Drafting Committee on Prison Overcrowding considers the draft of a White Paper

21/05/2015 Strasbourg

The Drafting Committee on Prison Overcrowding holds its 2nd session in Strasbourg and will consider the draft of a White Paper on prison overcrowding in Europe. Its members represent the European Court of Human Rights, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Human Rights Commissioner,...

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European ministers adopted new legal standards for tackling foreign terrorist fighters

19/05/2015 Brussels

Foreign ministers of the 47 Council of Europe Members States have adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called "foreign terrorist fighters". The measures take the form of an additional protocol to the Council of Europe's convention on the prevention of...

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The Council of Europe participates at the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities

19/05/2015 Manchester

Hosted by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the event, which is addressed to data protection authorities and observers, focuses on real and practical tools that allow individuals to easily exercise their right to data protection. The theme of the conference is “Data protection in...

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World Internet Day: children comic competition on the Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users

18/05/2015 Strasbourg

To mark World Internet Day on 17 May, the Council of Europe and the Association of Internet Users from Spain have organised a children drawing competition to picture the Council of Europe Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users. The winners of the competition received their awards on 18 May in...

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Good anti-corruption practices promoted in the Russian Federation

18/05/2015 Saint Petersburg

The sixth concluding training for Russian regional business ombudsmen and their staff takes place in Saint Petersburg on 18-19 May 2015. Since September 2014, the CoE/EU joint programme “Protection of the Entrepreneurs Rights in the Russian Federation from Corrupt Practices – PRECOP RF" has...

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Bulgaria to adopt a more cohesive and systematic approach to corruption prevention among MPs, judges and prosecutors

13/05/2015 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) has published today itsFourth Round Evaluation Report on Bulgaria dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. GRECO concludes that Bulgaria has, overall, a reasonably good...

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Evaluating the work of judges and the quality of justice

12/05/2015 Bucharest

An International conference on Opinion No. 17 on the evaluation of judges’ work, the quality of justice and respect for judicial independence has been organised at the National Institute of Magistracy in Bucharest (Romania) on 27 and 28 April 2015. This conference represented an...

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The Venice Commission supporting constitutional justice in the Kyrgyz Republic

11/05/2015 Bishkek

Following the recent conference on “International experience on introducing Constitutional amendments and on Constitutional revisions” which took place on 28 April 2015 in Bishkek, a workshop is organised today for judges and staff of the Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic on reasoning...

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US Secretary of State Kerry welcomes steps by Sri Lanka towards Budapest Convention

05/05/2015 Strasbourg

In his meeting with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America, welcomed the decision taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe. He also referred to a recent...

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