Launch of training needs assessment for CEPEJ topics in Azerbaijan

6 August 2020

The European Union and the Council of Europe continue to work in partnership with the Republic of Azerbaijan to improve efficiency of the Azerbaijani judiciary. Thus, in July the Council of Europe launched a training needs assessment for CEPEJ topics to identify training needs for different...

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Azerbaijani Institutions increase their knowledge of the Warsaw Convention

24 July 2020 Videoconference

26 representatives of law enforcement, judiciary, regulatory and other relevant government institutions came together for a training event on the “Application of the Warsaw Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and the Financing of Terrorism” which...

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Webinar: The inclusion of disabled people and fighting discrimination

30 July 2020 ONLINE

On 6 August, a webinar will be organised on “The inclusion of disabled people and fighting discrimination” between 3-5 pm CET. The webinar will be an opportunity to learn more about the situation of disabled people and their experiences of discrimination. Good practices will be shared on...

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Representatives of relevant government institutions of Azerbaijan enhance data analysis skills with Microsoft Power BI

13-17 JULY 2020 VIDEOCONFERENCE

A training on “Data analysis tools: Microsoft Power BI” took place via video conferencing from 13 to 17 July 2020, bringing together 12 representatives of the Financial Monitoring Service, Anti-Corruption General Directorate, General Prosecutor’s Office, Central Bank, State Tax Service under the...

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Expert advice on “Access to courts for vulnerable groups”

14/07/2020 Baku, Azerbaijan

CEPEJ is developing an expert advice to Azerbaijani judicial authorities on “Access to courts for vulnerable groups”. In this regard, online meetings have been organized in June with the Ministry of Justice, the Judicial Legal Council, the Justice Academy, the State Committee for Family, Women...

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Communication strategy for the judiciary

14/07/2020 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe is preparing an expert advice to Azerbaijani judicial authorities on steps to disseminate CEPEJ tools on “Communication strategy for the judiciary”. Online meetings with the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court...

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CALL FOR TENDER for the provision of national consultancy services in the areas of violence against women, domestic violence and gender equality in Azerbaijan

21/07/2020 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of national consultancy services in the areas of violence against women, domestic violence and gender equality in Azerbaijan within the framework of the EU/Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance II project “Raising awareness...

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Consultative meeting organized to discuss Azerbaijan’s draft anti-money laundering legislative framework

1 July 2020 Online

The Council of Europe produced a draft legal opinion containing an analysis of the anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism legislative base of the Republic of Azerbaijan and recommendations for its compliance and alignment with international standards and best practices. With...

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Inter-ministerial webinars on measuring Women’s Access to Justice in the Eastern Partnership countries

29-30 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

“We need to normalize women’s access to justice, as these standards need to permeate not only gender related issues and institutions but the entire justice system and state apparatus” Shazia Choudhry, professor of law, Queen Mary University of London On 29 and 30 June 2020, the Council of...

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Publication of the comparative review of the procedural and institutional setup of functioning of lawyers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

25 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

In the framework of the PGG II project “Strengthening the legal profession in line with European standards”, a comparative review of the procedural and institutional setup of functioning of lawyers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was published. The comparative review is focused...

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Venice Commission adopts opinions for Armenia and the Republic of Moldova

18-19 June Strasbourg, France

On 18 and 19 June 2020, the European Commission of Democracy through Law (the “Venice Commission”) has adopted two opinions prepared under the PGG Quick response Mechanism through a written procedure: The Republic of Moldova – Opinion on the Revised draft Law on amending and supplementing the...

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State of Emergency and Human Rights obligations : Georgian judges discuss most recent European practice and approach with the Venice Commission expert

19 June 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of scrutiny over derogations from fundamental rights and liberties. The scrutiny is primarily entrusted to the judicial powers, and several proceedings have already been initiated throughout Europe. Georgia is among the countries that has declared...

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Webinar series on combating discrimination to take place this summer

4 June 2020 Online

Five webinars will be organised between June and August on combating discrimination and working with victims. The aim of the webinars is to build attendees’ understanding of key discrimination areas and issue, and also share good practices from the Eastern Partnership region (Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

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The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) ensures participation of partner institutions of cooperation programs into SATURN working group meeting

18 May 2020 ONLINE

On 18 May 2020, representatives of the partner institutions of the Judiciary of Georgia, Latvia, Slovak Republic attended the meeting of the SATURN working group on judicial timeframes of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice. The meeting focused on the project concerning the...

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President of Moldovan Equality Council speaks about cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination on the occasion of EU Days

May 22 2020 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

”Our Equality Council yearly examines around 300 complaints and almost every complaint is a story of someone fighting for their rights.” Ian Feldman, President of the Moldovan Equality Council On May 22, in the context of the celebration of the EU days, President of the Moldovan Equality Council,...

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Latest edition of Partnership for Good Governance II is out

27 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

Do you want to learn more about PGG II projects and activities ? Then have a look at the latest edition of our newsletter ! We are talking about the COVID-19 crisis and its challenges, presenting about the launch of two new HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Profesionnals) courses (watch our...

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Call for tenders : design and layout services on access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries

18 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of publication design and layout services on access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in the framework of PGG II regional project “Women’s Access to...

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Supporting the Constitutional Court of Georgia to further improve its Case Management System during COVID-19 crisis

18 May 2020 Batumi, Georgia

With the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the Constitutional Court of Georgia continues to offer improved electronic litigation, allowing court users to navigate more easily and get all relevant case-related information. This initiative will refine communication between...

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73 participants from Eastern Partnership countries to take the HELP course on Fight Against Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia and Transphobia

15 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

Over 70 participants from equality bodies, Ombudsperson institutions, NGOs and public agencies from the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) are engaging in a regional HELP course on fighting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia. The...

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Call for Tenders for national consultants in the Republic of Moldova

14 May 2020 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe is launching calls for the provision of consultancy services in the fields of court management and enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative matters in the Republic of Moldova, in the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance II 2019-2021 (PGG II)...

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