Regional conference “Professional Training of Judges and Prosecutors: the Council of Europe’s approach”

28/04/2016 Minsk

A regional Conference on Professional Training of Judges and Prosecutors is to take place in Minsk. The main objective of this event is to identify the most acute training needs of legal professionals and to inform the participants of the new ways to integrate the European Court of Human Rights...

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Thorbjørn Jagland: Europe’s human rights and security at risk through populist nationalism

27/04/2016 Strasbourg

Human rights, democracy and security are threatened across the continent, according to the latest annual report from the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland. “Europe is currently struggling with many serious challenges, including terrorism, migration and conflict. This...

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Biomedicine: co-operation, education and training are essential to ensure better protection of human rights

27/04/2016 Moscow

At an international conference organised by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, ethical, legal and health professionals, together with representatives of relevant authorities, agreed on the need for more experience-sharing, co-operation and public dialogue...

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1st meeting of the Committee of Experts on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights

25/04/2016 Strasbourg

The Committee holds its meeting in Strasbourg on 25-27 April 2016 and it will be devoted to guiding its drafting groups, that will be constituted at the meeting, on their work during the new biennium 2016-2017. With a view to the work of its drafting group on the process of selection and...

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19th Meeting of the SATURN Group on judicial time management

22/04/2016 Strasbourg

During the two-days meeting, the SATURN Group on judicial time management examined the recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights with regards to the reasonable time criterion, the new version of the implementation Guide on the European timeframes for judicial proceedings, and had an...

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Council of Europe launches action plan on strengthening judicial independence and impartiality

21/04/2016 Sofia

Justice ministers from across Europe have given their backing to the Council of Europe’s new 2016-2021 action plan on strengthening judicial independence and impartiality. At the high-level conference "Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality as a Pre-condition for the Rule of Law in...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visited “hotspots” in Greece

20/04/2016 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out an ad hoc visit to Greece from 13 to 18 April 2016. The purpose of the visit was to examine the situation of foreign nationals deprived of their...

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Council of Europe at the Data Protection and Privacy meeting within UNACTD E-Commerce week

20/04/2016 Geneva

The Council of Europe, through its Data Protection Unit, recently participated in the “Ad hoc Expert meeting on Data Protection and Privacy: Implications for Trade and Development”, organised in the context of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development E-Commerce week in Geneva. The...

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Integrating Cybercrime issues into national Judicial Training curricula

18/04/2016 Johannesburg

Organised by the South African Judicial Education Institute and the Council of Europe, the "International Workshop on Integrating the Issues of Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence into Judicial Training Curricula" aimed to ensure that cybercrime and electronic evidence related issues become a...

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50th Plenary meeting of the Committee on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism

15/04/2016 Strasbourg

Speaking at the opening session of MONEYVAL's 50th plenary meeting, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni highlighted that “in the past two decades, MONEYVAL has become a globally renowned player in the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing community.” She added that...

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