Council of Europe Congress supports implementation of the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations in the City of Mostar

6 May 2022 Mostar

On 6 May 2022, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo Bojana Urumova and Mayor of Mostar Mario Kordic signed a Grant Agreement to support the implementation of recommendations of the first Mostar Citizens' Assembly held in July 2021. The Agreement, in the amount of EUR 35,000, aims to...

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GRETA issues Guidance Note on addressing the risks of trafficking in human beings related to the war in Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis

4 May 2022 Strasbourg

With the unprecedented movement of people forced to flee Ukraine since the start of the war, 90% of whom are women and children, NGOs and media have sounded the alarm over suspected cases of human trafficking. Presumed victims have been detected, and investigations are reportedly ongoing. A new...

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Publication: Implementing European and International Standards on Media and Information Literacy in various domestic institutions

5 May 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

A study on 'Implementing European and International Standards on Media and Information Literacy in various domestic institutions' was developed as a contribution to enhancing awareness among media and information (MIL) stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on best practices in Council of Europe...

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Panel discussion on How to Protect the Truth in an Era of Disinformation

4 May 2022 Sarajevo

To mark the World Press Freedom Day 2022, the Council of Europe supported a panel discussion on How to Protect the Truth in an Era of Disinformation, that was organised on 4 May 2022 by the Embassy of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina together with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia...

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3 May - World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2022

Today, in more and more cases, journalists are facing direct attacks on their physical safety and integrity. According to the Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists Annual Report 2022, there were 82 alerts in that category in 2021, showing a 51% increase...

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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

A training for lawyers from the Government Agent Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is organised on 29 April 2022 in cooperation with 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...

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

28 April 2022 Mostar

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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Launching of the HELP online module on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 APRIL 2022 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation has been on the rise in Europe and globally. To strengthen the knowledge and capacity of professionals to detect and combat it, the Action "Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina" launched...

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Cascade training on hate speech for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina lawyers

19-20 APRIL 2022 Igman, Sarajevo

Lawyers from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Bugojno, Bihać and Zenica participated in a two-day cascade training on hate speech, which included the application of the European standards established by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as well as in the practice of the European Court of Human...

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BH Journalists Association presented the results of the project supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe

7 April 2022 Sarajevo

The final conference presenting the results of co-operation between the European Union, the Council of Europe and the BH Journalists Association was held in Sarajevo on April 7th. The conference was opened by Bojana Urumova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, emphasizing the...

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Sixth Advisory Board meeting of the “Quality education for all” action held in Sarajevo

7 April 2022 Sarajevo

Members of the Advisory Board of the Horizontal Facility action “Quality education for all” in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) held their sixth meeting on 7 April in Sarajevo. The meeting was opened by Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Section for European Integration, Political, Press and Information of...

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Well-reasoned judicial decisions are the key safeguard against arbitrary adjudication

5-6 April 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

From 5 -6 April 2022, the Council of Europe organised a training for 20 judges and legal advisors related to legal reasoning and legal drafting in criminal cases. The trainings brought to light the necessity for the courts to give sufficient reasons to render judgment, since only the parties to...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić on International Roma Day

8 APRIL 2022 Strasbourg

“8 April is always a welcome opportunity to celebrate Roma people and the contribution that they make to our diverse, modern societies. However, it is also a moment to reflect on the hardship and pain that many Roma individuals and communities experience and to renew our commitment to addressing...

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Child education professionals trained on prevention of child trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5 April 2022 SARAJEVO AND BANJA LUKA

“What is my role in the system of protection of children from human trafficking?“ was the guiding question discussed at the training activities held in Sarajevo on 24-25 March and Banja Luka on 31 March - 1 April, organised in the framework of the joint European Union - Council of Europe action...

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Call for expression of interest to establish a Platform of exchange among municipalities and cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina

29 March 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Call for expression of interest to establish a Platform of exchange among municipalities and cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina on open government for transparent, inclusive and citizen-oriented local policy making is launched in the framework of the project “Innovating democratic participation...

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Strengthening prison staff capacities in prevention of prison radicalisation and management of violent extremist prisoners in Bosnia and Herzegovina

24-25 March 2022 Igman

The Council of Europe continues to support the penitentiary institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) by enhancing prison staff capacities related to preventing prison radicalisation and management of violent and extremist prisoners (VEPs). On 24 and 25 March 2022, a 2-day advanced Training of...

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The Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of the Action „Strengthening human rights treatment of detained persons based on European standards and best practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina"

23 March 2022 Sarajevo

The Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of the Action „Strengthening human rights treatment of detained persons based on European standards and best practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina ", took place in Sarajevo on 23 March 2022. Representatives of all partner institutions participated in the...

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Prison staff invite to multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of detainees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23-24 March 2022 sarajevo

Four treatment and security officers from various prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina completed the training programme on protocols for multidisciplinary cooperation of agencies in custodial environment on 23-24 March 2022 in Sarajevo. This capacity building activity was delivered against the...

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European Union and Council of Europe launch the “Block the hatred. Share the love” campaign

28 March 2022 Sarajevo

The European Union and the Council of Europe officially presented today the campaign “Block the hatred, share the love!” at the launching event held in Sarajevo, delivering a message that every citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina can play an important role in responding to hate speech with...

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Deliberative methods: Council of Europe Congress calls for greater citizen participation beyond elections

23 March 2022 Strasbourg

Deliberative methods have become one of the most innovative ways of deepening citizens' participation in political decision-making and contribute to strengthening public trust in the political process, argued Karl-Heinz Lambertz (Belgium, SOC/V/DP), presenting a report adopted by the Congress of...

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