Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) to hold its 15th Plenary meeting

During its plenary meeting from 22 to 24 October 2014 in Strasbourg, the CCJE will adopt its Opinion No 17 on “The evaluation of judge’s work, the quality of justice and respect for judicial...

International Conference on Urban Violence

On 23-24 October, the Council of Europe is organising, together with the Ministry of Portugal, an International Conference on Urban Violence. This event is a follow-up of the 31st Council of Europe...

The CEPEJ is rewarding the 2014 Crystal Scales of Justice Prize to the General Council of Spanish Bars

Today 16 October, the General Council of Spanish Bars has just been awarded for an initiative concerning Online legal aid: Better solutions for people’s rights. The 2014 European Crystal Scales of...

New report on Greece published by the Council of Europe anti-torture Committee

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today 16 October the report on its eleventh visit to Greece, which took place in...

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...

Crystal Scales of Justice Prize - Publication of the final selection

On 16 October, on the occasion of the European Day of Justice, a Crystal Scales of Justice Prize awarding ceremony is organised in Aveiro (Portugal). For the 7th year running, this Prize promotes...

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...

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...

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...

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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