The Action is aimed at ensuring the regional dimension of activities targeting the inconsistency of national judicial practice and incoherent application of the European Convention on Human Rights by national courts in the beneficiary countries.

The Action's primary objective is to ensure the regional judicial dialogue on contentious legal issues in the area of human rights and on how to ensure the consistent application of national legislation and the ECtHR case law. This will complement a broader, pan-European judicial dialogue maintained by the ECtHR through its Superiour Courts' Network (SCN).

The Action will serve as a liaison platform for all stakeholders in the beneficiary countries engaged in ensuring the consistency of the judicial practice: courts, national training institutions, judicial and prosecutorial councils, prosecutor's offices, providing them with the whole range of the Council of Europe expertise in this area deriving from best practices from across the 47 Members States.

Improving harmonisation of judicial practice to advance justice reforms and strengthen rule of law in Western Balkans


The harmonisation of judicial practice in the Western Balkans in line with the case law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgements, constitutes a key priority for the justice actors and local stakeholders in the region, in their...

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Strengthening the protection of the right to the peaceful enjoyment of property in the Western Balkans

9 December 2020 Strasbourg

The issue of protection of the right to the peaceful enjoyment of property, guaranteed under Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) is among the crucial for the region of the Western Balkans. The very nature of some problems, such as restitution of...

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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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