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Committee of Ministers

Abolition of death penalty in the State of Nebraska

3 June 2015 Strasbourg
Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the abolition of death penalty in the State of Nebraska, United States of America
Council of Europe

ICANN should strengthen its mechanisms to respect human rights

3 June 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe has called upon its 47 member states to ensure that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages Internet domain names globally, creates...
Council of Europe

Children’s Rights GPS: no excuse to get lost

3 June 2015 Brussels
Access to justice, child participation and zero tolerance towards violence against children are three key guiding principles in the Council of Europe’s work in protecting the rights of children....
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)

First expert report on human trafficking in Germany

3 June 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published its first evaluation report on Germany today. The report welcomes action taken by...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Commissioner Muižnieks urges Serbia to shield the national Ombudsman from undue pressure

Strasbourg 1 June 2015
Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, published a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Serbia, Mr Aleksandar Vučić, in which he urges the government to...
Council of Europe

Breaking down barriers in South East Europe schools

29 May 2015 Strasbourg
Euronews is currently featuring an 8 minute film in its Reporter series called “Count me in – Inclusiveness is the key to breaking down barriers in the Balkans”. It highlights the 3 year programme...
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)

First expert report on human trafficking in Hungary

29 May 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe experts assess the fight against human trafficking in Hungary
Secretary General

Secretary General appeals Egypt death sentences

28 May 2015 Strasbourg
Thorbjørn Jagland writes to the Grand Mufti of Egypt
Secretary General

30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy

28 May 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General on 30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy: stop violence in sporting events
Council of Europe

Fighting hate speech online and offline

28 May 2015 Strasbourg
Curbing hate speech online and offline is in focus of a series of events held by the Council of Europe on 28-30 May 2015.
Eurimages

4 films supported by Eurimages rewarded in Cannes

27 May 2015 Strasbourg
The juries of the different selections of the Cannes Film Festival decided to reward four films supported by the Eurimages Fund: The Lobster (IE, FR, GB, NL, GR) by Yorgos Lanthimos, selected in...
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR)

Corporal punishment of children

29 May 2015 Strasbourg
Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland and Slovenia found in breach of the European Social Charter
Council of Europe

Accessibility to persons with disabilities

22 May 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe awards prize to Sofia City Council for its 100%-accessible metro system
Council of Europe

Launch of Bosnia and Herzegovina Action Plan 2015-2017

21 May 2015 Sarajevo
Today in Sarajevo, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Igor Crnadak, Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, launched the Council of Europe Action...
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Local democracy in Ukraine

21 May 2015 Kyiv
Signing of a roadmap for implementation of the Congress recommendations
Committee of Ministers

European ministers adopt new legal standards for tackling foreign terrorist fighters

19 May 2015 Brussels
Foreign ministers from across Europe have adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called "foreign terrorist fighters". The measures take the form of an...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights report on Norway

18 May 2015 Strasbourg
Norway: people with disabilities and Roma need more attention
Commmittee of Ministers

Minority languages in Montenegro: new evaluation report released

15 May 2015 Strasbourg
In its latest meeting this week, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted recommendations and issued a new evaluation report on the application of the European Charter for...
Secretary General

LGBT people in Europe

15 May 2015 Strasbourg
All efforts must be made to eradicate hate and violence against LGBT people in Europe, says Secretary General
Parliamentary Assembly

Council of Europe parliamentarians to meet in Sarajevo

15 May 2015 Strasbourg
The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is to meet in Sarajevo on 22 May, ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina's six-month chairmanship of the Council of...