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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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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Shared responsibility in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: addressing challenges with (new) judicial tools in focus of the Regional conference in Sarajevo

24-25 October 2019 Sarajevo

The two-day Regional conference on ensuring the principle of subsidiarity of the European Court of Human Rights through empowering the judiciaries to apply the Court’s standards held in Sarajevo on 24 and 25 October 2019 gathered over 40 participants across the region. “Today we are launching a...

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