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Tender to assess the Public Defender’s Office practice with regards data collection

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project ‘Fight against discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech in Georgia’ is launching a tender procedure for the provision of the consultancy service to assess the Public Defender’s Office practice with regards data collection and analysis in the area of...

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Access to the academic law libraries secured for the public entities and universities

18 February 2021

The recently established Electronic Law Libraries Consortium enables Constitutional Court staff, students and other civil servants to have access to the wide range of academic sources by the use of Electronic Law Libraries: the Westlaw and the HeinOnline legal research bases. These sources can...

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Call for Tender – provision of computer monitors

Council of Europe is searching for a provider of monitors with the specifications described in Terms of Reference and attached Act of Engagements. In case of interest, please fill in attached Act of Engagement and send it back to tendertbilisi@coe.int together with the documents listed in the...

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Equality Ambassadors planning local initiatives on equality and diversity

25 January – 1 February 2021

The newly appointed Equality Ambassadors of the Council of Europe “I Choose Equality” campaign learnt more about the fight against discrimination and hate speech, activism and human rights-based communication with the help of Council of Europe experts and activists during a one-week online...

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Remembering the victims of the Holocaust

27 January 2021

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated on 27 January. The purpose of this day is to remember the victims of the Holocaust, to reflect on the threat of antisemitism, and to reaffirm the importance of tolerance. In order to mark this date, an online meeting was organised by the...

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The first guide bringing together the major decisions of the Charter of Journalistic Ethics published

22 January 2021

The Practice Analysis - a guide to the decisions taken by the Georgian Press Council at Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia was presented at an online event. The publication explains the procedure of decision making by the Press Council and shows how the Press Council interprets the...

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1000 Consultations within six months - Georgian Bar Association successfully completes the Project on Pro Bono Legal Services

25 January 2021

The Georgian Bar Association (GBA), within the framework of the Council of Europe project, “Support to the Profession of Lawyer in Georgia”, has successfully completed a grant aimed at providing pro bono legal assistance to vulnerable groups in Georgia. From July to December 2020, the pro bono...

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Vacancy notice: Project Assistants

Under the authority of the Head of Office, and the supervision of the respective Head of Unit, the Project Assistants will carry out multiple assignments to assist in the implementation of the project “Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at local level in Georgia”, in...

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Vacancy notice: the Senior Project Officer

Under the authority of the Head of Office, and the supervision of the Head of Unit, Co-operation and External Relations Division of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Senior Project Officer will carry out multiple assignments to help meet the overall and...

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Tender Procedure for the Pool of International Consultants

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Support to the profession of lawyer in Georgia” is launching a call for the provision of consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of international consultants to provide consultancy requested by the Council on an as-needed basis...

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Secretary General addresses United Nations Human Rights Council

24 February 2021

On 23 February Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić addressed the 46th session of the Human Rights Council by video link. Dear friends, When I addressed your 43rd Session, almost exactly one year ago, the world was very different. Since then, COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. And...

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PACE Georgia monitors react to Tbilisi raid and arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia

24 February, 2021

The PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have expressed their concern at developments in Tbilisi. “While no-one should be above the law, the police raid on the UNM Headquarters and the arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia...

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Call for consultants: specialised expertise on remedies to discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership countries

15 February 2021

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a project on strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership countries. In that context, it is looking for Provider(s) for the provision of specialised consultancy activities on...

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New reports show increasing discrimination and attacks on LGBTI people in Poland and Europe as a whole

10 February 2021

A report on a fact-finding mission to Poland in November last year draws attention to increasing attacks and discrimination against LGBTI people in the country, focusing on cities, provinces and regions that are adopting family charters and resolutions against so-called "LGBT ideology". Another,...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: New thematic factsheet on children’s rights

5 February 2021

The Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has published a new factsheet focusing on cases related to children. The factsheet summarises measures reported by 29 member states to safeguard and protect children’s rights in response to 62 different...

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PACE Georgia monitors express deep concern at illegal sentencing of Georgian citizen

09/02/2021

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have today expressed their deep concern at the illegal sentencing of Georgian citizen Zaza Gakheladze to twelve years imprisonment by a so-called court in...

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The Council of Europe and the European Union share the proposals for future co-operation priorities in the six Eastern Partnership countries submitted through the Suggestion Box

5 February 2021

The on-line event “Improving the lives of citizens through better governance” of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme on Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) 2019-2021, held on 5-7 October 2020, allowed speakers and participants to exchange about priorities in the region...

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Facial recognition: strict regulation is needed to prevent human rights violations

28 January 2021

The Council of Europe has called for strict rules to avoid the significant risks to privacy and data protection posed by the increasing use of facial recognition technologies. Furthermore, certain applications of facial recognition should be banned altogether to avoid discrimination. In a new set...

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ECHR President: Polarisation and COVID-19 threaten difficult times ahead

28 January 2021

Increased polarisation and challenges to Europe’s fundamental principles, together with the global COVID-19 pandemic, are likely to create the most difficult period we have seen in many years, according to the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Speaking at the court’s annual...

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Data Protection Day: 40 years of Convention 108

28 January 2021

Forty years ago on 28 January 1981, the first ever binding international treaty addressing the need to protect personal data was opened for signature in Strasbourg: the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known...

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