Council of Europe hands over equipment to support SBI staff training system setup

25 June 2021 Kyiv

The Head of the Council of Europe Office (CoE) in Ukraine and Acting Director of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) met today at SBI central office to discuss cooperation achievements, deliberate on further partnership plans and complete equipment handover from CoE to SBI through signing of...

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More technical capacities for the Human Rights Defender’s Office of Armenia - COVID-19

9 April 2021 Yerevan

The Council of Europe has supported the enhancement of the technical capacities of the Human Rights Defender’s Office of Armenia (HRDO) in the light of the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Armenia. The activity has been carried out under the Project “Human Rights and Women in...

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COVID-19 impact on the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights discussed at the 2021 Kyiv international legal aid conference

5 March 2021 Kyiv

What impact public health emergencies have on administration of justice? How to keep the balance between modern technologies and protection of rights guaranteed by the ECHR? These and other important points were addressed by the Council of Europe international consultant Prof. Kanstantsin...

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Webinar “Online Court Hearings”

14 December 2020 Ankara

Webinar on “Online Court Hearings” was organised on 14 December 2020. It gathered more than 140 participants, including but not limited to the representatives from the Ministry of Justice, (Directorate General of Criminal Affairs, Human Rights Department, Directorate General for the EU and...

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European Convention for Human Rights: 70 Years of Protecting our Human Rights in Europe

12 November 2020 Sarajevo

The Council of Europe is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the European Convention of Human Rights - the key document on the continent which protects democracy, rule of law and human rights for more than 830 million people in Europe. The European Convention on Human Rights is at the heart of...

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Access to Justice in Times of Medical Emergency

29 October 2020 Pristina

On 29 October, the Council of Europe Office in Pristina and Liaison Office of Greece in Pristina held an international online conference “Right to fair Trial and COVID-19 – Lessons Learned and Best Practices for the Future”, on the occasion Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee...

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Assessing human rights protection of legislative and regulatory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

12 August 2020 Tirana

Albania, as many countries worldwide in this time of pandemic, is facing a challenge in striking a fair balance between protecting health, minimising economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights. Restrictive measures inevitably encroached on human rights and fundamental freedoms,...

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Regional online round table "Videoconference in court proceedings: human rights standards”

18 June 2020 Strasbourg

National judiciaries faced with extraordinary challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The courts are required to comply with restriction measures while ensuring the right to a fair trial. As a result, many of them resorted to the increased use of online tools to conduct hearings. Are such...

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Investigators and prosecutors go for professional development online to better combat ill-treatment

9 June 2020 Kyiv

Human-rights compliant staff performance relies on continuous in-service training. How to ensure its continuity, particularly in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, time v. effectiveness constraints, staff motivation challenges? Online education might be just the right answer. It proved to be...

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The first regional online round table on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights and the rule of law

28 April 2020 Strasbourg

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for the authorities of all Member States of the Council of Europe. They need to respond to this crisis effectively, whilst ensuring that the measures they take do not undermine the Europe’s founding values of human...

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Round tables on human rights reformatted into webinars with new components on safeguards in emergency situations

16 April 2020 Pristina

In face of the present unprecedented and massive scale sanitary crisis the Council of Europe reformatted its activities in order to ensure the continuation of the implementation of its project with the Constitutional Court. The activities planned under the project will include new components...

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