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Commissioner for Human Rights

Hungary should do more for human rights of Roma, migrants and disabled people

04/07/2014 Strasbourg
"The impact of recent changes in the legal framework in Hungary on human rights has attracted considerable international criticism. While some of the issues raised in that context have been...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Montenegro: overcoming wartime legacy and strengthening media freedoms remain priorities

23/06/2014 Strasbourg
“Montenegro has an important role in regional efforts to establish the truth about serious human rights violations committed during the wars of the 1990s in the region of former Yugoslavia....
Parliamentary Assembly

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to address PACE

20/06/2014 Strasbourg
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday 26 June 2014 in Strasbourg, in the context of PACE Summer Session taking...
GRECO

Little progress on political funding transparency

19/06/2014 Strasbourg
In its annual report, published today, the Council of Europe´s anti-corruption monitoring group GRECO expresses concern about the little progress made by a significant number of European countries...
Commisioner for Human Rights

Ukraine: Crucial to pursue police and judicial reforms

20/06/2014 Strasbourg
“I strongly encourage the Ukrainian authorities to pursue reforms in the areas of law enforcement, the public prosecutor’s office and the judicial system. Ensuring effective investigations into...
Secretary General

Council of Europe welcomes Ukraine peace plan

21/06/2014 Strasbourg
Secretary General Jagland has welcomed the plan put forward by the President Ukraine on a peaceful settlement of the situation in the eastern regions of his country: "President Poroshenko has our...
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)

New reports on human trafficking in four member states

18/06/2014 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe’s expert group on trafficking in human beings, GRETA, has published its first reports on human trafficking in Azerbaijan, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, the...
Parliamentary Assembly

Ukraine: PACE President gravely concerned by the humanitarian consequences of the conflict

18/06/2014 Strasburg
"I am gravely concerned by what continues to develop in Ukraine and its borders," Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said today. "Yesterday it...
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Local vote in Georgia: Congress calls for zero tolerance towards electoral violence before runoffs

16/06/2014 Strasbourg
"We are all glad to say that yesterday's elections - despite the reports we have received about local incidents and individual irregularities - were carried out in an overall calm and peaceful...
Council of Europe

Reintegrating offenders: Helsinki conference discusses measures by prison and probation services

16/06/2014 Strasbourg
In Europe, some 1.7 million individuals are currently serving prison sentences and another 1.7 million are under the supervision of probation services, according to the recently published Council...
Secretary General

Secretary General Jagland in The Hague for meetings with Foreign Minister Timmermans and Parliamentarians

16/06/2014 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will be in The Hague on Tuesday 17 June 2014. He will meet Foreign Minister Timmermans to discuss the human rights situation in Europe, the crisis in Ukraine and...
Secretary General

Attack on Roma youth near Paris shameful and inexcusable

17/06/2014 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland joined President Hollande and many politicians and rights groups in France in their condemnation of a vigilante attack on a Roma teenager in a Paris suburb....
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...
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