New standards on community sanctions and preventing radicalisation in prisons and probation

24/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has just issued a Recommendation to governments containing European rules on community sanctions and measures. The new rules aim to strike a balance between protection of society and improving the social reintegration of offenders. They update previously existing standards...

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Committee of Ministers´ recommendation calls for strong regulations on lobbying

23/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to ensure that they have in force a strong legal framework promoting transparency of lobbying activities. In a Recommendation, the Committee of Ministers – the executive body of the organisation – recognises that lobbying can make a...

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Incident in London : statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

22/03/2017 Strasbourg

Reacting to the events in London this afternoon, the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, said: “I am very alarmed by the events in Westminster this afternoon, which appear to have resulted in a number of casualties. Our thoughts are with all those hurt or...

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CPT standards on means of restraint in psychiatric establishments for adults

21/03/2017 Strasbourg

Given their intrusive nature and the potential for abuse and ill-treatment, the Council of Europe Anti-torture Committee (CPT) has always paid particular attention to the use of various types of restraint vis-à-vis psychiatric patients. In the light of previous publications on this subject matter...

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New GRECO evaluation round launched: Preventing corruption in central governments and law enforcement agencies

17/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) launched on the 20th of March its Fifth Evaluation Round, just before the 75th plenary. The round will focus on “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies”. The event...

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Conference: Promoting dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the media freedom community

17/03/2017 Strasbourg

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, supported by the Council of Europe, will hold the conference “Conference: Promoting dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the media freedom community” on 24 of March 2017 in the Palais de L’Europe, Room 1 in Strasbourg. The...

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Brainstorming Seminar on the place of the Convention in the European and international legal order

29-30/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law and the PluriCourts academic network co-organise a brainstorming Seminar on 29-30 March in Strasbourg to examine the place of the Convention in the European and international legal order. Initiated by Norway, the event will be the starting...

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