Statement of Secretary General Jagland regarding the decree of pardon signed on 29 December by President Aliyev
Raid and closure of Radio Free Europe in Azerbaijan raises concerns over freedom of expression
Let's overcome hurdles to ensure EU accedes to the Human Rights Convention, says President of the Parliamentary Assembly
Council of Europe and European Commission boost cooperation in Eastern Europe
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...
International Human Rights Day
Didier Reynders reaffirms the support of the Council of Europe to the Ukrainian government reforms
Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland in Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Lavrov and meetings with civil society representatives
Pope Francis visits and addresses the Council of Europe
Statement by Belgian Foreign Minister and Committee of Ministers Chairman Didier Reynders and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland
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...
Joint Statement by European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland
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...
French Minister for European Affairs spoke at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy
World Forum for Democracy Award goes to Turkish initiative “Generation Democracy”
Secretary General deeply concerned by reports of third execution in Belarus this year
Key-note speaker Jeremy Rifkin calls for “digital bill of rights and responsibilities”
"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...
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...