Multiprofessional seminar on protection of journalists from online violence

23 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2021 Tuzla

What are the types of behaviour that constitute online harrasment, what are the differences between online harrasment towards journalists in the context of their profession and on gender-based violence? What are the forms of legal protection in the international law, that are available in Bosnia...

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Enhancement of capacities of legal professionals through training on child trafficking organised within XIV Annual Symposium for Prosecutors in Neum

22 SEPTEMBER 2021 Neum

Within the XIV Annual Symposium of Prosecutors, aiming to increase awareness of relevant professionals related to children’s vulnerabilities to trafficking and respect of rights of child trafficking victims, joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Preventing and combating trafficking in...

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Looking back to achievements on promoting equality and diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and ahead for new engagements with action partners

20 SEPTEMBER 2021 SARAJEVO

The action "Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina" organised its 4th Steering Committee meeting on 16 September 2021. Loreta Vioiu, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, thanked the Steering Committee members for their support and commitment, and...

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Kick-off event of an online course for legal professionals on freedom of expression in Bosnia and Herzegovina / JUFREX 2 BiH and HELP

20 September 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

First online course for legal professionals on freedom of expression, that will be tutored by Council of Europe expert and judge at the Supreme Court of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Svjetlana Milišić Veličkovski, is now available for 15 participants – judges and prosecutors from Bosnia...

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GRETA visits Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the third evaluation round

6-10 SEPTEMBER 2021 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 6-10 September 2021 as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings....

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The role of the media regulatory authorities in the Western Balkans in the new media paradigms

9 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 BUDVA, ONLINE

In order to discuss and exchange views on the role of the media regulatory authorities in the new media paradigms, a Regional Conference was organised with the participation of media regulatory authorities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia....

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The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its periodic visit carried out from 11 to 21 June 2019 together with the response of the BiH authorities.

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on its 2019 visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

14/09/2021

The report states that the CPT’s delegation received numerous allegations of physical and psychological ill-treatment of detained persons by law enforcement officials within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). The severity of the alleged ill-treatment (e.g., falaka, rape with a...

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Well-reasoned judgments as a measure of judicial authority

9 and 10 September 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 3rd two-day online training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in civil cases with the consideration of the European Human Rights Court’s case law and decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organised on 9 and 10 September 2021. The training was attended by 37...

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Three-day training for the representatives of leading media from Bosnia and Herzegovina

9-12 septembar 2021 Neum

Within the "Support to the Integral and Inclusive Election Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina" project, the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo organised a three-day training for the representatives of leading media from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the aim to strengthen the capacity of...

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Students and teachers from 14 pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina gather to discuss the importance of democratic school culture

27 August 2021 Sarajevo

During the four days of the Summer school on the Competences for Democratic Culture held between 24 and 27 August in Jahorina more than 80 students and 30 teachers from pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) participated in workshops to discuss the topic of values and meaningful...

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Publication “The phenomenon of child trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina” now available

28 August 2021 Sarajevo

Children represent half of the officially identified victims of human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the official annual situation report. The country continues to be a country of origin, transit and destination for human trafficking, where 35 child victims, out of 70 victims...

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REPEATED Call for tenders: Provision of IT equipment for NGOs/Shelters that provide assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 August 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and its action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo is launching a...

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The Institution of the Ombudsperson of Bosnia and Herzegovina proactive in preventing the spread of hate speech

26 - 30 JULY 2021 BANJA LUKA, MOSTAR, SARAJEVO

Hate speech is present every day in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in political life, media and social networks, and hate messages are visible in almost every place in public space. Individuals, groups of people, and even entire communities are exposed to it. The Institution of the Human Rights...

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GRETA calls on states to include victims and survivors of human trafficking in the design and implementation of prevention, protection and social inclusion policies and measures

30 July 2021 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) joins the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) in calling on stakeholders to include victim- and...

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Break on through: European Union and Council of Europe empowering minorities through art

23 July 2021 Sarajevo

People tend to have stereotypes which is a generalised belief about a particular category of people and it is linked to an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group. However, stereotyping can lead to racial prejudice when people emotionally react to the name of a...

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Three-day training for the representatives of leading media from BiH

8-11 July 2021 Neum

Within the: "Support to the Integral and Inclusive Election Process in BiH" project, the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo organised a three-day training for the representatives of leading media from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the aim to strengthen the capacity of media for...

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Trainings on the protection of private life and personal data of victims of trafficking: capacity building of relevant professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 JULY 2021 Tarcin and Banja Luka

In its second Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Europe's Group of experts on action against trafficking in human beings (GRETA) makes the following recommendation: “GRETA invites the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to ensure the issuance of appropriate instructions covering...

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Youth from the region attended the Summer School on European standards on freedom of expression

12-16 July 2021

An online Regional Summer School on European standards: freedom of expression and freedom of the media has been organised from 12 to 16 July 2021 and attended by law and political science students and young professionals from the Western Balkans. The Summer School raised awareness and improved...

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The first Citizens' Assembly of Mostar launched

Bernd Vöhringer: “The Citizens’ Assembly will complement representative democracy to bring change to the City of Mostar”

10 July 2021 Mostar

“The Assembly will enable citizens in Mostar to engage in deliberations and dialogue with local authorities, in a new way that complements representative democracy and citizen participation,”, stated Bernd Vöhringer President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Congress, at the inaugural...

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Republika Srpska police officers trained on dealing with hate crime and hate speech towards LGBTI people

12-13 July 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina are frequently victims of discrimination, physical and verbal violence. For their rights to be better protected, it is necessary that police are well equipped with knowledge on how to combat hate crime and...

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