Council of Europe leaders welcome the signing of EU Constitution
29.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Foreign Minister of Norway, Jan Petersen, in his capacity as Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Schieder and Secretary General of the 46-nation Organisation Terry Davis welcomed the signing of the Treaty establishing...(>>>)
Seminar on the Enforcement of Court Decisions in Civil and Commercial Cases
28.10.04 - Tbilisi,
The seminar on “the enforcement of court decisions in civil and commercial Cases” is held on 28 October in Tbilisi. The meeting within the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme is organised by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia in co-operation...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General on official visit to Berlin
27.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, will pay an official visit to Berlin on Thursday 28 October, to discuss the Organisation’s priorities and the preparations for the Summit of Council of Europe Heads of State and Government, which will be held in Warsaw...(>>>)
The press-conference of PACE Monitoring Committee
26.10.04 - Tbilisi,
Please view the press-conference of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the honouring of obligations and commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee). The press event was organized at the Parliament of Georgia on October...(>>>)
Assessment Visit on the enforcement of the court decisions in civil and commercial cases
26.10.04 - Tbilisi,
The Assessment Visit on the enforcement of the court decisions in civil and commercial cases will take place on 26-27 October and will consist of a series of meetings with different legal professionals involved in the enforcement of court decisions. The Council of Europe will...(>>>)
Terry Davis at the United Nations warns against descending to the level of terrorists in countering terrorism
25.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis today called on the international community to combat terrorism in accordance with international law. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Davis said that terrorism was one of the gravest threats to human rights worldwide....(>>>)
The visit of PACE Monitoring Committee to Georgia
22.10.04 - Tbilisi,
The members of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the honouring of obligations and commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) will visit Georgia on 25-26 October 2004.(>>>)
Deputy Secretary General to visit Yerevan for the launch of the national plan of action for the advancement of women
22.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio will participate on 22 and 23 October 2004 in an international conference ''For the Advancement of Women - Armenian National Plan in Action''. Before leaving Strasbourg, she gave an interview to the Armenian Service of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty....(>>>)
Georgia - Council of Europe: Democracy and Civil Society - Chakvi, 22-24 October 2004
21.10.04 - Chakvi,
A three-day seminar on democracy and civil society will be held on 22-24 October in Chakvi. The seminar in the framework of the Council of Europe/European Commission Joint Programme is organised by the Tbilisi School of Political Study in co-operation with the Council of Europe....(>>>)
Exchange of views between the Committee of Ministers and the Chair of the CODEXTER
20.10.04 - Strasbourg,
At their meeting of 20 October, the Ministers' Deputies will have an exchange of views with Gertraude Kabelka (Austria), Chair of the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER), which is currently preparing a legal instrument on the prevention of terrorism intended to remedy...(>>>)
Council of Europe to participate in UN debate on co-operation between the two organisations
20.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Secretary General Terry Davis will address the UN General Assembly in New York during its debate on co-operation between the Council of Europe and the United Nations, on 21 and 22 October.(>>>)
The Council of Europe celebrates the bicentenary of the French Civil Code
19.10.04 - Strasbourg,
To mark the bicentenary of the French Civil Code, the Council of Europe, together with the French Court of Cassation and the Ministry of Justice, is organising a colloquy on 21 and 22 October in Strasbourg. The colloquy, held with the support of the French National Legal Service...(>>>)
Functioning of democratic institutions in Georgia
18.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Functioning of democratic institutions in Georgia - Recommendation 1643 (2004)(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights
15.10.04 - Tbilisi
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights is being held on 15-18 October 2004 in Tbilisi. The seminar, organised by the Institute of the State and Law of the Academy of Science of Georgia in cooperation with the Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi......(>>>)
Human Rights Court: Election of President, vice-presidents and section presidents
12.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The European Court of Human Rights today re-elected its President, Luzius Wildhaber (Swiss) for a third three-year term beginning on 1 November 2004. The Court re-elected two Vice-Presidents, Christos Rozakis (Greek) and Jean-Paul Costa (French), who will also sit as Section...(>>>)
Black Sea history teaching pack to be presented to Ambassadors
11.10.04 - Strasbourg,
An innovative ''Teaching Pack on the History of the Black Sea'' will be presented to ambassadors from the 46 Council of Europe member states at a ceremony in Strasbourg on Monday 11 October. The teaching pack is the result of a five-year project suggested by the Romanian authorities...(>>>)
Council of Europe spearheads e-voting experiment with European Schools
08.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe is launching the first e-voting exercise to decide a European Charter for democratic schools without violence(>>>)
The press-conference of Jan Petersen, Foreign Minister of Norway, Chairman-in-office of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers (video record)
08.10.04 - Tbilisi,
Please view the press-conference of Jan Petersen the Foreign Minister of Norway, Chairman-in-office of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers and Minister for foreign Affairs of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili. The press event was organized at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs...(>>>)
PACE to establish a Round Table to follow human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Chechen Republic
08.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today agreed to proceed with the establishment of a Round Table to organise an exchange of views with political parties and politicians from the Chechen Republic and the federal authorities of Russia in order to follow developments...(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
07.10.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published the Judgment № 71503/01 of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of “Asanidze v. Georgia”. This Georgian publication is related to the facts, procedural and legal issues of the case.(>>>)
The Chairman in office of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jan Petersen is visiting Georgia
07.10.04 - Tbilisi,
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway, Mr. Jan Petersen in his capacity as Chairman in office of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe is visiting three south-Caucasian countries. During his visit to Georgia (7-9 October 2004), Mr. Petersen will hold the meetings...(>>>)
Parliamentary debate on Chechnya in the presence of President Alkhanov
07.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly will devote the greater part of its proceedings on Thursday 7 October 2004 to the Chechen Republic. Three reports, concerning the political, human rights and humanitarian situation, will be discussed during the morning. The Commissioner for Human Rights...(>>>)
PACE calls for ‘common legal area’ for action against terrorism in Europe
07.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today called for a “common legal area” for action against terrorism in Europe, including a single definition of terrorism in the laws of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states and greater protection for witnesses or...(>>>)
Georgian draft law on restitution of housing and property to the victims of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict on agenda of Venice Commission Plenary Session
06.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Proposals for new human rights review mechanisms for Kosovo, the constitutional situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the forthcoming referendum in Belarus will be discussed at the 60th plenary session of the Venice Commission (8 and 9 October, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni...(>>>)
Parliamentary Assembly launches ''PACE News''
06.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has launched a new electronic newsletter, ''PACE News”. The newsletter will be published twice a month on the Assembly’s website (>>>)
Jan Petersen: Council of Europe steps up action against terrorism
05.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Foreign Minister of Norway, Jan Petersen, addressed the Assembly in his capacity as Chairman in office of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Reporting on recent activities of the Committee, his speech covered a wide range of topics. He began by condemning...(>>>)
Monaco becomes the Council of Europe's 46th member state
05.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Monaco's Crown Prince Albert will represent the Principality at the ceremony on 5 October to mark his country's accession to the Council of Europe. He will make a speech in the Assembly Chamber at 12h30, just before the accession ceremony at 12h45(>>>)
Terry Davis: Summit should provide a clear mandate for the future
05.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly for the first time as Secretary General, Terry Davis yesterday called on next year’s Summit of Heads of State and Government, which will take place in Warsaw on 16 and 17 May, to clearly define the organisation’s future role. (>>>)
Parliamentary Assembly President’s press conference
04.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Chechen President Alou Alkhanov and the President of Ingushetia, Murat Ziazikov, will accompany the Russian delegation to Strasbourg for the Session of the Parliamentary Assembly which opens today, Assembly President Peter Schieder announced this morning during a press conference....(>>>)
First European forum on preventing drug abuse
04.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The first European forum on preventing drug abuse, organised by the Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group, will be held on 6 and 7 October in Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation).(>>>)
First legal recommendation on e-voting adopted by Council of Europe Committee of Ministers
01.10.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers today agreed the first international legal text on e-voting in elections and referendums. The recommendation sets out a blueprint for governments planning to use new technologies for future elections and referendums. It is based on...(>>>)
The Council of Europe encourages greater co-operation in the fight against the financing of terrorism
01.10.04 - Strasbourg,
Funding of terrorism will be the main theme of a seminar organised on 5 and 6 October in Moscow, within the framework of the project against money laundering in the Russian Federation of the Council of Europe and the European Commission (MOLI-RU).(>>>)