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23 January 2020 Building Up Rule of Law

Probation and Capacity Building in Europe: an Interview with Leading Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout

Slovakia Takes Up EPTA Leadership to Work Towards Better Prisons

Meetings at the end of last year saw Slovakia take over leadership of the European Penitentiary Training Academies, a network that aims to improve cooperation amongst penitentiary training academies.

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Human Rights and Minorities”

Applications for Matra Rule of Law Human Rights and Minorities training are now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 February 2020.

Mirlinda is Going to University!

After a sccessful fundraising campaign this summer, "Mirlina" has started university. She will be studying criminology.

Applications Now Open for Two Matra Rule of Law Trainings: “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice”

Applications are now open for Matra Rule of Law Training “Integrity of Civil Servants” and “The Administration of Justice.”

Bringing Together Penitentiary Academy Experts to Improve Prison Education Across Europe 

International experts began work on a report on Europe’s most effective practices related to penitentiary training on leadership, dynamic security and managing difficult inmates.

Probation in Ukraine Contributing to Safer Society

Experts and practitioners in probation from the Netherlands and Latvia met with Ukrainian counterparts in an effort to push forward the probation system in Ukraine.

Risk of Losing Momentum in Rule of Law Reform for Albania and North Macedonia

Opening of negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia on EU accession has been postponed once again. What are the potential consequences of this for rule of law in the countries?

Struggle for Rule of Law in Poland Continues

Law and Justice won in last Sundya's parliamentary election, what does this mean for the Rule of Law and judicial independence in Poland?

Dutch Government Policies on Life Imprisonment Should Be in Line with CoE Standards, NGOs argue

NGOs argue Dutch government should do more to bring policies on life imprisonment in line with Council of Europe Standards.