Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General

Mrs Battaini-Dragoni was elected Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe by the Parliamentary Assembly on 26 June 2012.


100th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission: Deputy Secretary General received by Italian President of the Republic

Rome,  10 October 2014, On the occasion of the 100th Plenary Session of the European Commission for Democracy through Law, better known as Venice Commission, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni has been received today by the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano (in the photo together with Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission). President Napolitano has expressed his appreciation for the work of the Council of Europe and for the successful...


Match-fixing: Deputy Secretary General receives France’s State Secretary of Sport

Strasbourg,  3 October 2014, During a visit to Strasbourg on 2 October, Thierry Braillard, France’s State Secretary of Sport, signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions . “France has always been at the forefront of the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions and hopes that this convention will pave the way for...

“Social Summit” in Turin: Deputy Secretary General launches Social Charter event

Turin,  22 September 2014, “The social and economic rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter are fundamental rights which parallel and complement the civil and political rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.  Now, that socio-economic rights are less well-protected in Europe, the Charter represents a vital guarantee in terms of...

Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention: Deputy Secretary General opens international conference in Rome

Rome,  19 September 2014, “Violence against women is not limited to shady back alleys in the dark of night. Much more often, it is inflicted at home by someone women know. Someone women trust”, declared Gabriella Battaini Dragoni at the opening of the international conference “ Safe from Fear, Safe from Violence : Celebrating the entry into force of the Istanbul...