Training seminar for judges in Ganja city

28 November 2016 Ganja

On 24-25 November 2016, the Council of Europe organised, in cooperation with the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic, a training course in Ganja city on “The right to property under the European Convention on Human Rights”. 20 judges representing Ganja Appeal Court and the courts of first...

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Call for proposals for initiatives on transparency, accountability and integrity in local government

24 November 2016 Strasbourg

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities promotes local democracy and a culture of ethical and inclusive decision-making, as part of the thematic programme “Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance” in the Eastern Partnership countries. In this context, the Congress is...

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Citizens as partners in local policy-making in the Eastern Partnership region

24 November 2016 Chisinau

“We work with our citizens so that they don’t just live in their municipality but with their municipality – what we do, we do together” shared Vladimir Prebilič, Kočevje, member of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, (Slovenia, PAP-NPA) with fellow mayors in the regional seminar...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: strengthened lawyers associations

23 November 2016 Chisinau

On 19 November the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" component of the PCF Project on Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova, organised in Chisinau two bilateral meetings between the Moldovan Women Lawyers Association and the...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: Admission to the Bar and lawyers’ continuous training: best practices from European Bars and Law Societies

21 November 2016 Chisinau

On 18 November the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" component of the PCF Project on Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova, organised in Chisinau a first of its kind international Conference to bring to the Moldovan Bar...

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Autumn School on Human Rights for judges and prosecuters in Moldova

21 November 2016 Chisinau

On 14-17 November 2016, the Council of Europe (CoE) in partnership with National Institute of Justices of the Republic of Moldova (NIJ) organized the Autumn School on Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms and the Internet designed for 40 judges and prosecutors selected from all districts of the...

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Training on Access to Information for press and media officers in Baku

21 November 2016 Baku

A one-day training on Access to Information for press and media officers of the state authorities within the PCF Project on Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan will be held on 25 November 2016 in Baku. The training will be organized in close cooperation with the Ombudsman...

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Successful completion of HELP online anti-discrimination course for Georgian prosecutors

21 November 2016 Tbilisi

On November 10, 2016 Council of Europe and Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia held a certificate award ceremony for the prosecutors who have successfully completed the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) Distance Learning Course on Anti-Discrimination issues. The course, which...

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Regional Conference on ‘Supporting Democratic School Culture in the Eastern Partnership countries’

14-15 November 2016 Strasbourg

The Conference was organised in the framework of the Regional Project “Promoting Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship (EDC/HRE) in Eastern Partnership countries. Mr Matthew Johnson, Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation addressed the participants of the Conference at...

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Strengthening Public Defender's Office’s capacities in monitoring mental health issues

10 November 2016 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe continues to support the capacity development of the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) in monitoring mental health issues in the closed institutions. As part of this support a 3-day training session was held on 3-5 November 2016, with focus on mental health services in prisons....

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National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova introduces courses on court management and CEPEJ tools

10 November 2016 Chisinau

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) supports the National Institute of Justice of Moldova (NIJ) in view of improving its training curriculum on subjects related to judicial time and quality management. The NIJ set up a team of 4 national trainers who developed programmes...

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CEPEJ pilot courts in Moldova take steps to improve users’ satisfaction

10 November 2016 Chisinau

Six pilot courts from the Republic of Moldova follow up on a court coaching programme put in place by experts of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) within the Project "Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyer’s profession in the Republic of...

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Visit to Armenia to discuss the new draft law on political parties

9 November 2016 Yerevan

A delegation of the Venice Commission, together with representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR, will travel to Yerevan on 14 and 15 November to discuss the new draft law on political parties. The relevant draft opinion is on the agenda of the December plenary session of the Commission. This activity...

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EAP III: Report on Ukraine regarding public-private cooperation on cybercrime

9 November 2016 Kyiv

Cooperation between criminal justice authorities and private sector entities, including in particular service providers, is essential to protect society against crime. Such cooperation concerns primarily access by police and prosecution services to data held by service providers for criminal...

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EAP III: Assessment of Moldovan legislative amendments on cybercrime and electronic evidence supported by the Council of Europe experts

9 November 2016 Chisinau

On 2 and 3 November 2016, the Council of Europe experts, Ms. Cristina SCHULMAN, Legal Adviser to the International Law Department of the Ministry of Justice of Romania and Ms. Ioana ALBANI, Deputy Chief-Prosecutor of the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism - Prosecutor's...

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Expert discussion on good practices with internal control mechanisms for NABU

8 November 2016 Kyiv

Fifteen department officers from the Internal Control Department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) participated in a two-day workshop on “Good practices with internal control mechanisms in specialised law enforcement agencies” which took place on 27–28 October 2016 in Kyiv...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: Training of Trainers

7 November 2016 Chisinau

On 4-5 November the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" component of the PCF Project on Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova, organised a Training of Trainers for a group of potential future trainers of the Moldovan Bar...

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Roundtable for the presentation of the assessment of Law No. 298 on the activity of the Moldovan Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality

7 November 2016 Chisinau

On 3 November 2016 a roundtable on the assessment of the Law no. 298 on the activity of the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality was organised in Chisinau. The roundtable provided an open forum for discussing the activity of the Council for Prevention and...

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Representatives of the Ukrainian Parliament and the Ministry of Justice studied Austrian experience in provision of healthcare service in prisons

4 November 2016 Vienna

Ukrainian law-makers and high level decision makers participated in a study visit in Vienna, Austria from 23 to 26 October 2016. The visit was organised in the framework of the “Further Support for Penitentiary Reform in Ukraine 2015-2017” project which is funded through the Programmatic...

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Conference “Vision for Change 2016” for Senior Prison Managers

4 November 2016 Kyiv

The Council of Europe organised an international conference “Vision for Change 2016” in Kyiv on 12-13 October 2016 for prison directors. The main objective of this event was to promote awareness of and foster a discussion about international prison standards, best European practices and...

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