Training in law enforcement is an opportunity to influence the future

13-14 February Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A multi-agency team of law enforcement trainers in Bosnia and Herzegovina is further improving their training skills to deliver human-rights based programme for dealing with persons deprived of liberty in closed environment. The activity is being carried out in the framework of the Horizontal...

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Third Steering Committee Meeting in Albania

31 January 2018 Tirana

The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the HF Project “Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Albania” was held in Tirana on 31 January 2018 to evaluate the achieved progress and to approve the new plan of activities. The meeting highlighted the support provided to the prison...

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Expert mission on prisoner’s rehabilitation programmes in Montenegro

7-8 February Podgorica

In continuation of the capacity building support for the introduction and implementation of reintegration programs in Montenegrin prisons, Council of Europe (CoE) consultants conducted an expert mission in Podgorica, Montenegro on 7-8 February. The consultants accompanied by CoE staff, held...

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Launching the Police Action in Pristina

31 January Pristina, Kosovo*

The Action “Enhancing Human Rights Policing in Kosovo*” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe as part of the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey” and implemented by the Council of Europe, was launched on 31 January 2017 in Pristina. The Action aims at enhancing...

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Second Project Steering Committee Meeting

7 February 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

To follow the progress of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Further support to the penitentiary reform in Azerbaijan,” the third Steering Committee meeting was held on 7 February 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Steering Committee was attended by governors, heads of...

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Senior practitioners brainstorm application of successful transfer of knowledge among prison staff

30-31 January Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

All 14 prison governors in Bosnia and Herzegovina and six prison inspectors discussed practical ways of applying skills and knowledge acquired by prison staff thus far as part of the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey initiative to promote competence and human rights- based...

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Action’s Steering Committee endorses inclusion of HR Based training in law enforcement agencies

30 January Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Results of the human rights-based training programme on the overall treatment of persons deprived of liberty and provision of health care in closed environment received full endorsement by the senior policy makers at the 5th Steering Committee meeting of the Action ‘’Enhancing human rights for...

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Final conference of the Prison Reform project in Bulgaria

26 January Sofia, Bulgaria

The project “Support for the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights judgments and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment standards and recommendations in Bulgaria (Prison Reform)” ended in January 2018 after 15 months of...

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Launching the Police Action in Pristina

31 January 2018 Pristina, Kosovo*

The Action “Enhancing Human Rights Policing in Kosovo*” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe as part of the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey” and implemented by the Council of Europe, was launched on 31 January 2017 in Pristina. The Action aims at enhancing...

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Training on Prison Management for prison governors and deputy governors

24-27 January 2018 Bitola

The Directorate for Execution of Sanctions (DES) and prison managerial structures from the national penitentiary system of “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” benefited from a 4-day Training on Prison Management, which took place on 24-27 January 2018 in Bitola. The training session...

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