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28 June 2016 Building Up Rule of Law

Risk Assessment training in Bijelo Polje

Montenegro: Seeing is Believing

A group of 12 Montenegrin legal experts visited the Netherlands aiming to get an insight into the use of alternative sanctions in the Dutch criminal justice system and the organisation of probation work.

Prison and probation staff at a common Risk Assessment Training

Evaluation of risk must be the foundation of all types of reintegration activities. This was the basic idea at the Risk Assessment training held in Montenegro where probation and prison staff worked together on the use of a common tool kit.

Judges and probation officers share experiences on implementing community service sentences

Judges from first instance courts and probation officers came together in a fruitful workshop on February 15, marking the first activity of the year centered on supporting the probation service and the system of alternative sanctions in Montenegro.

Report: Russian “Black Money” in the EU

The Expert Group on Fighting Transborder Corruption of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum issued a new report with two new case studies on investments of Russian companies in the European Union: the Nord Stream project and the Transmashholding company.

New publication: Position of Victims Trafficking in Human Beings in Criminal and Other Legal Proceedings in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania

This report is part of the 3-year project "Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia with Emphasis on Legal Support – A Human Rights-Based Approach".

Civic Solidarity Platform issues recommendations on OSCE Human Dimension

In order to deliver security in Europe, stronger emphasis on compliance with human dimension commitments is needed.

Release publication ‘Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Albania’

In October, during the expert meeting in Tirana, the Center for Legal Civic Initiatives (CLCI) and NHC were pleased to present to participating judges, prosecutors and the School of Magistrates the final version of the legal analysis of the current situation in regard to the rights of victims of trafficking in Albania.

HDIM side event on legal protection of trafficked persons

The need to improve access of trafficked persons to legal counseling and aid was the theme of an NHC-organized side event at the 2015 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.

Commemoration of “disappearances” in Belarus

On 16 September, four enforced disappearances which took place in Belarus in 1999 and 2000 were commemorated in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.