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.

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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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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