Secretary General on decree of pardon by President Aliyev

Secretary General 30 December 2014 Strasbourg

Statement of Secretary General Jagland regarding the decree of pardon signed on 29 December by President Aliyev

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Freedom of expression in Azerbaijan

Spokesperson of the Secretary General 28 December 2014 Strasbourg

Raid and closure of Radio Free Europe in Azerbaijan raises concerns over freedom of expression

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EU accession to Human Rights Convention

Parlimentary Assembly 18 December 2014 Strasbourg

Let's overcome hurdles to ensure EU accedes to the Human Rights Convention, says President of the Parliamentary Assembly

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Eastern Partnership

Council of Europe 18 December 2014 Strasbourg

Council of Europe and European Commission boost cooperation in Eastern Europe

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Ukrainian authorities agree to improve Lustration law

Venice Commission 15 December 2014 Strasbourg

Just published, an “interim opinion” by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, on Ukraine’s law on government cleansing (Lustration Law), welcomes the readiness of Ukrainian authorities to amend the law, so as to be more in line with the Ukrainian Constitution...

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Roma inclusion is mission possible

Commissioner for Human Rights 10 December 2014 Strasbourg

International Human Rights Day

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Democratisation process in Ukraine

Belgian Chairmanship 9 December 2014 Kiev

Didier Reynders reaffirms the support of the Council of Europe to the Ukrainian government reforms

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Supervision of execution of Court's judgments

headline Committee of Ministers 5 December 2014 Strasbourg

Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments

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Thorbjørn Jagland in Moscow

Secretary General 28 November 2014 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland in Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Lavrov and meetings with civil society representatives

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Pope Francis in Strasbourg

Council of Europe 25 November 2014 Strasbourg

Pope Francis visits and addresses the Council of Europe

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Ending violence against women

Council of Europe 24 November 2014 Strasbourg

Statement by Belgian Foreign Minister and Committee of Ministers Chairman Didier Reynders and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

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Belgian Chairmanship

Committee of Ministers 13 November 2014 Strasbourg

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Azerbaijan to Belgium, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the outgoing...

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EU-Council of Europe cooperation

Secretary General 12 November 2014 Strasbourg

Joint Statement by European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

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Thorbjørn Jagland in Brussels

Secretary General 12 November 2014 Strasbourg

The Secretary General was in Brussels for meetings with high-level representatives of the European Union and the Belgian authorities. Topics for discussion with the First Vice President of the EU Commission, Frans Timmermans, include the state of human rights and democracy in Europe, the EU’s...

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World Forum for Democracy

headline Council of Europe 5 November 2014 Strasbourg

French Minister for European Affairs spoke at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy

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Democracy Innovation Award

World Forum for Democracy 5 November 2014 Strasbourg

World Forum for Democracy Award goes to Turkish initiative “Generation Democracy”

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Executions in Belarus

Secretary General 04/11/2014 Strasbourg

Secretary General deeply concerned by reports of third execution in Belarus this year

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Secretary General Jagland opens WFD with Jeremy Rifkin

Secretary General 03/11/2014 Strasbourg

Key-note speaker Jeremy Rifkin calls for “digital bill of rights and responsibilities”

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PACE President on so-called elections in East Ukraine

Parliamentary Assembly 31/10/2014 Strasbourg

"I deplore the decision of the self-appointed authorities of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to hold ‘parliamentary elections’ and ‘presidential elections’ on 2 November 2014. They are in violation of the Minsk Protocol signed on 5 September and will hinder the implementation...

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How to eradicate impunity for attacks against journalists?

Council of Europe 31/10/2014 Strasbourg

Representatives of regional human rights courts and inter-governmental organisations in Europe, the Americas and Africa, media freedom organisations, and human rights experts will discuss at a seminar in Strasbourg on 3 November how to enforce international standards and mechanisms for the...

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