A training curricula on probation has been included in the annual training programme of the Academy of Justice in Armenia for 2022

30/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

The training curricula on probation developed by the Council of Europe project has been approved by the Management Board of the Academy of Justice of Armenia and included in the annual in-service training programme for 2022 for judges, candidate judges, and prosecutors in Armenia. This six-hour...

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Online training session on “Key Principles on Bioethics” under the Project on ‘‘Human Rights Protection in Biomedicine’’ in Armenia

30/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

Online HELP training session on General Principles on Bioethics were organised on 30 November 2021 for participants of HELP roll-out groups of legal and healthcare professionals of Armenia launched in October 2021. The training session was opened by Laurence Lwoff, Head of Bioethics Unit of the...

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Freedom from violence against women: The impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

26/11/2021 Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has published a new “Freedom from violence against women” section of its dedicated website highlighting the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights, as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The new section includes twelve case studies...

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Armenian journalists improve their reporting of violence against women and domestic violence

26-27/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

Within the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence a two-day online training seminar for journalists representing different TV channels, online and print media of Armenia was organised. This was the third training organised for media representatives of Armenia to enhance their knowledge...

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Victims’ safety goes first: Armenian Police strengthens response to violence against women and domestic violence

22-23 and 25-26/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

Police officers of Armenia participated in a two-day interactive training on how to address and respond to violence against women and domestic violence. The participants learned about what is gender-based violence and how it affects women disproportionately, the national obligations from...

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GROUP OF EXPERTS ON ACTION AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (GREVIO)

New Council of Europe recommendation tackles the “digital dimension” of violence against women and girls

24/11/2021 Strasbourg, CoE

This year’s UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) shines a spotlight on the digital dimension of violence against women and girls. From body shaming (mocking someone’s bodily shape, size, or appearance) and cyber-flashing (sending unsolicited sexual...

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Community of practice member communities met to discuss the corruption risks self-assessment tool and the introduction of the Code of Conduct

24/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia - online

On 23 and 24 November the “Strengthening the Communities Association of Armenia and Transparent, Participatory Local Governance in Armenia” project hold two consecutive meetings of the Community of Practice working groups on “Anti-Corruption Policy - Open Government” and “Public Integrity and...

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Commissioner seeks clarification over criminal proceedings against Armenian human rights defender Sashik Sultanyan

23/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

In a letter to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, requests information with regards to the ongoing criminal proceedings against human rights defender Sashik Sultanyan, Head of the Yezidi Center...

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Cybercrime: Council of Europe strengthens its legal arsenal

17/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

As the Convention on Cybercrime (“Budapest Convention”) turns 20, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on enhanced co-operation and the disclosure of electronic evidence. “This text is a significant step forward in...

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Italy takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

17/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

Italy today took over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Hungary during a meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member states. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, gave an overview of his country’s...

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Council of Europe Secretary General concerned about tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan

17/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement concerning relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan: “I am concerned about reports of on-going incidents between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have already cost human lives. News of a...

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Q&A coaching session on piloting the toolkit on mental health and in-depth needs and risks assessment in pilot prisons in Armenia

15/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia - online

Psychologists and psychotherapists from three pilot prisons (Armavir, Abovyan and Kosh) provided a positive feedback on the application of a toolkit on mental health needs and risks in-depth assessment, discussed the piloting process and decided on steps to improve and finalize the assessment....

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Workshop on complaint procedures within the penitentiary system in Armenia

13/11/2021 yerevan, Armenia - online

A great number of representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the “Penitentiary Medical Centre” SNCO, the office of the Human Rights Ombudsperson, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Department for the Execution of Judgments and Decisions of the Office of Representation of Armenia before the...

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Judiciary of the Court of Cassation of Armenia enhanced their knowledge and skills on the new criminal legislation of Armenia

12/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

One-day workshop on “Selected issues of new Criminal Code of Armenia” was organised for 15 participants, including judges, experts and judicial assistants of the Court of Cassation of Armenia on 11 November in Marriott Hotel in Yerevan. In the beginning of the workshop, the participants discussed...

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Q&A coaching session on piloting the toolkit for the prevention of suicide and self-harm in pilot prisons in Armenia

12/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia - online

Staff working in three pilot prisons (Armavir, Abovyan and Kosh) chosen for piloting a toolkit for prevention of suicide and self-harm provided feedback on this tool with the aim to further improving and finalizing it. The agenda of the Q&A coaching session was based on the questions the...

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Call for tenders for the provision of IT Services

09/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

The Council of Europe announces a call for tenders for the provision of IT Services: Development and setting up of the Management Information System for the Probation Service in Armenia. Deadline for submission of tenders: 8 December 2021. The application package and details of the tender:...

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Humanitarian and human rights protection needed following the 2020 outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

08/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

One year after the signing of the trilateral statement which ended the 2020 outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, publishes a memorandum addressing the humanitarian and human rights...

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Launch of the HELP training course on combating hate speech for judges and prosecutors from Armenia

05/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

On 2 November 2021, ten prosecutors and seven judges from Armenia started a training course on hate speech, organized by the PGG project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime in the Eastern Partnership countries” (funded by the European Union...

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Online Round Table on Issue of Impartiality of Judges in the context of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Armenia

04/11/2021 Yerevan, Armenia

On 04 November 2021 the Council of Europe project “Support for the Execution by Armenia of judgements in respect of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights” organised an online round table dedicated to the issue of impartiality of judges in the context of judgments of the European...

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Data protection: Committee of Ministers updates recommendation on profiling

03/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation aiming to respond to the radical changes in profiling techniques in the last decade and to the consequent need for additional safeguards to protect personal data and private life of individuals. The text, which...

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