Abolition of death penalty discussed in Minsk

18 April 2018 MINSK

On 18 April 2018 a Round Table on “Legal Aspects of the Abolition of Death Penalty” was organized in Minsk by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Working Group of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on the Study of Death Penalty as a Measure of Punishment Applied in the...

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Seminar on the treatment of women offenders

17 April 2018 Tsaghkadzor

A two-day training seminar on “International standards on women offenders: rules for the treatment of women prisoners” was organised on 14-15 April in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. It aimed at enhancing the theoretical and practical knowledge and professionalism of the staff of the Human Rights...

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Working group meeting to develop an online course on women's access to justice

6 April 2018 Strasbourg

A new e-learning course on women’s access to justice is being developed and will provide a tool for the promotion of gender-sensitive justice in the Council of Europe member states. On 28-29 March 2018, a group of experts from the United Kingdom, Georgia and the Republic Moldova came together...

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Judges, prosecutors and judicial staff of the Republic of Moldova trained on non-discrimination and equality

3 april 2018 chisinau

Two set of training courses on non-discrimination and equality, held on 28-30 March in Chisinau, gathered a mixed group of judges, prosecutors, clerks and judicial assistants. The courses were designed to equip participants with new abilities and skills for examining discrimination cases and...

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Workshop on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and reopening of cases based on its judgments

3 april 2018 tbilisi

The European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Supreme Court of Georgia, organized a workshop on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and reopening cases based on its judgments The workshop brought together members of High Council of Justice,...

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PRESS RELEASE: second regional cybercrime co-operation exercise

headline 21 March 2018 Chisinau

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe, within the framework of Cybecrime@EAP 2018 and Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) projects, is supporting the joint efforts of the Computer Emergency Response Team Moldova and Computer Emergency Response Team Romania in the...

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Round table on the draft Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia

16 march 2018 yerevan

A round table discussion on the draft Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia was organised on 14 March. This was an important initiative, as it gave guests and the members of the working group tasked to draft the new Code the opportunity to benefit from exchanges with the Council of Europe...

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Law 121 on Ensuring Equality: 5 years in force in the Republic of Moldova

27 February 2018 Chisinau

The international conference to mark 5 years of the implementation of the Law on Ensuring Equality will be held in Chisinau on 1 March 2018. It is organised by the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality from the Republic of Moldova (Equality Council), in...

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Conference on the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights

22 February 2018 Baku

A conference took place on 15 February in Baku to provide a forum for open discussions on national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. It welcomed the participation of international experts and a lawyer of the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. Attendees were...

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Human rights for Belarusian students

7 February 2018 Belarus

On 29 January-2 February 2018 the Council of Europe held in Dzershinsk, Belarus, a winter school on European Human Rights Standards. The five-day event was organised in co-operation with Belarusian State University for a group of 28 students of law and international relations. The central theme...

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More protection against child labour and better access to schools are some of the recommendations for the Republic of Moldova

31 January 2018 Chisinau

A new report on the implementation of the European Social Charter in the Republic of Moldova was prepared by Dr Olivier De Schutter, Council of Europe expert. The report was developed based both on desk research and on a fact-finding mission conducted in Chisinau in December 2017. The report...

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Supporting Georgian judiciary to run jury trials in line with European Convention on Human Rights standards

25 January 2018 Tbilisi

On 17 November 2017, the Council of Europe presented main findings of the Report on “Operation of Jury Trials in Georgia” in the format of scientific-consultative council of the Chief Justice of Georgia as a part of the continuous support of the European Union and Council of Europe to Georgian...

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Evaluation of impact “Strengthening integrity and combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia” (2015-2017)

12 January 2018 Yerevan

When a project ends, it is a good time to reflect on its results and its impact. What it has achieved, what went well, what could be lessons learnt and provide guidance for future actions. This was the purpose of the evaluation report, conducted by Ms Teddi Fishman, an independent expert active...

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Right to appeal in the criminal justice system in Belarus

22 December 2017 Minsk

Challenges to the introduction of the institute of appeal in criminal proceedings were discussed on 19 December 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, by the representatives of the judiciaries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and the Council of Europe experts. The interregional conference...

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Round table to present and discuss the consolidated guidelines on healthcare rights of prisoners in Armenia

21 December 2017 Yerevan

To enhance the protection of healthcare rights of prisoners in practice, Council of Europe developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Armenia a compilation of guidelines for medical staff covering both practical aspects as well as the related regulatory framework. The guidelines...

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Training for the medical staff of nine prison healthcare units on the use of the medical equipment provided the project

21 December 2017 Armenia

The capacity of medical staff to deliver medical services for detained persons in nine prisons of Armenia was strengthened with the organisation of nine one-day training sessions on the use of medical equipment purchased earlier in the year with the financial support of the project. In total,...

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Training seminar on introduction to modern human resources management at local level

18 December 2017 Minsk

A training seminar introducing modern human resource management took place in Minsk on 12-14 December 2017 within the framework of bilateral co-operation under the Partnership for Good Governance between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The event gathered the heads and top human...

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A stocktaking conference on the project to support penitentiary reform in Ukraine

14 December 2018 Kyiv

The project stocktaking conference was held in Kyiv on 16 November 2017 to inform all stakeholders about the progress made since 2015 and to share the plans for 2018. The members of the Project Co-ordination Committee - Mr Iurii Miroshnychenko, MP, and the Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr Denys...

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Continuation of the work to support the fight against discrimination in Moldova

12 December 2017 Chisinau

On 11 December 2017, the Council of Europe and European Union joint project - Supporting national efforts for prevention and combating discrimination in Moldova – part of the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG), organised the third steering committee meeting. Representatives of the Council of...

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Lessons learnt, assessing progress and moving forward in local self-governance

7 December 2017 Vienna

In a series of closing events under the Partnership for Good Governance’ Theme on Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance, a regional meeting on "Monitoring and evaluation of programmes for professional development in local self governance" and a workshop on "E-learning...

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