Presentation of Pro Merito award to Jean-Philippe Walter

30/06/2016 Strasbourg

Philippe Boillat, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law presented the Chair of the Consultative Committee of the Data Protection Convention and Swiss representative in that Committee, Jean-Philippe Walter, with a Pro Merito medal, in recognition of his efforts to promote the Convention...

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Conference on the protection of Human Rights in Montenegro

28/06/2016 Podgorica

The Council of Europe has organised a Conference on “Protection of human rights in Montenegro: use of domestic remedies, judicial and non-judicial mechanisms by legal professionals”, in cooperation with the Constitutional Court and Ombudsperson’s Office of Montenegro, under the new Horizontal...

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The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice holds its plenary meeting

30/06/2016 Strasbourg

At its 27th plenary meeting taking place on 30 June - 1 July, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) will focus on the adoption of the reports of the 2014-2016 evaluation cycle on the functioning of the European judicial systems, for which the publication is scheduled this...

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Launch of the free ‘HELP in the 28’ Course “Right to the integrity of the person (Bioethics)”

27/06/2016 Strasbourg

The "right to integrity of the person (RIOP)" is based on what it means to be a person. Each person’s physical and mental space ought to be protected. Therefore, the RIOP is a very important aspect of bioethics. Bioethics refers to the protection of human rights in the field of biology and...

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First meeting of the European Social Cohesion Platform

27/06/2016 Strasbourg

The European Social Cohesion Platform holds its first meeting on 27-28 June 2016 in Strasbourg. Particular attention will be paid to social rights, as guaranteed by the European Social Charter and other relevant instruments with a special emphasis on vulnerable groups and young people. The...

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

25/06/2016 Geneva / Strasbourg

Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which aims at the total eradication of torture, the heads of the two international bodies set up to monitor the treatment of any person deprived of their liberty expressed their deep concern at the risks increased instability poses...

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Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today’s World

23/06/2016 Vienna

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) convened a Fundamental Rights Forum under the motto "Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today's World”. The Forum was organised by the FRA in co-operation with the Netherlands, the incoming Slovak and Maltese Presidencies of...

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Mauritius joins “Convention 108”

17/06/2016 Strasbourg

The Republic of Mauritius today became the second non-European state – after Uruguay in 2013 – to ratify the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”, and its Additional Protocol, taking the total number of...

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Regional workshop on the MEDICRIME Convention

15/06/2016 Tbilisi

The workshop aimed to consolidate the single points of contact structure foreseen in the Convention, by aligning the working methodology of judicial and law-enforcement authorities and linking it with the one already developed by health authorities as well as by sharing experiences in combating...

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Community Involvement in Prison and Probation Work

14/06/2016 Zaandam

The 21st Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services (CDPPS) is hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency. It aims at bringing together high-ranking representatives of the prison and probation services of the...

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