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Council of Europe

Council of Europe marks the anniversary of the Roma genocide in the Second World War

31 July 2015 Strasbourg
Today the Council of Europe observed one minute of silence to mark the 71th anniversary and to pay homage to the victims of the genocide committed against Roma during the Second World War. The Roma...
Secretary General

Thorbjørn Jagland: Women’s safety in Europe has been strengthened by the success of the ‘Istanbul Convention’

30 July 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has called on nine member states to sign and ratify the ‘Istanbul, Convention,’ to strengthen women’s safety across Europe.
Commissioner for Human Rights

Time to cure amnesia about the history of Roma in Europe

30 July 2015 Strasbourg
“In a few days, we will commemorate the liquidation 71 years ago of the so-called “Gypsy family camp” at Auschwitz-Birkenau. On 2 August 1944, 2 897 persons were taken to the gas chambers and...
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Statement by GRETA on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2015 Strasbourg
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) expresses deep concern at the current...
Committee of Ministers

Chairman of the Committee of Ministers participates in the special meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee in Madrid (28 July 2015)

29 July 2015 Strasbourg
The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, Minister Igor Crnadak, participated on 28 July 2015 in Madrid, on behalf of the Council of Europe, in the special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism...
Secretary General

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland condemns death sentence of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

28 July 2015 Strasbourg
I condemn the decision by a Tripoli court to sentence Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and eight other defendants to death. This case should have been turned over to the International Criminal Court in the...
Secretary General

Secretary General statement on journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed

28 July 2015 Strasbourg
“The Council of Europe is a staunch defender of free of expression and I, like many, am following the trial of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – the two Al Jazeera journalists awaiting sentencing...
European Court of Human Rights

Chamber Judgment - Oliari and Others v. Italy

21 July 2015 Strasbourg
In the case of Oliari and Others v. Italy, the Court held that there has been a violation of the right to respect for family life. The applicants, 3 homosexual couples, complained that under...
Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

Report of the Group of States against Corruption on Hungary

22 July 2015 Strasbourg
Hungary urged to strengthen anti-corruption measures
Secretary General

Statement by the Secretary General on the attack in Suruc

20 July 2015 Strasbourg
"I strongly condemn today’s brutal attack on innocent victims in Suruc, at a time when hundreds of young people were staying there. I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the deceased...
Committee of Ministers

Statement by Igor Crnadak, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the terrorist attack in Suruc (Turkey)

20 July 2015 Strasbourg
“I am deeply shocked by the deadly terrorist attack which has taken place in the city of Suruc in Turkey. I condemn in the strongest terms this appalling act and firmly hope that those responsible...
Committee of Ministers

Anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

20 July 2015 Strasbourg
Statement by Igor Crnadak, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Commissioner for Human Rights

Time to debunk myths and prejudices about Roma migrants in Europe

16 July 2015 Strasbourg
“Political and media debates on Roma migration have become recurrent in several European countries.  Since the eastward expansion of the European Union in 2004 and 2007, and the lifting of...
Secretary General

Statement by the Secretary General on the agreement of a roadmap for "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" to the 2016 election

15 July 2015 Strasbourg
"I welcome the roadmap to the 2016 election that has been agreed in Skopje overnight. "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" now has a chance to move forward, taking the necessary first steps...
Secretary General

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Chairmanship is a sign of reconciliation

10 July 2015 Strasbourg
20 years after Srebrenica - Statement by Secretary General Jagland
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights Commissioner: Russian NGO legislation must meet European standards

9 July 2015 Strasbourg
Nils Muižnieks publishes updated Opinion regarding Russian legislation on non-commercial organisations
Secretary General

Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, online hate speech increased in 2014

9 July 2015 Strasbourg
Annual report from Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human rights report on Serbia

8 July 2015 Strasbourg
Serbia: Impunity for war crimes, discrimination and lack of media freedom hamper human rights progress
Council of Europe

Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2016

8 july 2015 Strasbourg
Call for Raoul Wallenberg Prize nominations to reward extraordinary humanitarian achievements
Secretary General

Children are holders of rights, in their own right

6 July 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General Jagland comments “What next?” for child rights and the law