Conference of INGOs at the Council of Europe
30.01.07 - Strasbourg,
A conference of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) is taking place on 29 January to 1st February. The highlights of the conference are: an exchange of views with the Chairman of the Ministers’ Deputies, Ambassador Guido Bellatti Ceccoli, Permanent Representative...(>>>)
Report of the Group of Wise Persons on the effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights
26.01.07 - Strasbourg,
SUMMARY: The survival of the machinery for the judicial protection of human rights and the Court’s ability to cope with its workload are both seriously under threat from an exponential increase in the number of individual applications which is jeopardising the proper functioning...(>>>)
Urgent need to implement reforms to secure future of European Court
26.01.07 - Strasbourg,
The European Court of Human Right’s new President has today called for an important package of reforms to be implemented urgently. (>>>)
New-Publication
26.01.07 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate of Communications has published in Georgian Language the book of Florance Benoît-Rohmer and Heinrich Klebes: ‘Council of Europe Law – Towards a pan-European legal area’. This publication which covers...(>>>)
René van der Linden unanimously re-elected PACE President/ Election of PACE Vice-Presidents
23.01.07 - Strasbourg,
René van der Linden (Netherlands, EPP-CD) was yesterday unanimously re-elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe (PACE) for a third mandate of one year.(>>>)
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) publishes report on Georgia
17.01.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Georgia. The report has been made public with the agreement of the Georgian authorities.(>>>)
PACE President on working visit to Moscow
09.01.07 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President René van der Linden will make a working visit to Moscow from 10 to 12 January 2007. During his stay, he will have an audience with His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia (12 January) and will meet Foreign...(>>>)
The end of 2006 marks another year without the death penalty in Europe - Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
04.01.07 - Strasbourg,
“The last few days have been dominated by the macabre spectacle of Saddam Hussein’s execution, but they have also marked the end of another year without the death penalty anywhere in the civilised and democratic part of Europe. During the past twelve months nobody has been hanged,...(>>>)