Children are holders of rights, in their own right

Secretary General 6 July 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland comments “What next?” for child rights and the law

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Secretary General meets Portuguese President and Foreign Minister

Award of the North-South Prize

Secretary General 1 July 2015 Lisbon

Secretary General meets Portuguese President and Foreign Minister

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Secretary General welcomes decentralisation amendments adopted by Ukraine's constitutional commission

Secretary General 27 June 2015 Strasbourg

"I welcome the constitutional amendments regarding decentralisation adopted yesterday by the constitutional commission of Ukraine. The amendments are in line with recommendations of the Council of Europe's constitutional experts, the Venice Commission. This is an important step in the reform...

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Secretary General condemns attacks in Tunisia and France

Secretary General 26 June 2015 Strasbourg

Jagland calls for closer international cooperation to combat terrorism

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Secretary General receives President of Malta

Secretary General 22 June 2015 Strasbourg

Today Thorbjørn Jagland met with Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta. Their exchange of views focused on the challenges and demographic benefits of migration. The Secretary General highlighted the need to foster living together in diversity and the relevance of European solidarity....

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Thorbjørn Jagland: Fight against violent extremism is a battle of ideas

Secretary General 19 June 2015 New York

Address to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

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Secretary General meets Minister of Justice of Italy

Secretary General 16 June 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today met with Andrea Orlando, the Minister of Justice of Italy. Their exchange of views focused on Italy's progress in reducing its prison population and on the overall reform of the justice system. The Secretary General expressed his solidarity with Italy in...

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Tackling human trafficking: Secretary General urges 5 countries to complete the jigsaw

Secretary General 16 June 2015 Strasbourg

Strasbourg event marks ten years of Europe’s anti-trafficking convention

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Secretary General's message to the people of Georgia

Secretary General 15 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland today expressed his condolences over the loss of life in the devastating flood in Tbilisi during the weekend. At least twelve people died and many others are missing. “On this day of national mourning, I would like to express my...

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Ukraine derogation from European Convention on Human Rights

Secretary General 10 June 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland: Council of Europe standards still apply in Ukraine

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Secretary General’s statement on Travellers' rights in France

Secretary General 10 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, welcomed yesterday’s vote in the French National Assembly to abolish the travel document imposed on Travellers and to improve the arrangements for their reception. "These measures represent a significant advance in the recognition...

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Secretary General Jagland visits Reykjavík

Secretary General 8 June 2015 Reykjavík

High level meetings and lecture at the University of Iceland, Institute of Human Rights

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Secretary General Jagland statement on elections in Turkey

Secretary General 8 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, today released this statement on the elections in Turkey: "Turkey is an important member of the European family. Yesterday’s legislative elections have shown the strong commitment of the Turkish people to democracy and their...

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Media advisory: Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Reykjavík on 8 and 9 June

Secretary General 5 June 2015 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Reykjavík on 8 and 9 June: high level meetings and lecture at the University of Iceland, Institute of Human Rights

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Secretary General Jagland visits Prague

Secretary General 5 June 2015 Prague

Lecture on human rights and democratic security at Charles University

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Media advisory: Secretary General Jagland in Prague on 5 June

Secretary General 2 June 2015 Strasbourg

Lecture on human rights and democratic security at Charles University

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Secretary General appeals Egypt death sentences

Secretary General 28 May 2015 Strasbourg

Thorbjørn Jagland writes to the Grand Mufti of Egypt

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Secretary General welcomes decision to abolish the death penalty in US state of Nebraska

Secretary General 28 May 2015 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has welcomed the decision of US state of Nebraska lawmakers to abolish the death penalty. "The USA, as observer state to the Council of Europe, committed itself to share Council of Europe values and to make a positive contribution to its...

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30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy

Secretary General 28 May 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General on 30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy: stop violence in sporting events

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