Week in brief 22-28 September 2014

How to stop recruitment by terrorist and organised crime groups: International Conference
25 and 26 September, Málaga (Spain) – Government experts, policy-makers, representatives of international organisations and academic experts will share their experience and insights regarding similarities and links between terrorism and other forms of serious organised crime, including the recruitment of new members in prisons or in socially deprived areas.
The conference aims to identify best practices from the fight against terrorism and organised crime and to explore a potential for a comprehensive approach in policy-making in these areas.
The event will be held at the Málaga City Hall, Salón de los Espejos (Avenida de Cervantes, 4). Only the opening and closing sessions are open to the press (25 September, 9.30-10.00 am / 26 September, 12-12.45).
More information - Contact: Jaime Rodríguez, Tel: +33 3 90 21 47 04

Also…

22 September, Vienna – The PACE Ad hoc Sub-Committee of the Monitoring Committee on Russia’s Neighbourhood Policy with regard to other Council of Europe member States will meet in camera for an exchange of views with experts. The discussion will focus on Russia’s neighbourhood policy with regard to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The co-rapporteurs will also give their point of view on the effects of Russia’s neighbourhood policy on the monitoring procedure for the countries under their responsibility.

22 September, Strasbourg - Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking (GRETA), will publish its report on Italy.

22-24 September, Azerbaijan – PACE President Anne Brasseur will make a working visit to Azerbaijan, during which she is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the Parliament (“Milli Mejlis”) and the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Justice. Meetings are also scheduled with leaders of political parties in the parliament, members of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE and the Prosecutor General. The PACE President is due to visit a number of human rights activists and journalists currently in detention.
Ms Brasseur will give a press conference on Wednesday 24 September at 6 pm at the Fairmont Hotel, Flame Towers,1A Mehdi Huseyn, Baku.
Contact : Can Fişek, Tel. +33 6 75 65 03 41

22-26 September, France – Country visit by the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks.

22-26 September, New York – Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will take part in the 69th UN General Assembly and hold high-level bilateral meetings.

23 September, Strasbourg - Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking (GRETA), will publish its report on Iceland.

23 September, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing 14 judgments concerning Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

23-25 September, Strasbourg – The Ministers’ Deputies, representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, will examine implementation of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The cases proposed for more detailed examination concern Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. This list is available on the website of the Department for the execution of the judgments of the ECHR. More information
Contacts: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04, Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35

23-26 September, Republic of Moldova – Lise Christoffersen and Piotr Wach, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to this country.
The co-rapporteurs will give a press conference at the Parliament (Press Conference Hall, Off. 204) on Friday 26 September at noon.

24 September, Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case Roman Zakharov v. Russia, at 9.15 am.
The case concerns the complaint by an editor-in-chief of a publishing company about the lack of sufficient safeguards under Russian law against the monitoring of telephone communications by law-enforcement agencies.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

25 September, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing five judgments concerning Austria, Azerbaijan, Greece and Sweden.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

27 September, Riga - Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks will participate in a conference “Migrants and refugees - then and now", organised by the Association of European Migration Institutions

 

Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:

pressunit@coe.int
phone +33 3 88 41 25 60