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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33032)  

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Title 2 thematic seminars for lawyers in Armenia on European standards for the effective investigation of allegations of ill-treatment 
Status Completed 
Date 24/06/2011 - 28/06/2011 
Location Yerevan, Armenia
Countries CoE Members: Armenia
  Joint Programme Activity - Ill-treatment
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Ill-treatment - Combating ill-treatment and impunity in South Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2009/DGHL/JP/2052   Capacity-building and dissemination
Expected Result 3.3 - Impoved ability of selected pool of decision-makers to apply the European principles and criteria for effective investigation of the complaints of ill-treatment in their daily work. Wider dissemination of standards and recommendations on full observance of the rights of detainees and the concrete obligations of law enforcement officials in line with European and international standards is ensured.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.2 – Promoting Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.2.3  Capacity building: awareness and training

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners Chamber of Advocates of Armenia - National Institution
Last Modified 08/01/2012 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33032) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To enable the lawyers in Armenia to apply European standards for the effective investigation of the complaints of ill-treatment and safeguards for protection of the rights of detainees, and in particular to promote the direct application of these standards in the course of criminal procedure in Armenia.
To enhance the dialogue with the target group in Armenia. 
Output/Results The lawyers were trained on European standards for the effective investigation of the complaints of ill-treatment and safeguards for protection of the rights of detainees based on the substantive guidance elaborated by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and in the case law of the ECtHR. The seminars resulted in a comprehesive discussion on the above-mentioned subject and an exchange of experience among the participating lawyers who highlighted relevant examples from their own practice. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The capacity of the lawyers to apply European standards in their daily work was developed. The seminar was organised in co-operation with the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia under the Council of Europe/European Union Joint Programme ''Combating ill-treatment and impunity''. The participants stated that they would make efforts to deal with the cases on ill-treatment vis-a-vis European standards for the effectiveness of the investigation. 
Participants The participants included lawyers from the capital and regions of Armenia. 
Consultants/Experts International and national consultants. 
CoE Secretariat Project staff. 
Total No. Participants 95 
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