised in Minsk, Belarus a panel discussion on the right to a fair trial in the light of the law of the European Court of Human Rights. The event was combined with the presentation of the Russian editions of the three Council of Europe publications: the...

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Training courses on human rights protection at pre-trial stage

13 June 2018 Kutaisi and Tbilisi

On 16-17 April and 19-20 April 2018 the European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Legal Aid Service (LAS) in Georgia, organised a training on “Human Rights Protection at Pre-Trial Stage” for Kutaisi and Tbilisi lawyers of the Legal Aid Service. The purpose of the training...

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Training on human rights protection at pre-trial stage for prosecutors

13 June 2018 Tbilisi

On 18-19 April 2018 the European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, organized a training on human rights protection at pre-trial stage for prosecutors and investigators. The purpose of the training was to raise awareness on European...

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Training on effective analytical work in the protection of human rights

13 June 2018 Tbilisi

On 12-13 April 2018 the European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, organized a training on “Effective analytical work in the protection of human rights” for prosecutors and investigators. The purpose of the training was to improve...

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Calls for interest: local and international media consultants for Ukraine

13 June 2018 Kyiv

The Council of Europe and European Union joint project “Freedom of Media in Ukraine”, implemented within Partnership for Good Governance, is launching two calls for tender for local and international media consultants. We are looking for experts in the sphere of public broadcasting service,...

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Launch of a legal clinic program in Azerbaijan

13 June 2018 Baku

On 1 May 2018, the Council of Europe launched, in cooperation with the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan a legal clinic program for law school students. The clinical program started with one-month intensive training course covering sessions on various professional legal skills, as well as human...

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Further improvements to prison hospital services in Armenia

4 June 2018 Yerevan

A detailed overview of the assessment and a list of recommendations for the improvement of prison hospital services in Armenia were discussed at a roundtable that took place on 30 May 2018 in Yerevan. The roundtable brought together Council of Europe (CoE) consultants and 29 representatives of...

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Second working group meeting for developing an online course on ensuring women’s access to justice

04 June 2018 Strasbourg

The second working group for the development of a HELP course (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) on Ensuring Women’s Access to Justice took place on 30-31 May 2018 in Strasbourg. It brought together a group of three legal experts with a e-learning designer, the regional project...

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Seminar on the policy and practice in minority language education in Ukraine

28 May 2018 Kyiv

A seminar on the “Practical implementation of the Venice Commission report on Article 7 of the Law on Education: a review of policy and practice in minority language education” gathered Ukrainian government officials, representatives of the national minority organisations, civil society...

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Dialogue held on marginalised people, human rights, and development ethics in Moldova

21 May 2018 Chisinau

On 17-18 May 2018 the conference “Marginalised People, Human Rights, and Development Ethics” was organised in Chisinau, Moldova, as a result of joint efforts between the International Development Ethics Association and the Moldova State University with support of the Council of Europe, Swiss...

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New report on ill-treatment in the activities of the national police of Ukraine: forms, extent, grounds

4 May 2018 Kyiv

The new report on “Ill-treatment in the activities of the National police of Ukraine: forms, extent, grounds” is one of the first attempts to thoroughly examine factors and causes contributing to the phenomenon of ill-treatment in Ukrainian police activities. Group of experts analysed extensive...

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Regional meeting on international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence

4 May 2018 Kyiv

A regional meeting on international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence will take place at Fairmont Grand Hotel, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 3-4 May 2018. International cooperation under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is wide in its scope, covering collection of electronic evidence...

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Moldova initiates raising awareness on the importance of non-discrimination

27 April 2018 Chisinau

On March 2018, the Council for Prevention and Elimination Discrimination and Ensuring Equality of Moldova (the Equality Council) in collaboration with the joint European Union/Council of Europe project "Supporting national efforts for prevention and combating discrimination in Moldova", announces...

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Abolition of death penalty discussed in Minsk

18 April 2018 MINSK

On 18 April 2018 a Round Table on “Legal Aspects of the Abolition of Death Penalty” was organized in Minsk by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Working Group of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on the Study of Death Penalty as a Measure of Punishment Applied in the...

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Seminar on the treatment of women offenders

17 April 2018 Tsaghkadzor

A two-day training seminar on “International standards on women offenders: rules for the treatment of women prisoners” was organised on 14-15 April in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. It aimed at enhancing the theoretical and practical knowledge and professionalism of the staff of the Human Rights...

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Working group meeting to develop an online course on women's access to justice

6 April 2018 Strasbourg

A new e-learning course on women’s access to justice is being developed and will provide a tool for the promotion of gender-sensitive justice in the Council of Europe member states. On 28-29 March 2018, a group of experts from the United Kingdom, Georgia and the Republic Moldova came together...

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Judges, prosecutors and judicial staff of the Republic of Moldova trained on non-discrimination and equality

3 april 2018 chisinau

Two set of training courses on non-discrimination and equality, held on 28-30 March in Chisinau, gathered a mixed group of judges, prosecutors, clerks and judicial assistants. The courses were designed to equip participants with new abilities and skills for examining discrimination cases and...

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