Open Day 2015

Today, approximately 60 participants, ambassadors and staff of the Permanent Representations to the Council of Europe, attended the Open Day organised by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law. Director General Philippe Boillat opened the session by highlighting the main lines of...

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The Council of Europe participated at the OSCE workshop on countering violent extremism

08/10/2015 Bucharest

Counter-narrative can be an effective mean to counter violent extremism online. Social media and civil society organisations should take the lead with the support of governments. Moreover, terrorism off- and online should be dealt with as crime. The shift of powers and resources from criminal...

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Group of States against corruption at the Investiture Ceremony of the Captains Regent of San Marino

06/10/2015 San Marino

Justice Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), was the Official Speaker during the Investiture Ceremony of Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, Lorella Stefanelli and Nicola Renzi, on 1 October 2015. “The recent financial crisis- stressed the President of...

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National Strategy for development of the penitentiary system in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

02/10/2015 Skopjie

How to reduce prison overcrowding and treat prisoners with dignity – these are amongst the main issues addressed by the National Strategy for Development of the Penitentiary System, presented to the press on 29 September 2015 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Skopje. The document sets out 13 strategic...

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Conference on Relations of the Constitutional Court with other public authorities

24-25/09/2015 Chisinau

The Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova co-organised an International Conference on "Relations of the Constitutional Court with other public authorities". This Conference, which is financed under the EU Programme “Programmatic Cooperation Framework in the...

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Watch live the debate “Manufacturing a new human species?”

30/09/2015 Strasbourg

Mr Mark Bale, Chairperson of the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics will participate Wednesday, 30 September, from 2 to 3:30 pm, in the debate “Manufacturing a new human species ?” organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The debate will be moderated by...

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