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Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Combating radicalisation in Europe: Congress proposes grassroots measures

26 March 2015 Strasbourg
The Congress adopted a resolution and a recommendation on 25 March 2015 focusing on the role of local and regional authorities in combating and preventing radicalisation. The Congress will draw up...
Council of Europe

European Convention on Human Rights

26 March 2015 Brussels
Implementing the human rights convention: Justice Ministers gather in Brussels
Council of Europe

A new convention on trafficking in human organs

25 March 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, the first ever international treaty to combat this crime, has been opened for signature at an international conference...
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

28th Congress Session begins

25 March 2015 Strasbourg
"Local responses to human rights challenges – migration, discrimination, social inclusion" is the overarching theme of the two annual sessions of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and...
Committee of Ministers

Supervision of the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

23 March 2015 Strasbourg
Committee of Ministers publishes 8th annual report: Encouraging results in 2014 – record number of cases closed
Venice Commission

Ukraine: Constitutional amendments necessary for effective justice reform

20 March 2015 Venice
An opinion issued today by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, “the Venice Commission”, states that the main obstacles to ensuring an independent judiciary in Ukraine lie in...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights in Serbia

20 March 2015 Belgrade
Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks urges Serbia to safeguard human rights of persons with disabilities and displaced Roma
Secretary General

Secretary General condemns deadly attack in Tunisia

18 March 2015 Strasbourg
All of us at the Council of Europe are shocked at the  horrific terrorist attack in our partner country Tunisia. I extend my deepest condolences to all those suffering from the attack and express...
Council of Europe

Trafficking in human organs

18 March 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe convention to be opened for signature at Santiago de Compostela conference
Council of Europe

A walk against organ trafficking

17 March 2015 Strasbourg
Santiago de Compostela to host a Council of Europe walk against organ trafficking
Secretary General

Council of Europe and Ukraine launch new Action Plan

16 March 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin are launching the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017. In Kyiv 17-18 March, Mr Jagland...
Committee of Ministers

Execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments

16 March 2015 Strasbourg
Committee of Ministers publishes final versions of decisions and resolutions adopted at first special “human rights” meeting for 2015
Council of Europe

Say NO to racism

16 March 2015 Strasbourg
European Action Week against Racism and Discrimination: 16-22 March 2015
Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General

International Women's Day

7 March 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General: "Violence against women won’t stop until we eliminate gender inequality"
Committee of Ministers

Council of Europe calls upon Russia to release Nadia Savchenko

4 March 2015 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called upon the Russian authorities to release Nadia Savchenko without delay on humanitarian grounds. The Committee of Ministers expressed...
Committee of Ministers

Council of Europe condemns murder of Boris Nemtsov

4 March 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, meeting today in Strasbourg, condemned the murder of the former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Boris Nemtsov, on 27 February in...
Council of Europe

Corporal punishment of children

4 March 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe finds France in breach of the European Social Charter
Anti-torture committee

Anti-torture committee: 25 years preventing ill-treatment and torture

2 March 2015 Strasbourg
What are the challenges to improving prevention of ill-treatment and torture?
Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Didier Reynders calls on Russia to release Nadia Savchenko and other Ukrainian citizens

27 February 2015 Brussels
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about Nadia Savchenko, who started a hunger strike eleven weeks ago to protest against her detention in...
Secretary General

Statement by the Secretary General on the murder of Boris Nemtsov

28 February 2015 Strasbourg
"I am shocked and appalled by the murder of well-known Russian politician and liberal opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. I express my sincere condolences to his family and friends and to all the...