Strengthening the implementation of European human rights standards
New report on ill-treatment in the activities of the national police of Ukraine: forms, extent, groundsKyiv 4 May 2018
The new report on “Ill-treatment in the activities of the National police of Ukraine: forms,...
MINSK 18 April 2018
On 18 April 2018 a Round Table on “Legal Aspects of the Abolition of Death Penalty” was organized...
Workshop on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and reopening of cases based on its judgmentstbilisi 3 april 2018
The European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Supreme Court of Georgia,...
Belarus 7 February 2018
On 29 January-2 February 2018 the Council of Europe held in Dzershinsk, Belarus, a winter school...
Specific objective 1: support the alignment of human rights policies and practice by ensuring compliance of legislative and regulatory frameworks with European standards and capacity-building for legal professionals and National Human Rights Institutions, including the reinforcement of Ombudsmen Offices
- relevant national legislation is in place and/or amended in line with European human rights standards (criminal justice, social rights, non-discrimination, data protection, social rights).
- institutional mechanisms and structures are in place and/or operational (e.g. Human Rights Centres, Focal Points and mechanisms as required by conventions, institutionalised consultation procedures).
- relevant professional groups have knowledge about human rights standards and are able to apply them in their work.
- relevant national training organisations have strengthened capacity to continuously and sustainably train their target groups on human rights standards.
- interaction between civil society and authorities in the democratic decision-making process is reinforced.
- national parliaments have increased awareness of the necessity to revise national legislation and bring it in line with the European Social Charter (revised) as ratified by their country.
Specific objective 2: support the full execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments through reinforcement of parliamentary involvement
- increased awareness of members of parliaments in the EaP countries’ on the existing parliamentary mechanisms to ensure execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments.
- increased compliance of the national legal framework with the European Convention of Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
- parliamentary committees’ staffs have better capability to assist MPs in ensuring compatibility of national legislation with the ECHR and compliance with European Court of Human Rights case-law.