Information event on EU/CoE joint programmes on the occasion of the 2019 Europe day

10 May 2019 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the 2019 Europe Day, the Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes organised an information event on 10 May 2019 in Strasbourg dedicated to the promotion of the cooperation between the...

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Workshop on developing the capacity and skills of national civil society organisations to investigate and report in the field of prevention of torture and ill-treatment

9 May 2019 Podgorica

In the course of the Action “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the ECtHR case-law on national level (FILL)”, concrete and tangible results are achieved towards enhancement of capacities to apply the European Convention on Human Rights’ standards at the national...

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Proposed measures for enhancement of national mechanisms for protection of the right to trial within a reasonable time in administrative matters

9 May 2019 Podgorica

With the aim to address the problem of duration of administrative proceedings and administrative disputes in the Montenegrin legal system, the Action has developed the Analysis on existing legislative practices concerning the administrative proceedings and administrative dispute. The final...

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The Courts in Kosovo* and the Kosovo Judicial Council finalise the court coaching reports

7 May 2019 Pristina

A team of three European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) experts met with representatives of all courts in Kosovo and the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), in a workshop and meetings on 16-18 April 2019, to finalise court coaching reports on the degree of implementation of the...

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State Advocate staff seconded to the Department for the Execution of the European Court of Human Rights Judgments

7 May 2019 Tirana

Harmonisation of court legislation and practice with the standards imposed by the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) is a fundamental precondition for ensuring legal certainty and the overall protection of human rights in the member states. In this context, the EU/CoE Action “Supporting...

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Support to implementation of the Law on the treatment of property in Albania

7 May 2019 Tirana

The Joint European Union/Council of Europe Action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of ECtHR judgements” continues to support Albanian judiciary to correctly apply the European Court of Human Rights case law on the right to property and to effectively enforce...

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Training on the audit and verification of political party and election campaign finances for Albanian auditors

2-3 May 2019 Vlora

Following the recently approved Decisions and Instruction by the Central Election Commission (CEC) regulating the procedure for audit and verification of political party and election campaign expenses, the audit templates of funds received and spent by political parties and candidates and on the...

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Workshop on plagiarism for postgraduate and doctoral students of University of Montenegro took place in Podgorica

30 April 2019 Podgorica

A workshop on academic integrity with special attention given to plagiarism was organized at the University of Montenegro on 24 April. Group of almost 30 postgraduate and doctoral students attended the lecture given by the experts of the Institute of Research and Action on Fraud and Plagiarism in...

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Albania makes progress in updating its Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of terrorism National Risk Assessment

30 April 2019 Tirana

Representatives of the public and private sector participated in the initial workshop to discuss the updating of the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of terrorism National Risk Assessment (NRA) of Albania which took place on 24 April 2019 in Tirana, Albania. Building on the lessons learnt...

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Policy round table on quality education held in Sarajevo

25 April 2019 Sarajevo

The second Policy Round table organised within the Action “Quality education in multi-ethnic societies” held on 24 April in Sarajevo gathered 35 representatives of relevant ministries of education and education institutions on State, Entity, Cantonal and Brčko levels, as well as representatives...

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Strong partnership for better life of citizens

24 April 2019 Pristina

Citizens of Kosovo* have received tangible benefits through successful implementation of the Joint European Union and Council of Europe Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, the third Beneficiary Steering Committee Meeting concluded in Pristina today. “For the...

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Representatives of the judicial institutions of Montenegro visited the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg

19 April 2019 Strasbourg

The representatives of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils and the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution Service who participated in the study visit to the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg on 12-15 March 2019 are now more aware and familiar with the work of the...

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Sharing knowledge and experience with peers and learning from best practices

19 April 2019 Sarajevo

A working visit of the representatives of the Secretariats of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils of Montenegro to the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC) took place on 8-9 April 2019 in Sarajevo. Aim of the visit was supporting further development of the...

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Training sessions for trainees in Courts and State Prosecutor`s Offices in Montenegro “Implementation of the Code of Ethics for judges and state prosecutors”

19 April 2019 Kolasin

Nearly a hundred trainee magistrates from all courts and state prosecutor`s offices in Montenegro were involved in the training sessions on the implementation of the Codes of Ethics for Judges and Prosecutors, held on 2-3 April 2019 in Kolasin, Montenegro. Trainees passed the entry exam to the...

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Fourth cascade training on changes of the free legal aid system in North Macedonia

18-19 April 2019 Gevgelija

Fourteen participants, comprised of staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice, authorised civil society organisations and attorneys had an opportunity to learn about the changes in the free legal aid system to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid at a cascade training...

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Academic Integrity courses Licence Agreement signed in Serbia

17 April 2019 Belgrade

As a follow up to the joint European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility action, Strengthen integrity and combat corruption in higher education in Serbia, the Academic Integrity courses Licence Agreement between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the...

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Enhancing the co-operation among External Oversight Mechanism, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Directorate for Execution of Sanctions

18 April 2019 Skopje

A workshop focusing on enhancing the relations and co-operation between the newly established External Oversight Mechanism (EOM) with the state authorities took place on 15 April 2019 in Skopje. It gathered public prosecutors from the specialised unit within the Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy...

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The report on the provision of healthcare in prisons in North Macedonia presented in Skopje

17 April 2019 Skopje

The Assessment report on the provision of healthcare in the prisons in North Macedonia was presented and discussed at a multilateral round table that took place on 16 April 2019 in Skopje. It gathered representatives of the Directorate for the Execution of Sanctions (DES) at the Ministry of...

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“Our journey in the fight against bullying” concludes the Action on education in Albania

12-14 April 2019 Tirana

One hundred teachers from 21 pilot schools in Albania came together to share reflections, lessons learnt, developed practices, experiences, challenges faced and future plans at the final peer learning event held on 12,13,14 April in Tirana. This event fostered dialogue, co-operation and the...

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Judges discussed how to measure the impact of human rights training

11-12 April 2019 Budva

A Regional round table “Assessing human rights training for legal professionals: challenges and good practices” was organised by the Council of Europe in Budva, Montenegro, for 25 judges, prosecutors and legal professionals from judicial and prosecutorial councils and judicial training...

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