Pilot courts from Azerbaijan and Republic of Moldova are implementing satisfaction surveys and other CEPEJ-recommended tools

27/10/2016 Strasbourg

Following training sessions and working group meetings, starting from March 2016 and focused on the content of the questionnaires or the methodology for carrying out satisfaction surveys for users, lawyers and court staff, the national pilot courts adjusted the questionnaires to their objectives...

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Council of Europe calls on Member States to ban genetic tests for insurance purposes

26/10/2016 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe calls upon the Governments of its Member States to ensure non-discrimination, including on grounds of genetic characteristics, and the protection of private life in the framework of insurance contracts covering risks related to health, age or death. “People’s health and...

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International Conference: Safety of Journalists in Ukraine. Ending Impunity

25/10/2016 Kyiv

On 25 October the International Conference “Safety of Journalists in Ukraine. Ending Impunity” was held in Kyiv to assess the current situation on the safety of journalists. Its participants developed recommendations on ending impunity for crimes against journalists and eliminating occasions when...

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Global Action on Cybercrime: From GLACY to GLACY+

26/10/2016 Bucharest

Building on the positive results of GLACY, a new joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe commenced in March 2016, that is, the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+). GLACY+ is intended to extend the experience of the GLACY project (2013-2016) which supports seven...

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The European Day of Justice celebrated in 18 member States of the Council of Europe

24/10/2016 Strasbourg

Every year, around the 25th of October, the European Day of Justice is celebrated throughout the continent. It aims to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights and to to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of justice, through...

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Prevention of corruption in respect of top government officials and law enforcement

24/10/2016 Strasbourg

In 2017, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO (Group of States against Corruption) will start monitoring the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies, which will be the themes of its 5th...

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Public hearing in Complaint No. 111/2014, Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) v. Greece

20/10/2016 Strasbourg

A public hearing of the European Committee of Social Rights today focused on how austerity in Greece has affected social rights under the guidelines of the European Social Charter. The committee granted the hearing request, which was made by the complainant organisation, the Greek General...

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Formation de formateurs HELP en France

14/10/2016 Paris

Le Programme HELP du Conseil de l’Europe a organisé pour la première fois une formation de formateurs HELP en langue française. En effet, en coopération avec le Centre de formation pour la Justice Administrative (CFJA), et l’Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM), 22 magistrats et avocats...

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New Polish law on constitutional tribunal gives excessive power to parliament and the executive over the judiciary

14/10/2016 Venice

An opinion adopted today by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, found that Poland’s new Act on the Constitutional Tribunal does not meet two essential standards of balance of power in government: the independence of the judiciary and the position of the...

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