EU/CoE Joint Project: Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State in Turkey

Call for tenders

DEADLINE: 17 June 2019 Turkey

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project on “Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State” in Turkey. In this context the Council of Europe is seeking to recruit a maximum of 3 national...

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Support to legal aid reforms in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Workshops held in North Macedonia

6, 8, 9 and 10 May 2019 North Macedonia

On 6, 8, 9 and 10 May four workshops were held in four cities in North Macedonia. The first workshop gathered civil society organisations and attorneys, while the remaining three were organised for regional offices of the Ministry of Justice. One international and one national consultant...

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European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)

Ad hoc meeting on Statelessness Determination Procedures

11-12 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

An Ad hoc meeting on Statelessness Determination Procedures is to be held in the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg on 11-12 June 2019. This meeting follows the decision of the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) to carry out, in 2019, a preliminary review of protocols and...

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Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia

Sharing Recommendations and the Best Practices on Confidential Counselling

15 April 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 15 April 2019, the judiciary and members of the High Council of Justice of Georgia were introduced to Council of Europe standards and national best practices on confidential counselling for judges, during a meeting organised within the framework of the Accountability Working Group 2017-2021...

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Horizontal Facility: North macedonia - Support to legal aid reforms

Fourth cascade training on changes of the free legal aid system in North Macedonia

18-19 April 2019 Gevgelija, North Macedonia

Fourteen participants, comprised of staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice, authorised civil society organisations and attorneys had an opportunity to learn about the changes in the free legal aid system to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid at a cascade training...

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Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia

Social Media and the Judiciary – Modern World Challenges

13 April 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

A round - table discussion on Social Media and the Judiciary was organised in order to discuss the existing standards and the best practices on social media and ethics on 13 April. The meeting focused on freedom of expression and ethics in social media. The event provided a platform where the...

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Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine

Opinion of the Council of Europe on the procedure of the selection of judges to the Supreme Court

OPINION OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE ON THE PROCEDURE OF THE SELECTION OF JUDGES TO THE SUPREME COURT (October 2017 – February 2018) An expert evaluation carried out by the Council of Europe project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” of the competition procedures to the...

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Horizontal Facility: Montenegro - Accountability of the Judicial System

Sharing knowledge and experience with peers and learning from best practices

8-9 April 2019 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A working visit of the representatives of the Secretariats of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils of Montenegro to the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC) took place on 8-9 April 2019 in Sarajevo. The aim of the visit was to further support development of...

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Horizontal Facility: Montenegro - Accountability of the Judicial System

Implementation of the Code of Ethics for judges and state prosecutors

2-3 April 2019 Kolasin, Montenegro

Nearly a hundred trainee magistrates from all courts and state prosecutor`s offices in Montenegro were involved in the training sessions on the implementation of the Codes of Ethics for Judges and Prosecutors, held on 2-3 April 2019 in Kolasin, Montenegro. Trainees passed the entry exam to the...

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Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia

Court Managers’ Forum

29-30 March 2019 Lopota, Kakheti, Georgia.

The second Court managers’ forum was held on 29-30 March gathering all 29 court managers and other relevant judicial staff. The platform of the forum was established in September 2018 aiming to create a strong network of all the acting court managers in Georgia and to implement needs-based...

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Horizontal Facitity: Republic of North Macedonia - Support to legal aid reforms

Trainings on changes in the free legal aid system in the Republic of North Macedonia

11-12 /14-15 March 2019 Ohrid and Strumica, Republic of North Macedonia

Thirty staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice had an opportunity to learn about the changes in the free legal aid system to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid during two cascade training sessions that took place in Ohrid on 11-12 March and Strumica 14-15 March,...

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Horiontal Facility: Republic of North Macedonia - Support to legal aid reforms

Third cascade training on changes of the free legal aid system in North Macedonia

8--9 April 2019 Tetovo, North Macedonia

Sixteen participants comprised of staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice and authorised civil society organisations had an opportunity to learn about the changes in the free legal aid system to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid at a cascade training that took...

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European Committee on Legal Co-operation

105th meeting of the CDCJ-BU

21-22 March 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Bureau of CDCJ held its 105th meeting in Strasbourg (21-22 March 2019) to which the CDCJ Gender equality rapporteur joined. The United Kingdom representative member of the Bureau could not attend the meeting.

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Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia

Communication Workshop for the Georgian Bar Association

16-17 March 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe organised a two-day workshop on customer communication standards and training cycle management for the Georgian Bar Association on 16-17 March in Tbilisi. On 16 March the Council of Europe national expert overviewed the main standards of customer communication, main...

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Representatives of the judicial institutions of Montenegro visited the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg

Study visit to the Council of Europe headquarters

12-15 March 2019 Strasbourg, France

The representatives of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils and the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution Service who participated in the study visit to the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg on 12-15 March 2019 are now more aware and familiar with the work of the...

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Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

Events organised in Kyiv to support Ukraine in the execution of judgments

14-22 February 2019 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 14 – 22 February 2019, the Council of Europe Project "Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights" (the Project), which is funded by the Human Rights Trust Fund of the Council of Europe, organised and supported several events in Kyiv, Ukraine. On 14...

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Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

First meeting of the Steering Committee

14 February 2019 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 14 February 2019, the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project "Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights" took place in Kyiv. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the results of the Project in 2018, as well as to...

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horizontal Facility: - Montenegro 'accountability of the judicial system'

Consultative meeting “Professional evaluation of judges in Montenegro”

14 February 2019 Petrovac, Montenegro

A consultative meeting on the new implemented system on the professional evaluation of judges, held on 14 February 2019 in Petrovac, gathered judges from all Basic and Misdemeanour courts in Montenegro who will undergo such professional evaluation in 2019. The Council of Europe Programme Office...

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Horizontal Facility: Serbia - Strengthening Legal Guarantees for Independent and Impartial Tribunals

Final Steering Committee Meeting of the Action on Independent and Impartial Tribunals

11 February 2019 Belgrade, Serbia

The representatives of the Serbian Ministry of Justice, the High Judicial Council, the State Prosecutorial Council, the Judicial Academy and the Ministry of European Integration, together with representatives of the EU Delegation and the Council of Europe, gathered on 11 February for the final...

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Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia

Continuing capacity building activities

9-10 February 2019 Borjomi, Georgia

On 9-10 February the Council of Europe organised a two-day workshop on organisational and strategic management for the board members and relevant staff of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA). The Council of Europe national consultant overviewed the key points of organisational development,...

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