Ensuring equality and non-discrimination in the Republic of Moldova

16 June 2017 Chisinau

The National Communication Strategy for Prevention of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality was presented to the public at an event on 16 June in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. At the event there were also discussions about the creation of the Consultative Council to the Council of the Prevention...

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Moldovan Equality Council and Ombudsperson’s office visit the Spanish Defensor del Pueblo

14 June 2017 Chișinău

During 6-7 June 2017, a delegation of senior representatives of the Moldovan Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality, and the Ombudsperson Office of the Republic of Moldova paid a 2-day study visit to Defensor del Pueblo in Spain. The visit aimed at better...

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Second regional seminar for parliamentarians on European Convention on Human Rights held in Budapest

9 June 2017 Budapest

Within the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will organise a second regional seminar for the six partnership countries on the role of national parliaments in implementing the standards of the European Convention on Human...

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Georgian judges increase their knowledge on Freedom of Expression international standards

7 June 2017 Tbilisi

On 1 – 2 June 2017 Council of Europe (CoE) and EU have organised a two-day training for judges on the subject of Freedom of Expression of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The training was delivered by national and international consultants and explored the principles of Freedom of...

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Training for prosecutors on the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Manifestation

7 June 2017 Tbilisi

On 30-31 May 2017, Council of Europe (CoE), within the EU funded project, organised a two-day training for prosecutors on the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Manifestation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The purpose of the training was to inform participants about the right to...

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The Justice Academy of Azerbaijan prepares the next generation of judges to incorporate a gender-sensitive approach in their work

6 June 2017 Baku

For the first time, the entire corps of candidate judges of Azerbaijan took part in an intensive training seminar on “Ensuring Women’s Access to Justice”. Two groups, comprising a total of 126 candidate judges, took part in the training seminar on 1-3 May 2017 in Baku, in the framework of the...

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Increasing civil society involvement in our work

31 May 2017 Strasbourg

The Conference “Partnership for Good Governance: enhancing the co-operation with civil society” will take place on 2 June 2017 in Room G6 of Agora building, Council of Europe. The scope of the conference is to look for mechanisms for significantly increasing the involvement of NGOs and civil...

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Training on the Right to Life under European Convention on Human Rights for prosecutors

29 May 2017 Tbilisi

On 23 May 2017, the Council of Europe, within a joint project with the European Union, organised a training course for prosecutors on the “Right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights”. The purpose of the training was to familiarise prosecutors with the case-law of the European...

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Training for Georgian judges on witness interrogation standards under European Convention on Human Rights

29 May 2017 Tbilisi

On 23-24 May 2017, the Council of Europe, within a joint project with the European Union, held a two-day training course on “Witness interrogation standards under the European Convention on Human Rights” for Georgian judges. The purpose of the training was to increase judges awareness of witness...

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Supporting domestic observation of Yerevan council elections

24 May 2017 Yerevan

60 polling stations and all 10 Territorial Electoral Commissions have been observed by the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance on the Municipal Council Election Day on 14 May in Yerevan. Additionally five mobile observation groups were monitoring the situation outside the polling stations to...

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Georgian judges showing strong commitment to apply case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in their rulings

24 May 2017 Tbilisi

On 20 May 2017, the Council of Europe with the participation of the Chief Justice at the premises of Supreme Court of Georgia, within the EU-funded project, organised a workshop for judges and staff of analytical units of court system on the “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights...

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International conference on democratic elections in Saint-Petersburg - 14th European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies

23 May 2017 St. Petersburg

Ways of improving the functioning of electoral administrations was the focus of an international conference taking place in the Tavrichesky Palais, St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 15-16 May 2017. More than 120 participants representing about 40 countries and several international...

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Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visits the Republic of Moldova

23 May 2017 Chișinău

A delegation of the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visits the Republic of Moldova in view of the preparation of a joint opinion on the revision of the electoral legislation concerning the electoral system for the election of Parliament. The delegation will meet the President of the Republic,...

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Seminar on strengthening the capacity of the Human Rights Defender Office

23 May 2017 Yerevan

On 20-21 May 2017, staff of the Human Rights Defender Office of Armenia improved their knowledge and skills on specific techniques for monitoring places of deprivation of liberty, namely: interviewing methods, recording interviews, reporting on visits in line with the relevant European standards....

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Developing codes of ethics – workshops for representatives of local universities in Armenia

22 May 2017 Yerevan

Management and academic staff from 10 Higher Education Institutions of Armenia participated in two workshops on developing Codes of Ethics for Higher Education Institutions that took place on 5-6 May and 10-11 May. The two workshops organised in the framework of the project “Strengthening...

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Supporting professional development of temporary detention isolator staff

19 May 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU) are assisting the Ministry of Internal Affairs in developing of a distance learning program for the staff of the police detention facilities. The CoE international expert participated in a working group meeting in Georgia on 16-17 May to...

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Workshop on gender stereotypes in media reporting

18 May 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe held two day workshop for the journalists and young students studying at various local universities the mass communication. The event was dedicated to the problems related to the gender stereotypes in media reporting. The workshop has been organised by the Council of Europe...

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Second study on civil participation in decision making in EaP published

17 May 2017 Strasbourg

A new study on "Civil Participation in Decision Making in the Eastern Partnership Countries Part II: Practice and Implementation" has just been published. It contains 24 case studies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, and includes a set of recommendations...

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Training for advocates and court staff

16 May 2016 Shaki

On 11-12 May 2017, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Academy of Justice and Collegium of Advocates of Azerbaijan organised a training in Shaki city, Azerbaijan on “The right to a fair trial and prohibition of discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rights”. The training...

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Representatives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) learn from British experience in corruption prevention and investigation

27 April 2017 LONDON

On 26 – 27 April 2017 a study visit to the Metropolitan Police Service in London for representatives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine was organised by the Council of Europe. The aim of this activity was to allow participants to get first-hand information on the institutional and...

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