International Conference on Constitutional Courts

24-25 September 2015 Chisinau, Moldova

How do constitutional courts in Eastern Partnership countries interact with the legislative and executive powers? How are judges nominated and budgets approved? The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe co-organised together with the Constitutional Court of the Republic Moldova, a Conference...

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Ethics and disciplinary issues in the Georgian Bar Association's legal framework

19 August 2015 Tbilisi

Gaps have been found in the rules governing ethics and disciplinary issues for Georgian lawyers. European experts participated in a lively exchange of views in a round table with Georgian Bar Association Ethics Commission members, as well as the representatives of the Executive Council,...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: implementing recommendations together

7 August 2015 Chisinau

On 7 August 2015, a second expert visit to Chisinau took place as part of the European Union and Council of Europe project: “Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova”. This was a follow-up to the assessment visit, which had taken place...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: towards an enhanced clients’ privacy and personal data protection

3 August 2015 Chisinau

On 3 August 2015, in the framework of the project "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" of the PCF Project on Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova, an workshop was organised in Chisinau to address matters related to the...

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Inception visit by CEPEJ experts to the Republic of Azerbaijan

21-24 July 2015 Azerbaijan

On 21-24 July 2015, a delegation of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) experts visited the Republic of Azerbaijan in the framework of the Project “Support to Increased Efficiency of Courts, Improved Training of Judges and Judicial Self-governance in Azerbaijan”, which...

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Information meeting for the speakers of the Armenian and (Urum) Turkish languages

29-30 June 2015 Tsalka, Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda, Georgia

On 29 June and 30 June 2015, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with national and local authorities, organised two information meetings on the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages for speakers of the Armenian and Urum Turkish languages residing in the cities of Tsalka,...

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Workshop on European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML)

6-7 June 2015 Georgia

On 6-7 June 2015, the Council of Europe organised a workshop for experts, academicians and linguists working on minority issues and minority and Caucasian languages, in order to provide them with objective information on the Charter, present the content and scope of the ECRML provisions that...

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Regional study on women's political representation in EaP countries

20 – 21 July 2015 Tbilisi, Georgia

A two-day working group meeting aimed at the preparation of a regional study on women's political representation in EaP countries will take place in Tbilisi on 20 – 21 July 2015. The activity, organised in the framework of the joint EU/CoE EaP project on “Reforming electoral legislation and...

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Information meeting for Georgian, Kist/Chechen, Ossetian, Avar and Udi speakers

21-22 July 2015 Akhmeta and Kvareli, Georgia

On 21 and 22 July 2015, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with local authorities, organized two information meetings on the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages for the speakers of the Kist/Chechen, Ossetian, Avar and Udi languages residing in Akhmeta and Kvareli...

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Training on European standards in antidiscrimination in Ukraine

13-14 July 2015 Ukraine

On 13-14 July 2015, the third and final of a series of workshops was held for the representatives of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights on antidiscrimination in the light of European human rights standards. With the help of national and international experts, the...

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Study visit of Ukrainian National School of Judges

30 June - 3 July Krakow, Poland

On 30 June-3 July, representatives of the National School of Judges of Ukraine participated in a study visit to the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution of Poland, in Krakow. This study visit is part of the European Union and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation Framework...

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New project on human rights standards in Ukraine

24 June 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine

The new joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe “Strengthening the Implementation of European Human Rights Standards in Ukraine” was officially launched on 24 June 2015. The project is implemented through the European Union and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation...

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The Congress provides a platform for discussion and support for positive change in local governance through exchanges with peers and experts

Congress 10 July 2015 Tbilisi

Nataliya Romanova, Vice-President of the Congress, opened the first regional Conference of the programme “Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance” on 10 July 2015 in Tbilisi (Georgia), as part of the European Union and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation Framework...

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Meeting of Regional Network of Journalists’ Self-Regulatory Bodies

2-3 July 2015 Tbilisi

Within the framework of the joint EU/CoE Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework 2015-2017 project “Promote Professional and Responsible Journalism by Supporting Regional Network of Self-Regulatory Bodies”, the Council of Europe organised a regional meeting of the representatives...

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Launch of the project "Further support to penitentiary reform in Ukraine"

DG I: Criminal Law Cooperation Unit 2 July 2015 Ukraine

A new project, financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe, which aims to move the Ukrainian penitentiary system from a punitive to a rehabilitative approach, is being launched in Kyiv on 3 July at the Radisson Hotel in Yaroslaviv Val. The three-year project has a...

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Conference on liberty and security

Venice Commission 27-28 June 2015 Batumi, Georgia

How is the right to liberty and security (Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights) protected in the Eastern Partnership countries? How is this right implemented? What are the restrictions to this right? These were the some of the questions discussed at the 5th Black Sea International...

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Georgian Ministers attend project launch in Tbilisi

Pompidou Group 22 June 2015 Tbilisi

Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr Aleksandre Tabatadze, Deputy Minister of Education, Ms Lia Gigauri, and the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Mr Alessandro Savaris, as well as high –level representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Corrections and Ministry of...

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Update on activities to strengthen human rights implementation in Ukraine

Field office in Kyiv 22 June 2015 Ukraine

Within the component on “Support to the police reform and fighting against ill-treatment and impunity” the project is assisting Ukrainian authorities by providing expertise in the course of the police reform, ensuring compliance of the legislative and regulatory frameworks with European...

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Better self-governance for an improved quality of the profession of lawyers in the Republic of Moldova: experts’ visit and opening event

ODGP 16-18 June 2015 Chisinau

On 16-18 June a delegation of Council of Europe experts visited the Republic of Moldova to begin the implementation of project: "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association". The start of the project was timed with the successful elections of the President of the Moldovan Bar Association, new...

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Strengthening local governance in the Eastern Partnership

ODGP 25-28 May 2015 Prague and Vienna

In the framework of the project “Strengthening institutional framework for local governance in the six Eastern Partnership countries” (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraine) funded by EU and CoE, two expert meetings were held: • First Expert meeting comparative study on...

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