North-South Centre: the Role of Women in the Arab Spring

"Women as agents of change in the South Mediterranean Region": the international conference organised in Rome by the North South-Centre of the Council of Europe and the Italian Parliament has...

Youth Peace Camp

Council of Europe Strasbourg 13/06/2014 Dialogue, intercultural learning, human rights education and peace building exercises: 50 young people growing up...

Ireland should use its experience to help solve ongoing conflicts

Parliamentary Assembly Dublin 13/06/2014 Irish Seanad, Dublin At the end of an official visit to Ireland on 11 and 12 June, President of the ...

Aga Khan and Suzanne Jabbour receive North-South Centre Prize

Council of Europe Lisbon 12/06/2014 His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Suzanne Jabbour,...

Secretary General meets President and Foreign Minister of Portugal

Secretary General Strasbourg 12/06/2014 Secretary General Jagland and Foreign Minister Rui Machete Secretary General Jagland  has met President...

Committee of Ministers’ thematic debate: The role and functioning of NGOs in the Council of Europe

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 10/06/2014 The  Committee of Ministers  today holds a thematic debate on “The role and functioning of NGOs in...

Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 06/06/2014 The Committee of Ministers  today published decisions and resolutions adopted at its second special...

Secretary General Jagland commends Italy for its efforts to stop prison overcrowding

Secretary General Strasbourg 05/06/2014 The Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando in Rome on Wednesday and...

European data protection authorities discuss how to reinforce international cooperation

Data protection Strasbourg 05/06/2014 Shutterstock The  European Conference of Data Protection Authorities  is bringing together...

Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Lithuania

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Strasbourg 04/06/2014 The Council of Europe’s Committee...

Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the execution of Mr Hryhory Yuzepchuk in Belarus

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 28/05/2014 The  Committee of Ministers  deeply regrets the execution of Mr Hryhory Yuzepchuk in Belarus, the...

Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the death penalty in the United States of America

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 28/05/2014 The  Committee of Ministers  recalls its Declaration of 12 February 2014 expressing concern about...

Committee of Ministers to examine implementation of human rights judgments

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 28/05/2014 The representatives of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe will examine the implementation of the...

Secretary General meets President Basescu and political leaders in Romania

Secretary General Strasbourg 28/05/2014 Thorbjørn Jagland Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland  is in Bucharest on Thursday 29 May to meet with...

MONEYVAL Committee calls on member states to improve transparency of company ownership

Moneyval Strasbourg 28/05/2014 In its  annual report , published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body ( MONEYVAL ) called on...

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland makes a working visit to Madrid

Secretary General Strasbourg 26/05/2014 José Manuel García-Margallo and Thorbjørn Jagland Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is in Madrid today, where...

Ukraine: despite violence in east, high turnout and resolve to guarantee fundamental freedoms

Parliamentary Assembly Strasbourg 26/05/2014 Shutterstock The 25 May early presidential election in Ukraine was characterised by high turnout and a...

Shooting in Belgium: Parliamentary Assembly President shocked by a despicable and heinous act

Parliamentary Assembly Strasbourg 25/05/2014 Anne Brasseur Following the shooting which took place at a Jewish museum in Belgium yesterday, in which...

PACE green light for new treaty to stamp out ‘match-fixing’

Parliamentary Assembly Strasbourg 23/05/2014 Gamma The  Parliamentary Assembly  of the Council of Europe (PACE) has given its green light to a...