Improving the profession of lawyer in Georgia

20-21 June 2016 Tbilsi

Ten European Bar Associations met in Tbilisi, Georgia on 20-21 June 2016 to discuss the role of Bar Associations, their best practices, professional duties, lawyers training and lawyers’ rights. Inspired by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on the Freedom of exercise of...

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Combating hate speech in EaP media

20-21 June 2016 Tbilisi

On 20-21 June 2016, the Council of Europe (CoE) will hold the regional conference on combating hate speech in media. The event will be attended by the media professionals from the respective countries of the Eastern Partnership Initiative (EaP). During the regional conference the leading...

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Promoting professional and responsible journalism in the region

16-17 June 2016 Kakheti Region, Georgia

On 16-17 June 2016, the Council of Europe (CoE) in partnership with the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics will hold the Annual Meeting of Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies. The event will be attended by the representatives of the self-regulatory bodies from the Eastern Partnership...

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Workshop on drug dependence in Armenian prisons

10 June 2016 Yerevan

“Improving further health-care services for drug dependent prisoners is a high priority for the Armenian prison system”, said Ara Hovhannisyan, Head of the Medical Unit of the Criminal Executive Department of the Armenian Ministry of Justice during a workshop organised by the Pompidou Group of...

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Discussions on defamation in Azerbaijan

31 May 2016 Baku

A round table on defamation took place on 31 May 2016 in Baku. The conference was organised in close cooperation with the Azerbaijani Press Council. The main aim of the round table was to raise awareness on Council of Europe standards and best European practices on defamation and freedom of...

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Workshop on Criminal Justice Responses to Prison Overcrowding in EaP

headline 10 June 2016 Kyiv

How can Eastern Partnership countries prevent prison overcrowding? One of the answers is the criminal justice in each country. A regional workshop on the “Criminal Justice Responses to Prison Overcrowding in Eastern Partnership Countries” will take place on 22-23 June 2016, at the Radisson Blu...

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Second Training Seminar on Equal Access of Women to Justice conducted at the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

8 June 2016 Chisinau

On 8-9 June 2016, a new pool of judges and prosecutors attended a training seminar on women’s rights, access to justice and women’s representation and careers in the judiciary. This training was organised by the National Institute of Justice of Moldova with the support of the Council of Europe,...

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Cascade training seminars for judges and advocates

8 June 2016 Guba and Baku

Two 2-day training sessions for advocates and judges were organized on 24-25 May in Guba and on 26-27 May in Baku on Articles 3, 6 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The training seminars were led by an international expert and future trainers of the Academy of Justice of...

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A Development Strategy and Action Plan - tools to improve the of work of the Moldovan Equality Council

2 June 2016 Chisinau

The Roundtable on the assessment of the Development Strategy and Action Plan of the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality of the Republic of Moldova was organised on 2 June 2016 in Chisinau. The objective of the event was to present and discuss the...

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Support to the Georgian Bar Association: updated entrance examination software

2-9 June 2016 Tbilisi

Professional entrance examination session has been launched today at the Georgian Bar Association. This examination is a primary tool for selecting professional candidate lawyers, eventually allowing them to enter into the profession. A well-construed, properly performed and balanced examination...

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Satisfaction surveys improving efficiency of justice in Moldova

18-19 May 2016 Chisinau

A Working Group meeting on conducting satisfaction surveys in CEPEJ pilot courts of Moldova was conducted on 18-19 May 2016. Involving participation from six European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) pilot courts, from the Superior Council of Magistracy, Ministry of Justice,...

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Study visits on efficiency and quality of justice to Estonia, Slovenia and Croatia

9-12 and 24-26 May 2016 Estonia, Slovenia and Croatia

As part of the CoE/EU Eastern Partnership Programmatic Cooperation Framework 2015-2017, two study visits on efficiency and quality of justice for representatives of European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) pilot courts and justice stakeholders from Azerbaijan and Republic of...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: working towards better self-governance through strengthened regulations

30 May 2016 Chisinau

A workshop on internal regulation and decision making for members of the Council, Commissions and the Secretary General of the Moldovan Bar Association was organised in Chisinau on 30 May 2016. The workshop was delivered through a combination of European best practices presented by Mr Rytis...

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Training on anti-discrimination for Georgian Judges and Assistant Judges

16-19 May 2016 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the High School of Justice organised 2 two-day training courses for Georgian Judges and Assistant judges on Georgian and European Standards of anti-discrimination. The courses were held on 16-17 and 18-19 May. The training sessions aimed to improve...

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How can mediation facilitate the resolving of discrimination cases?

1 June 2016 Chisinau

On 1 June, a training course for the staff and members of the Moldovan Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality and for the staff of the Ombudsperson Office of the Republic of Moldova on Mediation in cases of discrimination was held in Chisinau. Ms Chila Van...

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Is the Moldovan law on ensuring equality in line with European standards?

30 May 2016 Chisinau

An assessment of the Law on Ensuring Equality in the Republic of Moldova was presented today at a roundtable in Chisinau. The roundtable provided an open forum for discussing the normative anti-discrimination framework of the Republic of Moldova. The assessment of the law provides recommendations...

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Civil Participation in Decision Making in Eastern Partnership countries

31 May 2016 Strasbourg

A study on 'Civil Participation in Decision Making in Eastern Partnership countries' has just been published. The challenges and opportunities in the field of participatory policymaking differ across the six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of...

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Georgian Court staff on a study visit to the Cassation Court of France

12-13 May 2016 Paris

The direct application of the European Convention on Human Rights by Paris Cassation Court Judges was the main topic of discussion in Paris during a study visit of the delegation of analytical staff of Georgian Courts and Prosecutor’s Office on 12 and 13 May 2016. The Georgian delegation of seven...

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Training course on discrimination on grounds of sex and gender

31 May 2016 Chisinau

Training course for the staff and members of the Moldovan Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality and for the staff of the Ombudsperson Office of the Republic of Moldova on discrimination on ground of sex and gender will be held in Chisinau on 31 May. The...

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Ensuring Access to Justice for Women in Azerbaijan

31 May 2016 Baku

As part of the regional project Improving Women’s Access to Justice in Five Countries of the Eastern Partnership, the Justice Academy of Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe organised a training seminar for 18 judges on “Ensuring Access to Justice for Women” in Baku on 31 May 2016. The training...

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