Raising awareness on the Istanbul Convention in Azerbaijan

18 March 2021 Azerbaijan

The first of a series of webinars dedicated on explaining specific articles of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) in Azerbaijan was launched this week. The aim of these webinars is to contribute to the...

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Improving the enforcement system in Azerbaijan

19 March 2021 Azerbaijan

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) has developed two important documents in the framework of its project to support the improvement of the enforcement system in Azerbaijan. The documents were drafted by the experts Mathieu Chardon and Jos Uitdehaag, based on the results...

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Speak peace, be the change!

17 March 2021 Eastern Partnership

A new publication on hate speech, produced within co-operation programmes of the European Union and the Council of Europe, is now available online. "Speak peace! Hate speech is not an option" explores the concepts of hate speech, its manifestations, its risks for human rights and democracies....

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One in four people felt discriminated in the Republic of Moldova during the last year

16 March 2021 Republic of Moldova

The general population and professionals in the Republic of Moldova consider discrimination a widespread problem, according to a national study conducted in the period September-November 2020. One in four people from the general population interviewed stated that they have felt discriminated in...

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Improving Armenian capacities to use international cooperation in criminal matters

Armenia 11-12 March 2021

The Council of Europe continues supporting Armenian authorities in developing procedures and capacities related to the investigation of corruption crimes by using international cooperation means. On 11-12 March 2021, the Project on “Strengthening institutional capacities to fight and prevent...

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Moldovan judicial staff trained on discrimination on ground of disability

2 March 2021 Remote

On 2 March , 30 representatives from Moldovan courts and prosecutor offices were trained on the subject of discrimination on ground of disability, The training was organized in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint...

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Police officers, prosecutors and judges from the Republic of Moldova will improve their professional skills to combat hate crime

1 March 2021 Republic of Moldova

Combating hate crimes is a key issue for law enforcement and the judicial system and a key step in this process is the development of capacities of those involved, according to international standards and a coordinated approach. On 1 March 2021, our project launched a training of trainers for 28...

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Integrity checking: Armenian experience, achievements, and prospects for improvement

26 February 2021 Armenia

The project on “Strengthening institutional capacities to fight and prevent corruption in Armenia” continues supporting the Corruption Prevention Commission in developing and improving its methodology for integrity checking of judicial nominees. The workshop on “Integrity checking: Armenian...

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Online discussion of the post-adoption review of the Judicial Code of Armenia

26 February 2021 Armenia

On 26 February 2021 an online discussion of the ''Post-adoption review of the Judicial Code of Armenia'' took place in the framework of the project '“Support to the judicial reform – enhancing the independence and professionalism of the judiciary in Armenia” (the Project). One of the Project...

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Raising awareness of young people in relation to discrimination and hate speech in the Republic of Moldova

26 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

The "MilleniuM" Training and Development Institute is implementing until July 2021 a national project in the Republic of Moldova raising awareness of young people in relation to discrimination and hate speech, with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership...

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Steering Group meeting of the European Union / Council of Europe joint Project in the Republic of Moldova

25 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

On 25 February 2021 the third meeting of the Steering Group for the project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova” was held. The event was attended by partners of the project and by a representative of the Delegation of the...

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Seminar on optimal resource distribution in courts

25 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

A seminar on the use of CEPEJ tools to optimise the distribution of resources in courts has been organised in a videoconference format. European experts familiarised the participants with methods on applying Key Performance Indicators and statistical data to strengthen court management in...

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Protecting LGBT people against hate crimes in Ukraine

25 February 2021 Ukraine

The LGBT Human Rights NGO Nash Mir in Ukraine is implementing until July 2021 a national project aiming at protecting LGBT people against hate crimes in Ukraine, with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, and its regional project...

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Supporting Roma communities to fight human rights violations in Ukraine

24 February 2021 Ukraine

The Lacho Drome Roma Center in Ukraine is implementing until July 2021 a local project aiming at supporting Roma communities to fight human rights violations in Ukraine, with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, and its regional...

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Training Programme for Judges and Assistants of Judges on Legal drafting of the Judicial Decisions

23-24 February 2021 Armenia

Legal drafting of judicial decisions was the key topic of a two-day training organised on 23-24 February 2021, in the framework of the project “Support to the judicial reform – enhancing the independence and professionalism of the judiciary in Armenia”. Seventeen national judges and assistants of...

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Empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice in Armenia

23 February 2021 Armenia

The RighT Side Human Rights Defender NGO in Armenia is implementing until July 2021 a national project aims at empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice in Armenia, with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good...

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Verena Taylor, Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes (ODGP), speaks about PGG II

Verena Taylor, Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes (ODGP), speaks about the Partnership for Good Governance II 2019-2022 (the PGG).

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Combating discrimination on the grounds of disability in Armenia

22 February 2021 Armenia

UNISON NGO Armenia is implementing a national project on combating discrimination affecting disabled persons in Armenia, under all its forms, with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, and its regional project “Strengthening access to...

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A strategic approach for the monitoring function of the Moldovan Equality Council

19 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

In an online meeting, independent equality and human rights expert Niall Crowley presented the results of a remote assessment of the Monitoring Strategy of the Moldovan Equality Council for 2021-2023. "This (monitoring strategy, n.r.) represents a significant step in strengthening the planned and...

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Building capacities on judicial communication in the Republic of Moldova

19 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised an online training session on court communication for more than 40 justice professionals, including judges, court presidents, as well as representatives of the Superior Council of Magistrates and the Ministry of Justice. The...

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