International Conference on the binding effect of judicial decisions

20/06/2017 Brno

Presidents of Supreme and Constitutional courts from the Council of Europe member states gathered in Brno, Czech Republic, on 20-21 June 2017, for a high-level international conference to discuss the binding effect of judicial decisions taken by the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of...

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GRECO Report on measures to prevent corruption in respect of MP´s, judges and prosecutors in Estonia

23/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO today published a report assessing measures taken by the Estonian authorities to prevent and combat corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. The report evaluates the level of compliance with the recommendations GRECO...

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12th meeting of the CDMSI: pluralism of media and transparency of media ownership and internet intermediaries

23/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) holds its 12th meeting from 20 to 23 June 2017 in Strasbourg. Its main focus is the preparation of two standard setting documents, respectively on pluralism of media and transparency of media ownership and on internet intermediaries....

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Council of Europe International Conference on Smuggling of Migrants

23/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe organises an International Conference on Smuggling of Migrants bringing together experts and high-level representatives from member and observer States of the Council of Europe, as well as representatives of international organisations and academic experts, to discuss best...

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iPROCEEDS: Regional Training of Trainers on cybercrime, electronic evidence and online crime proceeds

20-24 June 2017 Budva, Montenegro

Under the iPROCEEDS project a five days "Training of Trainers on delivery of the introductory training module on cybercrime, electronic evidence and online crime proceeds" has started today. It aims to establish a pool of national trainers who will be able to instruct their peers in the...

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Plenary session of the Consultative Committee of Convention 108

22/06/2017 Strasbourg

The 34th plenary session of the Committee took place from 19 to 21 June in Strasbourg. This meeting which gathered nearly 80 participants from all regions of the world was the opportunity to exchange and to move forward in providing policy guidance on different matters. Several key topics were on...

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The Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services calls for agreed European standards regarding recruitment, training and development of prison and probation staff

21/06/2017 Lillestrøm (Norway)

Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate, Council of Europe, Vivian Geiran, Chair of the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP), Jörg Jesse, Vice-Chair of the PC-CP and Mykola Gnatovsky, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of...

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Committee of Ministers: Presentation of the 2016 annual report of activities of the Venice Commission

21/06/2017 Strasbourg

The President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), Mr Gianni Buquicchio, presented the annual report of activities of the Commission in 2016. The presentation was followed by an exchange of views with the Ambassadors of the Member States of the Council of...

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO issues critical assessment of the Parliamentary Assembly integrity framework

21/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published an assessment of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe(PACE) in which it identifies significant shortcomings and points out the need for a number of improvements. The President of...

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International Workshop on Cybercrime Training Strategies for Law Enforcement Agencies

15/06/2017 Brussels

The first in a series of workshops was held in Brussels on 15 and 16 June, which brought together 37 representatives of cybercrime units and police training academies from 20 countries to familiarize them with the ECTEG course materials and discuss national law enforcement training strategies and...

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Ukraine: Anti-torture Committee concerned about police ill-treatment and poor conditions of detention of remand and life-sentenced prisoners

19/06/2017 Strasbourg

In the report on its November 2016 visit to Ukraine, published today, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) expresses serious concern about the frequency of allegations of ill-treatment by police officers (such as...

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HELP Annual Network Conference

19/06/2017 Strasbourg

The HELP Network is the only pan-European peer-to-peer Human Rights Training Network, made up of representatives of national training institutions for legal professionals from all 47 member states of the Council of Europe. Other international organisations, as well as some NGOs, are partners of...

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111th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

16/06/2017 Venice

The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) adopted opinions on constitutional matters, including a joint opinion with the OSCE on a draft law in the Republic of Moldova, related to the electoral system for the election of parliament. It also adopted an opinion on a...

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Council of Europe International Colloquium: The role of media actors in confronting terrorism

19/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is organising a “Colloquium on the role of media actors in confronting terrorism” and brings together media actors and other relevant stakeholders, such as audio-visual regulatory bodies, media self-regulatory bodies, government representatives, civil society representatives...

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WSIS Forum 2017: Challenges and opportunities for journalism online

23/05/2017 Geneva

The Council of Europe is organising a thematic workshop “Challenges and opportunities for journalism online” which takes place during the forthcoming WSIS forum on the 16th June in Geneva. The workshop will focus primarily on the challenges and opportunities currently faced by news media and...

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Visit to the Council of Europe by Stavros Kontonis, Minister of Justice of Greece

14/06/2017 Strasbourg

On 1 June 2017, His Excellency Minister of Justice of Greece, Mr Stavros Kontonis visited the Council of Europe and held talks with Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and representatives of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law. Minister Kontonis outlined his priorities for the...

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