Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia

publication of a Legal Acts and Regulations compilation on the Lawyers’ Profession

3 October 2017 Georgia

The “Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia” Project in partnership with the Georgian Bar Association published a compilation of legal acts and regulations, which includes the Rules of the Bar Association, the Code of Ethics for Lawyers, the Regulation on Disciplinary Liability and...

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Strengthening the Capacity of the High School of Justice of Georgia

Training Needs Assessment for the development of the Module on International Humanitarian Law

13 October 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 13 October 2017 in Tbilisi, the trainers of the High School of Justice of Georgia participated in a training needs assessment workshop on International Humanitarian Law, facilitated by international and national consultants, Ms Marela Jevtovic and Ms Tamar Tomashvili. The objective of the...

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Support to the Judicial Reform Project in Georgia

Contributing to a strengthened monitoring and evaluation framework of the Judicial Reform Strategy

4 and 5 October 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 4 and 5 October 2017, the members of the working groups, created for the purposes of the implementation of the Judicial Reform Strategy of Georgia, met in Tbilisi to identify needs in relation to the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation framework for an effective implementation of the...

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"Accountability of the Judicial System", Montenegro

Training sessions: “Integrity plans as mechanisms for prevention of corruption and violation of integrity in judiciary and prosecution”

28 and 29 September 2017 Podgorica, Montenegro

The implementation of the integrity plans adopted in 2016 by the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils of Montenegro was discussed by members of the two Councils and representatives of the Agency for the prevention of corruption. A platform for the discussion and the exchange of information was...

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Strengthening the capacity of the High School of Justice Project

Project: 3rd Steering Committee meeting

28 September 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 28 September 2017, the Strengthening the capacity of the High School of Justice Project organised the third Steering Committee meeting in Tbilisi. The objectives of the meeting were to review Project progress and approve the work plan for the following six months of implementation. The meeting...

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Strengthening the Capacity of the High School of Justice of Georgia

Pilot Training sessions on Advanced Court Management for Court Managers and Presidents and on Management and Leadership for Judges

22-23 September 2017 Borjomi, Georgia

On 22-25 September 2017 in Borjomi, the trainers of the High School of Justice of Georgia provided two training sessions on Advanced Court Management for Court Managers and Presidents; and on Management and Leadership for Judges. The training module was a follow-up of the Training of Trainers...

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Strengthening the Capacity of the High School of Justice of Georgia

Training Needs Assessment for the development of the Module on Anti-trafficking in Human Beings

8 September 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 8 September 2017 in Tbilisi, the trainers of the High School of Justice of Georgia participated in a training needs assessment workshop on Anti-Trafficking in Human Beings, facilitated by Ms. Shivaun Scanlan. The objective of the workshop was to prepare a training module on Anti-Trafficking in...

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Strengthening legal guarantees for independent and impartial tribunals in Serbia

Call for consultancy services deadline 29 September 2017

8 September 2017 Serbia

Call for experts for consultancy services on judicial and prosecutorial independence Under the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey, the Action “Strengthening Legal Guarantees for Independent and Impartial Tribunals”, the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade is launching two calls...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association

Improving clients’ data protection

1 August 2017 Moldova

In 2016 the Moldovan Bar Association received expertise and capacity building on improving clients’ data protection within its functioning and organisation through the Component “Support to the Moldovan Bar Association” of the "Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers'...

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Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine

Seminar on optimisation of functioning of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine

17-18 July 2017 Yaremche, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Ukraine

Representatives of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine and its territorial departments started discussion with the Council of Europe on the optimisation of functioning of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine On 17 – 18 July 2017, a seminar on optimisation of functioning of the...

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Strengthening Judicial Ethics in Turkey

7th Working Group meeting for the drafting of a code of judicial ethics

14-15 July 2017 Istanbul, Turkey

The 7th Working Group (WG) meeting for the drafting of a code of judicial ethics took place in Istanbul on 14-15 July 2017 under the Project on “Strengthening Judicial Ethics in Turkey”. The participants included judges, public prosecutors, national academicians, international consultants, and...

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Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine

2nd meeting of the interagency working group for developing solutions to the systemic problem of excessive length of pre-trial and judiciary proceedings in Ukraine

13 July 2017 Ukraine

Representatives of the Council of Europe project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” took part in the second meeting of the interagency working group for developing solutions to the systemic problem of excessive length of pre-trial and judiciary proceedings in...

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Strengthening Judicial Ethics in Turkey

Consultation Meetings with Judicial Support Staff in Ankara and Istanbul

11 and 13 July 2017 Ankara and Istanbul

Two consultation meetings were organised in Ankara and Istanbul on 11 and 13 July 2017, respectively, under the Project “Strengthening Judicial Ethics in Turkey”. The meetings, which were organised by the Council of Europe and the Council of Judges and Prosecutors of Turkey (CJP) and supported by...

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Strengthening the Independence, Professionalism and Accountability of the Justice System in Armenia

Analysis of the Results of Court Users’ Satisfaction Survey of all Courts of all Instances of Armenia

06 July 2017

Within the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Project for “Strengthening the Independence, Professionalism and Accountability of the Justice System in Armenia”, a Court Users Satisfaction Survey has been conducted in 2015-2016, for the first time, to investigate the...

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Administrative detention of migrants

CALL FOR COMMENTS BEFORE 30 JUNE 2017

Within the framework of the elaboration of a draft legal instrument codifying existing international standards on the conditions of administrative detention of migrants, the CDCJ is launching a call for comments to key actors and civil society in order to receive their observations on the draft...

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Support to the Kazakh authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Kazakh justice system

Visit of High Judicial Council and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg

27-28 June 2017 Strasbourg

On 27-28 June 2017 the delegation of the High Judicial Council and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg, France. The working visit was organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme...

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“Accountability of the Judicial System”, Montenegro

Seminar “The Role of Court Presidents in Ensuring an Independent and Accountable Judiciary”

26 and 27 June 2017 Bijela, Montenegro

The seminar “The Role of Court Presidents in Ensuring an Independent and Accountable Judiciary”, held on 26 and 27 June 2017 in Bijela (Montenegro) gathered the presidents of all courts of Montenegro to exchange knowledge and experience on topics aimed at improvement and better understanding of...

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Administrative detention of migrants

Hearing on conditions of administrative detention of migrants

22-23 June 2017 Strasbourg

A Hearing of civil society and key stakeholders took place in the Council of Europe Headquarters on 22-23 June 2017. Participants to the event had the opportunity to share their views and experiences on the condition of administrative detention of migrants and thus contribute to the elaboration...

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“Accountability of the Judicial System”, Montenegro

Consultative meeting of Montenegrin prosecutors

16 June 2017 Podgorica, Montenegro

The consultative meeting for Montenegrin prosecutors, organised and facilitated by the Council of Europe and the Prosecutorial Council of Montenegro on 16 June 2017 in Podgorica, provided a platform for discussing the implementation of a newly established system of individual evaluation of...

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Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine

4th public discussion on the draft procedural legislation submitted by the President of Ukraine to the Parliament of Ukraine

16 June 2017 Odessa, Ukraine

On 16 June 2017 the conference “Reform of the procedural legislation as a step towards effective justice” took place in Odessa, Ukraine. This fourth event on discussing draft law of the President of Ukraine “On amendments to the Commercial Procedural Code of Ukraine, the Civil Procedural Code of...

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