International conference: Implementing non-discrimination commitments – a path to achieving European human rights standards

8 November 2019 Chisinau, Moldova

The necessity of strong cooperation between national authorities and civil society, role of lawyers and the use of communication strategies as key tools for preventing and fighting discrimination were the focus of the joint European Union and Council of Europe international conference that took...

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Equality bodies/Ombudsoffices and civil society from the EaP to explore how to best communicate with, and inform victims of discrimination, in regional thematic event

7 November 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Strengthening the capacity of equality bodies/Ombudsoffices and NGOs to inform the public about available redress mechanisms to discrimination, hate speech and hate crime is at the core of the regional project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe support discussions on the draft Law on national minorities in Armenia

31 October 2019 Armenia, Yerevan

On 31 October 2019, the PGG regional project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries” supported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, in cooperation...

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Workshop on Assets Declaration System in Armenia

16 October 2019 Yerevan, Armenia

On 16 October, the workshop on Assets Declaration System in Armenia in the frame of the PGG II Project on “Strengthening institutional capacities to fight and prevent corruption in Armenia" was held in Yerevan. The objective of the workshop was to present the findings and recommendations from the...

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Venice Commission: no provisions of the Istanbul Convention can be considered contradictory to the Constitution of Armenia

11 October 2019 Venice, Italy

In an opinion adopted on 11 October, the Council of Europe’s constitutional law body, the Venice Commission, concluded that, while the ratification of any treaty is a sovereign act of the state, and it belongs to the Constitutional Court of Armenia to rule on the compatibility of the Council of...

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Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union present their joint projects in Ukraine for the 2019-2021 period

11 October 2019 Kyiv, Ukraine

On Thursday, 11 October, the Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union presented to the media in Kyiv the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) projects in Ukraine for the period 2019 - 2021 during the 1st PGG II Local Steering Committee meeting. One country specific project...

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Training on mutual legal assistance in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing in Azerbaijan

9-10 OCTOBER 2019 Baku, Azerbaijan

The training on “Mutual Legal Assistance In Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) Investigations” took place on 9-10 October 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan and brought together 30 prosecutors and investigators of the Anti-Corruption Directorate, General Prosecutor’s Office, as...

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Council of Europe and the EU Delegation present joint projects in Belarus for 2019-2021

08 October 2019 Minsk, Belarus

On Tuesday, 8 October, the Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union presented to media in Minsk their joint projects in Belarus for the period 2019 – 2021. The presentation was part of the first meeting of the Local Steering Committee under the second phase of the Partnership...

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New joint EU-Council of Europe projects for 2019-2021 to help combatting money laundering, strengthening judicial system in Azerbaijan

03 October 2019 Baku, Azerbaijan

New joint projects presented today in Baku by the Delegation of the European Union and the Council of Europe to be carried out in Azerbaijan in 2019-2021 under the second phase of the joint Partnership for Good Governance (PGGII) programme aim at assisting the authorities in fighting and...

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The EU Delegation and the Council of Europe present joint projects for Azerbaijan for 2019-2021 under the second phase of the Partnership for Good Governance

3 October 2019 Baku, Azerbaidjan

On Thursday, 3 October, the Delegation of the European Union and the Council of Europe presented new joint projects to be carried out in Azerbaijan under the second phase of the joint Partnership for Good Governance (PGGII) programme. The presentation was part of the first Local Steering...

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Council of Europe and the EU Delegation present their new joint projects in Georgia for 2019-2021

1 October 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

On Tuesday, 1 October, the Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union presented to media in Tbilisi new projects under the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) in Georgia for the period 2019 - 2021. Two country-specific projects were implemented in Georgia between 2019 and 2021...

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The European Union Delegation and the Council of Europe to present their joint projects in Armenia for 2019-2021

1 October 2019 Yerevan, Armenia

On Tuesday, 1 October, the Delegation of the European Union and the Council of Europe presented to the media in Yerevan the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) projects in Armenia for the period 2019 - 2021 during the 1st PGG II Local Steering Committee meeting. Two projects will be implemented...

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Council of Europe and the European Union present the Partnership for Good Governance Programme 2019-2021 in the Republic of Moldova

25 October 2019 Chisinau, Moldova

The European Union and the Council of Europe will carry out two projects aimed at improving the justice system in the Republic of Moldova under the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) 2019-2021. These two projects were presented today in Chisinau during the 1st PGG II Local Steering Committee...

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Council of Europe and the European Union to present the Partnership for Good Governance Programme 2019-2021 in the Republic of Moldova

24 SEPTEMBER 2019 Chisinau, Moldova

On Wednesday, 25 September, the Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union will present to the media in Chisinau the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) projects in the Republic of Moldova for the period 2019 - 2021 during the 1st PGG II Local Steering Committee meeting. Two...

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New online course on CPT Standards published on the HELP online platform

05 SEPTEMBER 2019 Strasbourg

A new free online course on the standards developed by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is now available on the HELP online platform. The course was developed by the Council of Europe HELP Programme in close cooperation...

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Death penalty should be abolished in Belarus

27 August 2019 Minsk, Belarus

How to work with public opinion with a view to inform its views on the death penalty and the necessity for its abolition was the theme of the conference which took place in Minsk on 27 August 2019. The event was the result of the thorough dialogue the Council of Europe has had with the Belarusian...

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Call for tenders: local consultancy in the Eastern Partnership countries on an anti-discrimination project

30 JULY 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is currently implementing and until 31 December 2021 a Project on strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of...

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The 2019 Help Network Conference "HELP: Celebrating The 70th Anniversary of The Council of Europe" is taking place in Strasbourg on 4-5 July 2019.

4 - 5 July 2019 Strasbourg

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe aims at assisting legal professionals to effectively apply the European human rights standards in their daily work. The HELP Network is the only European peer-to-peer human rights training...

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Venice Commission: the dissolution of parliament in the Republic of Moldova did not meet the required conditions

21 - 22 June 2019 Venice

At its 2019 June plenary session, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) adopted an opinion on the recent situation in the Republic of Moldova from a constitutional point of view, including on the conditions for the dissolution of parliament. The Venice Commission...

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Venice Commission endorsed an urgent opinion on the selection and appointment of supreme court judges in Georgia

21-22 June 2019 Venice, Italy

The Venice Commission, in its urgent opinion for Georgia on the Selection and appointment of Supreme Court judges, endorsed during its Plenary Session on 21-22 June in Venice, concluded that the lifetime appointment (up to retirement) of 18 to 20 new Supreme Court judges by the current majority...

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