Pompidou Group launches cooperation project in Belarus

The first meeting of the Pompidou Group was held in Minsk on 18 and 19 February 2020, dedicated to the launch of a new cooperation project in the Republic of Belarus on fighting drug abuse and drug trafficking.

During this meeting, the Pompidou Group discussed the activities of the new project with representatives of the Ministries of the Interior, Health, Education and Labour, as well as law enforcement agencies.

The project is implemented as part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Belarus 2019-2021. It addresses the challenges related to perceived trends of increased drug use and trafficking affecting the territory of Belarus, through providing human rights and drug policy expertise, opportunities to intensify cooperation with other European countries and technical assistance both on the demand and supply reduction sides.

The MEDICRIME Convention ratification

On 28 September 2020 the Republic of Belarus has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (hereafter – MEDICRIME Convention). The MEDICRIME Convention will enter into force for Belarus on 1st January 2021.

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Webinar: The inclusion of disabled people and fighting discrimination

On 6 August, a webinar will be organised on “The inclusion of disabled people and fighting discrimination”  between  3-5 pm CET, in the framework of the regional project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries”.

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The student competition “Erga Omnes” on the Council of Europe law

International Law & Arbitration Association (BILA Association) together with the Council of Europe and the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk announce registration for the student competition “Erga Omnes” on the Council of Europe law.

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