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Committee of Ministers

Statement by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash

21 July 2014 Strasbourg
“I have been shocked by the crash of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft in Eastern Ukraine. On behalf of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I would like to express my deepest sympathy...
Council of Europe

Youth Peace Camp

13/06/2014 Strasbourg
Dialogue, intercultural learning, human rights education and peace building exercises: 50 young people growing up in regions affected by armed confrontations such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia,...
Parliamentary Assembly

Ireland should use its experience to help solve ongoing conflicts

13/06/2014 Dublin
At the end of an official visit to Ireland on 11 and 12 June, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Anne Brasseur, urged Ireland to use its experience from its own...
Council of Europe

Aga Khan and Suzanne Jabbour receive North-South Centre Prize

12/06/2014 Lisbon
His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Suzanne Jabbour, Lebanese doctor, chair of the Executive Committee of the International Council for...
Secretary General

Secretary General meets President and Foreign Minister of Portugal

12/06/2014 Strasbourg
Secretary General Jagland has met President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Foreign Minister Rui Machete during a two-day visit to Portugal. Mr Jagland also met members of the Portuguese delegation of the...
Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers’ thematic debate: The role and functioning of NGOs in the Council of Europe

10/06/2014 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers today holds a thematic debate on “The role and functioning of NGOs in the Council of Europe”. The debate will be webcast live from 15:30 approximately. Participants in...
Committee of Ministers

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

06/06/2014 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers today published decisions and resolutions adopted at its second special “human rights” meeting (3-5 June) during which it examined the state of implementation of...
Secretary General

Secretary General Jagland commends Italy for its efforts to stop prison overcrowding

05/06/2014 Strasbourg
The Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando in Rome on Wednesday and welcomed the recent efforts Italy has undertaken to reform its justice system, notably...
Data protection

European data protection authorities discuss how to reinforce international cooperation

05/06/2014 Strasbourg
The European Conference of Data Protection Authorities is bringing together representatives of over 40 national and sub-national European data protection authorities in Strasbourg on 5 June to...
Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Lithuania

04/06/2014 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has urged Lithuania to take measures to address excessive use of force in...
Committee of Ministers

Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the execution of Mr Hryhory Yuzepchuk in Belarus

28/05/2014 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers deeply regrets the execution of Mr Hryhory Yuzepchuk in Belarus, the second of the four persons sentenced to death by Belarusian authorities in 2013 to be executed. The...
Committee of Ministers

Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the death penalty in the United States of America

28/05/2014 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers recalls its Declaration of 12 February 2014 expressing concern about recent executions in the United States of America, in particular those carried out in violation of...
Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers to examine implementation of human rights judgments

28/05/2014 Strasbourg
The representatives of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe will examine the implementation of the judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on 3-5 June 2014. This...
Secretary General

Secretary General meets President Basescu and political leaders in Romania

28/05/2014 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is in Bucharest on Thursday 29 May to meet with President Traian Basescu, Minister for Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean and the President of the Chamber of the...
Moneyval

MONEYVAL Committee calls on member states to improve transparency of company ownership

28/05/2014 Strasbourg
In its annual report, published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body (MONEYVAL) called on its member states and territories to step up their efforts to ensure that companies...
Secretary General

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland makes a working visit to Madrid

26/05/2014 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is in Madrid today, where he met with José Manuel García-Margallo, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain. They discussed relations between Spain...
Parliamentary Assembly

Ukraine: despite violence in east, high turnout and resolve to guarantee fundamental freedoms

26/05/2014 Strasbourg
The 25 May early presidential election in Ukraine was characterised by high turnout and a clear resolve by the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international...
Secretary General

Secretary General Jagland congratulates Ukrainian people and Petro Poroshenko on Presidential election

25/05/2014 Strasbourg
On Sunday evening, Secretary General issued a statement on the Ukrainian Presidential election: "I congratulate the Ukrainian people on the election of their new President and Petro Poroshenko on...
Parliamentary Assembly

Shooting in Belgium: Parliamentary Assembly President shocked by a despicable and heinous act

25/05/2014 Strasbourg
Following the shooting which took place at a Jewish museum in Belgium yesterday, in which three people died, Anne Brasseur,PACE President, made the following statement: "I am deeply shocked by this...
Parliamentary Assembly

PACE green light for new treaty to stamp out ‘match-fixing’

23/05/2014 Strasbourg
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has given its green light to a new Council of Europe multilateral treaty which will result in new laws to crack down on “match-fixing”,...
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