Georgian Mayors together to build ethical governance

23-25 February 2016 Tbilisi

‘In this present time and present situation, we as mayors and “gamgebelis” have the responsibility to lead behavioural change in our municipalities. The transparent and proactive approaches that we incorporate into our work will enable our citizens, and indeed our communities as a whole, to...

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Regional Conference “Criminal Justice Responses to Prison Overcrowding in Eastern Partnership Countries”

18 February 2016 Tbilisi

A Regional Conference “Criminal Justice Responses to Prison Overcrowding in Eastern Partnership Countries” took place on 18 February 2016, in Tbilisi (Georgia). The conference brought together representatives of the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia and Ministries of Justice of Armenia, Moldova...

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Human rights on and offline in Moldova

22-23 February 2016 Chisinau

Forty judges, prosecutors and cadidate judges of the Republic of Moldova have followed a training course to further increase skills and knowledge on the European Court of Human Rights case law and Council of Europe standards on human rights protection on the internet and rule of law in the...

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Human rights education in the EaP

Kyiv 2-4 February 2016

Within the CoE/EU Programme “Promoting Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship in Eastern Partnership countries”, a second stage training for trainers and teachers on human rights education and education for democratic citizenship was organised on 2nd – 4th February 2016 in Kyiv. The...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: experts’ opinion on the draft Law on the Profession of Lawyer

16 February 2016 Chisinau

On 16 February 2016 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 round table to enable discussions between the experts who drafted an assessment of...

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Efficiency of Courts in Azerbaijan

2 March 2016

The meeting of the Steering Committee for the Project “Support to Increased Efficiency of Courts, Improved Training of Judges and Judicial Self-governance in Azerbaijan”, will be organised on 2 March 2016, with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Judicial Legal...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: communication skills

20 February 2016 Chisinau

On 20 February 2016, 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” organized, jointly with the “Action for Justice Project” funded by the US Embassy in Moldova...

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Moldova: human rights online and offline

22-23 February 2016 Chisinau

Thirty judges and prosecutors will follow a training course to further increase skills and knowledge on the European Court of Human Rights case law and Council of Europe standards on human rights protection on the internet and rule of law in the digital world, on 22-23 February in Chisinau. The...

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Long-term electoral assistance to the election related stakeholders of Armenia

17 February 2016 Yerevan

A new project to improve cooperation between electoral stakeholders, promote political participation of women and encourage active participation of young voters in the electoral process was officially launched Friday 5 February in Yerevan by Council of Europe and European Union. “It is a crucial...

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Support to Georgia Bar Association: Ethics Commission

16 February 2016 Borjomi

In order to further enhance the quality of the Ethics Commission’s decisions and provide clear, well-substantiated reasoning to the citizens of Georgia, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the USAID and the Georgian Bar Association organised a two day training on legal drafting and...

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Preventing and combating discrimination in Moldova

2 March 2016 Chisinau

On 26 February 2016, a training course on Council of Europe framework and institutions for protection against discrimination was held for 17 participants from the Moldovan Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality, and the Ombudsperson Office. An international...

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Money in politics

15 February 2016 Tbilisi

A regional conference on Money in Politics on 18-19 February 2016, will gather political finance experts from around the world to identify areas of political finance regulations in need of reform; exchange good practices and lessons learnt on the effective enforcement and monitoring of political...

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Combating prison overcrowding in Eastern Partnership countries

4-5 February 2016 Kyiv

Fourteen trainers, who are responsible for training prison and probation staff, from four of the countries of the Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine participated in a training course on how to combat prison overcrowding. The structure of curriculum and relevant...

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Roundtable for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers on the new rule of witness interrogation

11 February 2016 Tbilisi

On 11 February 2016, the Council of Europe organised a roundtable on the new rule of witness interrogation. Judges, prosecutors, lawyers and police academy representatives participated in the meeting, which was chaired by the Chief Justice Ms Nino Gvenetadze and the head of the Council of Europe...

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Call for expression of interest for short-term consultants

Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Directorate General for Democracy has issued a call for expression of interest for short-term consultants under the Council of Europe and European Union's joint project “Promoting Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship (EDC/HRE) in the Eastern Partnership...

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Effective internal and external communications are key to a successful Bar Association

22-23 January 2016 Georgia

The Georgian Bar Association participated in a two-day training course on internal and external communication. The status quo and possible challenges that the Georgian Bar Association are facing in reaching out to its members and the external audience were overviewed by the Council of Europe’s...

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Cascade training seminars

November-December 2015 Baku

The group of future trainers of the Academy of Justice, trained in the framework of the EU/COE Joint Programme on “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in Azerbaijan”, started conducting training seminars on the European...

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PCF presented to diplomatic delegations to the Council of Europe

22 January 2016 Strasbourg

The activities of the CoE/EU Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Eastern Partnership countries were presented to the Permanent Representations and Observers to the Council of Europe. The PCF had a stand during the Open Day of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes (ODGP), which...

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Eastern Partnership Constitutional Courts dialogue

8-10 October 2015 Yerevan

Representatives of Constitutional Courts from the Eastern Partnership countries discussed “The role of Constitutional Courts in strengthening the independence of the Judicial power” at the 20th Yerevan International Conference on 8-10 October, 2015. The Constitutional Court of the Republic of...

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