Assessment of Albanian courts’ practice in light of the European Convention on Human Rights

7 - 8 November 2019 Tirana

One of the main obstacles for an effective implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights obligations at the national level is the absence of a harmonised interpretation of the Strasbourg’s Court case law by national courts. In the framework of Council of Europe continuous support for...

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Guest lecture on criminology at the Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus in Skopje

5 November 2019 Skopje

Prof. Jan Van Dijk, a former Vice-President of the Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) and an international expert in the field of criminology, was invited by the Law Faculty to speak about his experience in conducting research and data gathering through surveys...

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Panel discussion - improving access to compensation for victims of human trafficking and gender-based violence

4 November 2019 Skopje

In partnership with the French Embassy in North Macedonia and the Assembly’s Committee for Equal Opportunities of Women and Men, the panel discussion was organised on 4 November to increase the awareness and facilitate a dialogue on the importance of compensation for the victims of violence,...

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State Advocates as key actors for the protection of European human rights standards

30-31 October 2019 Durres

Reinforcing the capacity of the State Advocate of Albania to protect European human rights standards and to ensure efficient execution of the Strasbourg’s Court judgments is essential for fulfilling international obligations of the European Convention on Human Rights. In this framework, the EU...

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Senior prison managers set guidelines for case management of detainees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

30 October 2019 Sarajevo

Case management of persons deprived of liberty within the criminal justice agencies is among the key topics of the discussions taking place between the senior security and treatment prison managers from Bosnia and Herzegovina. They met at a co-ordination meeting on 30-31 October 2019 in Sarajevo...

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Introducing Horizontal Facility II to Serbian public

30 October 2019 Belgrade

The EU and the Council of Europe will keep assisting the institutions of Serbia and related actors in carrying forward important reforms in the field of justice, combatting discrimination and freedom of expression and of the media, through the EU/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal...

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Key institutions and civil society organisations in Albania come together for advancing in fighting discrimination

25 October 2019 Tirana

The protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms rests in the very foundations of the Council of Europe scope and aim. The organisation, together with the European Union, is engaged in supporting Albania in the fight against discrimination and hate speech, as well as in the protection of...

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Shared responsibility in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: addressing challenges with (new) judicial tools

25 October 2019 Sarajevo

The two-day Regional conference on ensuring the principle of subsidiarity of the European Court of Human Rights through empowering the judiciaries to apply the Court’s standards held in Sarajevo on 24 and 25 October 2019 gathered over 40 participants across the region. “Today we are launching a...

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Call for tenders: international consultancy services - “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

28 October 2019 Sarajevo

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 Provider(s) for the provision of international consultancy services in relation to the “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and...

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Call for tender: national consultancy services – “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

28 October 2019 Sarajevo

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 Provider(s) for the provision of consultancy services in relation to the “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina” to...

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Council of Europe standards of freedom of expression promoted and supported in Kosovo*

24 October 2019 Pristina

The promotion of the freedom of expression and freedom of the media in line with the Council of Europe standards, with a specific focus on the Judiciary, will be extended in Kosovo during the next 3 years, in the framework of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in KOSOVO...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: For your rights, towards European standards: introducing new phase of the Horizontal Facility programme in Serbia

28 October 2019 Belgrade

The Conference “Introducing the Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” will be held on 30 October 2019, in Aeroklub, Uzun Mirkova 4, Belgrade, from 10:30 to 12:30. Opening remarks will be given by: Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration of Serbia...

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Call for Tenders: Short-term consultancy services on strengthening accountability and professionalism in the judicial system in Montenegro

28 October 2019 Podgorica

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the Action “Accountability and Professionalism of the Judicial System in Montenegro”. In that context, it is looking for...

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Action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina” launched in Sarajevo

24 October 2019 Sarajevo

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina” was held in Sarajevo on 24 October 2019. The meeting was opened by the Ambassador Drahoslav Stefanek, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, EUD...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Shared responsibility in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: addressing challenges with (new) judicial tools

23 October 2019 Sarajevo

The Regional conference on ensuring the principle of subsidiarity of the European Court of Human Rights through empowering the judiciaries to apply the Court’s standards will be held on Thursday, 24 October 2019 in Sarajevo, at Hotel Novotel Bristol. Media statements will take place at 9:15 and...

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Council of Europe and European Union further their support for freedom of expression and media in Albania

headline 22 October 2019 Tirana

Promotion of the freedom of expression and the freedom of media will continue to be in the focus of the Council of Europe and European Union during the 2nd Phase of the jointly supported Horizontal Facility Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX II)”. The first...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services on gender analysis and mainstreaming - "Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary"

22 October 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 currently implementing the Action “Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary in Serbia”. In that context, it is looking for a...

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Addressing radicalisation in prisons and fighting violent extremism in the Western Balkans with EU and Council of Europe support

22 October 2019 Sarajevo

The growing number of violent extremist offenders, including foreign terrorists fighters, in prisons in the Western Balkans calls for reconsidering the existing measures and common approaches to dealing with this category of inmates, concluded the participants of the conference “Facilitating...

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Albanian institutions engage in further enforcing execution of Strasbourg court judgments

21 October 2019 Tirana

Improving the capacity of the Albanian judiciary to apply the European Court of Human Rights case-law at the national level, as well as to enable legal professionals to effectively apply remedies related to non-enforcement of national judgments constitute a priority area of assistance for the...

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Albanian justice system further supported in strengthening its efficiency and quality

21 October 2019 Tirana

Since 2014, the European Union and the Council of Europe have been providing a comprehensive assistance towards efficiency and quality of justice system in Albania. Part of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” programme has provided the assistance focused on improving the...

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