Seminar on the Reopening of Cases on the Basis of Judgment/Decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

21-22 June 2016 Georgia

On 21 and 22 June 2016, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the High School of Justice, Georgia, organised a seminar for two groups of judges and assistant judges of criminal and civil chambers on the Reopening of Cases on the Basis of Judgment/Decision of the European Court of Human...

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Understanding of the European non-discrimination Standards

23-24 June 2016 Georgia

On 23-24 June 2016, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia, organised a training on anti-discrimination standards for middle-level management prosecutors from all the regions of Georgia. Giving the right qualification to the discrimination complaints...

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Assessment of the prison healthcare reform in Georgia: findings and recommendations

1 July 2016 Georgia

On 1 July 2016 the Council of Europe presented a mid-term assessment of the 2014-2017 Prison Healthcare Development Strategy and Action Plan. To further guide the enhancement of the penitentiary health care system, the Ministry of Corrections and Probation (MoC), in close cooperation with the...

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Training on Freedom of Expression and Privacy

29 June 2016 Mingachevir

A one-day training on Freedom of Expression and Privacy for journalists from the region was organised on 29 June 2016 in Mingachevir, Azerbaijan, within the framework of the joint EU/COE Project “Freedom of expression and media freedom” . The main aim of the training was to raise awareness on the...

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Women in Politics and Representation Online

21 June 2016 Aremenia

How Can Women Make the News? On 21 June 2016 the Council of Europe conducted a workshop on ‘Women in Politics and Representation Online’, during which the participants reflected on how women are accessing and are represented in electronic media. The risks and added value of social media for...

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Georgian judges, prosecutors and lawyers have better understanding on the admissibility of hearsay evidences by local courts

18-19 June 2016 Georgia

On June 18-19, 2016, Council of Europe, in partnership with the High Council of Georgia, Chief Prosecutor’s Office and Georgian Bar Association organised a two-day joint training for a group of judges, prosecutors and lawyers on indirect testimonies and other ECHR standards foreseen under article...

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Ethics in local policies: local elected representatives from Eastern Partnership join forces

21 June 2016 Kyiv

“Transparency, accountability and citizen participation need our full attention, involvement and timely reaction. Although our situations and expectations may differ, it is precisely through exchanges among peers as those we have shared during these three days that we will be able to implement...

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Training course on Article 6 (Right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights

28-29 June 2016 Lankaran, Azerbaijan

On 28-29 June 2016, the Council of Europe organised, in cooperation with the Academy of Justice and Collegium of Advocates of Azerbaijan, a training course in Lankaran, Azerbaijan, on Article 6 (Right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The two-day course was delivered...

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Developing a training manual on Ensuring Access to Justice for Women

7 July 2016 Kyiv, Ukraine

The second regional workshop to develop a training manual on Ensuring Access to Justice for Women took place in Kyiv (Ukraine) on 7 July and was hosted by the National School of Judges of Ukraine. The meeting was opened by Ms Nataliia Shuklina, Vice Rector for Research of the National School of...

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Working group on satisfaction surveys in the CEPEJ pilot courts of Azerbaijan

21-22 June 2016 Baku

On 21-22 June 2016 a working group on satisfaction surveys in the CEPEJ pilot courts of Azerbaijan was held in Baku. It was attended by representatives of five CEPEJ pilot courts who will implement satisfaction surveys of their own by the end of 2016. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice,...

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Workshop on court management held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

27-28 June 2016 Chisinau

Mr Sami Ben Hadj Yahia, magistrate at the Court of Appeal of Angers and coordinator of training programmes at the National School for the Judiciary of France (l'École Nationale de la Magistrature), familiarised the participants with the organisation, methodology and content of the training on...

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President of Georgia attends conference on the profession of lawyer

21 June 2016 Tbilisi, Georgia

Yesterday, the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, opened the International Conference on the Independent, Qualified and Ethical Exercise of the Profession of Lawyers. He stressed the significance of the advocate’s profession for strengthening the rule of law: “Democratic society does...

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Training on criminal investigations and human rights in Armenia

3-5 and 24-26 June 2016 Yerevan

On 3-5 and 24-26 June 2016, the Council of Europe trained twenty-two Justice Academy future trainers on conducting criminal investigations in line with the European Convention on Human Rights. During six days international and local experts provided four distinct courses, namely: General criminal...

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Officials, experts and civil society exchange on judicial practices in EaP

28 June 2016 Chisinau

On 28 June 2016, three Working Groups gathering representatives from judiciaries, ministries of justice, bar associations and civil society organisations of Eastern Partnership countries, will meet in Chisinau to discuss issues related to: selection, evaluation and promotion of judges; the role...

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Presentation of human rights publications to the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan

24 June 2016 Baku

On 24 June 2016, the Council of Europe will organise an event to present human rights publications to the library of the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan. Several guidebooks produced by the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights have been translated into Azerbaijani and printed by...

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Training courses for Georgian media on pre-election campaign

22, 26 and 26 June and 9-10 July 2016 Tbilisi and Batumi

On 22, 26, 29 June and 9-10 July 2016, the Council of Europe (CoE) in partnership with the Georgian National Communications Commission, the Georgian Public Service Broadcaster and the Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters held a serious of trainings for the representatives of the Georgian...

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Helping prisoners in Ukraine understand their rights

21 June 2016 Kyiv

A practical Question and Answer handbook on prisoners’ rights in Ukraine has been developed jointly by the Council of Europe experts, prisoners’ advocates, human rights defenders, representatives of the Ombudsman Office and the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. This self-help handbook is to...

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Increasing trust in media in Ukraine

13-14 June 2016 Kyiv

The media Regulator, broadcasters and international experts have discussed simplification of the licensing in audiovisual sphere The draft Law on Audiovisual Services aims to revise the approach to licensing in audiovisual sector of Ukraine. In order to share the European regulatory practices and...

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Launching of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme ”Atlantis”

On 20 May the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia (MoC) launched the psychosocial rehabilitation programme ”Atlantis” in two prisons of Georgia. The programme “Atlantis” (12 steps) supports convicts dependent on psychoactive substances in their rehabilitation. Those involved in the programme are...

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