Albanian prison service to adopt Trauma Informed Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy aiming to improve the rehabilitation of prisoners

12 June 2024 Albania

The European Union and Council of Europe are helping domestic prison authorities to introduce Trauma Informed Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Albanian prisons. In this framework the staff from the only women prison in Albania - “Ali Demi”, was part of the two-day training on...

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Albanian prison and probation staff strengthen their skills on the rehabilitation tools and pre-release programme for violent extremist prisoners and those vulnerable to radicalisation

11 June 2024 Durrës/ Albania

The Council of Europe continues to assist the penitentiary institutions in Albania by improving prison and probation staff capacities related to management of violent and extremist prisoners (VEPs), and those vulnerable to radicalisation. In this context, a 3-day advanced training for 22 prison...

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Penitentiary practitioners of Montenegro enhance their skills for pre-release work and rehabilitation of violent extremist prisoners and prisoners at risk of radicalisation

5 - 6 June 2024 Bečići

The management of the Montenegrin penitentiary system recognises the need for developing the skills of its front-line practitioners in proper application of specific instruments and rehabilitation approaches to strengthen the rehabilitation of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs), vulnerable and...

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Припрема лица која издржавају дуге затворске казне за бољу реинтеграцију у друштво

6. јун 2024. године Београд

Почетком јуна представљен је нови, свеобухватни и структурисани програм реинтеграције за лица која издржавају дуге затворске казне (преко 5 година). Презентације програма су организоване у Новом Саду и Београду и окупиле су више од 40 службеника и службеница за третман и десет...

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Monitoring bodies of Montenegro further strengthen their ability to conduct visits to places of detention

3 - 4 June 2024 Podgorica

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro” organised a specialised training for the National Preventive Mechanism and the Ministry of Justice monitoring officers on 3-4 June in Podgorica. The training...

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Lawyers in Montenegro raise their capacities on the provision of legal aid to the victims of trafficking in human beings

16-17 May 2024 Petrovac - Montenegro

A training programme, focusing on empowering lawyers specialising in supporting victims of trafficking in human beings took place on 16 and 17 May in Petrovac. This programme, supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe, is a result of a collaborative effort, involving the...

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Support for North Macedonia’s Directorate for Execution of Sanctions in setting framework for Prison Police intervention teams

20-21 May 2024 Skopje

A working group of experienced prison officials and senior representatives of Directorate for the Execution of Sanctions met on 20-21 May 2024 in Skopje, to discuss the regulations of Prison Police intervention teams. Introduced as a novelty by the latest amendments to the Law on the Execution of...

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The Supreme Court launches new publication on harmonisation of judicial practice in Albania

14 May 2024 Tirana

Harmonisation of domestic judicial practice, in accordance with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), is crucial to strengthening legal certainty and rule of law principles. This represents a key priority within the European Union and Council of Europe Action "Improving the...

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Prosecutors from Western Balkans share their experiences on efficiency and quality in a regional seminar organised in Albania


The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) , in co-ordination with the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) organised in Vlora a peer-to-peer workshop for prosecution offices of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo* entitled “Good practices and shared...

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CORRIGENDUM - Call for proposals – CSO grants for supporting women’s access to justice in Türkiye

29 April 2024 ANKARA

Within the framework of the action on “Fostering women’s access to justice in Türkiye” implemented under the joint European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” (Horizontal Facility), the Council of Europe is launching a call...

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Police managers in Bosnia and Herzegovina affirm manuals on interviewing and public gatherings

16 - 17 May 2024 Zenica

The new methodology for conducting police interviews and operational procedures for policing public gatherings were the key issues discussed at the meeting of 55 most senior police officials at their 3rd annual co-ordination meeting held on 16-17 May 2023 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)....

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Judges and State Prosecutors in Montenegro enhanced their knowledge on judicial and prosecutorial ethics and discipline

7 - 8 May 2024 Podgorica

Judicial ethics and principles of professional conduct represent a cornerstone of judicial accountability and professionalism, which needs to be widely promoted among judges and prosecutors, including through judicial training frameworks. Over the course of the workshop held on 7 - 8 May, 35...

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Exchange of experiences between the high courts of Italy and Albania on harmonisation of judicial practices

25 April 2024 Italy

A delegation of the Albanian High Court paid a study visit on 22-24 April, at the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation to exchange experiences on harmonization of judicial practices in line with international standards, in particular the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). They explored the...

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Strengthening prosecutorial ethics and integrity in Montenegro

26 April 2024 Podgorica

„Disciplinary responsibility is not an internal matter of the prosecution and does not only concern the interests of the prosecutor and the Prosecutorial Council. It is a matter of public interest, closely related to the transparency, accountability and quality of justice, and inseparable from...

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Launching the development the first National Strategy for Protecting Victims' Rights in Montenegro

24 April 2024 Podgorica

Montenegro has initiated the development of its National Strategy for safeguarding victims' rights, aiming to establish a framework for systematic protection and support, especially for the most vulnerable groups. With the support of the EU and Council of Europe, the inaugural co-ordination...

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Унапређени капацитети јавних тужилаца и јавних тужитељки да примењују стандарде Европског суда за људска права у тужилачким актима


У Београду је 24. априла одржан први у низу од четири планирана радна састанка за јавне тужиоце и тужитељке о позивању на стандарде и праксу Европског суда за људска права (ЕСЉП) у јавнотужилачким актима и правилном цитирању одлука овог Суда. Састанке је организовао заједнички пројекат Европске...

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The CEPEJ co-organises a regional workshop aimed at development of a “Hub” dedicated to new technologies in justice systems

16 - 17 April 2024 Jahorina

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), in close cooperation with the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC BiH), co-organised a regional workshop entitled “Advancing the HJPC BiH regional ICT (information and communication technologies)...

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Саветнице и саветници Уставног суда разматрали примену теста квалитета закона и теста пропорционалности у пракси Европског суда за људска права и домаћих судова

12. април 2024. године Београд

Заједнички пројекат Европске уније и Савета Европе „Унапређивање заштите људских права у Србији“ организовао је 12. априла у Београду, у сарадњи с Уставним судом, обуку за око 50 саветника и саветница Уставног суда о примени тестова квалитета закона и пропорционалности у пракси домаћих судова и...

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Empowering Legal Clinics and Civil Society Organizations to enhance Free Legal Aid system in North Macedonia


The legal clinics and civil society organisations (CSOs) authorised for the provision of primary legal aid, are instrumental in ensuring access to justice and to effectively apply protection of human rights in line with European standards. Around 25 participants attended a five-days training of...

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Регионална конференција у Београду о употреби криптоване комуникације у кривичном поступку

18. април 2024. године Београд

Дводневна регионална конференција о правним аспектима употребе података добијених из апликација за криптоване поруке као доказа у кривичном поступку почела је данас у Београду. Циљ конференције је да се правним стручњацима из региона Западног Балкана пружи прилика да чују искуства својих колега и...

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