Albanian justice governing bodies discuss communication strategies and standards for increased transparency and communication with the media and public

14-15 September 2022 Albania

CEPEJ Guidelines on communication in the justice sector and key standards on safeguarding freedom of expression and media were in the focus of a seminar organised with twenty representatives of Albanian justice governing bodies. Mentored by two senior Council of Europe experts, the participants...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Results of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - 2022” to be presented next week

23 September 2022 Budva

The Regional Closing Conference of the joint programme of the European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - 2022” will take place on 27 - 28 September, in the Hotel Avala in Budva, Montenegro, starting from 09:30h. Opening remarks will be...

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Finland hosts Albanian prison officials, sharing good practices on prisoners’ employment and rehabilitation

14-15 September 2022 FINLAND

As part of the ongoing efforts of the Albanian authorities to improve education and employment opportunities for prisoners in Albania, a study visit to Finland was organized on 14 and 15 September 2022. The purpose of the visit was to observe good practices concerning prisoners’ employment and...

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Implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: Domestic courts crucial in protecting human rights and freedoms on the national level

15 - 16 September 2022 Belgrade

Domestic judicial authorities are at the heart of protecting the rights and freedoms of people under their jurisdiction. The effective implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and European Court’s judgments requires continuous efforts by national authorities, as this complex...

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HELP course “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights” launched for lawyers in Serbia

12 September 2022 Belgrade

The Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights was launched on a hybrid event for 25 lawyers in co-operation with the Bar Association and the Bar Academy of...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: practices and challenges of the courts in Central and South-East Europe” to be held in Belgrade

12 September 2022 Belgrade

The conference “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights - practices and challenges of the courts in Central and South-East Europe” will be organised under the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Strengthening the effective legal remedies to human rights violations...

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Најнови случувања во судската пракса на Европскиот суд за човекови права во областа на слободата на изразување во Билтенот бр. 4

септември 2022 западен Балкан

Билтенот за „Најновите случувања во судската пракса на Европскиот суд за човекови права во областа на слободата на изразување“ е уникатна алатка за споделување информации во врска со новите трендови и случувања во судската пракса на Европскиот суд за човекови права (Судот). Придонесува кон...

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Co-operation between the Ministry of Interior of Serbia and civil society organisations

7 September 2022 Belgrade

The first co-operation meeting between Ministry of Interior (MoI) and civil society organisations (CSOs), was held on 2 September 2022, in Belgrade. During the meeting, opportunities for co-operation were identified and participants engaged in dialogue on current issues of protection of human...

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Public authorities in Türkiye’ raise their capacities on the identification, referral and protection of the child trafficking victims

July & August 2022 Bursa, Gaziantep, Antalya

Within the scope of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action on Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, 120 provincial and central level staff from Ministry of Family and Social Services and 12 personnel from Presidency of...

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Граѓани од локални заедници во 12 општини во Северна Македонија се информираа за користење на услугите за бесплатна правна помош

13 јули – 20 август 2022 година Северна Македонија

Со цел да се информираат локалните заедници во Северна Македонија за користењето и пристапот до услугите за Бесплатна Правна Помош (БПП), во јули и август, во дванаесет општини се организираа настани за подигање на свеста. Тим на проектот и експерти од областа ги посетија Општина Виница, Општина...

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Набавка на услуги за развивање на софтвер за назначување на адвокати по службена должност за Адвокатската комора на Северна Македонија

29 А́вгуст 2022 Северна Македонија

Во рамките на заедничката програма на Европската Унија / Совет на Европа, “Horizontal Facility за Западен Балкан и Турција 2019-2022”, Советот на Европа го спроведува проектот за Поддршка за подобар пристап до поквалитетни услуги за бесплатна правна помош во Северна Македонија. Во таа насока, се...

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Што се тоа услуги за бесплатна правна помош? Информации за граѓаните од Северна Македонија

5 ЈУЛИ 2022 Северна Македонија

Со цел да се информираат за можностите за бесплатна правна помош и да се осигури подобра искористеност и пристап до овие услуги, ќе организираме настан за подигање на свеста во Општина Виница - Општина Кочани - Општина Штип - Општина Шуто Оризари - Општина Дојран - Општина Битола - Општина Прилеп...

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Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro adopted the Communication Protocol

27 July 2022 Montenegro

Within the overall support to the functioning of Judicial Training Centre (JTC) in Montenegro, a Communication Protocol has been developed in May 2022, setting out, for the first time, key principles and tools for internal and external communications of the Centre. The Protocol has been adopted...

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Members of the new Prosecutorial Council discussing European standards and best practices on the appointment, evaluation, promotion and accountability of state prosecutors in Montenegro

19 - 20 July 2022 Kolašin

Members of the new Prosecutorial Council - prosecutors and eminent lawyers, have participated in the workshop on the appointment, promotion, evaluation and accountability of prosecutors, held in Kolašin on 19 - 20 July. The purpose of the workshop was to enhance the implementation of the European...

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Round table: Co-ordination mechanisms between the executive and judicial branches of government

14 June 2022 Belgrade

The round table “Co-ordination mechanisms between the executive and judicial branches of government” was held on 14 June 2022 in Belgrade. The roundtable was attended by representatives of the High Judicial Council, the State Prosecutorial Council, the State Attorney’s Office, the Ministry of...

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Change comes through concrete actions - a key message from the presentation of the “Study on gender equality in the judiciary in Montenegro”

7 July 2022 Podgorica

Gender equality is at the core of all European Union and Council of Europe policies and actions, including those aimed at achieving more gender diverse professionals in the judiciary capable of ensuring equality for all citizens. This was one of the main messages from the Round table that was...

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Improving judicial training delivery in Montenegro

8 July 2022 Podgorica

Judicial training is a pivotal factor for the implementation of a common European area of justice and freedom based on mutual trust. Judicial trainers are naturally one of the major stakeholders in guaranteeing the quality of judicial training of newly appointed judges and prosecutors, and...

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The Ethical Commission for Judges in Montenegro adopted Guidelines for freedom of expression of judges

17 June 2022 Podgorica

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental political freedoms and can be restricted in only very specific circumstances when some other rights, freedom or security of State, are at risk. Judges as holders of judicial power are also entitled to freedom of expression, although in specific...

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The Law on Domestic Violence will be fully aligned with the European standards

21 - 22 June 2022 Budva

To further strengthen the judicial response to the cases of the domestic violence and to enhance the rights of victims, Montenegro will fully align the Law on Domestic Violence with the relevant European standards, including with recommendations of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence...

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Protecting privacy is key to ensuring human dignity and safety

2 - 3 June 2022 Kotor

To further strengthen the capacities of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro in application of the European human rights standards, the working meeting with the Constitutional Court´s advisers took place on 2 and 3 June 2022 to discuss concrete issues and questions that are disputable in the...

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