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The Council Of Europe's Relations with Non-Member States


Practical and pragmatic relations with non-member states on all continents allow the Council of Europe to widen its scope for action and global outreach. More than 45 non-member states are Parties to Council of Europe treaties or members, observers or participants in Partial and Enlarged Agreements, such as the Venice Commission, Pompidou Group or the North-South Centre. Council of Europe legal instruments are increasingly drawn up with the participation of interested non-member states.


Specific relations are maintained with more than 70 Non-Member States and countries in the neighbouring regions.