Call for tenders

10 October 2019 Strasbourg

Call for tenders Consultancy services on institutional capacity and training development under the project on "Supporting Parliamentary Oversight over the Execution of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Judgments in Georgia". Tender file Act of Engagement Deadline for submission of tenders:...

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Launching Conference for the new EU/Council of Europe Joint Project on “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey”

3 October 2019 Ankara

The European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project on “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey” was launched on 3 October 2019, in Ankara with the participation of...

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Launch of the Council of Europe project “Supporting Parliamentary Oversight over Execution of the European Court Judgments in Georgia”

2 October 2019 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe officially launched a project “Supporting Parliamentary Oversight over Execution of the European Court Judgments in Georgia” on 2 October bringing together the Council of Europe representatives, state authorities, and members of the parliament, international donor...

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2nd Coordination meeting of lawyers in Turkey

30 September – 1 October 2019 Ankara

On 30 September – 1 October 2019 in Ankara, a Coordination Meeting of lawyers was held. This is the second such meeting organised by the Council of Europe under the Joint Project on Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards (SCoBAL). The meeting...

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The third Steering Committee meeting: progress and future plans

30 September 2019 Tbilisi

The Third Steering Committee of the project “Fight against Discrimination, Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Georgia” was held in Tbilisi on 30 September 2019. The Committee members overviewed the results achieved and discussed the priority actions for the following six months. The representatives of...

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Advanced training for prosecutors on Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes

27-28 September 2019 Tbilisi

On 27-28 September the Council of Europe conducted training for a specialized group of prosecutors on investigation and prosecution of hate crimes. The activity aimed at advancing the practical skills of prosecutors to efficiently investigate and prosecute hate crimes and crimes committed on...

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Effective remedies for human rights in Turkey: international conference marks 7th anniversary of constitutional complaint mechanism

23 September 2019 Istanbul

A mechanism inspired by the European Court of Human Rights, the individual application system enables any person in Turkey to lodge a complaint with the Constitutional Court if he or she considers that his or her rights and freedoms have been violated. The European Union, the Council of Europe...

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Study Visit of the Armenian delegation to London on the topic of human rights protection mechanisms in the defence area

17-18 September 2019 London

A delegation of 10 representatives of the Ministry of Defence and a representative of the Human Rights Defender’s office of Armenia visited London, UK on 17-18 September 2019 to get acquainted with the experience of the human rights protection mechanisms in the UK Defence, as well as the human...

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In-service Training Session for Judges and Prosecutors in Trabzon

14-16 September 2019 Trabzon

The twenty-eighth and last in-service training session for judges and prosecutors within the Project "Supporting the individual application to the Constitutional Court in Turkey" was held on 14-16 September 2019 in Trabzon with the participation of 91 judges and prosecutors from first and second...

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Calls for tender (international consultants)

16 September 2019 Strasbourg

Call for Tender International Consultancy under the Action “Strengthening the effective legal remedies to systemic human rights violations in Serbia”, within the co-operation framework co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe known as the “Horizontal Facility for the Western...

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New online course on CPT Standards published on the HELP online platform

5 September 2019 Strasbourg

A new free online course on the standards developed by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is now available on the HELP online platform. The course was developed by the Council of Europe HELP Programme in close cooperation...

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Death penalty should be abolished in Belarus

27 August 2019 Minsk

How to work with public opinion with a view to inform its views on the death penalty and the necessity for its abolition was the theme of the conference which took place in Minsk on 27 August 2019. The event was the result of the thorough dialogue the Council of Europe has had with the Belarusian...

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In-depth discussions on the protection of human rights in criminal proceedings

13-14 and 25-26 July Tbilisi

The Council of Europe organized series of trainings for the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the protection of human rights in criminal proceedings. Two groups took part in the sessions held on 13-14 July and 25-26 July. Meetings provided the opportunity to have in-depth...

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In-depth discussions on the protection of human rights in criminal proceedings

13-14 and 25-26 July Tbilisi

The Council of Europe organized series of trainings for the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the protection of human rights in criminal proceedings. Two groups took part in the sessions held on 13-14 July and 25-26 July. Meetings provided the opportunity to have in-depth...

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The trilateral meeting with the Minister of Defence of Armenia marked the official start of the project “Human rights and women in the armed forces in Armenia”

18 July 2019 Yerevan

On 18 July 2019 Ms Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, H.E. Ms Judith Farnworth, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Armenia and Mr Davit Tonoyan, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia,...

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The trilateral meeting with the Minister of Defence of Armenia marked the official start of the project “Human rights and women in the armed forces in Armenia”

18 JULY 2019 Yerevan

On 18 July 2019 Ms Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, H.E. Ms Judith Farnworth, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Armenia and Mr Davit Tonoyan, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia,...

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Finalists of the National Moot Court Competition of International Courts revealed

16 July 2019 Tbilissi

On 16 July the finalists of the national moot court competition of international courts were named by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia Cristian Urse, and the Deputy Minister of Justice Mikheil Sarjveladze. Four teams have moved to the final round of the Moot Court competition....

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Project Meetings

11-12 July 2019 Ankara

On 11 and 12 July 2019 several meetings were held under the Joint Project on “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards (SCoBAL)”: Management Meeting, Steering Committee and Working Group meetings. The participants of the Managements Meeting...

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Round Table: Admissibility Criteria

9 July 2019 Pristina

On 9 July 2019, the second thematic round table for judges and legal advisors of the Constitutional Court was organised under the Project on “Improving the Protection of European Human Rights Standards by the Constitutional Court”. It was dedicated to the European human rights standards on...

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2019 HELP Annual Network Conference: HELP celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe

headline 4-5 July 2019 Strasbourg

On 4-5 July 2019, the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) held its annual Network Conference in Strasbourg, France. The Conference, which is the biggest plenary meeting of the Council of Europe HELP Network, gathered around 200 representatives of...

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