Partnership for Good Governance II
The first phase of the Programme, which included 42 country-specific and multilateral initiatives, ran from 2015 to 2018.
The second phase of the Programme, comprising 11 country-specific and 4 regional projects, runs from 2019 to 2022 (with an 8-month extension until August 2022).
Specifically, the Programme aims to:
- Foster the implementation of key judicial reforms with a view to strengthening the independence, quality and efficiency of the judiciary.
- Strengthen the rule of law and anti-corruption mechanisms and combat money laundering/terrorist financing.
- Promote gender equality and non-discrimination and protect the rights of vulnerable groups and women.
- Provide legal advice by the Venice Commission and other Council of Europe bodies linked to priority related reforms through the Quick Response Mechanism.
- Legal expertise
-Policy guidance and advisory tools
-Institution building through support to processes of institutional change
- Awareness raising
-Publications of the reports and comparative data on achievements of the Programme objectives
- Support the establishment of an impartial and efficient justice system, key element for building societies based on the respect of the rule of law and human rights.
- Contribute to the application of new national legislative frameworks and introduce anti-corruption/anti-money laundering mechanisms in line with European standards, including on beneficial ownership registries for legal entities as well as on the seizure, confiscation, recovery and management of crime proceeds (nationally and internationally).
- Protect the rights of vulnerable groups of people through our contribution to combat discrimination, in line with Council of Europe standards to reinforce non-judicial redress mechanism for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech.
- Ensure equal and non-discriminatory access to justice to women, in particular women victims of violence, in line with the CoE Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).