Deputy Secretary General opens first meeting of the Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention

Deputy Secretary General 4 May 2015 Strasbourg

“In just three years the Istanbul Convention has been signed by 19 states and ratified by 18 – that is extraordinary, by any standards,” highlighted the Deputy Secretary General at the first meeting of the Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence...

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Deputy Secretary General met with Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Deputy Secretary General 29 April 2015 Strasbourg

In her meeting with Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights on 28 April, the Deputy Secretary General emphasised the importance of the good partnership between ODIHR and the Council of Europe. Their meeting followed an exchange of letters...

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Deputy Secretary General met with Minister for Social Dialogue of Romania

Deputy Secretary General 21 April 2015 Strasbourg

On 20 April, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met with Minister for Social Dialogue of Romania Liviu Marian Pop, who was in Strasbourg to exchange with the Standing Committee of the INGO Conference on the setting up in Romania of a consultative body attached to the Prime...

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Fight against corruption: Deputy Secretary General receives Raffaele Cantone

Deputy Secretary General 20 April 2015 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni received today Raffaele Cantone, President of the Italian Anti-corruption National Authority. The exchange of views focused on Council of Europe normative action and standard setting operation in the field. Deputy Secretary General underlined the important role played...

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The Deputy Secretary met the Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Deputy Secretary General 17 April 2015 Strasbourg

On 17 April, Deputy Secretary General Battaini-Dragoni met Mrs Oksana Syroid, Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for an exchange of views on the process of the on-going reforms taking place in Ukraine and the important role of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in this process. See...

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Deputy Secretary General met with EU Senior Official

Deputy Secretary General 17 April 2015 Strasbourg

On 17 April, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met with EU Senior Official for cooperation with the Council of Europe, Stephan Auer, Director of Multilateral Relations and Global Issues at the European External Action Service. They exchanged on the importance of maintaining a...

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Deputy Secretary General opens Stakeholders’ Conference on Transitional Justice and Human Rights

30 March 2015 San Servolo (Venice, Italy)

“Transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia is the right to deal with the past. It is about implementing the necessary measures to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses”, highlighted Gabriella Battaini Dragoni while opening the Stakeholders’ Conference on Transitional Justice...

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Remembering the homosexual victims of the Holocaust

Deputy Secretary General 27 March 2015 Paris

"We will not forget the suffering of the past. We will work every day to make sure it doesn’t repeat itself in the future", said Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary of the Council of Europe at the opening of a seminar in Paris on 27 March 2015 on Gay and Lesbian lives in Europe during...

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No Hate Speech Campaign: the Deputy Secretary General addresses the 28th Congress Session

Deputy Secretary General 25 March 2015 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General addressed today the plenary sitting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, updating its members on the Council of Europe’s “No Hate Speech Campaign”, its origins, aims, and its future within the Council of Europe Action Plan to combat extremism and...

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Migrations in Europe: Deputy Secretary General meets Cardinal Montenegro

Deputy Secretary General 25 March 2015 Strasbourg

Migration flows in Europe: Gabriella Battaini Dragoni exchanged views today with Cardinal Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrigento. The meeting focused on Lampedusa's case with the delicate situation in the Mediterranean Sea. Deputy Secretary General highlighted the relevance of the...

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