Improving the methodology of distribution of resources in the Moldovan judiciary by using statistical data

20 May 2021 Republic of Moldova

The ability of the courts and of the judiciary in general to properly evaluate and reason their needs is a key aspect of modern judicial management. The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised a second online seminar on taking decisions with regard to the distribution...

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Georgian authorities discuss how to identify and manage conflict of interests and assess corruption risks in the public sector

19-20 May 2021 Georgia

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (MOJ) organised a two-day workshop on “Corruption Prevention in the Public Sector”. The workshop aimed at supporting the transition of the Anti-Corruption Council Secretariat to the Administration of the Government of...

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Policing hate crime against LGBTI persons: training for a professional police response” and launch of the manual in Ukrainian

19 May 2021 Ukraine

On the occasion of the International Week Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, an online public event on combating hate crime affecting LGBTI people, including a launch of the Ukrainian adaptation of the Council of Europe manual “Policing hate crime against LGBTI persons: training for a...

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Georgian translation of the ECRI factsheet on LGBTI issues now available

17 May 2021 Strasbourg, France

The ECRI factsheet on LGBTI issues summarises recommendations made by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) to safeguard and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. The factsheet includes sections on the Legal framework, Data collection, research and policy framework,...

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Online discussion of the Comparative analysis on certain aspects of arbitration in Armenia

11 May 2021 Armenia

On 5 May 2021 the online discussion of the Comparative analysis on certain aspects of arbitration in Armenia took place in the framework of the project “Support to the judicial reform – enhancing the independence and professionalism of the judiciary in Armenia.” One of the Project components is...

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Reforms and measures taken to protect people with disabilities against discrimination not enough according to report by UNISON NGO in Armenia

5 May 2021 Armenia

UNISON, the Armenian non-governmental organisation (NGO), conducted a survey on the topic "Discrimination on the Ground of Disability in Armenia". The survey respondents were 120 people with different types of disabilities. In this regard, raising the awareness of the general population about the...

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Georgia: Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR on the amendments to the Election Code of Georgia

30 April 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR issued their urgent joint opinion on the draft amendments to the Election Code of Georgia, following an urgent request for assistance by the then Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr Archil Talakvadze, addressed to the OSCE/ODIHR on 9 March 2021....

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Ukrainian Security Service better equipped to fight terrorist financing

30 April 2021 Ukraine

A complex online training course on terrorist financing detection, disruption and investigation was delivered to practitioners of the Security Service of Ukraine, including operatives and investigators, as well as representatives of training institutions. Moreover, with a view to ensuring...

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Georgia: Urgent Opinion on the amendments to the Organic law on Common Courts (appointment of Supreme Court judges) issued by Venice Commission

29 April 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Venice Commission in its urgent opinion welcomes the amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts, which have taken into account several of its previous recommendations. Nevertheless, there are a number of outstanding recommendations that should be considered in order to ensure...

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Training on financial investigation for Georgian law enforcement

27-28 April 2021 Georgia

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia organised a two-day training on “Financial investigation of money laundering/financing of terrorism cases”. The activity was delivered in “hybrid” format with the online involvement of international Council...

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Call for participants: training course for journalists on combating hate speech in the audio-visual mass-media

28 April 2021 Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe organises a training course on combating hate speech in the audio-visual mass-media for journalists from the Republic of Moldova. The training is organised around five sessions, on 17, 19, 21, 24 and 26 May. By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:...

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Judges and prosecutors in Armenia getting trained on hate speech

27 April 2021 Armenia

Judges and prosecutors from Armenia started in April a training course on hate speech, organised by the project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime in the Eastern Partnership countries” in co-operation with the Justice Academy of the Republic...

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Findings and recommendations on improvement of asset recovery system discussed with Azerbaijani stakeholders

12 April 2021 Azerbaijan

After a thorough consultation process with national authorities, the project “Strengthening anti-money laundering and asset recovery in Azerbaijan” has developed a holistic analysis of the institutional and legislative asset recovery framework in Azerbaijan, complemented with practical...

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#JusticeForAll campaign launched in Georgia to promote access to justice free of visible and invisible barriers

27 April 2021 Georgia

Access to justice is a fundamental prerequisite for the protection of basic human rights by citizens. To improve access to justice means to tackle existing inequalities and provide quality services to all, notwithstanding their gender, ethnicity, race, identity, age, social condition or physical...

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Ukrainian prosecutors refine their knowledge and skills on effective investigation and prosecution of money laundering offences

25-27 April 2021 Ukraine

A three-day online training course on “Effective investigation and prosecution of money laundering” was organised together with the Training Centre of Prosecutors of Ukraine. The Prosecutor General’s Office as well as regional and district public prosecution offices benefited from the training,...

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Presentation of the Handbook on improving the quality of judicial decisions

27 april 2021 Armenia

On 27 April 2021 the online presentation of the Handbook on improving the quality of judicial decisions developed by the Council of Europe international consultant Oleksandr Ovchynnykov, took place in the framework of the project ''Support to the judicial reform – enhancing the independence and...

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Concluding the series of discussions to enhance the quality of justice in Georgia

26 April 2021 Georgia

Evening Talks, a series of online discussions aiming at contributing to the quality of improvement of the justice system in Georgia concluded with its final session held on 18 April. This series created an online platform promoting different policy papers, guidelines, and documents developed by...

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Electoral legislation amendments in Armenia are welcomed, but further improvements needed

22 April 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s body of constitutional legal experts, the Venice Commission, and the OSCE/ODIHR have published an urgent joint opinion today on amendments to the Electoral Code and related legislation of Armenia. Having examined the conformity of the procedure of their development, as...

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Interactive online tool of the checklist on gender mainstreaming law school’s curricula available now in seven languages

20 April 2021 Online

There is an urgent need for tools and support networks on gender mainstreaming academia, particularly in view of the impact of Covid-19 on women’s rights and the rising anti-gender sentiments and opposition in several European countries. We have therefore developed an interactive tool of the...

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Join our online peer discussions for practitioners working on equality issues in the Eastern Partnership countries

20 April 2021 Online

Equality and non-discrimination are very relevant topics for the Eastern Partnership countries, and the possibility to have regional exchange regarding problems, solutions and promising practices is an opportunity for the professional development and getting motivation for further work. Our...

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