MEDIA ADVISORY: Good data saves women’s lives: The need for robust data collection on violence against women in Turkey

27 November 2020 Ankara

As part of the global campaign of 16 days of activism to end violence against women, an international webinar on “Administrative data collection and analysis on violence against women and domestic violence” will be held on 30 November 2020 as a part of the European Union and Council of Europe’s...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New survey on discrimination in Montenegro, including in the COVID-19 context, to be presented on Friday

26 November 2020 Podgorica

Results of a new survey on trends in discrimination in Montenegro will be presented in an online meeting on Friday, 27 November 2020, from 10:00 to 12:30. This is the first comprehensive survey on discrimination conducted since 2018, and the first one taking into account the COVID-19 context. It...

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Rehabilitation Program and Treatment Plan for Violent Extremist Prisoners (VEPs) in Serbia finalised

24 November 2020 Belgrade

Representatives from the Serbian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and prison staff, were unanimous at the 4th session of the Working Group in recognising the importance of proper identification and rehabilitation of VEPs and radicalised prisoners. Supported by an intentional Council of...

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Amending the Criminal Code in North Macedonia to enhance the safety of journalists

24 October 2020 North Macedonia

The amendments to the Criminal Code of North Macedonia were discussed in a webinar with representatives from the Ministry of Justice and professional journalists, lawyers, prosecutors as well civil society representatives. This is the first of a set of two webinars being organised in the...

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Serbian labour inspectors learned on human trafficking for labour exploitation

23 November 2020 Serbia

15 labour inspectors from eight Serbian cities participated in the online workshop on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation from 18 to 20 November 2020. Trough the multidisciplinary, comprehensive and very participative approach, the...

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“Notary: a professional at the service of all citizens”, the motto behind the workshop on the development of the new Code of Notary Ethics

19 - 20 November 2020 Kolasin

Notaries are an integral part of the legal order in 22 EU Member States and exist in many Council of Europe members states as well. According to the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) Specific Study on the Legal Professions conducted in 2019 in collaboration with the...

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Online presentation of the “Review of the provisions of the Code on audio-visual media services regarding protection of minors“

19 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Regulatory Communications Agency (CRA), European Union and Council of Europe have organised a webinar – presentation of an expert study on “Review of the provisions of the Code on audio-visual media services regarding protection of minors“. „This study provides concrete recommendations on how to...

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Training on the protection of journalistic sources in view of the European standards

18 November 2020 Podgorica

In the framework of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro – JUFREX 2” implemented under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" first training for journalists on the...

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What can be done to make sure that students with disabilities are less vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic?

19 November 2020 Podgorica

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused students with disabilities to be additionally vulnerable, due to the lack of comprehensive methodologies that would allow them to actively participate in learning processes. The action “Quality education for all in Montenegro” had supported the development of...

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Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities

Human rights: a reality for all

18 November 2020 Belgrade

The online training on “Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities in light of the revised European Union Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)” for employees of Regulatory authority for electronic media, Serbia (REM), took place on 18 November 2020. Currently, information...

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Cascade training on defamation for lawyers of Republika Srpska

13 - 14 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lawyers from Republika Srpska participated in a cascade training on defamation in the judiciary system. The participants refreshed their knowledge on the basic principles of freedom expression and the three-step test. Furthermore, lawyers were trained on defamation in both the domestic case...

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Performance-based management in courts and prosecution offices: from programme budgeting to financial control

16 November 2020 Podgorica

Regardless of the size and complexity of the court or prosecution office, financial management systems should be able to show a relationship between the proposed expenditures and anticipated outcomes in a year covered by the budget. In other words, one should demonstrate who did what, when they...

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Law students to support the process of registration of property titles in Albania

12-13 November 2020 Tirana

Following the adoption of the law 20/2020 on the finalisation of the transitional ownership processes in Albania, the joint European Union and Council of Europe Action “Supporting enforcement of the judicial decisions and facilitating the execution of ECtHR judgements in Albania” has extended its...

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Call for proposals: Grant scheme for media on promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro (JUFREX)

17 November 2020 Podgorica

Under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro (JUFREX)” is launching a call for proposals looking to fund projects of independent local...

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Electronic court summonses pilot tested in the Basic Court of Pristina

16 November 2020 Pristina

On 16 November, a team composed of a judge in the civil division at the Basic Court of Pristina, a legal secretary, and a trainer from the Case Management Information System project, conducted a pilot test to confirm that court summonses can be generated from the case management system and sent...

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Cascade training on whistleblowers’ protection for judges and prosecutors of Republika Srpska

12-13 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Judges and prosecutors from Republika Srpska participated in a cascade training on the protection of whistleblowers and on defamation on 12 and 13 November 2020. The training tackled both the regulatory framework of European Union and the Council of Europe and the domestic legislation, together...

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Training on time management and fair trial with the School of Magistrates

12 November 2020 Tirana

The second seminar of the training package on European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) tools and standards, was organized today as part of the continuous training of the School of Magistrates. The online training on Time Management and Fair Trial was attended by 20 magistrates...

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Rehabilitation programme for violent extremist and radicalised prisoners (VEPs) in Kosovo* developed

10 November 2020 Pristina

The working group (WG) on the development of rehabilitation tools and programme for VEPs in Kosovo continued its work towards the finalisation of the methodology for the Rehabilitation Programme for VEPs and its user’s guide. The session took place on 10 November 2020 as online meeting,...

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HELP online course on procedural safeguards and victims' rights in criminal proceedings launched in Montenegro

10 November 2020 Podgorica

With the aim to align the national legal practices with the relevant European Union Directives and case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the area of procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings, the action "Improved procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings in Montenegro"...

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Working group starts developing rehabilitation Manual for prison system in Montenegro

10 November 2020 Kolasin

The Working Group representatives tasked to develop a unified Manual containing all rehabilitation programmes to be used within the prison system of Montenegro held its first meeting in Kolasin. They were assisted online by Council of Europe consultants. As a result of the meeting, the Working...

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