HELP online course on violence against women and domestic violence presented to the new generation of legal clinic students

21 September 2022 Montenegro

HELP online course on Violence against women and domestic violence was launched in the context of the human rights clinical education in Montenegro on 21 September 2022. The new generation of law students involved in the legal clinic will have a chance to attend the online course developed by the...

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Advancing de-radicalisation in prisons in North Macedonia by strengthening inter-institutional co-ordination

21-21 September 2022 North Macedonia

The activities of the EU and Council of Europe joint programme Horizontal Facility II that supported the local authorities in enhancing their capacities in addressing radicalisation in prisons and managing violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) in North Macedonia were completed last week. Namely, on...

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Albanian students visit the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights

29-30 September 2022 strasbourg

Upon successful completion of the Moot Court competition in Albania, six law students from the Luarasi University and the New York University of Tirana participated in a study visit to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 26 and 27 September 2022. The...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of consultancy services for development of the first phase of the Software for appointment of ex-officio lawyers for the Bar Association of North Macedonia

28 September 2022 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Results of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - 2022” to be presented tomorrow

27 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 09:30 CET. Opening remarks will be...

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Albanian prison service prepares to introduce a new programme for female offenders

23 September 2023 Albania

The reintegration programmes for female offenders in Albania will further improve through the introduction of a new treatment programme that will assist women in prison find a support at personal and social level. The programme was developed the Council of Europe’s consultants and it was...

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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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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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Latest developments in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No.4

September 2022 Western Balkans

The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression” constitutes a unique tool for sharing information on new trends and developments in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court). It contributes to further...

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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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Aile ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanlığı personeline yönelik çocuk ticareti mağdurlarının tespiti, sevki ve korunması eğitimleri düzenlendi!

Temmuz - Ağustos 2022 Bursa, Gaziantep, Antalya

“Türkiye’deki Göçmenlerin ve İnsan Ticareti Mağdurlarının İnsan Hakları Açısından Korunmasının Güçlendirilmesi” projesi kapsamında, Aile ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanlığı’nın merkez ve taşra teşkilatlarında görevli toplamda 120 kişi ve Göç İdaresi Başkanlığı’nda görevli 12 kişi çocuk ticareti...

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Citizens from local communities in 12 Municipalities in North Macedonia informed on the use of Free Legal Aid services

13 July – 20 August 2022 North Macedonia

In order to inform local communicates in North Macedonia on the use and the access to the Free Legal Aid (FLA) services, awareness raising events were organised in twelve municipalities during July and August. The action team and experts in the field visited Municipality of Vinica,...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of consultancy services for development of a Software for appointment of ex-officio lawyers for the Bar Association of North Macedonia

29 August 2022 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North...

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What are free legal aid services ? Information to citizens in North Macedonia

5 July 2022 North Macedonia

To inform the citizens of North Macedonia on the free legal aid opportunities and ensure better use and access to these services, awareness-raising events will be organised in the Municipality of Vinica - Municipality of Kocani - Municipality of Stip - Municipality of Shuto Orizari - Municipality...

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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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