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"Reducing the demand for drugs, improving human life" - Support for the implementation of the Ukrainian Drug Strategy

10/09/2014 Kiev
The conference takes place on 11-12 September in Kiev and will bring together leading scientists, policy makers and experts in the field of drug policy, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of...

Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General, addressed the LIBE in Brussels

His speech before the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament on 4 September 2014, is now available online in French only. Speech [FRA] 

A new Project on anti-corruption launched in the Czech Republic

On 1 September 2014 the Council of Europe has commenced the implementation of the Project to Strengthen Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Systems in the Czech Republic. Implemented through...

Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance

29/08/2014 Istanbul
This is the main theme of the Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum which will be held in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014. The Council of Europe is organising several workshops and events to...

Discover a new website about human rights

30/07/2014 Strasbourg
The Human Rights National Implementation Unit supports the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European human rights standards at the national level in all Council...

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Directorate General Human Rights and Rule is now on LinkedIn. Follow our page for up-to-date news, insights, employment opportunities, call for candidatures, new projects and campaigns. Discover...

Biobanking: The Council of Europe is carrying out a public consultation

09/07/2014 Strasbourg
This consultation is open until 15 August 2014. It takes place within the context of the re-examination of Recommendation (2006)4 of the Committee of Ministers on research on biological materials...

Council of Europe Convention to combat trafficking in human organs

09/07/2014 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted an international convention to make trafficking in human organs for transplant a criminal offence, to protect victims and to...

Conference on best practices of individual complaint to the Constitutional Courts in Europe

07/07/2014 Strasbourg
A Conference assembling presidents and judges from Constitutional Courts of Council of Europe member states was organised with the objective of discussing the increased role of these courts in...

Council of Europe triggers debate on ICANN & Human Rights

The Council of Europe facilitated the preparation of a report by Dr Monika Zalnieriute and Thomas Schneider on ‘ICANN’s procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms...
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