Launch of the EU/COE Partnership for Good Governance phase II
The second phase of our PGG programme (worth €17.5 million between 2019 and 2021) was officially launched at a ceremony in Brussels on 7 May! This phase will focus on judicial reform and fighting corruption, as well as measures to tackle discrimination. The key objectives of the programmes will be presented in a serie of Local Steering Committees open to the press in the coming weeks : Republic of Moldova on 25 September, Armenia and Georgia on 1 October; Azerbaijan on 3 October; Belarus on 8 October and Ukraine on 11 October. You will find media advisories and press notes about the projects on the hub website closer to the time.
Three opinions from the Venice Commission have already been adopted and three opinions requested in the framework of the newly introduced Quick Response Mechanism (QRM). The QRM is a Partnership for Good Governance tool, by which the European Commission for Democracy through Law (better known as the Venice Commission) may provide ad-hoc legal advice to respond to requests for legislative analysis and related assistance from the concerned countries or the European Union.
Urgent opinion on the selection and appointment of Supreme Court judges in Georgia
A new free online course on the standards developed by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is now available on the HELP online platform.
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