Schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate Human Rights and Democracy month in newly equipped “digital democratic classrooms”

1 DECEMBER 2021 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

In the coming weeks pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) which are part of the European Union and Council of Europe action “Quality education for all” will participate in joint activities to promote democratic school culture and celebrate Human Rights Day. For this occasion, the month of...

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Guidelines for the protection of the private life and personal data of victims of human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina published

30 NOVEMBER 2021 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Following a country-specific recommendation by the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) to the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina “to ensure the issuance of appropriate instructions covering the protection of the private life and identity to...

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High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and representatives of the highest courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a visit to the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe

23 – 25 November 2021 Strasbourg

Establishment of an effective and operational permanent mechanism for harmonisation of judicial practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is at the core of the Council of Europe’s interventions in BiH and therefore a three-day study visit was organised for new members of the presidency of the High...

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How to fight against hate speech in schools?

30 NOVEMBER 2021 Sarajevo

The Jewish Cultural, Educational and Humanitarian Society "La Benevolencija", with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, and in co-operation with the TPO Foundation, launched a project to educate primary and secondary school students from the area of Centar and Stari Grad...

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Cascade training on hate speech for Republika Srpska lawyers

29 - 30 NOVEMBER 2021 Doboj

Lawyers from Banja Luka, Doboj, Prijedor, Čelinac, Bijeljina, Istočno Sarajevo, Sarajevo and Mostar are participating in two days cascade training on hate speech which includes understanding and application of the European standards established by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR),...

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New Curriculum on Judicial Education on Human Rights applied in the training of future trainers

24 November 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The first three-day training session for future trainers on implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights was finalised on 24 November 2021. The training was organised based on a newly developed Human rights training curriculum for initial and continuous training of judges and...

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Interprofessional seminar on hidden recording and publication of secretly made, unauthorised recordings in the context of investigative journalism

22 NOVEMBER 2021 ONLINE

At the inter-professional seminar organised in co-operation with the Association of Journalists "BH journalists”, one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the balance between the right to privacy and the right to the freedom of expression has been opened: making secret recordings in...

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Training of Trainers organised within the framework of the project: "Support to the Integral and Inclusive Election Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

12 - 14 November 2021 Sarajevo

From 12 to 14 November 2021 a three-day training (ToT) was organised within the framework of the Council of Europe Project: "Support to the Integral and Inclusive Election Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina” implemented by the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo. Representatives from the...

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Hate speech and young people - what are the consequences

17 NOVEMBER 2021 Sarajevo

On the day when the world celebrates the International Day for Tolerance, November 16, and when many voices unite in the fight against violence and hatred, the Center for Education and Research "Nahla" organised an event and panel discussion under the common title "Hate speech and youth - what...

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Opening of the Clinic on international and European human rights

18 NOVEMBER 2021 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / ONLINE

With the financial support of the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - 2022", and through the action "Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina" the "Clinic of international and European human...

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Kick-off event of an online course for legal professionals on protection of journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 NOVEMBER 2021 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The first online course for legal professionals on Protection of journalists, that will be tutored by the Council of Europe's expert and judge from the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amir Kapetanovic, now is available for 10 participants, judges and prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The...

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Congress delegation meets authorities in the City of Mostar

9 November 2021 Mostar

The President of the Congress Chamber of Local Authorities, Bernd Vöhringer, and the Chair of the Current Affairs Committee, Thomas Andersson, paid a visit to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 9 November 2021. The Congress delegation met with Mayor of Mostar Mario Kordic President of the City...

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Cascade training on defamation for lawyers of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

12 - 13 NOVEMBER 2021 Konjic

Lawyers from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica, Bihać, Mostar, Gračanica and Ljubuški are participating in two days cascade training on the application of the Law on defamation in the judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which includes understanding and application of the Council of Europe...

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Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No. 3

10 NOVEMBER 2021 WESTERN BALKANS

The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression” constitutes a unique tool for sharing information on new trends and developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR, the Court), and at the same time,...

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Thomas Andersson: “Fostering the culture of transparency and openness benefits both citizens and local authorities”

2 and 4 November 2021 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 2 and 4 November 2021, local councillors and officials from the City of Mostar engaged in a fruitful exchange with their counterparts from other European countries and representatives of relevant institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a two-part online workshop on “Building a culture...

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Trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation: new HELP online training module

9 November 2021

Trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation is a rising concern in Europe and globally. Although it accounts for more than a third of the total of human trafficking cases detected globally, it is often an invisible and complex crime that causes serious violations of human rights and...

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Inter-disciplinary seminar on hate speech in public space in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the role of the media

9 NOVEMBER 2021 Sarajevo

Extremist attitudes that are represented in the public space of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) by the populistic public officials are a serious threat to the democratic society. The media that report on this in a sensationalist way and do not moderate the hateful comments on their web platforms,...

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Strengthening the legal advisors of courts' case law departments in BiH

28 & 29 October 2021

One of main priorities of the Council of Europe is to strengthen case law departments within the highest instance courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to achieve greater consistency of judicial practice in the country. From 28-29 October 2021, seven legal advisors of the case law departments...

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The project "Listen to Minority Languages" shows what is needed and how it could be done

2 NOVEMBER 2021

Media rights of national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are not respected in accordance with international standards, so the project "Listen to Minority Languages" is worthy of all the praise. This project was implemented in Tuzla and Prnjavor by the Italian Association "Rino...

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

2 NOVEMBER 2021 online

The second meeting of Steering Committee of the action on “Freedom of the expressions and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (JUFREX 2), that is a part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - 2022, was held...

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