2013 in brief


You can access the calendar of the Council of Europe events scheduled in 2013 by clicking on monthly overviews.

DECEMBER DECEMBER

2 December, Strasbourg - Award Ceremony of the XVIIIth International Heritage Photographic Experience "Landscape with its Heritage".
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2-4 December, Budapest - PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon: official visit to Hungary.

3 December, Brussels – Press briefing by Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

3 to 5 December, Strasbourg– The representatives of the 47 member states examine the implementation of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.
Department for the execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

4 December - Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks launches his Issue Paper on the impact of austerity measures on human rights.

4 December, Strasbourg - Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Gregor Virant, Minister of Interior of Slovenia.

4-6 December, Strasbourg - Annual conference on Cybercrime: data protection and online child abuse, with participation of Hans Guyt, campaigns director for childrens' rights NGO "Terre des Hommes" and initiator of the "Sweetie" online sting to unmask sexual predators.
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4-6 December, United Kingdom - Johan van den Hout, Thematic Spokesperson on Children of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, meets with UK council leaders and councillors to discuss the Council of Europe's ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children.
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5 December, Strasbourg - The Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) publishes the report on its visit to Iceland, carried out in September 2012, together with the response of the Icelandic authorities.

5 December, Brusssels - The Council of Europe, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the International Centre for Sport Security hold an event at the European Parliament in Brussels entitled « Sport Integrity : From Europe to Address a Global Issue ».
Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport

9 and 10 December, Tunis – Seminar on national and international legal frameworks and instruments in the field of gender-based violence.
Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women

9 and 10 December, Paris (Palais du Luxembourg)
Seminar on "Regional or minority languages in Europe today", organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
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9-13 December, Strasbourg – The Council of Europe's anti money laundering and terrorist financing body (MONEYVAL) holds its plenary meeting.

10 December, Edinburgh - Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, participates in an event organised by the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

10 December, Strasbourg - The Council of Europe joins the European Women's Lobby for a Round Table "Act against Rape!", in the European Parliament (Louise Weiss Room).
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10 December, Chisinau - The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova and with the financial support of the European Union, organises a conference on "Participation of Women in Public and Political Life in the Eastern Partnership countries". More information

9 December, Paris – Hearing on "Access to justice for female victims of violence".This meeting is part of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
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10 and 11 December, Madrid – The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Spanish Government, organises a conference to discuss ways to improve the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
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11 December, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights:Grand Chamber hearing in the case Hassan v. the United Kingdom.
The case concerns territorial jurisdiction and the British armed forces in Iraq.
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11 and 12 December, Ireland – Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, makes an official visit to Ireland.

12 December, Strasbourg - Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) publishes the report on its visit to Monaco, carried out in September 2012, together with the response of the Monégasque authorities.

12 and 13 December, London - Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland participates in a meeting of the Independent Panel on the Future of Internet Cooperation organised by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

13 December, Prague – The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) organises a conference, which examines – for the first time on a pan-European scale – gender-specific manifestations of corruption in Council of Europe member states, and support the wider inclusion of a gender perspective into national anti-corruption policies.
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14-19 December, Hatay, Sofia, Friedland and Berlin - Thematic mission on Syrian refugee crisis by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

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