Venice Commission assesses the new amendments to the Constitutional Tribunal Law of Poland

08/02/2016 Warsaw

A delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) visits Poland to discuss with the authorities the amendments to the Act on the Constitutional Tribunal adopted on 22 December 2015. The visit takes place in the framework of the preparation of an opinion...

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Working breakfast: Media and Information Society in the Council of Europe and beyond

04/02/2015 Strasbourg

Hosted by the Thematic Coordinator on Information Policy (TC-INF), Ambassador Dirk Van Eeckhout (Permanent Representative of Belgium to the Council of Europe), the informal “TC-INF working breakfast” gathered more than thirty national delegations to discuss major topics on Media and Information...

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Monaco becomes the 38th member of the Pompidou Group

03/02/2016 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group) welcomes Monaco as its newest member, bringing the number of member states to 38. Monaco joined the Council of Europe in 2004 and the Pompidou Group on 1 January 2016. Monaco’s...

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Launching conference: Support to the establishment of an External Oversight Mechanism

02/02/2016 Skopje

Funded by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and implemented by the Council of Europe, the Project ‘’Support to the establishment of an External Oversight Mechanism’’ over the police work was launched in "The former Yugoslav Republic of...

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Project launching: Human Rights Friendly Judiciary in Serbia

01/02/2016 Belgrade

A Council of Europe delegation, headed by Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, met last week with Mr Selakovic, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, with Mr Milojevic, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Ms Vesna...

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The European Committee of Social Rights finds 277 violations related to children, families and migrants in 31 countries

01/02/2016 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) recently published its annual conclusions for 2015 showing the violations of the European Social Charter. The ECSR adopted 762 conclusions on the articles of the Charter relating to children, families and migrants: the right of children and young...

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