Meet our “No Hate” Ambassadors who joined the “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign

7 June 2021 Western Balkans

The “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign dedicated to counter the phenomenon of hate speech in the Western Balkans, launched in social media in December last year, is now going local. It is engaging important public figures and personalities in the quest to fight hate speech, particularly...

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Procedural safeguards further aligned with European standards

3-4 June 2021 Budva, Montenegro

A working meeting took place on 3-4 June 2021 to discuss recommendations on further aligning the rights of suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings with the EU acquis and case-law of the Court in Strasbourg. In the previous period, the joint European Union/Council of Europe action...

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The Ethics Charter adopted in Montenegro

31 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The development process of the Ethics Charter was finalised on 23 April 2021 when it was adopted by the Ethics Committee. As previously reported, the working group designated by the Committee commenced the work on the charter in October 2020. Two experts from UNESCO`s International institute for...

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The Manual on conducting effective investigations in the cases of ill-treatment now available in English

28 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Manual on conducting effective investigations in cases of ill-treatment is now available in English. The Manual was developed within the scope of activities aimed at strengthening the judicial response to cases of ill-treatment. The document consists in a practical tool in the daily work of...

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2nd Bulletin on the latest developments of European Court of Human Rights case-law on freedom of expression published

28 May 2021 Western Balkans

In order to advance cooperation with the legal professionals in Western Balkans and contribute to further improvement of knowledge in the field of freedom of expression and freedom of the media, the regional action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe prepared...

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Steering Committee meeting in Montenegro focused on the action progress and related challenges in education

27 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Meeting on 6 May, the Steering Committee of the Horizontal Facility action “Quality education for all” in Montenegro assessed the action’s progress so far. Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, Head of Operations in the Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica opened the meeting and voiced her...

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Montenegrin students get certificates for course on violence against women

25 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Law students who successfully completed the online course on Violence against women and domestic violence were awarded their certificates on 25 May 2021. The course developed by the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) was taken by the students who...

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Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Montenegro

17 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

A public discussion on responses to hate speech and hate crimes formally opened on 17 May 2021 the International Week Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Montenegro. Marking of this important date was co-hosted by the European Union Delegation to Montenegro, Council of Europe...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 17-23 May: International Week Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Montenegro

14 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica, 14 May 2021 – To mark the start of the International Week Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT 2021) in Montenegro, a public discussion on the responses to hate speech and hate crimes will take place on 17 May 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 in Podgorica. The event...

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The Bulletin of the Administrative Court of Montenegro presented to the professional public

10 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

On 10 May 2021, the Bulletin of the Administrative Court of Montenegro was presented to legal professionals at a public event that brought together the representatives of courts, academia, Ombudsperson’s Institution and National Agent before the Court in Strasbourg. The participants highlighted...

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