Follow the human rights news live feed from the Council of Europe. In this edition - The Dalai Lama’s visit to the Council of Europe, in which he expressed his support for the organisation’s values and activities ; The European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments, which discussed migration and the refugee crisis, how to promote democracy and human rights, and to combat hate speech, racism and intolerance.
30 Sep 2016 10:40:00
Anti-trafficking body GRETA calls on Romania to intensify efforts to prevent trafficking in childrenGroup of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings Strasbourg 30 September 2016
In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against...
28 Sep 2016 09:57:00Secretary General Strasbourg 28 September 2016
“We have lost one of the world’s greatest statesmen. Like no other, Shimon Peres strived for...
23 Sep 2016 14:53:00
Committee of Ministers reviews the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human RightsCommittee of Ministers Strasbourg 23 September 2016
On 20 and 21 September, representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe held...
21 Sep 2016 09:30:00
Venice Commission criticizes proposed modifications to Azerbaijani Constitution in upcoming referendumCouncil of Europe Strasbourg 21 September 2016
A preliminary opinion by the Council of Europe's constitutional law experts, (the Venice...
Opening of the online registration for the World Forum for Democracy 2016 (Strasbourg, 7-9 November) on the theme "Democracy and equality: does education matter?" (Participation in the Forum is free of charge and open to the public - Deadline for registration: 21 October)
26 September 2016
Switzerland ratified the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters as amended by the 2010 Protocol (ETS No. 127).
21 September 2016
France approved the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (CETS No. 211).