For ambitious, yet actionable Human Rights Action Plans: Georgia and Turkey discuss their experience

27 July 2020 Ankara

How could Human Rights Action Plans contribute to more coherence, instead of multiplying policy documents? How could civil society’s role be embedded in the process? What is the ideal duration of an Action Plan? Here are some of the topics discussed by Georgian and Turkish representatives during...

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One to One Online Meetings with Pilot Courts

21 July 2020 Ankara

As part of the pilot court activities under the project on “Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State”, one to one online meetings with five of the pilot courts took place on 16 and 17 of July to discuss the...

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Call for Tender for National Consultants under the Project on "Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Council of State”

20 July 2020 Ankara

The Council of Europe initiates a call for the provision of national consultancy services in the areas of trainings for administrative judges and administrative court staff, as well case-law of the ECtHR/CJEU and Turkish Constitutional Court, under the framework of the EU / CoE Joint Project on...

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Initial Assessment Report of the Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State Project has been published

20 July 2020 Ankara

“Initial Assessment Report”, the first of three reports aiming at providing an “In-Depth Review of Turkish Administrative Judiciary” assessing the impact of the latest reforms and outstanding challenges facing administrative justice has been published. The report was prepared by Ray Burningham,...

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Call for Tender for a General Pool of National Consultants for Council of Europe action: "Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey"

16 July 2020 Ankara

In the framework of the action “Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, implemented under the joint European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II (2019-2022)”, the...

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Gender Mainstreaming Action Plan for the Civil Monitoring Boards Project in Turkey

10 July 2020 Ankara

The Project “Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Civil Monitoring Boards (CMB) in line with the European standards” has developed a gender mainstreaming action plan with the aim to ensure a gender-sensitive perspective in the implementation of the project and the fundamental values and indicators...

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Turkish translation and adaptation of the course: Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights has been launched.

03 July 2020

HELP Online Course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has been translated and adapted to Turkish context by the Joint Project on Strengthening The Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards. It has...

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“Marking 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights in critical times”

2020 HELP Network e-Conference, organised under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Strasbourg, 8-9 July 2020 The HELP Annual Network Conference is the main gathering of the HELP Network members and partners. It provides a forum to present...

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Awareness-raising tools for the Turkish Civil Monitoring Boards

30 June 2020 Ankara

The Project “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Civil Monitoring Boards (CMB) in line with the European standards” has continued the implementation of the project activities in line with the mitigation measures plan introduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In that manner, the Project advanced its...

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WEBINAR: “REASONING OF JUDGMENTS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE SCOPE OF THE RIGHT TO FAIR TRIAL”

24 June 2020 WEBINAR

On 24 June 2020 the second online exchange of the project was conducted on reasoning of judgments in criminal proceedings in the scope of the right to fair trial. The webinar has targeted around 100 participants: representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Directorate General for Criminal...

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3rd Steering Committee Meeting Held Online: The EU-CoE Joint Project on Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State

19 June 2020 Online

The 3rd Project Steering Committee Meeting was held online on 19 June 2020, with the participation of representatives from the Council of State, the Council of Judges and Prosecutors, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate for EU Affairs), Ankara Regional...

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ONLINE TRAINING ON PREPARATION, EVALUATION AND REPORTING OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS/EXAMS

18, 19 and 25 June 2020 ANKARA

An online training on Preparation, Evaluation and Reporting of Achievement Tests/Exams was conducted on 18, 19 and 25 June 2020, for trainer judges and experts of Measurement and Evaluation Centre of the Justice Academy of Turkey (JAT) and the project’s experts. The training enabled exchanges...

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WEBINAR: “COMBATING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM – STANDARDS AND PRACTICES”

09 June 2020 Ankara

On 9 June 2020 first online exchange on combating financing of terrorism in Turkey was organized with participation of representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Directorate General of Criminal Affairs, prosecutors from different provinces dealing with the cases on financing of terrorism,...

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Monitoring methodology and tools for Turkish Civil Monitoring Boards advanced

06 June 2020 Ankara

The Project “Enhancing the effectiveness of the Civil Monitoring Boards (CMB) in line with the European standards” has continued the implementation of the project activities in line with the mitigation measures plan introduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In that manner, the Project advanced its...

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Peer exchange on Action plans for human rights: Finland shares experience with Turkey

5 June 2020 Ankara

As part of the action on “Supporting the implementation and Reporting on the Action Plan on Human Rights in Turkey”, an online discussion on good practices in the preparation and implementation of National Action Plans for human rights was organised on 5 June 2020 with the participation of...

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Call for Tender for a General Pool of International Consultants for Council of Europe action: "Strengthening the human rights protection of asylum seekers, migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey"

04 June 2020 Ankara

In the framework of the action “Strengthening the human rights protection of asylum seekers, migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, implemented under the joint European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II...

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Call for Tender for a General Pool of National Consultants for Council of Europe action: "Strengthening the human rights protection of asylum seekers, migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey"

04 June 2020 Ankara

In the framework of the action “Strengthening the human rights protection of asylum seekers, migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, implemented under the joint European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II...

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Declaration on the implementation of the Convention during COVID-19 pandemic

02 June 2020 Ankara

On 20 April 2020, the Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) adopted a Declaration on the implementation of the Convention during COVID-19 pandemic. Recognising the challenges...

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World Democracy Forum- Call for initiatives

27 May 2020 Strasbourg

The 2020 World Forum for Democracy titled “Can Democracy Save the Environment” will be held in Strasbourg on 16-18 November. Along with the high level plenary sessions and key-note speeches, the Forum will also work through a series of informal, creative labs, enabling a frank and intensive...

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Expert reviews: consultations progressing through a second video-conference

27 May 2020 Ankara

The Council of Europe experts met with the representatives of the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey and The Ombudsman Institution, which function as the national human rights monitoring mechanisms on 27 May 2020 via video conference in order to support the ongoing needs assessment...

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