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Seminar and Inter-regional Dialogue on the protection of Journalists

On 3 November 2014, the Council of Europe, the Centre for Freedom of the Media, UNESCO and the European Lawyer’s Union are jointly organising in Strasbourg a seminar with a view to enforcing and...

4th Plenary meeting of the Council for Penological Co-operation

The 4th plenary meeting of the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) will take place from 5 to 7 November 2014. Among the issues discussed at the meeting will be prison overcrowding, prison...

European Committee on Legal Co-operation to hold its autumn plenary

From 29 to 31 October, on the occasion of its 89th plenary meeting, the European Committee on Legal Co-operation will debate several important issues following key presentations. Amongst them, the...

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International Conference "Prevention of alcohol and drug use in the workplace"

From 15 to 16 October 2014, the Pompidou Group is organising this conference in Strasbourg, gathering, from each Member State, representatives of governments, employers, trade unions, including...

Venice Commission holds its 100th Plenary Session

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, the Venice Commission holds its 100th Plenary Session in Rome, from 10 to 11 October. Included in the agenda are the inter alia draft...

Council of Europe’s evaluation report on European judicial systems: the judiciary is unaffected by the crisis

On 9 October, the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) published its 5th Report on “European Judicial Systems” regarding the efficiency and quality of...

Fourth Intercultural Workshop on Democracy: "Transparency and the Rule of Law"

On 9 October 2014, the Venice Commission and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organising the Fourth Intercultural Workshop on Democracy to be held in Rome on the topic: "Transparency and...

An American point of view on the Council of Europe Recommendation on electronic monitoring

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Part of most recent work of one of the CDPC’s subordinate bodies, the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP), was the drafting of the Recommendation CM/Rec (2014)4 on electronic monitoring....
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