Enhancing human rights policing
19 Apr 2019 10:36:00
Enhancing the cooperation between the newly established External Oversight Mechanism with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Directorate for Execution of SanctionsSkopje 15 April 2019
A workshop focusing on enhancing the relations and cooperation between the newly established...
08 Feb 2019 11:58:00
Round tables for presentation of the newly-established External Oversight Mechanism (EOM) over the police workTHE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 06 - 08 February 2019
More than 100 participants from various national institutions and civil society learnt of the...
10 Jul 2017 16:18:00Skopje 10 July 2017
A 1-day final working group meeting aimed at finalisation of the amended Standard Operating...
The Council of Europe will assist the national authorities in overcoming the identified shortcomings and practical deficiencies related to the protection of human rights in the country in line with the international standards and best practices. The project will be implemented in close cooperation and partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and will include a wider group of national partners and stakeholders, including the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the judiciary, the Ombudsman and the National Preventive Mechanism, the Standing Inquiry Committee for Protection of Civil Rights and Freedoms, and prominent civil society organisations active in the field of protection and promotion of human rights.
This action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey.
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the protection of human rights in the country in line with the Council of Europe and international standards.
Outcomes and expected outputs
Outcome 1: Introduce effective oversight over police work through establishing an external mechanism.
- The legislative and institutional framework of the independent external oversight mechanism (EOM) over the police work has been established
- The capacities of the EOM staff on conducting independent and effective investigation of the complaints against the police have been developed
Outcome 2: Improve human rights compliance of the police through strengthening the preventive safeguards against ill-treatment and enhancing the internal police investigative mechanism.
- The in-service police training mechanisms are made sustainable and procedures on treatment of persons in police custody are in line with international standards
- The capacities of the internal police control mechanism with respect to investigating and combating ill-treatment are further improved.
This webpage has been produced using funds of a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
- Duration:18 months (completed by 28 February 2018)
- Beneficaries: Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the judiciary, the Ombudsman
and the National Preventive Mechanism, the Standing Inquiry Committee for Protection of Civil
Rights and Freedoms, and prominent civil society organisations active in the field of protection and
promotion of human rights
- Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
- Budget: € 550 000 EUR