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


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


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


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


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


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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2 November - International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

2 November 2021

According to the Council of Europe Platform for the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, in 2021 the continent saw 60 attacks on the physical safety and integrity of journalists, 23 cases of detention and imprisonment, 80 of harassment and intimidation, two still-active cases of...

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Education on protection of rights of LGBTI persons for police officers of Republic of Srpska


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer persons are often exposed to physical, verbal or psychological violence, and research shows that more than 85% of such cases are never reported to the police. The reasons that they most commonly suggest are fear or mistrust in institutions...

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Members of the Advisory Board agree on next steps for the implementation of the “Quality education for all” action in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 October 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The fifth Advisory Board meeting of the Horizontal Facility action “Quality education for all” in Bosnia and Herzegovina took place on 22 October in a hybrid format. The meeting was opened by Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Section for European Integration, Political, Press and Information of the...

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Adults Media Habits research presentation

27 October 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 27 November 2021, a webinar was organised during which key results and findings of the research study on ‘Media Habits of Adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ were presented and discussed. The study presents key findings and marks the first comprehensive and statistically representative research...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Second round of workshops on cybercrime and cybersecurity trends as well as for criminal justice statistics


By 2025, cybercrime is estimated to cost worldwide businesses nearly $10.3 trillion, with annual growth of 15 percent, according to the 2021 report issued by CyberSecurity Ventures. Classification and analysis of cybercrime and cybersecurity trends and threats, as well as the existence of...

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National Workshop on Participatory Local Strategic Planning organised in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo 20 October 2021

The first National Workshop on "Participatory Local Strategic Planning" was organised in Sarajevo within the framework of Phase II of the Joint EU-CoE ROMACTED Programme. The event followeed the official launch conference, which took place on 19 October in Hotel Hills in Sarajevo. The workshop...

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