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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Workshop on compensation for victims of human trafficking and effective financial investigations

3 December 2018 Mavrovo

“The efforts we have made show that the country is committed to opposing and eradicating human trafficking. Our activities follow up on the findings of the second evaluation report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, in which...

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Independent judiciary - a key requirement for strengthening democracy

28 November 2018 Belgrade

Independent and accountable judiciary is the basic foundation of the rule of law, and Serbia should strive to it not only in order to meet the requirements of the European integration process, but first and foremost because of its citizens. This was the conclusion of the Conference on Judicial...

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Breakfast meeting with Kosovo* civil society organisations to discuss the methodology

27 November 2018 Pristina

On 22 November 2018, the Group for Legal and Political Studies organised a Breakfast Meeting with the Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo action and five civil society organisations involved in monitoring the judicial system to discuss the European Commission for the...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Advocacy for human rights and non-discrimination in focus of the conference in Sarajevo

27 November 2018 Sarajevo

All media are invited to cover the opening of a two-day regional conference on the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in advocacy for human rights and non- discrimination on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 9.00 hrs at the Swissotel, Vrbanja 1, Sarajevo. The conference that will...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference on judicial independence

27 November 2018 Belgrade

The conference on judicial independence organized by the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade and OSCE Mission to Serbia, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Justice, the High Judicial Council and the State Prosecutors’ Council, will take place on 28 November 2018 at Club of the Members of the...

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The Montenegrin authorities start to innovate the National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

22 and 23 November 2018 Podgorica

The Montenegrin institutions begun updating the National Risk Assessment (NRA) of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing , through a two-days workshop, which will strengthen and improve the overall state system for combating these phenomena. Minister of Finance, Mr Darko Radunovic, said that...

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Bringing Albanian legislation closer to the European standards

26 November 2018 Tirana

According to Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights, contracting parties must abide by the final judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) to which they are parties and this obligation is unequivocal. At the national level, most Council of Europe member states...

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Making a difference : Learning from each other, learning together

26 November 2018 Zlatibor

The purpose of education goes beyond the subjects students learn at school. It is important that students learn how to live in a society and understand the role they have in shaping their communities. Learning values, developing empathy and understanding is as important as learning subjects such...

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National Anti – Bullying Day celebrated in Albania

23 November 2018 Tirana

On 21 November 2018, the Council of Europe and the European Union in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth held the first National Anti – Bullying Day in Albania. Organised for the first time in Albania as an achievement of the joint action “Fighting Bullying and Extremism...

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New steps towards improvement of rehabilitation programmes in prison in Montenegro

23 November 2018 Budva

Rehabilitation programmes constitute one of the weak elements of the penitentiary system in Montenegro and a recurring point raised in many national and international monitoring bodies' reports, including the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading...

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Schools assess efforts at fostering democratic culture

23 November 2018 Podgorica

The pilot schools from the central and southern regions of Montenegro and the cluster of vocational schools gathered in Podgorica on 19 November 2018 to self-reflect on their performance in fostering a democratic culture in their environments. School teams presented numerous activities aimed at...

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Workshop on compensation for victims of human trafficking and effective financial investigations

23 November 2018 Belgrade

“No one has the right to exploit another human being. Timely and effective financial investigation is key to ensure that assets of illicit origin are not concealed by the traffickers and can be used to compensate the victims for the physical and psychological trauma as well as the economic loss...

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Training senior police officers on human rights and combatting ill-treatment

20 November 2018 Pristina

Twenty Kosovo Police officers of managerial level are attending an in-depth training on human rights, police ethics and combatting ill-treatment this week in Pristina. The attendants form a diverse group of trainees in terms of ranks and ethnicity and come from different police units and cover...

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Quality education in multi-ethnic societies discussed by teachers and school managers

20 November 2018 Konjic

“We have to teach how much we have in common, not what our differences are”, said one of the teachers from the pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the focus group workshop held in Konjic on 17 - 18 November 2018. Around 26 teachers and school directors from nine pilot schools gathered...

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Regional co-operation in preventing discrimination in the Western Balkans

19 November 2018 Podgorica

Creating conditions where everyone has a fair and real opportunity to contribute to and profit from a genuinely inclusive society, as well as improving the position of minorities in the Western Balkans are the main goals that were recognized in Podgorica by representatives of institutions from...

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Training on anti-discrimination by Ombudspersons staff members

18 November 2018 Vlasic

Lawyers of the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who successfully completed Training for Trainers, conducted a training for representatives of public institutions of the Central Bosna Canton in Vlašić on 16 November 2018. The training aimed at raising awareness...

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Peer learning: Lawyers of Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina visiting the Ombudswoman of Croatia

15 November 2018 Sarajevo and Zagreb

One-week placement for two lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been organised with the office of Ombudswoman of Croatia from 12-16 November 2018. The focus of the visit was to exchange best practices related to their institutional efficiency, relationship with...

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Strengthening the cooperation between the Ombudsman institution and public institutions

15 November 2018 Vlasic

Improving the cooperation and establishment of a direct contact between the Ombudsman institution (IHRO) and the public institutions from Central Bosnia Canton, is in focus of the ninth co-ordination meeting held on 15 November in Vlasic. Systemic training on human rights is identified as...

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Training for public institutions on anti-discrimination

14 November 2018 Zenica

Lawyers of the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who successfully completed Training for Trainers, conducted training for representatives of public institutions in Zenica on 14 November 2018. The training aims at raising awareness on European anti-discrimination...

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