25 October: celebration of the European Day of Civil Justice and publication of the new report on the evaluation of European judicial systems
Date : Monday 25 October 2010
Lieu : Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Hotel LevOrganised by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, at the invitation of the Slovenian Minister of Justice.
Description: On this occasion the European Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for groundbreaking projects and practices in the field of court organisation and implementation of judicial procedures in European courts will be awarded for the 5th consecutive year. The aim of the European Day of Civil Justice is to bring justice closer to citizens, inform them of their rights and promote the work of the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of civil justice, through the simulation of procedures and information sessions. These sessions are open to students, legal experts and the general public. European courts will also be holding open days to mark the occasion.
Joint EU-CoE programme trains Moldovan police on crowd management and riot control (second training)
Chisinau, 20 October 2010 – The second training on riot control for Law Enforcement Officials, organised in the framework of the Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe entitled “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova", ended yesterday at the Police Academy "Stefan cel Mare" in Chisinau. About 24 police officers participated at this training seminar.
Expert police trainers from the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom gave an overview of the rights of police officers and ethics, the international best practices in preventive measures. Also the experts and the audience discussed issues concerning handling detainees, briefing, use of special techniques in crowd communication, negotiation etc.
Ceremony in Strasbourg to mark the 60th Anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights
Date: 19 October 2010
Time: 10.00 - 12.45 - Ceremony
11.00 - Press conference with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Place: Council of Europe, Hemicycle of the Palais de l´Europe, Strasbourg
Description: The Council of Europe is holding a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, which was opened for signature by member states on 4 November 1950 in Rome. The Convention today upholds the human rights of 800 million Europeans in 47 states.
The keynote speech will be given by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations. Statements will be made by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Gjorgje Ivanov, President of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, and Jean-Paul Costa, President of the European Court of Human Rights. After the statements, a short film on the Convention will be screened and there will be a musical performance by Barbara Hendricks.
Democracy Support Programme in Moldova in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice organises training-of-trainers on use of alternatives to pre-trial detention and imprisonment
Chisinau, 20 October 2010 – The use of alternatives to pre-trial detention and imprisonment is the main focus of the training - of - trainers (ToT), organised within the framework of the Democracy Support Programme in Moldova, a joint initiative between the European Union and the Council of Europe in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice.
A five-day event, which commenced on Monday, 18 October 2010, brings together 20 judges and prosecutors to be trained in depth on the use of alternatives to pre-trial detention and imprisonment for the purpose of providing cascade seminars to their peers throughout the country.
The use of alternatives to pre-trial detention and imprisonment - national and international context, the national legislation relating to pre-trial detention and alternatives are the main topics discussed during the training sessions.
On 5-6 October Council of Europe organised a seminar within the Civil Society Confidence Building Programme for Moldova and Transnitria.
A seminar on “Cross River Communication and Cooperation” was organised within the “civil society” component of the Council of Europe programme on confidence building measures for the two banks of the river Nistru/Dniestr in Istanbul, Turkey.
The main theme of the seminar was to improve cross river communication and cooperation in the field of social protection and youth issues. An additional objective of the seminar was to encourage improved communication between civil society organisations and their respective local public administrations.
The seminar embodied the participation of 22 civil society NGOs (with 11 from each bank), working in the social field in different regions on two banks of the river, and 8 representatives of local public administrations from the respective regions (5 from the right bank and 3 from the left bank of the river). All participants manifested intense exchange of experience during the seminar. Also the Council of Europe programme organised relevant training for the participants.