Trainings on harmonised application of Property Act in three regions of Albania

11 February 2019 Shkoder, Durres and Korca

To ensure effective functioning of the compensation mechanism and to achieve harmonised application of the Law on the treatment of property and finalisation of the process of compensation of property, it is of prime importance to build the capacities of Albanian judiciary to correctly apply the...

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Development of a commentary to the Law on treatment of property and finalisation of the process of compensation of property

11 February 2019 Tirana

In 2015, a new compensation mechanism was adopted in Albania by Law No. 133 on the treatment of property and finalisation of the process of compensation of property. This law was positively assessed by the Venice Commission and accepted by the Albanian Constitutional Court, and recognised as...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Three years of successful implementation of the Horizontal Facility programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina

11 February 2019 Sarajevo

The third Steering Committee Meeting of the joint programme of the European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, will be held on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Musala 2, Sarajevo. The...

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Presentations of the newly-established External Oversight Mechanism over police work

8 February 2019 Skopje, Stip and Bitola

More than 100 participants from various national institutions and civil society learnt of the establishment of the External Oversight Mechanism (EOM) over the police work at three round tables, which took place in Skopje (6 February), Stip (7 February) and Bitola (8 February 2019). The round...

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The first joint national minorities' programme in the history of Tuzla

8 February 2019 Tuzla

When an Italian and Albanian song, Macedonian poetry, Roma theatre and Slovenian choir performance are gathered at a single manifestation in one city, that city then represents Europe in its essence as an environment where cultural differences exist in harmonious unity. Such cultural heritage was...

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Assisting Ministry of Justice in preparation of a communication strategy

8 February 2019 Skopje

A team of one international and one national consultant is assisting the Ministry of Justice in the drafting of a communication strategy on free legal aid. The main objective of the strategy is to increase the awareness on free legal aid as an important, available and functional mechanism...

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Strengthening the criminal justice capacities on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of money laundering in Albania

7 February 2019 Durrës

Representatives of the National School of Magistrates, Academy of Security, Regional Directorates of the Albanian State Police, General Prosecutor`s Office, Districts Prosecutions, Serious Crimes Prosecution, District Courts and the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering...

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Court police and prison staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina exchange best practices with Slovenian colleagues

7 January 2019 Mostar

delegation of senior prison staff from the Slovenian Prison Administration is sharing good custodial practices in a training session for court police and prison staff organised on 6-7 February in Mostar. This peer training, designed and delivered by local prison and police professionals, aligns...

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Prison and court police officers train together to end human rights infringements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

7 February 2019 Mostar

Security and treatment staff from 14 prisons and officers from 20 court police units in Bosnia and Herzegovina are training and working together to ensure human rights safeguards and purposeful regime in closed environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This peer training session on 6-7 February 2019...

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Piloting of the screening and risk and needs assessment tools for radicalized prisoners

1 February 2019 Stip

Prison staff working in the area of rehabilitation benefited from the ‘on-the-job’ coaching during the piloting of the application of the newly developed screening and risk and needs assessment (RNA) tools for radicalised inmates. The tools were piloted in the two biggest penitentiary...

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Workshop on preventing and combating human trafficking for labour exploitation delivered to labour and market inspectors in Serbia

30 January 2019 Sabac

Forty-six labour and market inspectors together with representatives of the police and civil society organisations Astra and Atina attended a workshop on “Preventing and combating human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation - the role of labour inspectors and market inspectors” on...

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Regional conference on obligation to execute decisions of the European Court of Human Rights

31 January 2019 Podgorica

All European countries are obliged to enforce the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights and thus demonstrate their commitment to respecting the fundamental human rights and values on which the Council of Europe and the European Union are founded. This is one of the key conclusions of the...

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Promotion of national minorities in the City of Tuzla

30 January 2019 Tuzla

The students of five elementary schools in Tuzla (Jala, Centar, Brčanska malta, Tušanj and Catholic school “Sveti Franjo”) recently had an opportunity to participate in somewhat different classes than they are used to. The young people from 6th to 9th grade discussed many topics on national...

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Workshops for staff of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice and representatives of civil society organisations and the Bar Association

29 January 2019 Skopje

A half-day workshops for staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice and representatives and civil society organisations (CSOs) and the Bar Association were held in Skopje on 28 and 29 January. The workshops were designed as a forum for discussion of the stakeholders in the free...

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Court police safeguards human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

29-30 January 2019 Zenica

Court police officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina are introducing improvements to the existing procedures for deprivation of liberty and treatment of apprehended persons in the series of ongoing peer training sessions on human rights. The overall training programme is delivered based on the...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional conference: the obligation to execute decisions of the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2019 Podgorica

The Regional conference: The obligation to execute decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 10 to 17:15 in the Hilton Hotel (Bulevard St. Petar Cetinjski 2, Podgorica). According to the number of applications before the European Court of...

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City of Sarajevo continues to promote national minority rights with the support from the European Union and the Council of Europe

25 January 2019 Sarajevo

City of Sarajevo organised the “Day of national minority languages” in the City Hall on 25 January. This activity was implemented within the project “Provision of contribution to effective realisation of rights and needs of national minorities in Sarajevo in the fields of education, media and...

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A public lecture on trafficking in human beings for civil society organisations representatives and law students delivered in Skopje

25 January 2019 Skopje

On 25 January 2019, twenty-two representatives of human rights civil society organisations and law students from several law faculties in the country attended a public lecture on preventing and combating of trafficking in human beings in the European Union Info centre in Skopje. Liliana...

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Multi-disciplinary training on preventing and combating human trafficking for labour exploitation

25 January 2019 Mavrovo

Thirty-nine labour inspectors participated in a multi-disciplinary training on detection, identification and assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. Representatives from the National Task Force on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and the National...

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Capacity building of state administration to apply the European Convention’s reasonable time standards in the administrative proceedings

16 January 2019 Podgorica

The action “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity, and enhancing the application of the European Court of Human Rights case-law on the national level” has expanded the capacity building activities on the state administration, with the aim to ensure the respect of the reasonable time standards in...

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