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...

Committee of Ministers to examine implementation of human rights judgments

The representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe will examine the implementation of the judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on 23-25 September 2014....

International Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime

The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the University of Málaga and City Hall of Málaga, is organising the Conference on 25 - 26 September 2014 in Málaga. The Conference will bring together...

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands addresses MONEYVAL

In her role as UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima addressed the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and...

Venice Commission at the World Conference on Constitutional Justice

The main purpose of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (taking place in Seoul from 28/09/2014 to 01/10/2014), which unites 91 Constitutional Courts and Councils and Supreme Courts in...

Workshop to promote the Recommendation on Dangerous Offenders

The workshop, jointly organised by the University of the Basque Country and the Council of Europe, will take part on 16 September 2014 in Bilbao (Spain). The Workshop will bring together legal...

Publication of the 5th CEPEJ Evaluation Report of European Judicial Systems

On this occasion, a press conference will be held in the Council of Europe Paris office (55 Avenue Kléber) on 9 October at 11 am in the presence, in particular, of the President of the European...

European Day of Justice and Crystal Scales Prize awarding ceremony

CEPEJ representatives will celebrate the European Day of Justice at the VIth National Congress of Solicitadores in Aveiro, on 16 October 2014, in the presence of the State Secretary of Justice, Mr...

Europe restarts in Turin: High-level Conference on the European Social Charter

Europe is perceived by its citizens as being remote from their everyday concerns. In order to regain its appeal Europe must focus on the fundamental values which are central to its mission to bring...

"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...

Belgium must step up its action regarding integrity and transparency

28/08/2014 GRECO
In a report on Belgium published today, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) calls for a reinforcement of its preventive measures concerning corruption within parliamentary and...

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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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...
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