Call for tenders - for the provision of intellectual services on efficiency and quality of Justice at local level in the Republic of Albania (based on CEPEJ tools) - 2019AO92 DGI/CEPEJ

21 November 2019 Strasbourg

Under the framework of the second phase of the European Union / Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (HF II), the Council of Europe is looking for a maximum of 14 (fourteen) Providers at local level to support the implementation of the Action on ‘Strengthening...

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Action “Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Albania” launched in Tirana

21 November 2019 Tirana

Prison Administration and other Governmental and non-governmental institutions in Albania will work together with the Council of Europe towards improving the protection of prisoners’ rights and supporting their rehabilitation and reintegration back into society. The first Steering Committee...

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Assessment of the mechanism for the compensation of property in Albania

17 November 2019 Tirana

How to ensure that the rights of property owners are enforced in line with the standards developed by the European Court of Human Rights was in the focus of the meetings and consultations conducted by a team of experts from the Council of Europe that visited Albania during 15-17 November 2019. In...

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School on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights held for young legal professionals of Serbia

18 November 2019 Vršac

Twenty-four legal professionals from various public bodies, law students and researchers and human rights NGOs’ representatives participated in the first School on the execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) organised by the Council of Europe in Vršac, from 1 to 3...

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Call for tender: national consultancy services – “Strengthening the effective legal remedies to human rights violations in Serbia”

14 November 2019 Belgrade

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is looking for Providers for the provision of consultancy services for building the capacity of legal professionals and law students in Serbia to apply...

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Police and forensic staff improve human rights training capacities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

13-14 November 2019 Medjugorje

A series of training of trainers sessions for law enforcement and forensic staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina are being organised within the Action "’Strengthening human rights treatment of detained persons based on European standards and best practices". These sessions aim at improving local...

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Support to regular dialogue between national courts regarding the application of the rights set forth in the Convention

6 November 2019 Podgorica

A judicial dialogue meeting involving the representatives of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of Montenegro was held in Podgorica on 6 November 2019. The focus of the meeting was put on interpretation and application of the right to peaceful enjoyment of property set forth in the European...

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Train the trainers programme for prison guards continues in Montenegro

25 january 2018 Podgorica

The effort to strengthen the capacities of prison officers continues in the second phase of the Horizontal Facility Action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro”, with the training of prison officers on the fight against ill-treatment and humane...

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Study visit to the Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany on policing

30 January 2018 Oranienburg

A 3-day study visit to the Police Service of the Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany took place on 23-25 January for a group of 7 senior police officials from the Department for Internal Control, Criminal Investigations and Professional Standards within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of "the...

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New report assessing the judicial system in Kosovo*

31 January 2018 Pristina

An indepth assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo* has just been published. The report contains recommendations following the study visit of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice. The recommendations include: assessing the needs of citizens as regularly as possible for legal...

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Training on prison management for prison governors and deputy governors

31 January 2018 Bitola

The Directorate for Execution of Sanctions and prison managerial structures from the national penitentiary system of “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” benefited from a 4-day training on prison management, which took place on 24-27 January 2018 in Bitola. The training session focused on...

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Another step taken towards more effectively fighting ill-treatment and impunity in Montenegro

1 February 2017 Podgorica

With the aim of supporting the Montenegrin authorities to more effectively combat ill-treatment and impunity, two one-day workshops were organised in Podgorica on 15 and 16 January 2018, on investigation, documenting and processing cases of torture and ill-treatment. The training programme was...

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Final cascade training courses for legal professionals on the fight against ill-treatment and impunity

2 February 2018 Podgorica

The Council of Europe and European Union have supported the Montenegrin authorities to ensure that education and information regarding the prohibition against torture are fully included in the training of all persons who may be involved in preventing and processing cases of ill-treatment. The...

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Senior practicioners brainstorm successful transfer of knowledge amongst prison staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5 February 2018 Banja Luka

All 14 prison governors in Bosnia and Herzegovina and six prison inspectors discussed practical ways of applying skills and knowledge acquired by prison staff thus far as part of the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey initiative to promote competence and human rights- based...

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Inclusion of human rights based training in law enforcement agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5 February 2018 Banja Luka

Results of the human rights-based training programme on the overall treatment of persons deprived of liberty and provision of health care in closed environment received full endorsement by the senior policy makers at the 5th Steering Committee meeting of the Action ‘’Enhancing human rights for...

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Launching the human rights and police action in Pristina

5 February 2018 Pristina

The Action “Enhancing Human Rights Policing in Kosovo*” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe as part of the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey” and implemented by the Council of Europe, was launched on 31 January 2017 in Pristina. The Action aims at enhancing...

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Providing expertise on the draft Law on Higher Education

6 February 2018 Pristina

A working group, appointed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is working on a new Law on Higher Education in Kosovo*. During the two-day working group meeting on 1 and 2 February 2018, the international expert, Mr Dennis Farrington, reviewed the proposed amendments and provided...

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Training on protection of the right to a trial within a reasonable time

6 February 2018 Budva

The 3rd cascade training on protection of the right to trial within a reasonable time, took place on 18-19 January 2018, with the aim of enhancing capacities of legal professionals to effectively apply and invoke relevant European Court of Human Rights case-law at the national level. The project...

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Training for the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors

8 February 2018 Gevgelija

A five-day training of trainers on Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights which protects the right to liberty and security, was organised on 29 January-2 February 2018 in Gevgelija, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" for ten judges and prosecutors, as future trainers of the...

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Launch of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals course on international cooperation in criminal matters

12 February 2018 BELGRADE

The launch of the national version of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (ICCM) was organised on 7 February jointly with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia for a group of trainee...

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