The European Day of Justice

On 25 October, Europe and the Council of Europe celebrate their Day of Justice. Such event is destined to bring justice closer to the European public, to inform individuals and groups about their...

82nd Plenary meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights

Taking place from 19 to 21 November, this plenary meeting is dedicated mainly to the Reform of the European Court of Human Rights and to the effective measures that are needed in order to ensure...

Equal access to rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms system - current state and challenges

The 8th Warsaw Seminar is organised on 24 October under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland. This event is devoted to discrimination as it is...

Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) to hold its 15th Plenary meeting

During its plenary meeting from 22 to 24 October 2014 in Strasbourg, the CCJE will adopt its Opinion No 17 on “The evaluation of judge’s work, the quality of justice and respect for judicial...

International Conference on Urban Violence

On 23-24 October, the Council of Europe is organising, together with the Ministry of Justice of Portugal, an International Conference on Urban Violence. This event is a follow-up of the 31st...

4th Plenary meeting of the Council for Penological Co-operation

The 4th plenary meeting of the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) will take place from 5 to 7 November 2014. Among the issues discussed at the meeting will be prison overcrowding, prison...

Seminar and Inter-regional Dialogue on the protection of Journalists

On 3 November 2014, the Council of Europe, the Centre for Freedom of the Media, UNESCO and the European Lawyer’s Union are jointly organising in Strasbourg a seminar with a view to enforcing and...

Children see, Children act - the new drug prevention clip of the Pompidou Group

During a workshop on Parenting Skills and Drug Prevention that took place in Kiev from 10 to 12 October, a new clip has been launched as part of a joint drug prevention media campaign by the...

Europe restarts in Turin: High-level Conference on the European Social Charter

Organised by the Italian Government, the Council of Europe and the City of Turin, in the context of the Italian Presidency of the Council of European Union, the High-level Conference on the...

New report on Greece published by the Council of Europe anti-torture Committee

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today 16 October the report on its eleventh visit to Greece, which took place in...

The CEPEJ is rewarding the 2014 Crystal Scales of Justice Prize to the General Council of Spanish Bars

Today 16 October, the General Council of Spanish Bars has just been awarded for an initiative concerning Online legal aid: Better solutions for people’s rights. The 2014 European Crystal Scales of...

European Committee on Legal Co-operation to hold its autumn plenary

From 29 to 31 October, on the occasion of its 89th plenary meeting, the European Committee on Legal Co-operation will debate several important issues following key presentations. Amongst them, the...

Crystal Scales of Justice Prize - Publication of the final selection

On 16 October, on the occasion of the European Day of Justice, a Crystal Scales of Justice Prize awarding ceremony is organised in Aveiro (Portugal). For the 7th year running, this Prize promotes...

International Conference "Prevention of alcohol and drug use in the workplace"

From 15 to 16 October 2014, the Pompidou Group is organising this conference in Strasbourg, gathering, from each Member State, representatives of governments, employers, trade unions, including...

Venice Commission holds its 100th Plenary Session

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, the Venice Commission holds its 100th Plenary Session in Rome, from 10 to 11 October. Included in the agenda are the inter alia draft...
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