Police officers of Armenia enhance their knowledge on combating violence against women and domestic violence

12-13 and 19-20 May 2022 Yerevan, Armenia

50 police officers from the specialized division of the police of Armenia enhanced their knowledge on combating violence against women and domestic violence during two training sessions held on 12-13 May and 19-20 May 2022 in Yerevan. The trainings aimed at improving the capacity of the police to...

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Council of Europe proposes a comprehensive legal and policy framework to combat hate speech

20/05/2022 Turin, Italy

The Council of Europe has issued a set of guidelines to its 46 member states aimed at preventing and combating hate speech, both online and offline. In a Recommendation adopted during its annual session held in Turin, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers calls on governments to develop...

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Ireland takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

20/05/2022 Turin, Italy

Ireland has taken over the rotating Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Italy at the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the organisation’s 46 member states. At the handover, the outgoing Chair of the Committee of Ministers – Italy’s Minister for Foreign...

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Armenian probation officers continue to expand their knowledge on the functions of the Probation service

19/05/2022 Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

A group of 20 probation officers participated in a cascade training session organized on 12-14 May 2022 in Tsaghkadzor. The cascade training session expanded the knowledge of probation officers on conflict management, pre-sentence, and pre-release (parole) reports provided to the judge,...

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Armenia - Georgia Cross-Border Cooperation: a Promising Start

17/05/2022 Lori, Armenia

Breaking down barriers, overcoming obstacles, building friendship, and promoting a common vision for a shared space are among the expectations of Mayors and senior local officials from Armenia and Georgia who have come together in the Debed River valley for the 1st Stage of Leadership Academy...

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The Relationship Between the International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Armed Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations was discussed by the International Experts with the Personnel of the Human Rights Defender’s Office of Armenia

16/05/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

On 14-15 May 2022 the Council of Europe Project “Human Rights and Women in the Armed Forces of Armenia – Phase II” (‘the Project’) in cooperation with the Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in Armenia (‘’ICRC’’) organised a workshop for the personnel of the Human rights...

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Armenian legal professionals to be trained on Ethics for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers

06/05/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

The Council of Europe HELP online course on Ethics for Judges, Prosecutors, and Lawyers was launched online for a group of 23 legal professionals from Armenia in co-operation with the Justice Academy of Armenia. The course includes the main international standards for each profession, as well as...

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A joint study visit for the staff of the Armenian Probation Service and Penitentiary Medicine Center to Georgia

06/05/2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

A joint study visit for the staff of the Probation Service, Penitentiary Service and Prison Medicine Center of Armenia took place in Tbilisi, Georgia where they met with the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Service, National Agency for Crime Prevention, Execution of...

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Third Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe Project “Support for the Execution by Armenia of Judgement in respect of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights”

05/05/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

The members of the Steering Committee of the project (Representative and deputy Representative of Armenia on International Legal Matters, President and judges of the Court of cassation, Member of the Supreme Judicial Council, representative of the Ministry of Justice, Vice Rector of the Academy...

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Secretary General - Europe must remain resilient in the face of aggression and war

04/05/2022 Strasbourg, France

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked Europe Day 2022 by calling on European states to renew their investment in human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of “terrible violence and seismic change.” Launching her annual report, Moving Forward 2022, the Secretary...

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

29/04/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

One day workshop on “Selected issues of new Criminal Procedure Code of Armenia” was organised for 23 participants, including judges, experts and judicial assistants of the Court of Cassation of Armenia on 28 April in Yerevan. During the first two sessions, the participants discussed evidence,...

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Multi-agency meetings aim at improved co-operation

28/04/2022 Lori-Ararat -Kotayk, Armenia

A series of multi-agency meetings to address prevention and combating domestic violence in Armenia were organised with the representatives of RA police, investigative committee, Domestic Violence Victims Support Centres, regional health, education and guardianship bodies of the Lori, Ararat and...

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Study visit for the staff of the Office of the Representative of Armenia on international legal matters to the Council of Europe took place

28/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

From 26 to 27 April 2022 a study visit for the staff of the Office of the Representative of Armenia on International Legal Matters took place to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. The delegation held productive and interesting experience exchange and discussions with different Council...

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Round table discussion on the draft Judicial and Legal Reforms Strategy for 2022-2026 of the Republic of Armenia with the participation of the judiciary

27/04/2022 Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Members of the Supreme Judicial Council, Presidents and judges from different court instances both from Yerevan and regions of Armenia, and the Ministry of Justice representatives discussed the draft Judicial and Legal Reforms Strategy for 2022-2026 of the Republic of Armenia.The event was...

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Round table discussion on the Decision SJC-65-VO-165 (30 August 2021) of the Supreme Judicial Council of the Republic of Armenia ''On prescribing benchmark periods of the average duration of case examination as per individual types and complexity of cases''

26/04/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

Members of the Supreme Judicial Council of the Republic of Armenia, Presidents and judges from different court instances both from Yerevan and regions of Armenia, and the Ministry of Justice representatives discussed the Decision SJC-65-VO-165 (30 August 2021) of the Supreme Judicial Council of...

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Training session for journalists on ethical rules for healthcare professionals

26/04/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

On April 26 2022 the training session for journalists on Ethical rules for healthcare professionals was held in hybrid format. The training session was dedicated to the presentation of the international and national ethical principles of healthcare professionals and aimed at equipping journalists...

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Around fifty mayors took part in a workshop on five-year strategy (2022-2026) of the Communities Association of Armenia

25/04/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

On April 20-21 a workshop on a five-year strategy (2022-2026) and a two-year Action Plan of the Communities Association of Armenia was held in the scope of the project “Strengthening the Communities Association of Armenia and transparent, participatory local self-governance in Armenia”․ The...

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Model Communication and Visibility Plan for Women's Councils of Military Units of Armenia was successfully developed

25/04/2022 Dilijan, Armenia

On 21-22 April 2022, the Council of Europe Project “Human Rights and Women in the Armed Forces of Armenia – Phase II” (‘the Project’) in cooperation with the Section for the Work with Female Servicepersons of the Department for Moral and Psychological Support of the General Staff of the Armed...

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Infection Control Programme in penitentiary institutions in Armenia is being introduced

21/04/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

Control Programme (ICP) for penitentiary institutions of Armenia was officially adopted by the Decree N97-A of the Head of the “Penitentiary Medicine Centre” SNCO on 31 March 2022. The ICP is aimed at preventing the outbreak and spread of infections in the places of deprivation of liberty and...

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Judges of Armenia enhanced their knowledge and skills on the new criminal procedural legislation of Armenia

08/04/2022 Yerevan, Armenia

Four one-day seminars on “Selected issues of Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) of Armenia” were organised for 62 judges of Armenia in March and April 2022 in the Justice Academy in Yerevan. The judges improved their knowledge and skills on such topics as evidence, proving, arrest and measures of...

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