Steering committee reviews progress of actions on education in Montenegro

11 January 2019 Podgorica

On 13 December 2018, key beneficiary partners from the Ministry of Education, University of Montenegro, the Bureau for Education Services, the Anti-Corruption Agency and the Centre for Vocational Education attended the 5th meeting of the Steering Committee on actions in Education in Podgorica....

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Third training on “Asset tracing and identification for purposes of seizure and confiscation in a criminal case”

10 January 2019 Korçë

Some 50 representatives from district prosecutor’s offices, regional police directorates, offices of the General Directorate of Customs and Taxation, the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering, the Financial Supervision Authority and the Central Bank of Albania, benefited from...

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Supporting the development of statistical reports and electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*

9 January 2018 Kosovo

From 17 to 20 December 2018, the Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo action organised an expert mission to follow-up on the issues raised at the workshop held in May 2018 with high level international expertise to support the development and implementation of the Case...

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Peer learning: lawyers of Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina visiting the Ombudsman of Serbia

21 December 2018 Belgrade

One-week placement for two lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been organised with the office of Human Rights Ombudsman of Serbia from 17 to 21 December 2018. The focus of the visit was to exchange best practices related to their institutional efficiency,...

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One-month placement for lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a peer institutions of the EU member states

21 December 2018

The placements were organised for four lawyers from the Ombudsman institution to the following institutions: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, from 16 October to 15 November 2017; European Ombudsman, from 25 June to 24 July 2018 and to the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of...

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Call for tender: provision of intellectual services on efficiency and quality of justice in Albania

20 December 2018 Tirana

Under the framework of the joint European Union / Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey, the Council of Europe is looking for a maximum of 6 Provider(s) at local level in order to support the implementation of the Action on ‘Strengthening the efficiency and...

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Workshop “Human resources management in judicial systems: the Italian case in a comparative perspective”

20 December 2018 Becici

Members of the Judicial Council of Montenegro and representatives of its Secretariat attended a workshop on strategic human resources management in judiciary organised by the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica on 12 December 2018 in Becici. Participants discussed with the...

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Manual on how to draft a special report – practical brief for Ombudsman

20 December 2018 Sarajevo

The draft Manual on how to draft a special report – practical brief for Ombudsman was discussed on 14 December 2018 in Sarajevo in the presence of the staff members of the Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman (IHRO) and the Council of Europe consultants. The draft Manual provides an elaboration...

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Ensuring harmonisation of legislation with anti-discrimination standards

20 December 2018 Sarajevo

The draft of the Guidelines for the harmonisation of the national legislation with European anti-discrimination standards and Law on Prohibition of Discrimination of Bosnia and Herzegovina was discussed on 13 December 2018 in Sarajevo in the presence of the representatives of the ministry of...

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Lawyers of the Ombudsperson Institution held training on discrimination for public institutions

19 December 2018 Mrkonjic Grad

Lawyers of the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who successfully completed Training for Trainers, held training on European anti-discrimination standards for representatives of public institutions in Mrkonjić Grad on 14 December 2018. The aim of the training...

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Presentation of the Analysis on protection of the right to trial within a reasonable time in administrative matters

19 December 2018 Podgorica

Even though Montenegro has in great part implemented relevant standards relating to the length of proceedings, a concern persists in relation to administrative proceedings and administrative disputes. In several judgments against Montenegro, the European Court of Human Rights found that there is...

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Tenth co-ordination meeting between the Ombudsman institution and public institutions

17 December 2018 Mrkonjic Grad

Improving co-operation and establishment of a direct contact between the Ombudsman institution and the public institutions was in focus of the tenth co-ordination meeting held on 13 December in Mrkonjić Grad. The purpose of this meeting was to establish a direct contact between the Ombudsman...

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Training for public institutions on anti-discrimination by Ombudspersons staff members

17 December 2018 Livno

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 on 12 December in Livno. The training aims at raising awareness on European anti-discrimination...

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Presentation of the Roadmap for preventing bullying in the education system in Albania

17 December 2018 Tirana

A roundtable to present the “Roadmap for policies directed at preventing bullying in the education system in Albania” was organized on 12 December 2018 in Tirana. The Roadmap, considered as the most important output of the project, is a policy document that has been prepared based on the...

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Further steps towards addressing impunity for gender-based violence in Montenegro

14 December 2018 Podgorica

With the aim of addressing the issues of harmonisation of penal policies in the area of gender-based violence cases, the action entitled “Fighting ill treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the European human rights case law on national level” is developing a comprehensive...

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Cascade training for Albanian magistrates on effective remedies for length of proceedings

14 December 2018 Vlora

The action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Right judgments” in Albania aims at improving the capacity of the judiciary to apply the Court’s case-law at the national level, as well as at enabling legal professionals to...

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Third Steering Committee meeting of the efficiency of justice action held in Pristina

14 December 2018 Pristina

The Steering Committee meeting of the action entitled “Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo*” (KoSEJ) took place on 13 December 2018 in Pristina. This was an opportunity to discuss with beneficiaries and partners the activities and results of the action so far and...

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Pupils in Montenegrin schools promote tolerance and dialogue

14 December 2018 Podgorica

On 13 December 2018, in Podgorica, the Council of Europe Education Department held the conference with the aim to present the results of the project “Fostering a Democratic School Culture in Montenegro” implemented during 2016 – 2018 in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The project was...

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Training of trainers for staff of regional offices of Ministry of Justice

14 December 2018 Skopje

Staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice had an opportunity to learn about training techniques and the changes in the free legal aid to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid. Together with representatives of civil society organisations and the Bar Association they...

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Fifth Steering Committee meeting of the anti-trafficking action and meeting of the Focus Group of educational professionals

14 December 2018 Skopje

“The anti-trafficking action is designed to match the needs of the beneficiaries. Strengthened co-operation among key anti-trafficking stakeholders is a result from the action’s multi-disciplinary approach” stressed the Deputy National Anti – Trafficking Co-ordinator at the fifth Steering...

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