Second session of Training of Trainers course in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 December 2016 Mostar

The second session of Training of Trainers (ToT) course for the staff members of the Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Mostar from 5 to 8 December 2016. The Training was organised within the framework of the joint initiative between the European Union and...

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First Steering Committee Meeting of Actions on Education

13 December 2016 Podgorica

The meeting took place on 9 December in Podgorica and was attended by representatives from key stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, the Bureau for Education Services, the Anti-Corruption Agency, and the Centre for Vocational Education. The main purpose of the meeting was to present...

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Further activities on improving offenders’ management programmes

12 December 2016 Banja Luka

During her visit to Banja Luka, the U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maureen Cormack, paid a visit to one of the drafting sessions of the working group formed under the auspices of the European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey project in...

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Roundtable on protection against discrimination

12 December 2016 Mostar

Institution of the Human Rights Ombudsman of BiH, relevant public institutions and civil society held on 24 November 2016 in Mostar a roundtable on various aspects of protection against discrimination. The roundtable was organised within the framework of the joint initiative between the European...

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Steering Committee meetings on actions in Serbia and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

5 December 2016 Belgrade, Skopje

On 1-2 December, three Steering Committee meetings took place on joint European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility projects in Serbia and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". The two-day meeting for the action on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Serbia...

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Launch of the action 'Accountability of the Judicial System'

1 December 2016 Podgorica

The Action “Accountability of the Judicial System” was launched on 24 November 2016 in Podgorica, as a part of the Joint Co-operation Programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”. The impact of the Action will be strengthening...

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On-site assessment mission on disciplinary procedures for inmates in ‘the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’

30 November 2016 Skopje

An on-site assessment mission was carried out by two Council of Europe experts in the period 31 October to 2 November 2016 with aim to conduct situation analysis and application in practice of the existing provisions regulating disciplinary procedures and measures for prisoners in the country. As...

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First drafting session in Skopje on the Strategy on implementing zero tolerance policy to ill-treatment in prisons

30 November 2016 Skopje

A 2-day drafting session on the Strategy on zero tolerance to ill-treatment in prisons was held on 17-18 November 2016 in Skopje. The session of the working group, composed of representatives from the Directorate for Execution of Sanctions at the Ministry of Justice and representatives from the...

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Launch of the FILL project in Montenegro

29 November 2016 Podgorica

The Action “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the ECtHR case-law on national level - FILL”, was launched on 24 November 2016 in Podgorica, as a part of the Joint Horizontal Facility Launching Event which focused on all six Actions that will be implemented in...

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Launching Conference of the Horizontal Facility Action “Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Albania”

29 November 2016 Tirana

The Launching Conference of the Action “Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Albania”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe as part of the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey took place in Tirana,...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro”

29 November 2016 Podgorica

The first Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the Action 'Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro' took place on 23 November 2016 in Podgorica. The SC comprised representatives of the beneficiary institutions: Ministry of Justice/Institute for the...

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EU and Council of Europe launch new programme of support to reforms in the areas of rule of law, democracy and human rights

28 November 2016 Podgorica

On 24 November 2016, the European Union and the Council of Europe, through the joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” (Horizontal Facility), assisted the authorities of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New programme of the European Union and Council of Europe to be launched in Montenegro

22 November 2016 Podgorica

On 24 November 2016, the Joint Programme of the European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” (Horizontal Facility) in Montenegro will be launched at the Hilton Hotel, Podgorica. The event will focus on the six Actions under the Horizontal Facility...

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Meeting of the Working Group for enhancing human rights in prisons

22 November 2016 Mostar

The Working Group formed under the auspices of the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey project in Bosnia and Herzegovina “Enhancing human rights protection of detained and sentenced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina” met on 16-18 November 2016 in Mostar to design operational...

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First Training of Trainers (ToT) course is underway in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 November 2016 Vlasic

The first session of Training of Trainers (ToT) course for staff members of the Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina is underway on Vlasic from 14 to 17 November 2016. The Training is organised within the framework of the joint initiative between the European Union and...

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Launching Event for the Horizontal Facility Action: Enhancing the Protection of Human Rights of Prisoners in Kosovo*

14 November 2016 Pristina

The Action ‘’Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Kosovo’’, co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) as part of the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey” and implemented by the CoE, was launched on 07 November 2016 in Pristina. It is...

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Launching and 1st Steering Board meeting of the EU/CoE project on “Fighting Bullying and Extremism in the Education System in Albania”

9 November 2016 Tirana

The Council of Europe and the European Union Delegation to Albania marked the official start of implementation of the Horizontal Facility Action against Bullying and Extremism in the education system in Albania with a launching event on 3 November 2016. The European Commission’s Progress Report...

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First workshop on the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights relating to discrimination on different grounds for lawyers

7 November 2016 Banja Luka

The first workshop on the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights relating to discrimination on different grounds for the lawyers of the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Banja Luka from 3 to 4 November 2016. The workshop is organised within...

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On-site assessment mission on disciplinary procedures for inmates in ‘the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’

4 November 2016 Skopje

An on-site assessment mission was carried out by two Council of Europe experts in the period 31 October to 2 November 2016 with aim to conduct situation analysis and application in practice of the existing provisions regulating disciplinary procedures and measures for prisoners in the country. As...

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First working group meeting to review the treatment of vulnerable groups of prisoners

4 November 2016 Skopje

A 2-day working group meeting was held on 1-2 November 2016 in Skopje. The meeting was facilitated by three international experts for a total of 12 working group members, officials from the Directorate for Execution of Sanctions and representatives from the national penitentiary system. The aim...

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