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PCF-I.1-HR   I.1. Strengthening the implementation of European Human Rights standards at regional and national level

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
JP Active  
Coordinating DG:
Office of the Director General of Programmes
5 795 000
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    Project Purpose 1      2015/DG I/JP/3234   Supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity - Armenia 500 000 
    To support the criminal justice reform and the fight against ill-treatment and impunity      
    Expected Result 1.1 The legislation on criminal matters and institutional mechanisms for combatting ill-treatment are improved and implemented in line with European human rights standards
    Increased proportion of amendments to the national legislation on criminal matters, including setting up the institutional mechanisms for combatting ill-treatment, is adoped
    Better implementation of the provision of the revised Criminal Code and CCP
    Increased in the number of ECtHR cases for which the supervision of exeuction is closed by final resolution of the CM

    Experts' reports, new legislation, law review, NGOs and International organisations' reports, CoE reports and CM decisions
     
    Stable political environnement, active involvement of the Ministry of Justice and other stakeholders, adoption of the new Code, availability of experts
    Expected Result 1.2 The capacity of the Justice Academy to train investigators on criminal justice and human rights is strengthened
    Increased proportion of human rights courses included into the initial and mandatory continuous training programme of the Justice Academy for investigators
    Increased proportion of trainers for investigators trained in the project which are used by the Justice Academy

    Experts' reports, training programmes and materials prepared, curricula of the Justice Academy, NGOs and International organisations' reports
     
    Active involvement of the Justice Academy and other stakeholders, availability of experts, technology for online courses available
    Expected Result 1.3 Knowledge and skills of investigators on crimina ljustice and human rights, including effective investigations of ill-treatment cases, are improved.
    Increased proportion of investigators trained on human rights and effective investigations of ill-treatment cases, who then apply the achieved knowledge and skills
    Increased proportion of effective investigation of ill-treatment cases carried out by project participants

    Experts' reports, training questionnaires/ participants feedback, national authorities' statistics, NGOs and International organisations' reports
     
    Active involvement of the all stakeholders, commitments by investigators; availability of experts
    Project Purpose 2      2015/DG I/JP/3235   Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights - Azerbaijan 1 400 000 
    Enhance the capacity of national training institutions and judicial authorities to achieve more effective application of ECHR and the ECtHR case law in judicial proceedings - Increased number of qualified human rights trainers are used in national training institutions;

    - Increased proportion of human rights related training material for legal professionals is used in the curricula of national training institutions for legal professionals;

    - Increased number of professionals are being trained on European human rights standards and apply them in their work
     
       
    Expected Result 2.1 1.1 The Justice Academy’s capacity to deliver relevant human rights training (integration of the ECHR component and HELP methodology and tools into the curriculum) and to enable the Academy’s trainers to deliver effective training of legal professionals is reinforced
    - The Justice Academy’s capacity to train legal professionals on human rights through its mandatory and continuous training programmes is enhanced by at least 6 additional courses, and pre- and in- service training programmes are strengthened through the integration of the European human rights standards;

    - Needs assessment report drafted

    - courses are used in the training programmes of the Justice Academy
     
    Expected Result 2.2 1.2 The Justice Academy increases its role in the educational process of the legal professionals and is able to ensure a long-term and ongoing training process
    - The Justice Academy’s pool of ECHR trainers is increased from 13 to 35

    - At least 700 registered advocates and 200 judges apply the ECHR in their daily activities

     
    Expected Result 2.3 1.3 The judicial institutions are able to access all HELP/ECHR related materials on-line
    - ECHR related training materials are delivered through the HELP Programme to at least 1000 legal professionals, both within and outside of the Justice Academy’s programmes

    - Publications and training materials

    - Online courses on HELP web page
     
    Project Purpose 3      2015/DG I/JP/3236   Application of the ECHR and harmonization of national legislation and judicial practice in line with European Standards - Georgia 900 000 
    To strengthen the criminal justice legal framework in line with European human rights standards and enhance the capacity of legal professionals to apply it at national level.      
    Expected Result 3.1 Primary and secondary legislation related to criminal justice and the functioning of jury trials are amended/developed to bring the legal framework in line with European standards;
    Amendments to the legislation or new regulations regarding jury trials are drafted and approved by the relevant decision making bodies (parliament, ministries), taking into account the proposed recommendations;

    Project progress reports;
    Assessment reports;
    Feedback from the authorities including possible requests for expert opinion of draft legislation;
    Draft legislation texts.


     
    Key actors are willing to be fuloly engaged;
    Legislative amendments are adopted following the recommendations on improving the legislation;
    Georgia remains determined to use jury trials;
    Georgia remains determined to improvings its criminal justice legislation.


    Expected Result 3.2 Relevant target groups (judges and prosecutors) have the necessary knowledge to carry out jury trials in line with ECHR requirements;
    At least 60 judges and prosecutors are capable of applying European human rights standards to jury trials;

    Training reports;
    Training programmes;
    Participant and trainer feedback;
    Lists of participants;
    CM interim or final Resolutions.
     
    National training institutions for judges and prosecutors and the relevant legal professions are fully engaged.
    Expected Result 3.3 Legal professionals (judges, prosecutors, lawyers) are enabled through initial and continuous training to use new legislation in a harmonised way and in line with the ECHR and the ECtHR case law;
    At least 200 legal professionals are trained and apply the knowledge about the new legislation, ECHR and the ECtHR case law;

    Training reports;
    Training programmes;
    Participant and trainer feedback;
    Available materials on the HELP website;
    Feedback from national training institutions;
    Lists of participants.
     
    Legal professionals maintain a high level of interest in human rights topics and the ECHR.
    Expected Result 3.4 City judges are enabled to re-examine the judgments in cases when ECtHR issues dissenting judgments on the grounds of violation of fair trial;
    At least 70% of judgments pending re-examination in line with the ECtHR case law and article 310 of the Criminal Procedure Code are re-examined within two years after the end of the Action;

    Reports from the Execution of Judgements department;
    Judgments/decisions on re-examined cases.
     
    Georgia is determined to fully adhere to the judgments of the ECtHR.
    Expected Result 3.5 Judges know how to use the Supreme Court’s database of cases to ensure uniformity of decisions;
    Increased use of the Supreme Court database of cases to ensure coherence of decisions of lower courts;

    Statistics of the use of the SC database;
    SC feedback on the coherence of the decisions of lower courts.
     
    The Supreme Court's database is up to date and easy to use;
    All judges have access and the basic computer skills to use the data base.
    Expected Result 3.6 Human Rights Centre staff at the Supreme Court has the ability to carry out their work more effectively.
    Increased number of Human Rights Centre’s analytical materials on the practice of the European Court of Human Rights written in line with the manual on legal techniques and the case law translated into Georgian.

    Materials availabel in Georgian language;
    Statistics of the analytical materials produced by teh SC Human Rights Centre.
     
    SC Human Rights Centre maintaints its current functions and is fully enaged in the Project.
    Project Purpose 5      2015/DG I/JP/3237   Strengthening the implementation of European Human rights standards in Ukraine 1 700 000 
    Component 1. Strengthening the Ombudsperson’s Office operational capacities in Ukraine

    Component 2. Support to police reform and fighting against ill-treatment and impunity

    Component 3. Implementation of ECHR
         
    Expected Result 5.1 1.Ombudsperson staff and civil society monitors are empowered to carry out National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) functions, making the institutional mechanism effective and operational;

    2.Awareness on the NPM, role and functions of the Ombudsperson’s Office are raised with institutional stakeholders;

    3.The Ombudsperson’s Office staff respect data protection and non-discrimination provisions in carrying out their work;

    4.The Ombudsperson’s Office staff capacity is increased to advocate data protection and non-discrimination cases.

    1a. Monitoring visits to places of deprivation of liberty carried out by Ombudsperson's office (OPO) and civil society monitors in line with CoE standards and Paris Principles to address the shortcomings related to ill-treatment, increase by 10%;

    1b. Increased quality of internal guidance to properly fulfill the Preventive Mechanism function by OPO and civil society organizations, in line with CoE recommendations;

    2. Increased awareness of relevant stakeholders, such as penitentiary services, on the preventive mechanism and the role of the OPO;

    3. and 4. Increased number of effectively advocated discrimination and data protection cases by the OPO

    1. Monitoring reports, expert assessment

    2. Survey and qualitative interviews/focus groups

    3. Survey and qualitative interviews with Ombudsperson staff, complaints by concerned citizens, expert assessment

    4. Survey and qualitative interviews with Ombudsperson staff and concerned citizens, statistics of official registers
     
    Political and security situation does not worsen (remains stable)

    Legal basis for Ombudsperson’s mandate remains
    Expected Result 5.2 1.The authorities of Ukraine have sufficient expertise to conduct the police reform in line with European standards;

    2.The law enforcement reforms incorporate measures for implementing the policy of zero tolerance towards ill-treatment;

    3.Institutional capacities to prevent and effectively investigate ill-treatment allegations in conformity with the ECHR standards are strengthened.

    1. The police reform implemented in Ukraine by the end of 2017 is considered in line with European standards. At least 75% of the CoE recommendations are taken into account and implemented;

    2. An increased proportion of CoE recommendations on the safeguards against ill-treatment as required by the ECHR are integrated in the material and procedural legislation of Ukraine by the end of 2017;

    3. An appropriate institutional framework to implement the safeguards against ill-treatment is set up by the end of 2017;

    4. An increase in the number of prosecutions and proportionate convictions of those involved in ill-treatment (by the end of 2017 an increase by 100% as compared to 2014).

    The Official Gazette of Ukraine and corresponding reviews and opinions of the CoE (for laws and other regulatory acts). Reports by CoE monitoring bodies. Statistics of the ECtHR case law.

    Reports by target instit., national and international NGOs
     
    Political and security situation does not worsen (remains stable);

    Continuous political support for the police reform and project’s objectives;

    Commitment to reforms, transparency and openness on the part of the primary target institutions and of other stakeholders.
    Expected Result 5.3 1. 100 judges/prosecutors are trained on ECHR norms and implementation mechanism;

    2. Training courses on the ECHR-related aspects are fully incorporated into continuous legal education;

    3. A HELP curriculum on Evidence and proofs in the light of the ECHR developed and tested;

    4. The HELP curriculum on labor rights is adapted to the needs of the Ukrainian legal professionals;

    5. A HELP Info Point is appointed by the UNBA;

    6. 125 lawyers complete the HELP course on admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the ECtHR;

    7. HELP self-learning materials on the ECHR and on the ESC are translated into Ukrainian and made available on the HELP national page for Ukraine.

    1. At least two new course from HELP curricula on the ECHR are integrated into the continuous education programme of the National School for Judges;

    2. More than 50% of legal professionals in Ukraine know and use HELP training resources in Ukrainian, while 75% of trainers on the ECHR at national level use HELP;

    3. A 50%reported increase in the relevant application of ECHR and the ESC by legal professionals trained by HELP).

    Courses on the HELP website;
    Statistics of use of HELP courses;
    Training reports;
    Feedback from training participants and trainers;
    A letter of appointment of the HELP Info Point;
    Statistics of use of self-learning materials.
     
    Political and security situation does not worsen (remains stable);

    Commitment of stakehoders.
    Project Purpose 8      2015/DG I/JP/3238   Supporting national efforts of prevention and combatting discrimination - Moldova 500 000 
    Support the alignment of Human Rights policies and practice by ensuring compliance of legislative and regulatory frameworks with European standards and capacity–building for legal professionals and National Human Rights Institutions, including the reinforcement of Ombudsmen Offices      
    Expected Result 8.1 The Moldovan legislation on non-discrimination is aligned to the European standards and implemented taking into consideration the cross-cutting nature of discrimination in the realisation of all human rights
    Comprehensive recommendations by CoE on adoption and implementation of legislation on anti-discrimination in line with European human rights standards, in particular social rights, are submitted to the national authorities.

    The Council adopts regulations on the monitoring of the situation in the field of discrimination and execution of the Council’s decisions, drawn up with input from the CoE.

    - The Official Gazette of Moldova and legal databases (for laws and other regulatory acts);
    - Statistics and official records;
    - Reports and observations of the CoE monitoring bodies.
    - Official website of the Council;
    - Media and press conferences; press releases of the the Council and the projet;
    - Reports of civil society organisations and donors / international development partners;
    - Project's reports.
     
    Political support and commitment to legal and institutional measures to fight discrimination in line with CoE standards and recommendations.

    Cooperation of all partners. National ownership of the project and commitment to provide the necessary political and financial support to the Council.
    Expected Result 8.2 The “Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring the Equality” (“the Council”) is fully operational and implements effectively its preventive, monitoring and remediation functions in regard to discrimination on all grounds
    A comprehensive Strategy for the Council and an Action plan is developed with input from CoE experts and adopted.

    Guidelines and internal regulations on the activity of the Council and its staff are drawn up with input from the CoE.

    The methodology for determining discrimination in different fields of the social life is developed and adopted by the Council with input from the CoE.

    Citizens are more aware about prevention of discrimination, the activity of the Council and how to formulate and submit a complaint to the Council.

    The system for registration of on-line complaints on discrimination is operational.

    - The Official Gazette of Moldova and legal databases (for laws and other regulatory acts);
    - Statistics and official records;
    - Reports and observations of the CoE monitoring bodies.
    - Donors’ and IO’s reports; EC evaluation reports;
    - Official website of the Council;
    - Media and press conferences; press releases of the the Council and the projet;
    - Reports of civil society organisations;
    - Project's reports.
     
    Orientation towards European standards remains a priority, as the compliance with Council of Europe standards and European Court of Human Rights’ judgements etc.

    Stability and as commitment of the Council and other partner institutions.

    Availability of experts and services.

    Expected Result 8.3 The national regulatory framework and practice in the field of protection of social rights are aligned with the provisions of the European Social Charter and the principles of the Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter
    Moldova is advised to accept the collective complaints mechanism and is supported in bringing its domestic situation into conformity with the Charter and to ensure the expertise and independence of the European Committee of Social Rights.

    Awareness of the Charter at national level amongst legal practitioners, academics and social partners is raised. The public at large is better informed of their social rights.


    - The Official Gazette of Moldova;
    - Reports and observations of the CoE monitoring bodies.
    - Media and press conferences; press releases of the the projet;
    - Reports of civil society organisations and donors / international development partners;
    - Project's reports.
     
    Political support and commitment to implementation of the European Social Charter.

    Cooperation of all partners. National ownership of the project's objective.


    Availability of experts and services.
    Project Purpose 9      2015/PACE/JP/3240   Support the full execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments and build the capacity of EaP national parliaments towards greater conformity of national legislation with the ESC 495 000 
    Support the full execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments and build the capacity of EaP national parliaments towards greater conformity of national legislation with the European Social Charter      
    Expected Result 9.1 Increase the understanding of parliamentarians of the mechanisms and structures set up in some of the Member states' parliaments to supervise human rights standards and in particular to ensure a proper and full execution of the ECHR judgments.
    Specific parliamentary committees dealing with Human Rights are created;

    Where existing, such parliamentary committees on Human Rights prepare draft legislation and/or proposals for changes in the procedures which ensure a proper and full execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments, in particular to solve repetitive cases.

    the number of the fully executed ECHR judgments increases;

    a better national legislation able to solve dysfunctions in national legal orders is prepared and adopted;

    Approved legislation fully respects the ECHR standards.
     
    Expected Result 9.2 Capacity building of the staff of parliamentary committees and legal units dealing with human rights issues who assist parliamentarians and work on the compatibility of draft and existing legislation with the ECHR standards and its compliance with the ECHR case law.
    The staff of these committees becomes fully aware of the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, and provides specific assistance to the members of their parliaments in the preparation of the draft legislation, inter alia to solve the problems of judgments executions and repetitive cases in their countries.

    the staff is well prepared to assist parliamentarians in the field of human rights, and in particular regarding the revision of the compatibility of national legislation with the Convention requirements and its compliance with the ECHR judgments.
     
    Expected Result 9.3 Increase awareness of national parliaments, in particular committees dealing with social issues, on the necessity to revise national legislation and align it with the requirements of the European Social Charter (ESC) as ratified by their country
    Parliamentary committees dealing with social issues are aware of the importance of the implementation of the ESC standards and policies;
    Committees are fully aware of the existing problems of non-conformity of existing legislation with the ESC;

    Relevant committees prepare and adopt draft legislation and/or proposals for changes in the procedures for the full implementation of the ESC.

    The European Social Charter is fully ratified and implmented;

    awareness of the conformity of the existing legislation with ESC increases:

    national legislation is amended in conformity with the ESC standards;
     
    Expected Result 9.4 Increase the capacities of the staff of the parliamentary committees dealing with social issues to assist the members of their committees in their work on ensuring the conformity of the existing and draft legislation with the ESC standards and policies.
    Staffs of these committees acquires full knowledge of the ESC standards and policies, and keeps track of the monitoring reports concerning their countries;

    Staff provides assistance to their parliamentarians in the preparation of draft legislation or of amendments to the existing legislation, in order to solve problems of non conformity with the ESC standards;

    the staff knowledge of the ESC standards, policies and monitoring mechanisms is improved;

    the staff is able to better assist parliamentarians on the ESC policy or related to it legislative issues;
     
    Project Purpose 10      2015/PACE/JP/3248   Implementing social rights 0 
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    Project Purpose 11      2015/DG II/JP/3281   Civil participation in decision-making in the Eastern Partnership countries 300 000 
    Promote the effective interaction between civil society and authorities in the democratic decision-making process in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region      
    Expected Result 11.1 The exchange of experience and the sharing of best practices between civil society actors in the EaP countries is reinforced through existing and specially created networks and programmes.
    A project advisory committee including experts as well as representatives of NGOs and authorities is established and becomes active;

    An informal regional civil society network covering at least 4 EaP countries is established and starts meeting and communicating via other means.

    Reports and other types of input from members of the advisory committee and of the network;

    Feedback from civil society and authorities in the EaP countries;

    Expert reports and media coverage.
     
    Expected Result 11.2 Civil society actors are better empowered for participation in democratic decision-making.
    A regional strategy for promoting civil participation in decision-making is drafted and made widely known to civil society in the target countries;

    Two regional studies on strategic and immediate priority issues related to the interaction between public authorities and NGOs are produced, published and used by the participating NGOs and other stakeholders;

    Awareness is raised and capacity is reinforced among participating NGOs as regards effective civil participation in decision-making.

    Text of the strategy and of the studies;

    Reports and other types of input from members of the advisory committee and of the network;

    Feedback from civil society and authorities in the EaP countries;

    Expert reports and media coverage.
     
    Expected Result 11.3 Public authorities have access to methodology and are better equipped for interaction and consultation with civil society; their decisions are better reasoned, based on dialogue with civil society.
    A regional strategy for promoting civil participation in decision-making is drafted and made known to the relevant authorities in the target countries;

    Two regional studies on strategic and immediate priority issues related to the interaction between public authorities and NGOs are prepared, published and used by the relevant authorities and other stakeholders.

    Awareness is raised and capacity is reinforced among relevant authorities as regards their ability and motivation for effective consultation with civil society.

    Text of the strategy and of the studies;

    Reports and other types of input from members of the advisory committee and of the network;

    Feedback from civil society and authorities in the EaP countries;

    Expert reports and media coverage.
     



     
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