Prohibition of corporal punishment of children

04/03/2015 Strasbourg

In a decision published today, the European Committee of Social Rights ( ECSR) holds that "there is no sufficiently clear, binding and precise prohibition of corporal punishment set out in French law, contrary to Article 17" of the European Social Charter (the right of mothers and children to...

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Establishing Probation Service pilots in Armenia


Within the scope of the project "Support to the establishment of Probation Service in Armenia" implemented by the Council of Europe, a meeting took place between the Minister of Justice of Armenia Mr Manukyan and a delegation from Council of Europe headed by Ms Rakusic-Hadzic, the Head of the...

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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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