Reporting about terrorism: challenges and ethical dilemmas

Strasbourg (Agora building, room G1) 19 June
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A conference will tackle the responsibilities and the challenges that journalists face when reporting about terrorist attacks, including the widespread use of social media and the constraints created by anti-terrorist laws. The event will bring together journalists, academics and representatives from governments, international organisations, media regulatory authorities, media self-regulatory bodies and civil society to discuss the ethical dilemmas and the difficult decisions media must often take to keep the public informed without contributing to the goals of terrorist groups. Open to the media, the event will be webcast live.

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Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04


Learning to live together: a conference on the future of citizenship and human rights education in Europe

Strasbourg (Palais de l’Europe, Hemicycle) 20-22 June
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The conference will address the promotion of democracy and human rights through education. Around 300 representatives of governments, education institutions and civil society organisations will discuss current challenges and opportunities, share examples of good practices and lessons learnt, and propose recommendations for future action, including specific criteria and mechanisms for evaluation of progress, in particular in the framework of the Council of Europe Charter on Citizenship and Human Rights Education.

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Stanislav Štech, Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic will open the event.

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


Conference on fighting the smuggling of migrants

Strasbourg (Palais de l’Europe, Room 5) 23 June
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The Council of Europe will organise an international conference to discuss ways to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants, often carried out by criminal groups. Representatives of governments and international organisations, as well as experts in this field will exchange best practices and experience on preventive measures and on the criminalisation of the smuggling of migrants. They will also tackle how to improve international co-operation and to better protect smuggled migrants. The conference aims to provide the background for future Council of Europe action. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will speak at the opening. The opening and the first session - from 9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. - are open to the media and will be webcast live.

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Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04


Also...

19 June, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) will publish the report on its latest visit to Ukraine.

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

 

19-20 June, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s programme “Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals” (HELP) will hold its annual network conference on “HELP for friendly justice”. Ways to implement and improve human rights training among legal professionals (judges, prosecutors or lawyers) and the launch of HELP courses will be discussed. On 20 June, a joint session will be held with the Conference on the State of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe. Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will address this joint session.

More information about the HELP conference

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

 

19-23 June, Strasbourg

At its plenary meeting, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) will consider, for adoption, three evaluation reports on the prevention of corruption in respect of MP’s, judges and prosecutors (Andorra, Monaco and Ukraine), as well as a number of compliance reports. In addition, it is expected to adopt an assessment of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s integrity framework. GRECO will also hold an exchange of views with a delegation of Tunisia in the context of the request by this country to become a member.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04

 

20 June, Strasbourg (Agora building, room B5.04.C, 2.30 p.m.)

A new monitoring round focusing on protecting children from ICT-facilitated sexual abuse will be presented in a press briefing by Gioia Scappucci, Executive Secretary of the Lanzarote Committee. The new monitoring will cover 42 states Parties to the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (the “Lanzarote Convention”) that criminalises all kinds of sexual offences against children, including through the use of ICT.

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

 

20 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing five judgments.

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

 

20-21 June, Lillestrøm (Norway)

The Council of Europe’s annual Conference of Directors of Prisons and Probation Services will discuss ways to improve the recruitment, training and professional development of their staff. Only the opening and closing sessions are open to the media. Media accreditation is mandatory.

More information - Programme

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04

 

20-21 June, Brno (Czech Republic)

The Supreme Court of the Czech Republic will organise, in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice and within the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, an international conference on “Binding effect of judicial decisions”. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will open the conference. Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights will deliver a keynote speech on “Reflections on the execution of the Court’s judgments”.

More information

Programme - Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

 

21 June, Strasbourg

Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) will publish the report on its latest visit to Norway.

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

 

21-23 June, Tbilisi

The Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) will carry out a thematic visit on the situation and challenges of Eastern Roma Groups (Eastern Roma, Dom, Lom, Abdal) and policy responses to their needs at the invitation of the Georgian authorities. The discussions will cover several key topics including the reduction and prevention of statelessness and the provision of identity documents, access to education, protection of children and youth at risk, preventive measures against human trafficking, prostitution and street children, health care and social security, value of Romani culture and participation of Roma, Dom, Lom and Abdal in elections and decision-making bodies at local and national levels. Taking part in the visit are partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation and Turkey as well as the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) and the OSCE/ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (CPRSI) as observers.

 

22 June, Strasbourg

Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission (ECRI) will publish its annual report 2016 outlining main trends in the fields of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, anti-semitism and intolerance in Europe, as well as describing ECRI’s work to counter these challenges.

A press briefing by Christian Ahlund, ECRI’s Chairperson will take place at 11 a.m. (Agora building, room C3.07.C), on the margins of the ECRI plenary session.

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

 

22 June, Brussels

Second Vice-President of the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT), Mark Kelly, will take part in an exchange of views at the European Parliament’s sub-committee on human rights in advance of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June).

Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02

 

22 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 33 judgments and/or decisions.

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

 

22 June, Barcelona (Spain)

A training course to legal professionals aimed at fighting against the falsification of medical products (MEDICRIME Convention) will be launched in Spain. In co-operation with both the Spanish Judicial School and the Centre for Legal Studies, this training will last 12 weeks and follow the HELP methodology. Case studies and judgments in this field both in Spain and at European level will be analysed.

Contact: Can Fisek, tél. +33 3 88 41 30 41

 

23-26 June, Albania

A 22-member PACE delegation, led by Paolo Corsini, will travel to the country to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, on 25 June, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the European Parliament and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60