Conference on "The Role and Independence of Lawyers: Comparative Perspectives"

15 November 2018 Baku

On 15-16 November 2018, the Council of Europe is organising an international conference on “The role and independence of lawyers: comparative prospectives” jointly with the International Commission of Jurists and the Bar Association of Azerbaijan. The Conference is intended to cross perspectives...

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Second Group meeting for the development of the HELP course on CPT standards

15 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 12 and 13 November 2018 the second working group for the development of an online Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) standards was held at the Council of Europe...

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Inauguration event of multilingual signs in Chisinau

14 November 2018 Chisinau

On 13 November 2018 during an official ceremony in Chisinau seventy one multilingual tourist signs were inaugurated. The signs will mark the most important touristic sights in Chisinau in Romanian, English and in minority languages: Russian, Ukrainian, German, Bulgarian and Yiddish. The signs...

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Supporting Georgian parliament in effective monitoring and execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments

12 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 8-9 November 2018 a study visit to Strasbourg was organised on “the role of the Georgian Parliament in implementing standards of the European Convention of Human Rights”. The study visit brought together the representatives of the parliament, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, Chief Prosecutor’s...

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Armenia: Seminar on recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights

12 November 2018 Yerevan

On 9-10 November, criminal law judges and judicial servants of Armenia improved their knowledge and skills on Articles 3, 5 and 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights and the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights. In particular, the publicity of judicial hearings, acceptable...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and the Delegation of the EU will present results of joint projects in Georgia in 2015-2018

31 October 2018 Tbilisi

On Tuesday, 6 November, the Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union will present to the media in Tbilisi the results of their joint projects in Georgia. Eight projects have been carried out in Georgia in 2015-2018, with a total budget of 4.1 million euros, funded by the EU...

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Armenia: Launch of HELP course on prohibition of ill-treatment for investigators and prosecutors

5 November 2018 Yerevan

The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on the Prohibition of Ill-treatment was launched for a group of investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia (IC) and the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia (SIS),...

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Moldova: Judges, prosecutors, judicial staff trained on non-discrimination and equality

5 November 2018 Chisinau

A set of training courses on non-discrimination and equality, held on 23-26 October in Chisinau, gathered a 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 better...

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Council of Europe and EU to present results of their joint projects for Ukraine 2015-2018

5 November 2018 Kyiv

On Thursday, 8 November, the Council of Europe and the European Union will present to media in Kyiv the results of their projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Ukraine. The six country-specific projects carried out in Ukraine under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: presentation of results of 2015-2018 projects with Azerbaijan

22 October 2018 Baku

On Thursday, 25 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Baku the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Azerbaijan, conducted in 2015-2018. The four projects carried out in Azerbaijan under the Partnership for Good Governance programme...

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Moldovan Equality Council and Ombudsperson’s office visit the Council of Europe

31 October 2018 Strasbourg

On 30-31 October 2018, a study visit for the members and staff of the Council for prevention and elimination of discrimination and ensuring equality and staff of the Ombudspersons Office of the Republic of Moldova was held in Strasbourg. The main objective of the visit was to enhance knowledge...

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Georgia: Training on the freedom of expression for prosecutors

31 October 2018 Borjomi

On 29-30 October 2018, the European Union and the Council of Europe with the involvement of international and national consultants and in cooperation with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, organised a two-day training on the right to freedom of expression. The seminar brought together...

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Workshop on the effective parliamentary oversight on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

25 October 2018 Tbilisi

On 21 October 2018 the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with the Legal Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia organised a workshop on “Effective parliamentary oversight on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by the...

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New online course on reasoning of criminal judgements justice

24 October 2018 Tbilisi

The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) in co-operation with the High School of Justice officially launched the online Human Rights for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on Reasoning of Criminal Judgments Justice on 23 October in Tbilisi, Georgia. This free online course has been...

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Regional conference on access to justice for women victims of violence in Eastern Partnership countries

17 October 2018 Strasbourg

The objective of the conference is to review progress made in the field of women’s access to justice in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova), in the light of the principles of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention....

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Ukraine: Policy and practice in state and minority language education

16 October 2018 Kyiv

On 10 and 11 October 2018, the Council of Europe, together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, conducted the seminar “Policy and practice in state and minority language education” in Kyiv, Ukraine. The seminar gathered 45 educational practitioners from all over Ukraine, among...

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Launch of the updated on-line legal course on anti-discrimination issues in Moldova

12 October 2018 Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe's human rights training for legal professionals (HELP) online course on anti-discrimination issues was launched for a group of 34 judges, judicial assistants and lawyers of the free legal aid system in the Republic of Moldova. The course will be implemented as part of the...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: presentation of results of 2015-2018 EU/Council of Europe projects for Armenia

10 October 2018 Yerevan

On Friday, 12 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Yerevan the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia, conducted in 2015-2018. The five projects carried out in Armenia under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] programme in...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: presentation of results of 2015-2018 projects for the Republic of Moldova

8 October 2018 Chisinau

On Tuesday, 9 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Chisinau the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including the Republic of Moldova, conducted in 2015-2018. The four projects carried out in Republic of Moldova under the Partnership for...

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Training on communication for Equality Council and the Ombudsperson Office staff

8 October 2018 Chisinau

Staff from the Council for Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination and Ensuring Equality and the Ombudsperson Office learnt how to organise communication campaigns; audience research techniques and how to measure the impact of a campaign. They also learnt about media monitoring during the...

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