PACE Spring session: the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey

Strasbourg 24-28 April
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The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey will take centre-stage at the PACE Spring session. Other highlights on the agenda include debates on the situation of human rights in the North Caucasus, the increased income inequalities and the protection of refugee women from gender-based violence.

His Majesty the King of Spain and the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, will be addressing the Assembly. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, will present his annual activity report 2016. Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will answer questions from parliamentarians, and Ioannis Kasoulides, the Cypriot Foreign Minister, will be speaking in the context of the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

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High level seminar on Freedom of religion in Europe: achievements and perspectives

Strasbourg (Human Rights Building – Press Room, 9.15 a.m.) 28 April
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The high-level seminar “Freedom of Religion in Europe: achievements and perspectives”, organised by the Permanent Representation of San Marino and the Council on International Law and Politics, will explore recent achievements and perspectives on freedom of religion, focusing on issues related to migrations, refugees and education in Europe. Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs and Justice of San Marino, Nicola Renzi; President of the European Court of Human Rights, Guido Raimondi; Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Tomáš Boček will be amongst the main speakers.  

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04


Freedom of Expression Online: Evolving European jurisprudence and standard setting activities in the digital age

Nicosia (Filoxenia Conference Centre, 9 a.m.) 28 April
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The Council of Europe and the Supreme Court of Cyprus will organise an international conference on the freedom of expression and the judgments of the ECHR, in particular taking into account new trends like internet. The event will take place within the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

More information – Contact: Can Fişek, tel. +33 3 88 41 30 41


Also...

24 April, Stockholm

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Tomáš Boček, will deliver a keynote speech at a high-level meeting on the rights of the child migrants in Europe. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality will participate along with European Child rights experts, government agencies and child rights organisations. The meeting is hosted by the Swedish Ombudsman for Children, the Children´s Welfare Foundation in Sweden and the Swedish Parliament.

Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 3 90 21 53 70

 

24 April, Berlin

The ROMED2 Support Team in Germany will organise a workshop gathering Community Action Groups (CAGs) of Roma and Sinti from Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Dortmund and Berlin. With the closure of the Joint Programme, the workshop aims to draw a balance of the achievements so far and plan the future of each CAG in Germany. The EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency and the German Institute for Community Organising will provide their input during the workshop.

 

24-27 April, Strasbourg (European Youth Centre)

The International Youth Seminar “Remembrance and Learning from World War II” will look at how remembrance activities can be integrated in the human rights education programmes for young people. The event is held under the Framework Programme on co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy, promoting intercultural dialogue, peace building and cultural diversity. 

Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

 

24-28 April, Fez (Morocco)

The 6th Euro-Arab Youth Forum: “Overcoming Hate and Extremism Together” will bring together young leaders working with the League of Arab States and with the Council of Europe to share best practices in fighting violent extremism and hate speech, and campaigning against prejudices and stereotypes. The experience of the Council of Europe No Hate Speech Movement campaign, which is also implemented in Morocco, and of the League of Arab States campaign against violent extremism, will be paid special attention to. A joint declaration will be issued indicating pathways for future Arab-European youth cooperation. The event is hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Morocco and is organised in the framework of the Youth for Democracy programme.

More information - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

 

25 April, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing eight judgments concerning Austria, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

25-26 April, Andorra

A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will carry out the first monitoring visit to the Principality of Andorra. Congress co-rapporteurs will examine the situation on local democracy in the light of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, ratified by the country in 2011.

 

25-27 April, Vilnius

At the invitation of the Lithuanian authorities, members of the Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) will carry out a thematic visit on Roma mediators with a focus on school mediators.

 

26-28 April, Kyiv

At the invitation of the Ukrainian authorities, members of the Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) will carry out a thematic visit on the challenges and best practices in implementing Roma inclusion strategies, namely on mechanisms to solve personal identification document issues and improving the access to social services including health care.

 

27 April, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 13 judgments and/or decisions concerning Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia and Ukraine.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60