6th Awareness Raising Meeting and Launching of e-Library

23 MAY 2022 Ankara and Online

The 6th Awareness Raising Meeting of the EU-Council of Europe Joint Project “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards” was organised as a hybrid event in Ankara on 23 May 2002. Representatives of the Council of Europe and the Union of Turkish...

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Premiere of the theatre play "Night of Tribades" on 30 May 2022

30 May 2022 Podgorica

The theatre play "Night of Tribades", based on the text of P. O. Enquist, will be performed on 30 May 2022 in Ethno jazz club Sejdefa in Podgorica. This multi-layered play puts forth questions concerning the equality of women, their position in society, freedom of choice and emancipation. The...

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The European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards” held its 7th Steering Committee Meeting and 11th Management Meeting

11 May 2022 ONLINE

The seventh Steering Committee Meeting and eleventh Management Meeting of the European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards” was held online on 11 May 2022. The representatives of the Council of...

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The Council of Europe to boost its co-operation with the legal community of Tajikistan

10-13 May 2022 TAJIKISTAN

On 10-13 May 2022 a delegation of the Council of Europe visited Tajikistan to promote co-operation in raising awareness on European human rights standards among legal professionals. In a series of meetings with the authorities, team members of the “HELP in Central Asia” Action discussed human...

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Premiere of the theatre play "Night of Tribades" on 30 May 2022

17 May 2022 PODGORICA

The theatre play "Night of Tribades", based on the text of P. O. Enquist, will be performed on 30 May 2022 in Ethno jazz club Sejdefa in Podgorica. This multi-layered play puts forth questions concerning the equality of women, their position in society, freedom of choice and emancipation. The...

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The Albanian High Court publishes the first compilation of decisions on the National Justice Day

10 MAY 2022 TIRANA

The first compilation of the most relevant decisions of the Albanian High Court was published today on the occasion of the National Justice Day, 10 May. The event was attended by current and former representatives of the justice system, academia, parliament, and independent institutions. This...

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Albanian judiciary assisted in the process of harmonisation of domestic court legislation with the Court (ECtHR) case law

10 May 2022 Strasbourg

Harmonisation of national case law with the with the standards imposed by the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) is a fundamental precondition for providing effective and qualitative justice at the domestic level. In this context, the EU and Council of Europe joint action “Supporting...

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Drafting of action plans and reports for the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

29 APRIL 2022 SARAJEVO

A training for lawyers from the Government Agent Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is organised on 29 April 2022 by the Execution Department. The aim of the training is to further strengthen the Government Agent Office staff’s technical skills and knowledge about drafting and submitting...

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Eighth Coordination Meeting Held Online with Pilot Bars

29 April 2022 Online

The Joint Project on Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards (SCoBAL) organized its eighth Coordination Meeting online for the pilot Bar Associations on 29 April 2022. The representatives of the pilot Bar Associations, the Union of Turkish Bar...

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Working meeting with the local authorities on the execution of the Kunić judgment

28 APRIL 2022 MOSTAR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

On 28 April, a meeting on how to streamline the execution of the Kunić group judgment was held in Mostar. The latter meeting concerned the non-enforcement of judgments on public work-related benefits. The discussion was attended by representatives of the Department for the Execution of Judgments...

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Activities on enhancing the provision of free legal aid to victims of domestic violence continue

28-29 April 2022 BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

A working meeting with the lawyers took place on 28 and 29 April 2022, to discuss the main challenges and obstacles in dealing with domestic violence cases. The event brought together representatives of the police, prosecution, courts, lawyers from the central region, the NGO Women’s Rights...

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Law students in Montenegro learning about the European Convention on Human Rights and Court in Strasbourg

27 APRIL 2022 PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO

The HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was launched in Montenegro on 27 April 2022. The course is taking place in the context of the human rights legal...

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Methodology for Evaluation of Human Rights Training discussed with Judicial Training Institutes representatives from the region

Representatives and trainers of the Judicial Training Institutes of the Western Balkan region met in an online forum to discuss the impact evaluation of training activities and important aspects related to the usage of the Methodology and Tools for Evaluation of Human Rights Training. Professor...

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Online tools for evaluation of training activities available to Judicial Training Institutes in the Western Balkans

20 APRIL 2022 ONLINE

In the process of improving the capacities of the training institutions in the Western Balkans to better assess the impact of human rights trainings through development of tools and methodology, a practical online training was organised on 20 April 2022. The capacity building activity on online...

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Improvement of procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings remains one of the priorities for Montenegro

19 APRIL 2022 PODGORICA

The fifth Steering Committee meeting of the action “Improved procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings in Montenegro” took place in Podgorica on 19 April 2022. The relevance of the action in the context of the EU accession process and the implementation of European standards was highlighted...

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Police and prosecution must possess specialised knowledge on violence against women and domestic violence

14 APRIL 2022 PODGORICA

Effectively protecting victims and determining the responsibility of perpetrators of violence largely depend on the efficiency of police and prosecution. It is therefore important that the police and prosecution possess specialised knowledge on violence against women and domestic violence, apply...

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Four law students from Montenegro attend Regional Human Rights School

11-14 APRIL 2022 VRDNIK

Four students enrolled in a legal clinic in Montenegro are attending the Regional Human Rights School in Vrdnik, Republic of Serbia, held from 11 to 14 April 2022. Anja Tičić, Sara Martinović, Ena Nokić and Bogdan Malavrazić will have a chance to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills on...

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Consultations with the Ministry of Justice and field experts for improving the legislation on treatment of property in Albania

12 APRIL 2022 TIRANA

To support the Albanian Ministry of Justice in the process of the implementation of the recommendations provided by the European Court of Human Rights, the joint EU and Council of Europe action “Supporting enforcement of the judicial decisions and facilitating the execution of ECtHR judgements in...

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State Advocate in Albania assisted in the process of harmonisation of domestic court legislation with international provisions

11 APRIL 2022 STRASBOURG

Harmonisation of court legislation and practice with the standards imposed by the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) is a fundamental precondition for ensuring legal certainty and the guaranteeing overall protection of human rights in the member states. In this context, the EU and Council...

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Deadline to apply: 11 MAY 2022

Two calls for the provision of consultancy services - Serbia

The Council of Europe has launched two calls for the provision of consultancy services in the area of independence and accountability of the judiciary, internal organisation of the judiciary, judicial training and caselaw harmonisation in Serbia. Call for tender for the provision of international...

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