Development of A Strategic Policy document on rehabilitation of violent and extremist prisoners and inter-agency cooperation

10 – 11 October 2019 Trebinje

The first Working Group (WG) session that took place on 10 - 11 October 2019 in Trebinje resulted in the first draft that defined the main principles and structure of a Strategic policy document (Strategy) aiming at facilitating the implementation of operational procedures in prison for violent...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe continue supporting reforms in the field of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15-10-2019 Sarajevo

Strengthening mechanisms for the protection and promotion of national minority rights, the rights of LGBTI persons and for combating hate speech are among the important issues that the European Union and the Council of Europe will address and support in the following three years in Bosnia and...

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Twenty years of Court Police of the Federation of BiH celebrated with improvements in the human rights record among its professionals

10-10-2019 Sarajevo

Court Police of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated 20 years since its establishment on 10 October 2019 in Sarajevo. Officers of this succesful police agency are professionaly trained, skilled and equiped to perform the most difficult tasks in dealing with perosns deprived of...

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PRESS RELEASE

The EU and the Council of Europe continue to support reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey

9-10-2019 Skopje

The EU and the Council of Europe will continue to support reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The continuation of the joint ‘Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey’ programme was announced at a regional conference...

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Share experiences and gain knowledge from the Danish prison system on dealing with violent and extremist prisoners

24 – 26 September 2019 Copenhagen

A three-day study visit to Denmark, organised for the representatives of the Ministries of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Federation BiH and Republika Srpska as well as prison managers from the Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska, took place on 24 - 26 September 2019. During the...

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European Union and Council of Europe continue supporting freedom of expression and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

26-9-2019 Sarajevo

The first meeting of Steering Committee of the Action on “Freedom of the expressions and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (JUFREX 2), funded through the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II, was held in Sarajevo on...

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First consultation meeting for developing a Strategic Policy Document to facilitate the implementation of operational procedures in prisons for violent and extremist prisoners, their rehabilitation and the multi-agency cooperation

13 September 2019 Brcko

More than 20 professionals, including senior officials from the Ministries of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska, as well as prison managers from the Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska, met on 13 September 2019 in Brcko to define guidelines for the...

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Enhancing the tools for risk and needs assessment, as well as special treatment programmes for violent and extremist prisoners in Bosnia and Herzegovina

29-30 AUGUST 2019 Neum

The first working group (WG) session on reviewing and promoting the existing tools for risk and needs assessment, as well as special treatment programmes for violent and extremist prisoners was held on 29 and 30 August 2019 in Neum. It was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Justice...

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First Advisory Board meeting of the new Quality Education for All Project held in Sarajevo

4-9-2019 Sarajevo

On 4 September 2019, the first Advisory Board meeting of the new Horizontal Facility Action “Quality Education for All” was held in Sarajevo. The meeting was opened by Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Section for European Integration, Political, Press and Information of Delegation of the European Union...

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Head of Office of the Council of Europe in Sarajevo meets with the COM EUFOR

6-8-2019 Sarajevo

Head of Office of the Council of Europe in Sarajevo, Ambassador Drahoslav Stefanek, met with the new Commander of EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, on courtesy call, on Tuesday, 6 August 2019. Head of Office of the Council of Europe in Sarajevo informed the Major General Trischak about the...

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Horizontal Facility keeps supporting reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey

6-8-2019

The European Union and Council of Europe are extending the Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey joint programme to help strengthen rule of law, fight against corruption and against discrimination, as well as media freedoms in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The second phase of...

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Workshop in Sarajevo presents report on Administrative Data Collection and results of the BiH project on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

12-7-2019 Sarajevo

On 12 July 2019, the Council of Europe organised a final workshop in Sarajevo with national authorities, legal professionals and other key stakeholders to present and discuss the main results of the project: “Raising BiH Institutional Capacity to Prevent and Combat Violence against Women and...

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Introducing new approaches to human rights training

2-4 July 2019 Trebinje

The first session of Training of Trainers on human rights for 23 teaching staff of the law faculties of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organised on 21 - 23 May 2019 in Neum. The aim of the training was to introduce new interactive human rights teaching methodologies and to give the participants an...

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Programme Confidence Building: Measures “Reconciliation through cooperation between divided municipalities in BiH”

Signing Ceremony of the Inter-Municipal Agreement

9-7-2019 Banja Luka

The Council of Europe, together with twenty two municipalities¹, signed on 9 July in Banja Luka, eleven grant agreements to support inter-municipal cooperation projects of the municipalities divided by the entity lines in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These grants are part of the Confidence Building...

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First Working Group session for conducting legal analysis of the legislation for development of a Staff Management Strategy

4-7-2019 Trebinje

The 1st Working Group session tasked with conducting legal analysis and providing recommendations to the legislation relevant for the development of a Staff Management Strategy for high security units managing violent and extremist prisoners (VEPs) was held on 04 July 2019 in Trebinje....

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2nd Coordination meeting to discuss the development of a training manual on the Case Management System for violent and extremist prisoners

27-6-2019 Mostar

On 27 June 2019, around 20 professionals from the Ministries of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Federation of BiH (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS), BiH Ministry of Security, law-enforcement agencies, prisons and social welfare services exchanged ideas and practices on the developments of...

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Students learn about digital rights at the Council of Europe Human Rights Summer School

24-28 June 2019 Trebinje

Twenty eight law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia took part in the Human Rights Summer School: “Human Rights in a Digital Era” organised by the Council of Europe from 24-28 June 2019 in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The School’s aim was to address the challenges to human rights...

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First meeting of the Working Group for drafting the Strategy for selection of prison staff in maximum security prisons

20-6-2019 Trebinje

Senior representatives of Ministries of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska, as well as prison managers from the Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska met on 20 June 2019 in Trebinje in order to define guidelines for drafting a comprehensive Strategy for...

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Moot Court Competition in Mostar

12-6-2019 Mostar

The Human Rights Legal Clinic in Mostar was finalised on 12 June 2019 with the moot court competition. The Clinic was attended by students from both Law Faculties in Mostar, the Mostar University and the University Džemal Bijedić. It was run in both Universities in turns during the summer...

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Introducing new teaching methodologies of human rights

21-23 May 2019 Neum

The first session of Training of Trainers on human rights for (23) teaching staff of the law faculties in Bosnia and Herzegovina was organised from 21 to 23 May 2019 in Neum. The aim of the training was to introduce new interactive human rights teaching methodologies and to give them an...

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