State Audit Institution and Supreme State Prosecution protocol will contribute to identifying possible illegal actions and cases and their prompt processing

5 December 2018 Podgorica

Representatives of the State Audit Institution (SAI) and the Supreme State Prosecution (SSP) signed today a Protocol on co-operation, which aims, as it was announced, to contribute to identifying possible illegal actions and cases and their prompt processing. Protocol was signed by the Supreme...

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How to get justice in court in Strasbourg

10 December 2018 Podgorica

According to the number of complaints before the European Court of Human Rights in relation to the number of inhabitants, Montenegro is among the first five countries this year. According to the Council of Europe data, this year, the citizens of Montenegro mostly complained about the violation of...

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Integrity plans - a powerful tool in preventing fraud in higher education

11 December 2018 Budva

Integrity plans represent a powerful tool in preventing fraud in the area of higher education, and it is necessary to step up the awareness of academics and students of ethical standards - it was announced at the opening of the two-day seminar "Integrity in higher education - a challenge for...

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Fifth Steering Committee meeting of the anti-trafficking action

11 December 2018 Belgrade

“Thanks to the Council of Europe and European Union funded action, concrete results have been accomplished in the anti-trafficking field in Serbia as an example of strong co-operation and commitment of national institutions and civil society organisations”, stressed the National Anti-Trafficking...

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Ninth co-ordination meeting between the Ombudsman institution and public institutions from five municipalities

11 December 2018 Livno

Improving co-operation and establishment of a direct contact between the Ombudsman institution and the public institutions from Kupres, Drvar, Livno, Bosnako Grahovo and Glamoč was in focus of the ninth co-ordination meeting held on 11 December in Livno. The purpose of this meeting was to...

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One-week placement for two lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

11 December 2018 Pristina

One-week placement for two lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been organised with the office of Ombudsman of Kosovo* from 19 to 23 November 2018. The purpose of the placement was to get acquainted with best practices in combating discrimination, institutional...

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Training session “Implementation of the Code of Ethics for judges and prosecutors”

11 December 2018 Budva

Judges and prosecutors from courts and prosecution offices in the southern region of Montenegro participated in a training on the implementation of the Code of Ethics. The event took place on 7 December 2018 in Budva and was organised by the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica in...

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Prohibition of torture discussed in Belgrade on Human Rights Day

10 December 2018 Belgrade

The seminar on Prohibition of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, organised by the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade and OSCE Mission to Serbia took place in Belgrade today, on Human Rights Day. “International human rights law prescribes that there are no circumstances...

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Serbian prosecutors engaged in strengthening prosecutorial independence

7 December 2018 Belgrade

The Prosecutors’ Association of Serbia in co-operation with the action “Strengthening Legal Guarantees for Independent and Impartial Tribunals” organised a conference on independence of prosecutors which brought together around 200 prosecutors, deputy prosecutors as well as judges and...

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National human rights institutions advocating for human rights and non-discrimination in the Western Balkans

7 December 2018 Sarajevo

A two day regional conference “Advocacy for human rights and non-discrimination by national human rights institutions in the Western Balkans” took place on 29-30 November 2018 in Sarajevo and brought together the representatives of Ombudsman and Equality bodies from Albania, Bosnia and...

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100 prison employees attend series of workshops devoted to presentation of the newly adopted Code of Ethics

6 December 2018 Podgorica

Following the adoption of the Code of Ethics for the employees of the Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions in Montenegro, a series of workshops were organised to familiarize the prison staff with the provisions of the new Code. Nearly 100 employees of different professional profile...

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Media and communication skills workshop for the High Judicial Council

5 December 2018 Sabac

How to successfully communicate with the media and target audiences was in the focus of a two-day workshop for members of the High Judicial Council (HJC) held in Šabac on 3-4 December 2018. Six HJC members had an opportunity to discuss challenges and their experience related to media with experts...

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Update of the National Risk Assessment begins with support from the Action against economic crime

5 December 2018 Skopje

A hundred and thirty representatives of the public and private sector gathered in Skopje on 19-20 November, to launch the update of the National Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NRA). In the course of the two days, participants and Council of Europe experts...

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State authorities trained on conducting financial investigations

5 December 2018 Ohrid

Sixteen high level representatives from different Macedonian state authorities were trained on conducting financial investigations in Ohrid, on 13-16 November. Representatives from the Special Prosecutors Office, Financial Intelligence Office, Public Prosecutors Office, Ministry of Interior,...

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Cascade training for Albanian judges on effective remedies for length of proceedings

5 December 2018 Korca

The action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Right judgments” in Albania aims at improving the capacity of the judiciary to apply the Court’s case-law at the national level, as well as at enabling legal professionals to...

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Discussion on the criteria for selection of members to council(s) of national minorities

5 December 2018 Konjic

Third meeting of the Minority Co-ordination Group was held yesterday in Konjic. Participants discussed the proposals for new criteria for selection of members to council(s) of national minorities, especially Council of National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). One of the key criteria...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The State Prosecutor’s Office and the State Audit Institution of Montenegro sign a Protocol on co-operation

4 December 2018 Podgorica

The State Prosecutor’s Office and the State Audit Institution of Montenegro will sign a Protocol on Co-operation in Economic Crime Cases on 5 December 2018 at Hotel Centre Ville in Podgorica. The Protocol will be signed by Mr Ivica Stankovic Supreme State Prosecutor, on behalf of the State...

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Roundtable on the mechanisms for the execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgements organised in Belgrade

4 December 2018 Belgrade

The round table on how to streamline the system of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Serbia took place on 23 November 2018 in Belgrade. A three-hour meeting with the participation of judges of the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Cassation and appellate...

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Presenting the preliminary findings of the second assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo*

4 December 2018 Pristina

On 29 November 2018, the international expert of European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) Ms Julinda Beqiraj met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice to present the preliminary findings of the second CEPEJ assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo, based on the...

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Capacity building of lawyers to effectively apply national remedies for the protection of the right to trial within a reasonable time

3 December 2018 Budva

“Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the European Court of Human Rights case-law on the national level” action has contributed greatly to enhancing capacities of legal professionals to effectively apply and invoke the relevant European Court of Human Rights...

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