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Prohibition of corporal punishment of children in Ireland and Slovenia

27/05/2015 Strasbourg

In the decisions published today on the merits of the complaints Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Ireland and Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Slovenia, the European Committee on Social Rights found that, in Ireland and Slovenia, the...

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Drafting Committee on Prison Overcrowding considers the draft of a White Paper

21/05/2015 Strasbourg

The Drafting Committee on Prison Overcrowding holds its 2nd session in Strasbourg and will consider the draft of a White Paper on prison overcrowding in Europe. Its members represent the European Court of Human Rights, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Human Rights Commissioner,...

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European ministers adopted new legal standards for tackling foreign terrorist fighters

19/05/2015 Brussels

Foreign ministers of the 47 Council of Europe Members States have adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called "foreign terrorist fighters". The measures take the form of an additional protocol to the Council of Europe's convention on the prevention of...

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The Council of Europe participates at the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities

19/05/2015 Manchester

Hosted by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the event, which is addressed to data protection authorities and observers, focuses on real and practical tools that allow individuals to easily exercise their right to data protection. The theme of the conference is “Data protection in...

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World Internet Day: children comic competition on the Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users

18/05/2015 Strasbourg

To mark World Internet Day on 17 May, the Council of Europe and the Association of Internet Users from Spain have organised a children drawing competition to picture the Council of Europe Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users. The winners of the competition received their awards on 18 May in...

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