Georgian elections: Secretary General Walter Schwimmer calls for respect for Council of Europe standards
31.10.03 - Strasbourg,
31.10.2003 - On the eve of the parliamentary elections in Georgia, Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, called on the authorities and on the opposition forces to ensure that the elections are held in accordance with Council of Europe standards. (>>>)
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Observes Parliamentary Elections in Georgia
31.10.03 -
30 October - 3 November 2003 A 15-member, Parliamentary Assembly delegation will observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia on 2 November. The delegation is scheduled to meet the leaders of political parties, the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission, the media...(>>>)
Assanidze v. Georgia (no. 71503/01) Hearing on the merits
30.10.03 -
The applicant, Tengiz Asanidze, is a Georgian national, who was born in 1944 and is currently in custody in Batumi (Georgia). (>>>)
Criminal law reform in South-East Europe targets trafficking in human beings
30.10.03 - Strasbourg,
Criminal law reform to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings in South-East Europe will be the subject of a final regional seminar, organised in Durres (Albania) from 30 October to 1 November under the Council of Europe’s LARA Project. Its aim is to assess the results...(>>>)
Library catalogue of the Graz Center for Languages is now online
30.10.03 - Strasbourg,
The library catalogue of the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz (Austria) is now online and is part of the shared catalogue of the Council of Europe. The Center's collection on language education methodology gives access to more than 4 000 resources collected since...(>>>)
Georgia signs the Convention on Transfrontier Television (29.10.2003)
29.10.03 - Strasbourg,
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Kakha SIKHARULIDZE today signed in the presence of Walter SCHWIMMER(>>>)
A conference on national minorities in a changing Europe
28.10.03 - Strasbourg,
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, representatives of governments, civil society and minorities will be taking part in a conference in the Palais de l’Europe...(>>>)
Committee of Ministers’ Session and human rights on the Deputies’ agenda
28.10.03 - Strasbourg,
At their meeting on Wednesday 29 October, the Ministers' Deputies will be finalising their preparatory work for the Session of the Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which is to be held in Chisinau (Moldova) on 5 and 6 November 2003. They will be examining the reports...(>>>)
Training seminar for judges on article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
28.10.03 - Likani,
A two-day training seminar for judges on article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights is held on 28-29 October in Likani. (>>>)
Working Group Meeting on the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation Between Local Communities or Authorities
27.10.03 - Tbilisi,
27 October 2003 Meeting on “the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation Between Local Communities or Authorities” is held on 27 October in Tbilisi. The meeting is organised within the framework of Cooperation Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law by the...(>>>)
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS - Press release issued by the Registrar - Fact-finding missions in the case of Shamayev and Others v. Georgia and Russia
27.10.03 -
Following the hearing in this case (application no. 36378/02) on 16 September 2003, the European Court of Human Rights declared the application admissible and joined the Russian Government’s preliminary objections to the merits.(>>>)
Statement of Assembly rapporteur on trafficking in human organs in Europe
24.10.03 - Strasbourg,
Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, Swiss MP and Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur on trafficking in human organs, has strongly supported the Greek initiative within the European Union, proposing adoption of a framework decision on the prevention of trafficking in human...(>>>)
Information for voters
24.10.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Venice Commission (European Commission for Democracy through Law) in cooperation with the CoE Information Office in Georgia has produced a video-guide on the Election Day (in Georgian) which describes the main voting procedures.(>>>)
Meeting of the Monitoring Group on the financing of political parties and political campaigns on the issue of electoral fraud
23.10.03 - Tbilisi,
The 5th meeting of the Monitoring Group on the financing of political parties and political campaigns on the issue of electoral fraud is held at the office of the Anti-Corruption Bureau on 23 October 2003. (>>>)
Seminar on Application of the European Convention on Human Rights by Georgian Courts
23.10.03 - Likani,
A two-day seminar on “application of the European Convention on Human Rights by Georgian Courts” is held on 23-24 October in Likani. (>>>)
Culture ministers' new role and responsibilities as agents of change
21.10.03 - Strasbourg,
This conference seeks to contribute to post-conflict reconciliation through intercultural dialogue, the Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio told on 20 October(>>>)
Seminar on Education for Democratic Citizenship in Georgia
17.10.03 - Tbilisi,
Seminar on Education for Democratic Citizenship in Georgia will be held on 18-19 October 2003 in Tbilisi. The seminar is organised by the Council of Europe Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education) in cooperation with...(>>>)
Saturday 18 October 2003: European Day of Civil Justice
17.10.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe and the European Commission are launching a European Day of Civil Justice, aimed at improving public understanding of how civil justice works. For the launch in Budapest, the Supreme Court of Hungary will be open to the public on Saturday 18 October. (>>>)
Azeri vote orderly, but electoral process falls short of some international standards
17.10.03 - BAKU,
Voting in the 15 October Azerbaijan presidential election was generally well administered in most polling stations but the overall election process still fell short of international standards in several respects. International observers noted a number of irregularities in the...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General: Azerbaijan has missed opportunity to meet European election standards
17.10.03 - Strasbourg,
On the basis of the findings of the International Election Observation Mission, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Walter Schwimmer, said that he deeply regretted that Azerbaijan had once again missed an opportunity to meet European election standards. He condemned...(>>>)
Meeting of the Working Group for a National Training Strategy
16.10.03 - Tbilisi,
Meeting of the Working Group for a National Training Strategy dealing with the preparation of a national training strategy plan was held on 16 October 2003 in Tbilisi. The event was organised by the Council of Europe Directorate General of Legal Affairs within the European Commission...(>>>)
Venice Commission to discuss universal human rights protection and new constitutions for east European countries
15.10.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe's Venice Commission will hold its 56th plenary session on 17 and 18 October at its Italian headquarters in Venice (Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista).(>>>)
Seminar on building bridges between ethnic minorities
15.10.03 - Tbilisi,
15-16 October 2003, Seminar on media and minority issues is held on 15-16 October in Tbilisi. The seminar with the objective of strengthening the respect for human rights as a sine qua non for democratic stability is organised by the Council of Europe Directorate General of...(>>>)
Secretary General on official visit to The Hague
15.10.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer will make an official visit to The Hague (Netherlands) on 15 October in preparation of the Dutch Chairmanship of the 45-member Organisation’s Committee of Ministers, to begin on 6 November. (>>>)
Council of Europe Conference on “New challenges for drug policy in Europe”
15.10.03 - Strasbourg,
The question of how to bring together politicians, experts and grass-roots professionals to develop evidence-based responses to contemporary problems in the field of drugs – such as multiple substance abuse, the abuse and trafficking of synthetic drugs, and driving whilst under...(>>>)
Eurimages supports 12 European co-productions
15.10.03 - Strasbourg,
At its meeting in Rome from 6 to 8 October 2003, the Council of Europe Eurimages Fund Board of Management agreed to support 12 feature films for a total amount of 4 655 000 Euros and to award support for the distribution of a series of films. In the framework of the Eurimages’...(>>>)
Special file on Elections
13.10.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Tbilisi Office has published a web version of special file on Elections. The file contains detailed information on CoE activities (seminars, conferences, meetings, recommendations, monitoring, press-releases etc.) related to the Parliamentary elections in...(>>>)
Council of Europe seminar on women's rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region
13.10.03 - Strasbourg,
The development of strategies - working together and taking into account cultural differences - to adapt existing laws in order to better recognise the fundamental rights of women in the Euro-Mediterranean region is the aim of a seminar to be held by the Council of Europe's North-South...(>>>)
Statement of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s pre- election delegation to Georgia
10.10.03 -
See the file attached(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
10.10.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published - “Code of good practice in electoral matters” and “Election evaluation guide” in Georgian. Please find enclosed the summaries of each publication: (>>>)
International co-operation against terrorism is theme of Council of Europe Justice Ministers' Conference
09.10.03 - Strasbourg,
Some 40 Justice Ministers from Council of Europe countries are to meet in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 9 and 10 October to discuss international co-operation in the fight against terrorism.(>>>)
Exchange of views between Ministers’ Deputies and Anti-torture Committee President
09.10.03 - Strasbourg,
During their meeting on Thursday 9 October, the Deputies will start the preparatory work of the Committee of Foreign Ministers session, which will take place in Chisinau on 5 and 6 November. They will have an exchange of views with Silvia Casale, President of the Committee against...(>>>)
Seminar on “Institutional Dialogue Between Central Authorities and a National Association of Local and Regional Authorities”
08.10.03 - Tbilisi,
8-9 October 2003 - The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe has recently launched a new activity with a view to create a National Association of Georgian Local and Regional Authorities. (>>>)
Visit of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Delegation to Georgia
08.10.03 - Tbilisi,
8-11 October, 2003 The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Delegation will hold the working visit to Georgia during 8-11 October 2003. The delegation consists of: Mr. Jean-Pierre MASSERET (France, Socialist Group /SOC/), Mr. Zekeriya Akcam (Turkey, Group of the European...(>>>)