Bosnia and Herzegovina : Call for tenders - Provision of international consultancy services

10-8-2020 Sarajevo

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is implementing the project “Building democratic participation in the City of Mostar” as part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-2021. In that context, it is looking for Provider(s) for...

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Congress launches a deliberative process in the City of Mostar

23-24 July 2020 Mostar

On 23 and 24 July 2020, the Congress organised online bilateral meetings to present the project "Building democratic participation in the City of Mostar” to the stakeholders from the City of Mostar. The aim of the meetings was to provide the Mayor of Mostar and representatives of local political...

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Mostar: Adoption of amendments to the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed by Congress spokespersons

9-7-2020 Strasbourg

In a statement made on 9 July 2020, the spokespersons of the Congress for the observation of local and regional elections, Jakob Wienen (Netherlands, EPP/CCE) and Stewart Dickson (United Kingdom, ILDG), commended the adoption of amendments to the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the...

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Updated 30 July 2020

Call for proposals: Support to self-government/or civil society organisations in fighting discrimination - “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

21 July 2020 Sarajevo

Under the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, and its action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals with the aim...

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Second Steering Committee Meeting of the action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

14-7-2020 Sarajevo

The action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ organised its second Steering Committee Meeting on 14 July 2020. Bojana Urumova, Head of Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, thanked the partners from the European Union and all institutions for being supportive in many...

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Council of Europe continues its substantial support to prisons in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

15-7-2020 sarajevo

The Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, Bojana Urumova, met today with the Minister of Justice of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mato Jozić, to discuss current cooperation priorities in the field of prisons and agree on further steps. Training of prison staff and...

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COVID-19: CPT issues follow-up statement

9-7-2020

Further to its Statement of principles made on 20 March 2020 in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and in the light of responses received from member States concerning measures taken with regard to persons deprived of their liberty, the CPT issues the following statement:...

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From recognising labour exploitation to protecting workers' rights

7 July 2020 Sarajevo

Lara Foundation, the grantee of the action on "Prevention and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina” organised a Preparatory Workshop in Sarajevo for the exchange of experiences and good practices in order to prevent human trafficking in BiH, with a focus on labor...

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Regional online round table “Elections, pandemic and disinformation”

3 July 2020

In these difficult and uncertain times, the European Union and the Council of Europe are determined to contribute to the international and local discussions and standard setting on freedom of expression to ensure that citizens are provided with reliable and accurate information to ensure their...

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Judges and legal professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina sensitised to human trafficking

29 june 2020

„Although I was already aware of the problem of human trafficking, now, having finished this course, I think more about this phenomenon and perceive the situation on the streets and in society through different eyes“, noted a municipal court judge in Sarajevo, one of the participants in the first...

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Mental health of LGBTI people during the COVID -19

2 July 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

“I feel relieved and unballasted and I want more opportunities where I will have the possibility to hang out with people and to enjoy everything I am in a relaxed way. It is hard to hide every day and to live double life in order not to be discovered. I am aware that I would lose a lot if one...

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The final Steering Committee meeting of the Project “Initiative for legal certainty and efficient judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

26-6-2020

The final Steering Committee meeting of the Project “Initiative for legal certainty and efficient judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina” took place on 26 June 2020. Due to the sanitary situation, the meeting was held online. It was attended by the representatives of the Constitutional Court of BiH,...

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Multi-professional group drafts forensic manual in Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 June 2020

The training teams formed of law enforcement and prison professionals held an online coordination meeting with the project team on 25 June 2020 to design manual for interagency cooperation in the treatment and resocialisation of forensic patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of this...

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Updated course on Freedom of Expression available on the HELP platform

29 June 2020 Strasbourg

An updated version of the Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Freedom of Expression is now available on the HELP online platform. The course, which was initially developed in 2016, was updated, rebuilt and modernised jointly with the Council of Europe...

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Training for teachers in Bosnia and Herzegovina held online

23-6-2020

On 23 June 2020 the Horizontal Facility II action Quality Education for All in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized an online training for 41 teachers, school directors and pupils from pilot schools across BiH including from Čapljina, Derventa, Goražde, Ljubuški, Mostar, Prijedor, Trebinje, Zenica...

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Third two-day webinar on legal reasoning and legal drafting in criminal cases

25 and 26 June 2020

Third two-day webinar/training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in criminal cases with the consideration of the European Human Rights Court’s case law and decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina is organised on 25 and 26 June 2020. The webinar has been designed to...

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Second two-day webinar on legal reasoning and legal drafting in civil cases

22 and 23 June 2020

Second two-day webinar/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 is organised on 22 and 23 June 2020. The webinar has been designed to...

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The Working Group continues work on development of the Staff Management Strategy for high security units managing violent and extremist prisoners (VEPs)

18-19 June 2020

The Working Group composed of representatives from the Ministries of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Federation BiH and Republika Srpska, prison professionals from Zenica and Bijeljina prisons and two international consultants held an online meeting on 18-19 June 2020 on the development...

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Harmonisation of the e-sentences database descriptors – meetings of the working groups

18-6-2020 Sarajevo

Working group meetings for harmonisation of the descriptors (key words) in administrative, civil and criminal cases for the case law database were organised on 18 June 2019 in Sarajevo. Administrative, criminal and civil judges of Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Supreme Court of Republika...

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Webinar: Study on 'Marginalised groups and media in BiH'

17-6-2020

Expert analysis/study on 'Marginalised groups and media in BiH' was presented on an online event/webinar on 17 June 2020. The authors have presented the study, explained different aspects of media reporting on marginalised groups in BiH society, including national minorities, children, persons...

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