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International conference examining challenges for preventing ill-treatment and torture in Europe

02/03/2015 Strasbourg

The international conference “CPT at 25: taking stock and moving forward” will present the work carried out by the Council of Europe Committee for Prevention of Torture (CPT) over the past 25 years and will examine the challenges for the prevention of ill-treatment and torture in Europe. Speakers...

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Human rights and business

25/02/2015 Strasbourg

The Drafting Group on Human Rights and Business (CDDH-CORP) held its fourth meeting from 25 to 27 February with Mr René Lefeber (Netherlands) in the Chair. Composed of fifteen members from Council of Europe member States, and a great number of observers, including the UN Office of the High...

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Launch of the 2014-2016 CEPEJ evaluation cycle

19/02/2015 Paris

The Working Group on the Evaluation of European Judicial Systems will launch the next evaluation cycle of the European Comission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) at its meeting on 19 and 20 February 2015 in Paris. This cycle will concern 2014 data and will be published in 2016. The Working...

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Longer-term future of the European Court of Human Rights

18/02/2015 Strasbourg

The 5th meeting of the Drafting Group “F” on the reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F) will be held on 18-20 February 2015. The Group will start the examination of its preliminary consolidated draft report containing opinions and possible proposals concerning the longer-term future of the Convention...

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The Turin process for the European Social Charter

12/02/2015 Brussels

The ‘Turin process’, launched by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the High-Level Conference on the European Social Charter (Turin, 17-18 October 2014), aims at reinforcing the normative system of the Charter within the Council of Europe and in its relationship with the law of the...

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