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Further steps for the development of the Strategy and the Action Plan of the High School of Justice

19-20 July 2019 Kazbegi, Georgia

Council of Europe national and international experts developed the needs assessment report focusing on the areas of expertise of the initial and in-service training programmes, the legislative framework practices and regulation governing the School, the communication practices, and the role of...

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Tender to establish a pool of experts on capacity building activities on fighting discrimination and legislation and policy review of criminal, civil and administrative legislation

The Council of Europe is launching a tender procedure for the national consultants for the provision of capacity building activities on fighting discrimination, legislation and policy review of criminal, civil and administrative legislation in the light of antidiscrimination standards. Deadline...

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Tender to establish a pool of experts on capacity building activities on human rights, human rights education and civic activism

The Council of Europe is launching a tender procedure for the national and international consultants for the provision of capacity building activities on human rights, human rights education and civic activism. Deadline for submission of applications: 7 August 2019. All the applications should be...

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Tender to establish a pool of experts on capacity building activities on LGBTI related issues

The Council of Europe is launching a tender procedure for the national and international consultants for the provision of capacity building activities on LGBTI related issues. Deadline for submission of applications: 7 August 2019. All the applications should be sent to...

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Finalists of the National Moot Court Competition of International Courts revealed

16 July 2019

On 16 July the finalists of the national moot court competition of international courts were named by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia Cristian Urse, and the Deputy Minister of Justice Mikheil Sarjveladze. Four teams have moved to the final round of the Moot Court competition....

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The Central Election Commission of Georgia launches Election Development Schools for a fifth year in a row

On 15 July the Central Election Commission of Georgia launched the project “Electoral Development Schools” that it implements with the support of the Council of Europe. The project objective is to stimulate increased civic engagement and better election turnout among Georgian youth. The training...

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Call for Tender - national consultancy services for implementation of the project “Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia”

The aim of this tender procedure is to pre-select local consultants in the field of media, gender equality and law, who could support CoE in respective fields in the framework of the project “Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia”. Subsequently, the tender is divided into five lots....

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Training on Monitoring of Political Activity in Social Media

10-11 July, 2019

On 10-11 July the Council of Europe supported the State Audit Office of Georgia to train its Political Finance Monitoring Department and Public Relations Division staff on monitoring political activity in social media. The Council of Europe national consultants developed training materials and...

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Getting familiar with the Norwegian electoral process

A study visit to Norway was organised for the Central Election Commission of Georgia on Information Technology and Elections Management on 2 - 5 July. The visit brought the opportunity to the participants to discuss Norwegian electoral process at different levels, with a focus on information...

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body publishes a report on Georgia

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) published its compliance report on Georgia as adopted on 22 March 2019 in plenary session. Link to the report

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Opportunity to coordinate child participation at the next Council of Europe Children’s Rights conference

26 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is holding a call for applications from international NGOs / international consultants to prepare, coordinate and implement child participation at its upcoming Children’s Rights conference. The conference will mark the mid-term evaluation of the Council of Europe Strategy...

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Call for Consultants for a Review of training strategies and materials for Law Enforcement, Judges and Prosecutors and development of a pilot training module

27 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

While the exact number of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA) victims is unknown, reports show that tens of thousands of children, of all ages, fall victim to OCSEA each year. This crime is often transnational in nature and ever evolving. To ensure effective investigation and...

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Marija Pejčinović Burić elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

headline 26 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Assembly today elected Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019. In the first round of the election Marija Pejčinović Burić obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority, and Didier Reynders (Belgium) 105...

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Georgia monitors welcome ruling majority’s offer to introduce fully proportional vote by 2020

headline 25 June 2019

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have today welcomed the offer by the ruling majority in Georgia to introduce fully proportional voting with a zero per cent threshold by 2020. “The introduction of a fully proportional...

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Public perceptions of low corruption levels may be misleading

25 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) today warned that public perceptions of low levels of corruption in certain countries may lead to underestimating the need for measures to combat corrupt practices. GRECO also expressed concern about the overall slow progress in implementing...

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Georgian authorities must protect participants in the upcoming Pride march in Tbilisi

20 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

“All Georgians have the same human rights and they should enjoy them free from discrimination. This means that everyone, including LGBTI people, must be protected from violence and hate speech, be able to exercise freedom of expression, and to conduct peaceful demonstrations,” said the...

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Monitoring rapporteurs react to so-called elections in the Georgian region of South Ossetia

12 June 2019

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have made the following statement regarding the so-called elections in the Georgian region of South Ossetia: “We reiterate...

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France takes over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers

17 May 2019 Helsinki

The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe passed today from Finland to France, after a meeting attended by 30 foreign affairs ministers from the Organisation’s member countries. Addressing the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing Chairman, Timo Soini, Minister for...

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Foreign Ministers : rights, obligations and action priorities of Member States

17 May 2019 Helsinki

As the Council of Europe is celebrating its 70th anniversary, over 30 Foreign Affairs Ministers from the 47 member states reaffirmed the importance of the Organisation as a unique platform for dialogue and co-operation. Meeting in Helsinki for their annual session, the Ministers declared that:...

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