The Council of Europe keeps on working with judges on better application of the European Convention on Human Rights standards while adjudication of criminal cases

29 NOVEMBER 2022 TBILISI

In co-operation with the High School of Justice, the Council of Europe and the European Union organised another series of seminars to familiarise judges with the latest case-law of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the European Court of Human Rights related to domestic violence, admissibility of...

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Human rights in the armed forces in focus of a study visit to Sweden of a delegation of Armenia’s Ministry of Defence and the Human Rights Defender’s Office staff

28 November 2022 Yerevan, Armenia

On 22-23 November 2022, a delegation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Human Rights Defender’s Office of the Republic of Armenia (HRDO) consisting of 12 persons, participated in a study visit held in Swedish Armed Forces´ Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The visit was organized within...

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Workshop on anonymisation (pseudonymisation) of judicial decisions

29 NOVEMBER 2022 PARIS

On the 29th of November, a workshop on the anonymisation (pseudonymisation) of judicial decisions was held in Paris under the TJENI project. This workshop gathered more than 40 participants (in person and online), among them representatives of project beneficiaries from Cyprus, Hungary,...

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The joint European Union and Council of Europe campaign on access to free legal aid for victims of domestic violence in Montenegro #TellTheWholeStory has been recognised as the best project raising awareness

25 NOVEMBER 2022 MONTENEGRO

The joint European Union and Council of Europe campaign on access to free legal aid for victims of domestic violence in Montenegro #TellTheWholeStory has been recognised as the best project raising the general public’s awareness of an urgent global or local issue at the regional competition of PR...

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Workshop in Effective Processing Violence against Women and Domestic Violence organised in Pristina

21-22 NOVEMBER 2022 PRISTINA

On 21-22 November, 5 judges and 14 legal advisors of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo*[1] attended a workshop on “Effective Processing Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – European Standards and Practice”. The event, which took place in Pristina, was organised under the project...

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Albanian authorities supported in addressing the segregation of Roma children in education institutions

22 NOVEMBER 2022 KORÇA

Representatives from local and central institutions, were part of the co-ordination meeting organised in Korça with the support of the EU and Council of Europe, to discuss concrete measures for the inclusion of Roma and Egyptian children in education. The event was organised in view of a recent...

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Website of the Court of Cassation of Armenia launched and available online for public

22 NOVEMBER 2022 COUNCIL OF EUROPE-COURT OF CASSATION OF ARMENIA

A website of the Court of Cassation was developed with the support of the Council of Europe and is available online since November 2022. The Council of Europe has been working closely with the Armenian judiciary to facilitate the effective implementation of European human rights standards, thus...

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The personnel of the Department of Social Protection of the Military of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia were trained on the specifics of social service

14 November 2022 Yerevan, Armenia

On 12-13 November 2022 the Council of Europe under the Project “Human rights and women in the armed forces of Armenia-Phase II” (‘the Project’) organised a workshop for the personnel of the Department of Social Protection of the Military of the Armenian Ministry of Defence on the specifics of the...

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Dialogue among judiciary on securing procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings

3-4 NOVEMBER 2022 MARDIN

On 3 and 4 November 2022, the first Coordination Meeting on Procedural Safeguards was held in Mardin with the participation of 41 representatives of relevant Turkish institutions. It included representative of the of the Ministry of Justice of Türkiye; Directorate General of Criminal Affairs,...

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Conference on the Application of European Convention on Human Rights by Lawyers in Georgia

8 NOVEMBER 2022 GEORGIA

On 8 November the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, together with the Georgian Bar Association (GBA), organised a conference for lawyers “Application of European Convention on Human Rights at Domestic Level”. In 2018, the GBA, with the support of the Council of Europe, launched an important...

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Digital capacities of the Macedonian Academy for Judges and Prosecutors and the Albanian School of Magistrates supported with the upgraded e-libraries

4 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Judicial training institutes for Quality and Sustainability” has supported the Albanian School of Magistrates, the Macedonian Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors and the Serbian Justice Academy with the development and implementation of...

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The Analysis of the effects of the Law on the protection of the right to a trial within reasonable time published

NOVEMBER 2022 Belgrade

The Analysis of the effects of the Law on the protection of the right to a trial within reasonable time, provides an overview of the effects of the Law from the perspective of its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability. Main recommendations inter alia suggest 1) development of...

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Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina equipped with new online resources

3 NOVEMBER 2022 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Following the focus group meeting organised in Vlašić with trainers and representatives of the Centres for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, key resources in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms have been published...

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A High-Level Delegation of the Court of Cassation of Türkiye meets judges and officials of the First Instance Court of Rome

24 OCTOBER 2022 ROME

The visit of a high-level delegation of the Turkish Court of Cassation to the First Instance Court of Rome was the fitting end of a study visit to Italian judicial institutions organized by the project "Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Court of Cassation of Türkiye”, on 24 October...

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Fourth Meeting of the Justice Coordination Council in Georgia

19 october 2022 BATUMI

On 19 October, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised a regional meeting of the Justice Coordination Council (JCC) in Batumi to discuss the issues of children in criminal proceedings. The activity was organised to support the judiciary, prosecution service and Georgian Bar Association...

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Strengthening capacities of the Judicial Training Centre to deliver training on procedural safeguards

25 - 26 October 2022 Montenegro

A training of trainers on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings was organised in Podgorica, with the aim to strengthen the capacities of domestic trainers (judges and prosecutors) to deliver training on procedural rights and to ensure their short-term and long-term evaluation. The...

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HELP model course “Judicial reasoning and human rights” launched in Serbian

18 OCTOBER 2022 BELGRADE

57 trainees of the tenth and the eleventh generation of the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia have started the Council of Europe HELP course “Judicial Reasoning and Human Rights”. The hybrid launch event was addressed by Maja Prelic Simovic, Deputy Director of the Judicial Academy of...

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Students from Montenegro visit the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights

18-19 October 2022 STRASBOURG

Human rights education encourages people to uphold their own rights and effectively protect those of others. For this reason the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Improved procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings in Montenegro” pays particular attention to initiating law...

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine visits the Council of Europe

14-17 OCTOBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Andrii Kostin, visited the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 14 to 17 October. The Council of Europe's support to the public prosecution service of Ukraine in the context of the Russian Federation's military aggression against Ukraine was at the core of the...

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Keeping critical thinking while reasoning of civil judgements with the assistance of a consistent judicial practice

13-14 OCTOBER 2022 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

For the purpose of ensuring the proper delivery of justice and setting up safeguards against arbitrary adjudication, two-days training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in civil cases was organised on 13 -14 October 2022. To this end, 16 judges, within their continuous training, exercised...

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