Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania

18/04/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania instead of using proper parliamentary process. GRECO has followed closely recent developments in Romania related to the...

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Session on Bioethics at MGIMO University

12/04/2017 Moscow

On 12 April, a session on the protection of human rights in the biomedical field (bioethics) took place during the short-term courses "Implementation of the international and constitutional guarantees of human rights in Russian law and law enforcement practice", which were jointly organised by...

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Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Programme presented at the European Parliament

12/04/2017 Brussels

The European Parliament’s Committees on Legal Affairs (JURI) and on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affaires (LIBE) invited the HELP Secretariat to a workshop devoted to training of judges and legal practitioners. The hearing was an opportunity to present good practices that have been developed...

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22nd Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services (CDPPS)

14/06/2017 Lillestrøm

The Registration to this Conference is closed. The conference takes place on 20-21 June 2017 in Lillestrøm (Norway) and is hosted by the Directorate of the Norwegian Correctional Service. Like every year it will bring together high-ranking representatives of the prison and probation services of...

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Call for applications for the Council of Europe Prize “Crystal Scales of Justice” - the 2017 edition

11/04/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is organising the 9th edition of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize. The aim of the prize is to identify and promote innovative practices regarding the conduct of proceedings, court organisation and the functioning of court systems in general. To be eligible for...

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The Anti-torture Committee published a new report on France

07/04/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) published today the report on its most recent visit to France from 15 to 27 November 2015, together with the response of the French authorities. During the visit, the CPT’s delegation paid particular attention to the conditions...

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Application of the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Common Courts of Georgia

05/04/2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

Application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by the common courts of Georgia constituted the focus of a high-level event, which brought together representatives of the Government and the Parliament of Georgia, Georgian...

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International conference “Interaction between political majority and opposition in a democracy”

05/04/2017 Bucharest

The conference, co-organised by the Venice Commission and the Presidency of Romania on 6‑7 April 2017 in Bucharest, is placed under the patronage of the President of Romania and of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and will bring together representatives of Parliaments (both from the...

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Final conference of the Project "Support to increased efficiency of courts, improved training of judges and judicial self-governance in Azerbaijan"

04/04/2017 Baku

The Council of Europe and judicial stakeholders of Azerbaijan held a conference on the results and best practices achieved by the national pilot courts and other major actors of the justice sector in the implementation of the methodology and tools developed by the European Commission for the...

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Council of Europe Anti-torture Committee announces visits to eight states in 2018

04/04/2017 Strasbourg

The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following countries: Albania Andorra Czech Republic Georgia Hungary Norway Romania Slovak Republic Persons in possession of information concerning deprivation of liberty in any of these countries which they...

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The President of the Council of Europe Anti-torture Committee (CPT) and the CPT’s Executive Secretary met the Executive Director of FRONTEX

03/04/2017 Warsaw

On Friday 31 March, the President of the CPT, Mr Mykola Gnatovskyy, and the CPT’s Executive Secretary, Mr Jeroen Schokkenbroek, met the Executive Director of Frontex (the European Border and Coast Guard Agency), Mr Fabrice Leggeri, to discuss cooperation between the two bodies. The meeting took...

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The place of the ECHR in the European and international legal order

29-30/03/2017 Strasbourg

The webcast of the Seminar co-organised by the DGI and the PluriCourts academic network is now online. The Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law and the PluriCourts academic network co-organised on 29-30 March a brainstorming Seminar on the place of the Convention in the European and...

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GLACY+: International workshop on criminal justice statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence

29-31/03/2017 Accra, Ghana

A three-day International Workshop on Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence has brought together in Accra, Ghana around 50 law enforcement and justice professionals involved in collecting, collating and interpreting statistics for offences of cybercrime from all across...

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Designing effective tools for the promotion and protection of social and economic rights

28/03/2017 Strasbourg

The fourth meeting of the Council of Europe-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Collaborative Platform on social and economic rights focused on the relationship between the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Social Charter in the light of the various contributions sent to the European Commission;...

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Launching of Morocco’s participation in the CEPEJ evaluation cycles

27/03/2017 Rabat

The Minister of Justice and Liberties of Morocco, El Mostafa Ramid, chaired the launching event of Morocco’s participation in the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) evaluation cycles on 27 March 2017. On this occasion, the President of the working group on evaluation of...

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