Week in brief 7July-31 August 2014

30 June-1 September – The No Hate Speech Movement is organising an international photo competition in relation to the European Action Day against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance, 21 September. By submitting a photo in relation to this topic, you can win a €300 gift voucher and an invitation to a Council of Europe activity.
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7 July, Strasbourg – Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Hasim Kiliç, President of the Turkish Constitutional Court and Gevorg Kostanyan, Prosecutor General of Armenia. He will also attend the Opening of the 45th Annual Session of the International Institute for Human Rights "Sports et droit international des droits de l'homme".

7 July, Strasbourg – Conference on “Best Individual Complaint Practices to the Constitutional Courts in Europe”. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will attend.

7-9 July, Bosnia and Herzegovina – PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egidijus Vareikis and Sir Roger Gale, will make a fact-finding visit to the country, to assess the implementation of its commitments and obligations as a Council of Europe member state.

7-9 July, Jerusalem (Israel) – Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will address the Council of Europe Conventions Information Seminar (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education (Yad Vashem)-

7-10 July, Morocco – Bogdan Klich, PACE rapporteur for the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, will make a fact-finding visit to prepare his report on the “Evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Parliament of Morocco”.

8 July, Strasbourg – Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo*.
(*) All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

8 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing 15 judgments concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

8 and 9 July, Yerevan – Armenia Project / Leadership programme for mayors. This workshop on “Effective communication”, co-organised by the Congress, will help mayors to be aware of the verbal and non-verbal messages they send to citizens, also trough their behaviours and decisions.

8-11 July, Ukraine – Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin, PACE co-rapporteur for the monitoring of Ukraine, will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv and Odessa.

9 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand chamber hearing in the case of Delfi AS v. Estonia at 9.15 a.m.
The case concerns the liability of an Internet news portal for offensive comments that were posted by its readers.
More information - ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

9 July, United Kingdom – The United Kingdom has funded a civil society group, Hate Crime Hub, to set up a national scheme in the framework of the No Hate Speech Movement. The first young volunteers will be trained on 9 July. Their reporting system through True Vision can be found here.

9-11 July, Skopje – PACE ad hoc Committee for the observation of the presidential election and early parliamentary elections in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” will carry out a post-electoral mission to the country.

10 July, Yerevan – Armenia Project/Seminar “Councillors: everyday actors for democracy” for 30 Armenian municipal Councillors, co-organised by the Congress, is aimed at discussing the role of the municipal councillor, social responsibility and the rules of good participation.

10 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing 17 judgments concerning Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

12-20 July, Sulejówek/Warsaw, Poland – The 5th Summer Academy, Democracy at School – Helps education professionals introduce a human rights ethos across their schools through: school management, teaching human rights and citizenship and relations with the local community. It brings together school heads, teachers, ambassadors and representatives from NGOs and parents’ associations. Participants will be coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Poland, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The event is organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Polish Ministry of National Education, the Polish Centre for Education Development and the European Wergeland Centre.

15 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

17 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

17 and 18 July, Serbia – Andrea Rigoni, PACE rapporteur, will make a fact-finding visit for his report on “Democratic participation for migrant diaspora”.

20-23 July, Turkey – A PACE six-member delegation led by Meritxell Mateu Pi will carry out a pre-electoral mission, ahead of the Presidential election on 10 August.

22 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

22 July – European Action Day for Victims of Hate Crime organised by the No Hate Speech Movement to commemorate victims of hate crime, particularly the victims of the 22 July attacks in Oslo and Utoya (Norway). Online and offline educational activities will be taking place across Europe to highlight the link between hate speech and hate crime and to raise awareness of the need to sign the Council of Europe’s petition to make 22 July European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime.
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24 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

28 and 29 July, Barcelona (Spain) – PACE President Anne Brasseur will address the opening of the 76th International session of the European Youth Parliament and will participate in committee work.

28 and 29 July, Italy – Thierry Mariani, PACE rapporteur of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, will make a fact-finding visit to the country in preparation of his report on “Chinese migration to Europe: challenges and opportunities”.

29 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

30 July-4 August, Krakow (Poland) – One thousand young people will be involved in the Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative, organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ternype/Roma Youth Network and the Roma Educational Association Harangos. Participants will visit the Auschwitz death camp on 2 August, Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day. The Council of Europe’s Handbook on the Roma Genocide – Right to Remember – will also be launched during the event.
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31 July, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

11-15 August, Tallinn – Kompass, the Estonian version of Compass – the Council of Europe’s human rights education manual for young people – will be launched during a Council of Europe training course on human rights education. The course will focus on the Council of Europe’s Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education and the mainstreaming of human rights education in youth work.

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