Georgia: Draft surveillance law adopted hastily, needs further elaboration, finds Venice Commission opinion

26 August 2022 Strasbourg

The draft law amending Georgia’s procedure for the use of covert investigative measures was adopted in a hasty procedure and requires both impact assessment and more detailed justification, according to an urgent opinion from the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission of legal and constitutional...

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Staff of the Representative of the Republic of Armenia before the European Court of Human Right enhanced their knowledge and skills on the new criminal legislation of Armenia

5-6 August 2022 Armenia

During the two-day training seminar on “Selected issues of new Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes of Armenia,” 16 participants had the opportunity to acquire new skills on judicial review, peculiarities of conducting certain types of proceedings, judicial safeguards of pre-trial proceedings,...

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Promoting equality in Armenia through cooperation with civil society organisations

28 July 2022 Armenia

The joint project "Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries," awarded two grants to Armenian NGOs in 2021, related specifically to support victims of discrimination in...

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The integrity of Moldovan self-administrative bodies of judges and prosecutors supported through enhanced open-source investigation

21 July 2022 Republic of Moldova

Responding to a country-specific request from the pre-vetting Secretariat of the Republic of Moldova, the joint European Union, and Council of Europe regional project “Strengthening measures to prevent and combat economic crime” offered a training on open-source investigation and web crawling to...

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Summer School on Arbitration

20 July 2022 Armenia

Students from various universities of Armenia had the opportunity to get first-hand insights into the world of arbitration during the 4-day Summer School on Arbitration co-organised by the Council of Europe and Arbitrators’ Association of Armenia. Taught by the leading arbitration practitioners...

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The CEPEJ organised a training on judicial statistics in Georgia

9-10 July 2022 Georgia

On 9-10 July 2022, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised a training for court managers and courts staff in order to enhance their skills to collect and analyse judicial data and to use performance indicators for courts. The collection, processing and analysis of...

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Steps forward in combating inequality and hatred using human rights approach

6 July 2022 Regional

The second of four modules on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection”, enabled continuation of co-operation among equality bodies/Ombudsperson institutions from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions on the topic of data collection in combating hate speech and...

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Roundtable presentation of a gap analysis of policy and legislation on violence against women in Azerbaijan

04 July 2022 AZERBAIJAN

On 4 July 2022, the project “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan” presented a gap analysis of Azerbaijani legislative and policy frameworks in line with Council of Europe and other international standards in the field of violence against...

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Model rules of conduct for all Armenian public servants adopted - implementation by institutions to follow

4 July 2022 Armenia

The Council of Europe and the Corruption Prevention Commission of the Republic of Armenia jointly organised a “High-level Conference on the Model Code of Conduct for Public Servants in Armenia” on 4th July in Yerevann, Armenia. The conference concludes and complements the process of development...

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Guides on the new Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes of Armenia ready for the national legal professionals as the new legislation enters into force

1 July 2022 Armenia

The Council of Europe has been working closely with the Armenian authorities on the criminal justice reform through legislative, methodological, and capacity-building support since 2015. Based on the legal expertise of the Council of Europe, conceptually new Criminal Code and Code of Criminal...

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Training for Ukrainian judges on seizure and confiscation ready to be rolled-out throughout the country

29 June 2022 Ukraine

In co-operation with the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJU), a training on seizure and confiscation for Ukrainian criminal judges, both from district and appellate courts, took place online on June 29 with over 85 participants. This training built on previous activities delivered jointly...

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The Insurance Sector and financial intelligence unit in Georgia advance cooperation for effective compliance against economic crime

23-24 June 2022 Georgia

In cooperation with the Insurance State Supervision Service of Georgia, a two-day training on “Anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance” was organised specifically designed for the insurance sector. The training was part of a series of activities to support the...

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Promoting equality in Azerbaijan

23 June 2022 Azerbaijan

A workshop on combating discrimination and promoting equality by enhancing the knowledge and practical competencies of the Ombudsman office staff, representatives of regional and local authorities and civil society organisation active in the field, was organised on 22-23 June 2022 in Lankaran....

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Ombudsman staff and civil society organisation representatives enhance their skills to provide support on anti-discrimination work in Azerbaijan

21 June 2022 Azerbaijan

Office staff of the Ombudsman and representatives of civil society organisations successfully completed the Training of Trainers on combating discrimination held from November 2021 to June 2022. Through these trainings, participants enhanced their knowledge and practical competences on key...

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Ensuring high-quality trainings on the new criminal justice legislation in Armenia by equipping trainers locally

19 June 2022 Armenia

15 national trainers got equipped with tools and techniques on adult learning methodology. The objective is to ensure high quality trainings on the new criminal justice legislation, as well as to guide trainers to link the newly acquired knowledge with their practical experience and further...

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Expert discussion on the right of access to court for persons being declared as legally incapable as a result of mental disorder

17-18 June 2022 Armenia

On 17 and 18 June 2022, the President and the judges of the Court of Cassation, Supreme Judicial Council member, Representation of Armenia on International Legal matters, representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Human Rights Defender’s office, the Ministry of Health, the Guardianship and...

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Legal professionals in Azerbaijan get trained on collection and analysis of court statistics

17 June 2022 Azerbaijan

In co-operation with the Justice Academy of Azerbaijan, two online training sessions on improving the efficiency and quality of courts based on the tools and guidelines developed by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). These trainings aimed to deepen the knowledge on...

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“We are equal but different”: raising awareness on rights of people with disabilities

9 June 2022 Armenia

The local NGO “Equal Rights Equal Opportunities” (EREO) organised in Vanadzor, Armenia, a Community Forum concluding the results of the action “Challenging stereotypes against disabled people through empowerment in Armenia” being implemented under joint European Union/Council of Europe project...

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High-level Conference “The Judiciary as a Guardian of Democracy”

9 June 2022 Armenia

The conference co-organised with the Constitutional Court of Armenia on 8-9 June in Yerevan, served as a platform to facilitate the dialogue between the Constitutional Court, courts of general jurisdiction and other branches of power, alongside with the international community and civil society....

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State of affairs in the area of equality and nondiscrimination presented at the Conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary since the adoption of the Law on ensuring equality

9 June 2022 Republic of Moldova

Representatives of key institutions working on human rights, civil society organisations and associations that represent minority groups attended the conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary since the adoption of the Law on Ensuring Equality. The aim of the event was to take stock of the...

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