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Bulgaria to adopt a more cohesive and systematic approach to corruption prevention among MPs, judges and prosecutors

13/05/2015 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) has published today itsFourth Round Evaluation Report on Bulgaria dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. GRECO concludes that Bulgaria has, overall, a reasonably good...

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Evaluating the work of judges and the quality of justice

12/05/2015 Bucharest

An International conference on Opinion No. 17 on the evaluation of judges’ work, the quality of justice and respect for judicial independence has been organised at the National Institute of Magistracy in Bucharest (Romania) on 27 and 28 April 2015. This conference represented an...

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The Venice Commission supporting constitutional justice in the Kyrgyz Republic

11/05/2015 Bishkek

Following the recent conference on “International experience on introducing Constitutional amendments and on Constitutional revisions” which took place on 28 April 2015 in Bishkek, a workshop is organised today for judges and staff of the Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic on reasoning...

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US Secretary of State Kerry welcomes steps by Sri Lanka towards Budapest Convention

05/05/2015 Strasbourg

In his meeting with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America, welcomed the decision taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe. He also referred to a recent...

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International Conference on Human Rights challenges raised by Emerging Technologies

04/05/2015 Strasbourg

Emerging technologies (such as nanotechnology, information technology and cognitive technologies) and their convergence have opened new perspectives for progress in particular for human health. However, these technologies are also opening new possibilities for interventions on human beings, which...

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