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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Support to the new scheme for the evaluation of judges in Albania

15 January 2019 Tirana

From 14 to 15 January 2019, the international expert of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), Anne Sanders led a seminar and several meetings in Tirana to present and discuss the CEPEJ report on the new system of individual evaluation of judges in Albania established by...

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Training on prevention of ill-treatment for 150 police and prison officers

11 January 2019 Montenegro

More than 150 prison and police officers have increased their knowledge on human rights of detained and sentenced people through a series of cascade training sessions. Teams of national trainers established within the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Interior and trained under the auspices...

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Training on Istanbul protocol for prison staff of Montenegro

11 January 2019 Podgorica

The two training sessions for prison medical staff organised in Montenegro early 2018, highlighted the need for further training to improve the process of medical screening with the final aim to identify and properly document cases of ill-treatment. The training focused on the provisions of the...

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Steering committee reviews progress of actions on education in Montenegro

11 January 2019 Podgorica

On 13 December 2018, key beneficiary partners from the Ministry of Education, University of Montenegro, the Bureau for Education Services, the Anti-Corruption Agency and the Centre for Vocational Education attended the 5th meeting of the Steering Committee on actions in Education in Podgorica....

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Third training on “Asset tracing and identification for purposes of seizure and confiscation in a criminal case”

10 January 2019 Korçë

Some 50 representatives from district prosecutor’s offices, regional police directorates, offices of the General Directorate of Customs and Taxation, the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering, the Financial Supervision Authority and the Central Bank of Albania, benefited from...

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Supporting the development of statistical reports and electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*

9 January 2018 Kosovo

From 17 to 20 December 2018, the Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo action organised an expert mission to follow-up on the issues raised at the workshop held in May 2018 with high level international expertise to support the development and implementation of the Case...

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Peer learning: lawyers of Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina visiting the Ombudsman of Serbia

21 December 2018 Belgrade

One-week placement for two lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been organised with the office of Human Rights Ombudsman of Serbia from 17 to 21 December 2018. The focus of the visit was to exchange best practices related to their institutional efficiency,...

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One-month placement for lawyers from the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a peer institutions of the EU member states

21 December 2018

The placements were organised for four lawyers from the Ombudsman institution to the following institutions: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, from 16 October to 15 November 2017; European Ombudsman, from 25 June to 24 July 2018 and to the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of...

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Call for tender: provision of intellectual services on efficiency and quality of justice in Albania

20 December 2018 Tirana

Under the framework of the joint European Union / Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey, the Council of Europe is looking for a maximum of 6 Provider(s) at local level in order to support the implementation of the Action on ‘Strengthening the efficiency and...

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Workshop “Human resources management in judicial systems: the Italian case in a comparative perspective”

20 December 2018 Becici

Members of the Judicial Council of Montenegro and representatives of its Secretariat attended a workshop on strategic human resources management in judiciary organised by the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica on 12 December 2018 in Becici. Participants discussed with the...

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Manual on how to draft a special report – practical brief for Ombudsman

20 December 2018 Sarajevo

The draft Manual on how to draft a special report – practical brief for Ombudsman was discussed on 14 December 2018 in Sarajevo in the presence of the staff members of the Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman (IHRO) and the Council of Europe consultants. The draft Manual provides an elaboration...

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Ensuring harmonisation of legislation with anti-discrimination standards

20 December 2018 Sarajevo

The draft of the Guidelines for the harmonisation of the national legislation with European anti-discrimination standards and Law on Prohibition of Discrimination of Bosnia and Herzegovina was discussed on 13 December 2018 in Sarajevo in the presence of the representatives of the ministry of...

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Lawyers of the Ombudsperson Institution held training on discrimination for public institutions

19 December 2018 Mrkonjic Grad

Lawyers of the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who successfully completed Training for Trainers, held training on European anti-discrimination standards for representatives of public institutions in Mrkonjić Grad on 14 December 2018. The aim of the training...

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Presentation of the Analysis on protection of the right to trial within a reasonable time in administrative matters

19 December 2018 Podgorica

Even though Montenegro has in great part implemented relevant standards relating to the length of proceedings, a concern persists in relation to administrative proceedings and administrative disputes. In several judgments against Montenegro, the European Court of Human Rights found that there is...

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Tenth co-ordination meeting between the Ombudsman institution and public institutions

17 December 2018 Mrkonjic Grad

Improving co-operation and establishment of a direct contact between the Ombudsman institution and the public institutions was in focus of the tenth co-ordination meeting held on 13 December in Mrkonjić Grad. The purpose of this meeting was to establish a direct contact between the Ombudsman...

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Training for public institutions on anti-discrimination by Ombudspersons staff members

17 December 2018 Livno

Lawyers of the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who successfully completed training for trainers, conducted training for representatives of public institutions on 12 December in Livno. The training aims at raising awareness on European anti-discrimination...

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