The statement by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović on the situation in Ukraine has been published on 24.02.2022.
From 21 February 2022, the Bar Association of the Republic of Azerbaijan will be joining the Regional project “Strengthening the profession of lawyer in line with European standards” and participating in some activities related to the Bar. This was the initiative by the Bar Association, approved by the majority of the Technical Project Committee (TPC).
On January 31, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, H.E. Ms. Daniela CUJBĂ, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CETS No.210), for Moldova.
Armenian Minister of Justice Karen Andreasyan and Georgia’s Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze signed a memorandum on cooperation during the latter’s visit to Armenia on January 26.
The results of 2021 were announced at the press conference held by the President of the European Court of Human Rights Robert Spano, accompanied by Marialena Tsirli, the Registrar of the Court, and Abel Campos, the Deputy Registrar on 25 January 2022.
The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova approved in the second reading an amendment to the Law "On the Bar", which deprives lawyers of immunity, reports Agora.md. Lawyers can be detained without the consent of the Council of the Bar Association of Moldova in case of severe violations, including corruption.
The Executive Committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association approved the establishment of the NYSBA Chapter in Ukraine at the premises of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). Ms. Anna Ogrenchuk, UBA President, has been appointed as a Chair of the NYSBA Ukraine Chapter, and Mr. Ivan Gorodyskyу, UBA Board Member, appointed as a Vice-Chair.
On 22 December an online meeting for lawyers was organised by our project with the aim to strengthen co-operation between bar associations and law societies to improve the internal functioning and independence of the bars, in line with Council of Europe standards and recommendations. At the meeting, Stephen Mason delivered the keynote lecture "e-" Changes Everything: A Concise Introduction into Electronic Evidence”. Project partners and interested legal professionals were invited. Participants from eight countries registered for the event, that was also live streamed.
Watch the keynote lecture on electronic evidence (in English)