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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...
Council of Europe

European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

26 February 2015 Strasbourg
Team from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens wins 2015 edition
Commissioner for Human Rights

Commissioner Muižnieks intervenes in cases concerning Azerbaijan before the European Court of Human Rights

24 February 2015 Strasbourg
Today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, published written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights on the case of Hilal Mammadov against...
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

Racism and intolerance

24 February 2014 Strasbourg
Anti-racism Commission publishes reports on Greece and Norway, and conclusions on implementation of recommendations by Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg and Montenegro
Secretary General

Secretary General Jagland welcomes Bosnia Herzegovina’s commitment to undertake necessary reforms

23 February 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomed Bosnia Herzegovina’s commitment to undertake reforms in the framework of the European Union Accession Process. He described the...
Eurimages

IDA offers Eurimages a 9th Oscar

23 February 2015 Los Angeles
The 87th Oscars Ceremony, which took place last night in Los Angeles, rewarded the co-production Ida (PL, DK) supported by Eurimages and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski with the Oscar for Best...
International Advisory Panel

Maidan violence investigations

20 February 2015 Strasbourg
International Advisory Panel overseeing investigations of Maidan violence to deliver report on 31 March
Committee of Ministers

Pennsylvania death penalty moratorium

18 February 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe welcomes moratorium on death penalty in Pennsylvania
Secretary General

Secretary General joins White House summit to counter violent extremism

18 February 2015 Washington D.C.
Travelling to Washington for the Whitehouse Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will today join leaders, stakeholders and opinion formers in the global fight...
Committee of Ministers

Council of Europe on Copenhagen attacks

18 February 2015 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, meeting today in Strasbourg, firmly condemned the deadly attacks at the weekend against a cultural centre and a synagogue in Copenhagen. In a...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human rights report on France

17 February 2015 Strasbourg
France: persistent discrimination endangers human rights
Secretary General

Secretary ‎General condemns desecration of Jewish graves vandalised in Sarre-Union

16 February 2015 Strasbourg
In a statement on Monday, the Secretary ‎General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, condemned the desecration of Jewish graves in Sarre-Union: “I join the French government and President...
Secretary General

Secretary ‎General on Copenhagen shooting

14 February 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary ‎General Jagland made statement on Copenhagen shooting, stressed commitment to freedom of expression
Committee of Ministers

Child relocation: recommendations on preventing and resolving disputes

12 February 2015 Strasbourg
Parental disputes over child relocation have become common in Europe and worldwide in recent decades. There is a high potential for conflict as a result of such disputes, and the need to prevent...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human rights report on Bulgaria

12 February 2015 Sofia
Bulgaria: progress needed to better protect children, improve media freedom and uphold the human rights of migrants