The first expert discussion on the Environment and Human Rights: national and the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights

24 September 2020 Belgrade

The very first expert discussion which tackled the issue of Environment and Human Rights: national and the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), took place on September 22, in Belgrade. The event brought together around 35 judges, prosecutors, representatives of the Judicial...

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Call for proposals: Providing assistance to schools for promotion of democratic school culture within the action “Quality education for all (Quality ED)” in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 September 2020 Sarajevo

Within the framework of the action on “Quality education for all (Quality ED)” in Bosnia and Herzegovina, implemented under the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe initiates a call with the aim...

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Guidelines available in Serbian

Safeguarding privacy in the media

22 September 2020 Belgrade

The Council of Europe’s “Guidelines on safeguarding privacy in the media” have been translated into Serbian under the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022", and action on "Freedom of expression and...

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PRESS RELEASE - Mitigating a Global Health Crisis While Maintaining Freedom of Expression and Information

21 September 2020 North Macedonia

Freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media are crucial for the functioning of a truly democratic society and continue to be so in times of crisis. Notably, in times of crisis media play a key role, also coupled with increased responsibility, in providing accurate, reliable...

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Recommendations for improvement of existing e-library resources within the Western Balkan Judicial Training Institutions

17 September 2020 Western Balkans

With the view to strengthening the capacities of the Western Balkan Judicial Training Institutions to ensure the effective implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level, the action "Judicial training institutes for Quality and Sustainability” (JA-NET)" will...

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Supporting Kosovo* Justice Academy in the process of improving court efficiency through the first online survey

17 September 2020 Pristina

The first online survey on court efficiency for judges, court presidents, and court staff is ready after the close co-operation and consultations with the heads of the training programmes at the Kosovo* Justice Academy and the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Strengthening the...

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Training of trainers on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

17-18 September 2020 Sarajevo

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a training of trainers on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on...

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Third Steering Committe Meeting of the action “Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary”

16 September 2020 Belgrade

The Horizontal Facility action “Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary” held its third Steering Committee Meeting today in Belgrade, Serbia. This was the Action’s first hybrid meeting, with a mix of physical presence and online participation. Apart from representatives of...

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Policy Recommendation with a Roadmap on Quality Education for All in Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted by the Council of Ministers

15 September 2020 Sarajevo

With the aim of strengthening quality education for all, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the Policy Recommendation with a Roadmap for Inclusive Education on 2 September 2020. The policy roadmap was jointly developed by relevant ministries at state level, entity...

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Guide on protection of journalists available in Serbian

How to protect journalists and other media actors?

15 September 2020 Belgrade

Under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022", and action on "Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX)" the Guide on protection of journalists has been translated into Serbian....

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“Opportunity or exploitation” a new public awareness campaign against labour exploitation in North Macedonia

11 September 2020 North Macedonia

“Opportunity or exploitation” a campaign that explains the perils of human trafficking for labour exploitation to young and unemployed persons, kicked off in North Macedonia. The awareness raising initiative will continue until October 31 and aims to prevent trafficking of human beings through...

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Cascade training on freedom of expression for lawyers of Republika Srpska

11 September 2020 Laktasi

Lawyers who are working in different parts of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), participated in a cascade training on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. The discussion on...

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Discussion on the draft amendments to the Law on Judicial Council and judges in Montenegro

7 September 2020 Podgorica

In the framework of the action “Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro” which is implemented under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and in partnership with the Ministry...

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Principles for Media Reporting on Trafficking in Human Beings Introduced To Macedonian Journalists

3-4 September 2020 North Macedonia

Media is an important actor in the prevention and fight against human trafficking as they contribute towards raising public awareness and investigating on the causes and statistics of this phenomenon. In order to address challenges of media reporting on trafficking in human beings for the first...

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Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo*

3 September 2020 Pristina

EU and the Council of Europe are continuing to assist local actors in Kosovo* in their efforts to improve the day-to-day functioning of the justice system by strengthening its efficiency and quality in accordance with European standards. In this framework on 3 September 2020, the CEPEJ...

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Call for tenders: Consultancy services - action on "Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey"

31 August 2020 Ankara

In the framework of the action on “Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, implemented under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of...

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Cascade training on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors in Republika Srpska

3-4 September 2020 Banja Luka

20 judges and prosecutors, working in different cities and on different levels of judiciary in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), participated in a cascade training on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights...

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Human rights policy based on solid evidence: Scotland and Turkey reflect on their experiences

23 July 2020 Ankara

Turkey just concluded its third round of peer-to-peer exchange regarding the development and implementation of National Action Plans for Human Rights. This time, the experience of Scotland within the United Kingdom was at the centre of attention. “Our vision is the one of an Action Plan that is...

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HELP online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights launched in North Macedonia

2 September 2020 North Macedonia

60 candidate judges and prosecutors in North Macedonia have participated in the online launch of the HELP online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on 2 September. The HELP online course is implemented in...

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Algorithms and automation: Council of Europe issues guidelines to prevent human rights breaches

2 September 2020 Skopje

Automated data processing techniques, such as algorithms, do not only enable users to seek and access information, they are also increasingly used in decision-making processes, that were previously entirely in the remit of human beings. In a Recommendation on the human rights impacts of...

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