Mbështetja e rolit të pushtetit vendor në trajtimin e proceseve të regjistrimit të pronave

11 April 2024 Albania

Një seri prej tri aktivitetesh monitoruese u zhvilluan në terren, përkatësisht në bashkitë e Librazhdit (28 mars), Beratit (3 prill) dhe Malësisë së Madhe (9 prill), për të mbledhur të dhëna mbi përfshirjen e institucioneve të qeverisjes vendore në trajtimin e mbetur kyç. çështjet në regjistrimin...

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Montenegro: Beneficiaries Steering Committee approves a plan for the Freedom of Expression action in Montenegro

5 April 2024 Podgorica

The action “Protection of the freedom of expression and of the media in Montenegro (PRO-FREX)” held its Second Beneficiary Steering Committee in Podgorica on 5 April. In the light of recent expert support, by providing a Legal Opinion on three main laws regulating media in Montenegro, as well as...

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Strengthening the protection of journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

3 - 4 April 2024 Neum

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) are often used by the political and economic power holders as means of pressuring journalists. This and other common threats against journalists and how to address them were among the issues discussed at the two-day workshop in Neum. The...

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Steps taken towards enhanced application of the human rights standards in the work of the Constitutional courts

28 - 29 March 2024 Podgorica

Advisers and judges of constitutional courts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia participated at the regional working meeting to exchange experience and knowledge on the application of relevant human rights standards in their daily work. As the ultimate protector of human...

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Curricula working group of the State Institute for Education Improvement continues connecting Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture with national curricula in Serbia

26 – 28 March 2024 Vrdnik

In order to enhance the quality education for all and further align the formal education system of Serbia with democratic values, a dedicated task force successfully continued the process initiated with the national Guidelines, developed with the support of the European Union and the Council of...

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Empowering Legal Professionals from North Macedonia to safeguard journalists and freedom of expression

29 March 2024 Gevgelija

To uphold the principles of freedom of expression and protection of journalists, a capacity-building initiative was organised in Gevgelija gathering legal professionals from various backgrounds including judges, prosecutors, and lawyers. They worked together during the three-day training course...

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Law students in North Macedonia increase their knowledge on legal aid in criminal proceedings

27 March 2024 Skopje

In an effort to deepen students' understanding of legal aid in criminal proceedings, a lecture was held at the Legal Clinic for criminal law, located within the Faculty of Law "Iustinianus Primus" in Skopje, North Macedonia. 19 law students discussed and explored the crucial aspects of legal aid...

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Lawyers and legal professionals complete the HELP course on Combating Hate Speech and Hate Crime in Macedonian Language

26 MARCH 2024 Skopje

43 lawyers and legal professionals from North Macedonia successfully completed the HELP course on combating hate speech and hate crime in Macedonian language. The translated HELP course in Macedonian language on combating hate speech and hate crime was launched for the first time last year in...

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Drejtues te stafit penitenciar Shqiptar permiresojne aftesite e tyre mbi lidershipin dhe menaxhimin

20 Mars 2024 Tiranë

Me datë 18-20 Mars 2024 20 drejtues të stafit të burgjeve që përfaqësojnë gjithe IEVP-te në Shqipëri, ndoqën një trajnim mbi lidershipin dhe menaxhimin e burgjeve, mbajtur nga dy konsulentë ndërkombëtarë të Këshillit të Evropës dhe Drejtuesi i Qendrës Shqiptare të Trajnimit për stafin e...

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Lawyers from İstanbul enhance their knowledge on “Detention in the Context of Migration”

23 – 24 March 2024 İSTANBUL

20 lawyers from the İstanbul Bar Association, completed a two-day training on “Detention in the Context of Migration” organised by the joint European Union/Council of Europe action on “Strengthening the human rights protection in the context of migration in Türkiye” , in co-operation with the...

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The role of legal clinics for providing primary legal aid for victims of crimes and gender-based violence discussed at the National Co-ordination Body meeting

20 March 2024 Skopje

The 14th meeting of the National Co-ordination Body for the implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid in North Macedonia, gathered in Skopje on 20 March to discuss the progress and important challenges regarding the implementation of free legal aid system in North Macedonia. Organised in the...

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Platforma rajonale e organeve të barazisë vazhdon punën për adresimin e gjuhës së urrejtjes në Vendet e Lindjes dhe Ballkanin Perëndimor

21-22 March 2024 Ballkani Perëndimor (online)

U organizua online një aktivitet me fokus nxitjen e bashkëpunimit dhe shkëmbimit të njohurive, sfidave të përbashkëta dhe praktikave të mira midis organeve të Barazisë nga Ballkani Perëndimor dhe Vendet e Lindjes, për të adresuar gjuhën e urrejtjes. Ky aktivitet, është vazhdimësi e platformës së...

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Roundtable on prevention of ill-treatment by police officers and effective investigations in this respect

19 March 2024 Belgrade

A roundtable focusing on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in relation to Serbia concerning ill-treatment in police custody and ineffective investigations into such allegations (Stanimirović v. Serbia group) took place on 19 March in Belgrade. Consultations...

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European Union and Council of Europe further support authorities of Montenegro in fulfilling the interim benchmarks on justice reform and victims protection

12 March 2024 Podgorica

The third Steering Committee Meeting of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action "Strengthening accountability of the judicial system and enhancing protection of victims' rights in Montenegro", took place in Podgorica. The meeting brought together key stakeholders and local actors...

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Discrimination patterns in Serbia – discussion on the results of the discrimination surveys

20 March 2024 Belgrade

A discussion on discrimination patterns in Serbia, by observing the latest trends presented in the national discrimination surveys’ reports took place in Belgrade. The event brought together representatives of public institutions, equality bodies, as well as civil society representatives, media,...

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Building a safer environment for media professionals

21 March 2024 Pristina

Keeping journalists safe is key to a free press! Therefore, a group of thirty journalists from various media outlets gathered in Pristina for a specialised training focused on their safety. Thanks to expert insights, including those from the European Court of Human Rights, these media...

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Schools and pedagogical institutions working together on establishing resource centers for democratic school culture

29 February 2024 Banja Luka

The final joint capacity building session for representatives of pedagogical institutions and pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who are part of the first cycle of the development of resource centers for democratic school culture took place on 29 February 2024 in Banja Luka. The...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Attitudes of citizens and of representatives of public authorities towards discrimination in Serbia in focus of an event on Wednesday in Belgrade

19 March 2024 Belgrade

Presentation of the reports “Attitudes of citizens towards discrimination in Serbia” and “Attitudes of the representatives of public authorities towards discrimination in Serbia”, prepared with the support of the joint European Union and the Council of Europe action "Combating discrimination and...

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Advancing regional co-operation to bring forward equality reforms for the protection of LGBTI community

12-13 March 2024 Podgorica, Montenegro

A regional peer exchange on tackling equality reforms and focusing on the protection of LGBTI persons, took place in Podgorica, Montenegro. Following the regional LGBTI conference on “Addressing the rising anti-gender movement” organised in Pristina“ in November 2023, the two-day event organised...

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Strengthening data protection standards in Serbia

18 March 2024 Belgrade

The intrinsic link between data protection and freedom of expression is encapsulated in the Article 85 of the General Data Protection Regulation "Processing and freedom of expression and information". This provision mandates the EU Member States to navigate the delicate balance between the...

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