Hungary urged to strenghten anti-corruption measures

22/07/2015 Strasbourg

In a report published today, GRECO praises Hungary for taking steps in recent years to reduce corruption in its legislative, judiciary and prosecution sectors of government. But the report includes recommendations to improve anti-corruption measures in all three areas, such as a call for a code...

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Conference "Freedom of expression: still a precondition for democracy?"

17/07/2015

Do you want to know more about the forthcoming Conference "Freedom of expression: still a precondition for democracy?" that will take place on 13 and 14 October 2015 in Strasbourg ? Watch the latest inteviews. Check the Conference website

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Publication of a Guide for the drafting of action plans and report for the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

16/07/2015

The declaration adopted on 27 March 2015 following the High Level Conference held in Brussels on “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, our shared responsibility” stressed the fondamental role of action plans and reports for the execution of judgments of the European Court as...

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Meeting with the Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

10/07/2015 Strasbourg

Jan Kleijssen, Council of Europe Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, met with Mr Joseph Thomson, Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. They exchanged views concerning matters of common interest to both...

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Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2016

08/07/2015 Strasbourg

At the initiative of the Swedish Government and the Hungarian Parliament, the Council of Europe has created a Raoul Wallenberg Prize in order to keep the memory of Raoul Wallenberg’s achievements alive. Since 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize, worth € 10 000, is awarded every two...

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The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment held its plenary meeting

08/07/2015 Strasbourg

During its 87th plenary meeting which took place from 29 June to 3 July, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Georgia (carried out in December 2014) and Luxembourg...

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