Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: ''What we need now is: Integration through Inclusion, with strong support by youth for youth''
31.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Speaking at the opening of the conference on ''Integrated childhood and youth policies in Europe – needs for disadvantaged neighbourhoods'' in Strasbourg, the Deputy Secretary General declared that ''Poverty, marginalisation and social exclusion in disadvantaged neighbourhoods...(>>>)
Council of Europe Conference on disadvantaged neighbourhoods: what opportunities for children and young people?
31.01.06 - Strasbourg,
This European Conference on ''Integrated childhood and youth policies in Europe – needs for disadvantaged neighbourhoods'', is taking place from 30 January to 1 February, in the Palais de l’Europe (Strasbourg).(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day
27.01.06 - Strasbourg,
“We need deeds, not words” declared Terry Davis on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “61 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Europe is not yet free of racism, anti-Semitism, prejudice against Roma or homophobia. If anything, it has added new...(>>>)
PACE strongly condemns crimes of totalitarian communist regimes
26.01.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today strongly condemned the massive human rights violations committed by totalitarian communist regimes and expressed sympathy, understanding and recognition for the victims of these crimes.(>>>)
25.01.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has started entire modernisation of its web-site, which aims at presenting to the general public more detailed and regular information on organisation’s activities. The site will also be enriched with the new features and accessible...(>>>)
Dick Marty: highly likely that European governments were aware of ‘rendition’ affecting Europe
25.01.06 - Strasbourg,
It is highly unlikely that European governments, or at least their intelligence services, were unaware of the “rendition” of more than a hundred persons affecting Europe, according to Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly investigator Dick Marty, whose interim assessment was...(>>>)
PACE President calls for guidelines on democratic oversight of security services
24.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President René van der Linden, in his opening speech to the winter part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly, today demanded full cooperation with Mr Marty’s enquiry into alleged secret detentions.(>>>)
Brighter Prospects for the European Court of Human Rights
24.01.06 - Strasbourg,
President of the European Court of Human Rights Luzius Wildhaber said today that he was feeling more optimistic about the Court’s future, given an increase in annual productivity and recent support from Europe’s governments.(>>>)
Inquiry into alleged secret detentions in Council of Europe member states: press arrangements
23.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Dick Marty (Switzerland, ALDE), who is investigating allegations of secret detentions in Council of Europe member states, is due to make his interim assessment in an information memorandum to be presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Council of Europe...(>>>)
PACE winter session
19.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Alleged secret detentions in Council of Europe member states, the need for international condemnation of the crimes of totalitarian communist regimes and human rights violations in the Chechen Republic are among subjects scheduled for debate during the Winter Session of the Council...(>>>)
Committee of Ministers - Presentation of priorities of the new EU Chair
18.01.06 - Strasbourg,
The Ministers' Deputies will today hold an exchange of views with Hans Winkler, Austrian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who will present Austria's priorities as Chair of the European Union. The Committee will also proceed to the election of a member of the Committee...(>>>)
Tbilisi seminar on “European Co-production and Eurimages”
18.01.06 - Tbilisi,
Ms. Renate Roginas, an outgoing Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe fund “Eurimages”, will be personnaly involved in holding the Tbilisi seminar on 23-24 of January on “European Co-production and Eurimages”, organized by Georgian National Film Center. Ms. Roginas is...(>>>)
PACE Rapporteur on Chechnya appeals to Strasbourg hunger-striker
18.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Rudolf Bindig, who is the rapporteur of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) on human rights violations in the Chechen Republic, has appealed to Said-Emin Ibragimov, a Chechen human rights activist based in Strasbourg who has been on hunger strike for more than...(>>>)
European Prison Rules and Council of Europe Congress on the Committee of Ministers’ agenda
11.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Today, at their first plenary meeting of 2006, the Ministers’ Deputies will discuss, with a view to its adoption, a new recommendation updating Recommendation on the European Prison Rules, taking into account the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the standards...(>>>)
GRECO, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption monitoring mechanism, visits the USA
11.01.06 - Strasbourg,
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) carried out a visit to the United States of America from 12 to 16 December 2005. It was GRECO’s second visit to this country, which is the Group’s only non-European member.(>>>)
Highlights of Winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (23-27 January 2006)
10.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Crimes of totalitarian communist regimes, resurrection of nazi ideology and human rights in Chechnya, as well as visits by UN General Assembly President Jan Eliasson, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Romanian President Traian Basescu, as well as Implementation...(>>>)
Signatures and Ratifications
09.01.06 - Strasbourg,
Georgia has ratified the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (CETS No. 108)* on 14 December 2005 and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (CETS No. 157)* on 22 December 2005.(>>>)