Parliamentary Conference on the Medicrime Convention

23/11/2015 Paris

The Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council...

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Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine

23/11/2015 Kyiv

A meeting of network of national representatives of project teams and main national partners working in the field of justice reform in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was organised on 27-29 October 2015 in Kyiv, Ukraine, by the HRTF-funded project “Strengthening the system of judicial...

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Statement by the Committee of Ministers on the terrorist attacks in Paris

17/11/2015 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, representing the governments of the 47 member States, condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks carried out in Paris last Friday. It pays homage to the memory of the many victims and extends its deepest sympathy to their families and...

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Radicalisation to violent extremism and the role of prison and probation services in identifying, preventing and dealing with these phenomena

17/11/2015 Strasbourg

The Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) expresses its deepest grief for the loss of so many lives during the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015. Radicalisation to violent extremism and the role prison and probation services may play in identifying, preventing and dealing with...

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Longer-term future of the European Convention on Human Rights system

16/11/2105 Strasbourg

The 9th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR) is held on 17-20 November 2015. The Committee will examine the draft CDDH final report on the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, as prepared by its Drafting Group “F”...

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Attacks in Paris: Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

14/11/2015 Strasbourg

"I am shocked by the horrific attacks in Paris last night our solidarity and thoughts are with the people of France today and with President Hollande. The terrorists aimed to attack our freedom, democracy and human rights. But Europe will stand strong in defending our common values". Letter to Mr...

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Symposium on new developments in drug policy by Pompidou Group

16/11/2015 Oslo

At present the evolution of cannabis de-regulations are subject to debate in Europe and beyond. Parts of the United States and countries throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean have called for reform of international drugs policy and undertaken major changes to their drug...

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