31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ: adoption of the first European text defining the ethical framework for the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems

19/11/2018 STRASBOURG

CEPEJ will hold its 31st plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 3 and 4 December 2018. On this occasion, a Charter setting out the framework for the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems should be adopted. This would be the first text adopted at European level in this evolving field. The...

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Cascade training for judges and prosecutors on libel and hate speech


At the two-day cascade training, organized by the Centre for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of Republika Srpska, held on 15-16 November 2018, the main topics were defamation and hate speech off and online from the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as from the local...

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The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

14-16/11/2018 NEW DELHI, INDIA

The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity is taking place on 14 – 16 November 2018 in New Delhi, India. The three day event gathers government officials, representatives from intergovernmental organisations, academia, businesses and civil society to address the current...

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Meeting between the Venice Commission President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

14/11/2018 TUNISIA

On the sidelines of the 6th Intercultural Workshop on Democracy, the President of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buquicchio, and the Deputy Secretary of the Commission, Ms Simona Granata-Menghini, held an exchange of views with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia Mr Khemaies Jhinaoui....

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Consultations with the Croatian authorities in Zagreb

14/11/2018 ZAGREB

The Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights carried out a mission to Zagreb from 13 to 14 November. During the mission, the Department’s delegation held a series of meetings with the Croatian authorities. In particular, discussions were carried out in...

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Conference on "The Role and Independence of Lawyers: Comparative Perspectives"

15-16/11/2018 BAKU

On 15-16 November 2018, the Council of Europe is organising an international conference on “The role and independence of lawyers: comparative prospectives” jointly with the International Commission of Jurists and the Bar Association of Azerbaijan. The Conference is intended to cross perspectives...

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The CEPEJ and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic continue the cooperation in view of increasing the efficiency and quality of the judicial system

13/11/2018 Slovak Republic

A multinational team of experts led by the CEPEJ President, Mr Georg Stawa, visited the Slovak Republic on 6-8 November 2018. As part of this mission the experts had a meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Justice. Mr Gábor Gál, Minister of Justice, and Ms Edita Pfundtner, State...

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Data Protection Unit organises session at IGF on Convention 108+

12-14/11/2018 PARIS, FRANCE

The global annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is organised this year in Paris from 12 to 14 November under the motto of “Internet of Trust”. During the forum, representatives of governments, IGO’s, businesses, civil society, academia and the technological sector are discussing issues which...

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First Executive Training in Mexico

05/11/2018 MURALLA

In an effort to support countries to move forward with the implementation of the UNGASS 2016 follow-up process, Mexico together with the Pompidou Group, organised a joint executive training seminar on ‘Evaluation of drug policies and development of new indicators to measure the effectiveness of...

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Council of Europe delegation to take part in IGF 2018

12-14/11/2018 Paris

A Council of Europe delegation will take part in the discussions to be held at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018, under the heading of “Internet of Trust”. Throughout the Forum, which will bring together representatives of governments,...

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Role and place of independent bodies in a democratic state - 6th Intercultural workshop of democracy

13-14/11/2018 Tunis

The Venice Commission, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, is organising the 6th Intercultural Workshop on Democracy on "The role and place of independent bodies in a democratic state". This regional event will be held in Tunis from 13 to 14 November 2018 and will...

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Supporting Georgian Parliament in effective monitoring of execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments by the government

8-9/11/2018 STRASBOURG

On 8-9 November 2018 a study visit to Strasbourg was organised on “The role of the Georgian Parliament in implementing standards of the European Convention of Human Rights”. The Study Visit brought together the representatives of the Parliament, Judiciary, Ministry of Justice, Chief Prosecutor’s...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and freedom of the media

6-7/11/2018 Podgorica, Montenegro

The joint European Union / Council of Europe programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)" in cooperation with the Bar Association of Montenegro has organised a Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and freedom of the...

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Regional Conference on combating Falsified, Substandard and Unlicensed Medical Products

5-6/11/2018 PHNOM PENH

The MEDICRIME Convention was introduced at the Regional Conference on combating Falsified, Substandard and Unlicensed Medical Products held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 5-6 November 2018. Hun Sen, the Cambodian Prime Minister, and other leaders from the Greater Mekong Subregion joined hands to...

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Pompidou Group workshops in Ukraine: Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine calls for health reforms in prisons

09/11/2018 Kyiv

“This workshop is an opportunity for us to learn from international experiences and use these to improve our penitentiary system, leading to a more secure society”, said Denys Chernyshov, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, when addressing executives of the State Penitentiary Service of...

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The Bureau of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) will hold its 100th meeting this week

8-9/11/2018 Berlin

From 8 to 9 November 2018, the Bureau of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) will meet in Berlin in order to prepare the plenary meeting which will take place at the headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). The Bureau gathers a number of legal experts in Human...

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Meeting with the Interamerican Court of Human Rights

08/11/2018 STRASBOURG

The President and members of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held a meeting yesterday in Strasbourg with a delegation of the DG Human Rights and Rule of Law. They had an exchange on various issues concerning the execution of judgments of the San Jose and Strasbourg Courts. They usefully...

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Training for journalists in Albania: Privacy and Media Coverage; New Challenges Regarding Ethical Standards for Young Journalists

7-8/11/2018 VLORE, ALBANIA

The Albanian Media Council (AMC) organized a two-day training on privacy in media coverage, rights and responsibilities of journalists based on the local legal framework and the journalistic Code of Ethics. The activity took place in Vlore, Albania on November 7-8, 2018. The journalists were...

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