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Online Cascade Trainings on Court Management

3 December 2021 Online

Between 26 November and 3 December 2021, four one-day online training sessions were held with the aim of improving the efficiency and quality of justice in Azerbaijan based on the tools and guidelines developed by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). The trainings were...

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Trainee Judges in Azerbaijan learn about Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing adjudication

26-27 October 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

In support to the ongoing training programme for judge candidates of the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe organised a two-day course for 41 trainee judges to give them important insights on money laundering and other financial crime concepts, as well as good practices and...

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SPERA 2: Final Event

28 October 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

The final Steering Committee meeting of the EU and CoE Joint Project “Further Support to the Penitentiary Reform in Azerbaijan” took place on 28 October 2021. The meeting brought together 31 participants, including representatives from the national counterparts – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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Call for tender for the provision of services for organisation of awareness raising workshops on violence against women and domestic violence in the regions of Azerbaijan

5 November 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of services for organisation of awareness raising workshops on violence against women and domestic violence in the regions of Azerbaijan in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance II...

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Azerbaijani judge candidates trained on violence against women, the Istanbul Convention and case law from the European Court of Human Rights in this field

22 October 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

On 19 October 2021, a group of 40 judge candidates from Azerbaijan were trained on the main standards in the field of violence against women and domestic violence, including the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul...

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Explaining the articles of the Istanbul Convention

13 October 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

On 12 October 2021, the action “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan” delivered the third of a series of webinars dedicated to explaining specific articles of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against...

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Azerbaijan: second workshop on prison mental health care

12 October 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

Eighteen medical and non-medical staff (psychologists, prison doctors, teaching staff, etc.) from Baku pilot prisons Nos. 1, 4 and 16 attended an online workshop on mental health care organised on 6 October 2021. The participants of the workshop tackled issues related to self-harm and suicide in...

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Taking stock of raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan

4 October 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Board of the project on “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan” met online on 20 September. During the meeting, the project management informed Board members and observers about the progress of the project, the results achieved to date...

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Consultations for defining indicators for measuring the effect of judicial reforms

27-30 September 2021 Online

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ) organized, between 27 and 30 September 2021, four half-day online consultations between CEPEJ experts and representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court, Judicial Legal Council and Justice Academy of...

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Factsheets on case law of the European Court of Human Rights on violence against women, domestic violence and gender equality now available in Azerbaijani

24 September 2021 Baku, Azerbaijan

Under the European Union and Council of Europe’s joint action “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan”, the latest versions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) factsheets on violence against women, domestic violence, and gender...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: latest Committee of Ministers decisions

3 December 2021 Strasbourg, France

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 19 member states during the meeting, including five...

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History teaching to foster reconciliation in Europe: First annual conference

30 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

History can be taught in ways which foster reconciliation within and between nations, avoiding prejudice, stereotypes, and biased thinking. The newly-established Council of Europe’s Observatory on History Teaching in Europe will tackle challenges on the way history is taught in the Continent,...

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GREVIO publishes its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women

24 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

Today, the Council of Europe Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women. In monitoring the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, GREVIO has identified that...

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To prevent sexual abuse, children’s circle of trust must be made safer

18 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

Ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse marked on 18 November, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has called on the states to step up their efforts to ensure that children’s “circle of trust” (those around them...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

Council of Europe Secretary General calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately calm tensions

16 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement concerning relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan: “I am deeply concerned about reports of on-going incidents between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have already cost human lives....

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Humanitarian and human rights protection needed following the 2020 outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

8 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

One year after the signing of the trilateral statement which ended the 2020 outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, publishes a memorandum addressing the humanitarian and human rights...

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World Forum for Democracy 2021: “Can democracy save the environment?”

2 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

The World Forum for Democracy will bring together intellectuals, politicians, activists, experts and young people from all over the world from 8 to 10 November to answer the question “Can democracy save the environment” after a year-long, worldwide, online debate about democracy and the...

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Call for tender for providers for assistance in the assistance in collecting and processing judicial data in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

28 October 2021 ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA AND UKRAINE

The Council of Europe is looking for a Provider for the provision of assistance in the collection and processing of data on the functioning of the judicial system, as well as in the training delivery on data collection and analysis in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine...

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Speakers of parliament - an unparalleled responsibility

22 October 2021 Strasbourg, France

The functioning and work of parliaments, as well as the legislative texts they produce must enable human rights, democracy, and the rule of law to exist and flourish. This was a central message of Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić’s address today, as she opened the European Conference of...

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Council of Europe recommends measures to protect children against radicalisation

22 October 2021 Strasbourg, France

As some children may be particularly vulnerable to messaging by terrorist associations and groups, including via social media, the Council of Europe has recommended a set of measures to help its 47 member states better protect children against radicalisation for the purpose of terrorism. Prepared...

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