Study Visit of Journalists from Azerbaijan

11-12 May 2016 Strasbourg

On 11-12 May 2016, a study visit of Azerbaijani journalists will take place in Strasbourg. The study visit is organized within the CoE/EU PCF Project “Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan. The main aim of the study visit is to raise awareness on European Convention on Human...

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Cascade training seminar for judges

28-29 April 2016 Baku

23 judges of courts of first instance and Baku Appeal Court were trained on Article 8 (Right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights during a two-day cascade training seminar held in Baku on 28-29 April 2016. The training was led by an international...

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Roundtable on elections in Belarus Parliament

18 May 2016 Minsk

A round table on electoral standards and improvement of the electoral process in Belarus will take place in Minsk on 18 May 2016, with a veiw to the forthcoming Belarusian parliamentary elections in September 2016. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe observed the October 2015...

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Training on the right to a private life in Georgia

8 April 2016 Tbilisi

On 7-8 April, 2016 the Council of Europe organised a two-day training activity on the right to private life, in collaboration with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office. The aim of the training was to raise awareness of the prosecutors on the recent caselaw of the European Court of the Human Rights...

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Launch of the online HELP anti-discrimination course for Georgian prosecutors

12 April 2016 Tbilisi

On April 12 2016, the Council of Europe, in collaboration with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, launched the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) distance learning course on anti-discrimination issues for Georgian prosecutors. The course will last until the end of July...

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Moldova Internet User’s Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Day

28 April 2016 Chisinau

The first ever international conference on “The Internet User’s Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Day” in the Republic of Moldova was organised under the Joint Project of the Council of Europe and the European Union “Strengthening the respect for human rights in the implementation of the Republic...

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Fair trial standards training in Georgia

23 April 2016 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe organised a 6-day training of trainers (ToT) event for Georgian prosecutors in co-operation with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office. The training was held in two sessions from 29-31 March and from 21-23 April 2016. The ToT aimed to prepare a pool of trainers for the Chief...

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Judicial training on jury trial standards in Georgia

29 April 2016 Tbilisi

On 25-26 and 27-28 April, the Council of Europe organised 2 two-day training sessions on the jury trial standards for judges and assistant judges in Georgia in collaboration with the High School of Justice. The training sessions aimed to improve judges’ and their assistants’ knowledge on jury...

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Rights and fundamental freedoms of Internet users in Moldova

22 April 2016 Chişinău

On Thursday 28 April, the Joint Project of the Council of Europe and European Union “Strengthening the respect for human rights in the implementation of the Republic of Moldova’s Digital Agenda” will organise an international conference on “The Internet User’s Rights and Fundamental Freedoms...

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Support to the Georgian Bar Association: Georgian lawyers discuss initial training standards with French colleagues

11-14 April 2016 Paris

The Georgian Bar Association is planning to introduce the initial training program for the individuals who have passed lawyers’ entrance examination and require further guidance to fully acquire practical skills. The Council of Europe – EU “Support to the Georgian Bar Association” Project has...

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Call for offers: promotional film production

21 April 2016 Strasbourg

A call for offers has been published to produce three short promotion films on EU/CoE regional projects in Eastern Partnership countries. More information can be found in the terms of reference. The deadline for submission of offers is 13 May 2016.

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Judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership

6 April 2016 Lviv

The Regional Steering Group (RSG) of the project for regional dialogue on judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership Countries held its second meeting, hosted in the city of Lviv, Ukraine, on 6 April 2016. The group comprises 27 legal professionals representing ministries of justice, the...

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Enhancing the right to data protection in Georgia

14 April 2016 Tbilisi

On 14 April 2016, the Council of Europe (CoE) in partnership with the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia will hold a roundtable discussion on the Draft Amendments to the Law of Georgia on Personal Data Protection and Council of Europe Experts’ Opinion on the Draft. Within the framework...

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

5 - 6 April 2016 Chisinau

A group of 30 judges and prosecutors attended a training seminar with the topic “Women’s rights: Access to Justice and Women’s Career in the Judiciary” organised by the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova with the support of the Council of Europe in the framework of the...

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New report on prison overcrowding in EaP

8 April 2016 Yerevan, Kyiv and Chisinau

A report on criminal justice responses to prison overcrowding in Eastern Partnership countries has just been published. The report describes and comments on the current situation in four Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in relation to tackling...

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Data protection in Armenia

29 January 2016 Yerevan

The Personal Data Protection Agency of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia and the Council of Europe organised a workshop on “Personal Data Protection and Freedom of Information” on 29 January 2016. The event marked 28 January International Personal Data Protection Day. The...

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Call for expert

4 April 2016

A call for an expert on communication has been announced for the project 'strengthening the capacities of the Centre for Continuous Electoral training of the Republic of Moldova' The terms of reference include all the information on the required qualifications and tasks and how to apply. Terms...

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Human Rights on the Internet in Moldova

30 March 2016 Chisinau

Moldovan stakeholders positively endorsed the Council of Europe report on Human Rights on the Internet in the Republic of Moldova, at a roundtable held on 30 March 2016. The aim of the Report was to assess whether national policies are in line with Council of Europe adopted standards...

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Improving International Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Eastern Partnership Region

4-5 April 2016 Kyiv

A third international event on “Improving International Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Eastern Partnership Region” will be held in Kyiv on 4-5 April 2016. The meeting is an opportunity to continue the previous discussions, from Bucharest and Tbilisi, on standard templates for international...

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Assessing law enforcement and service provider cooperation in fighting cybercrime

30 March 2015 Kyiv

An assessment visit on public/private cooperation took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 30-1 April. This assessment will map current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks regarding public/private, and specifically law enforcement/service provider cooperation, in fighting cybercrime. The...

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