Council of Europe action to combat trafficking in human beings: Regional conference in Athens on 5-6 December
30.11.06 - Strasbourg,
In the framework of the anti-trafficking action of the Council of Europe, a regional conference on « Prevention, Protection and Prosecution» will take place in Athens on 5-6 December (Divani Caravel Hotel, 2 Vas. Alexandrou Avenue). This conference is the fifth in a series of...(>>>)
PACE co-rapporteurs visit Moscow to discuss Russia-Georgia relations
30.11.06 - Strasbourg,
Two leading members of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) are visiting Moscow (28 to 30 November 2006) for discussions on Russia-Georgia relations in the context of both countries’ obligations and commitments as Council of Europe member states. (>>>)
Election of new European Court of Human Rights President
30.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The European Court of Human Rights elected Jean-Paul Costa (French) as its new President for a three-year term, beginning on 19 January 2007. The President is elected by secret ballot by the Court’s 46 judges and may be re-elected. (>>>)
Pompidou Group adopts “six-platform” anti-drug abuse programme, with focus on youth involvement
29.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group – created in 1971 to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking at the suggestion of the late French President Georges Pompidou – transferred its three-year chairmanship from the Netherlands to Poland (Spain becoming vice-president),...(>>>)
Report on the Russian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
29.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The programme of Russia’s Chairmanship was aimed at increasing the authority and role of the Council of Europe in the interests of ensuring the rights, prosperity and well-being of all Europeans, advancing multifaceted co-operation among all European states, and, eventually,...(>>>)
New Publication
22.11.06 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General II of Human Rights has published in Georgian the 3rd and 4th volumes of the “Selected Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”. The publication consists of following cases:(>>>)
Parliamentary Assembly’s Fact-Finding Visit to Georgia
21.11.06 - Tbilisi,
The reporters of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States (Monitoring Committee), Mr. Luc Van den Brande (Belgium, Co-rapporteur on Russia and Chairman on the the EPP-CD) and Mr. Matjaz Eörsi (Hungary,...(>>>)
Drug abuse and trafficking in 2007-2010: Pompidou Group to tackle new challenges in ministerial conference
21.11.06 - Strasbourg,
In a ministerial conference on 27-28 November, the Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group will introduce a new “six platform agenda” to fight drug abuse and counter illicit drug trafficking over the next four years, as the Netherlands passes the Presidency to an other country. (>>>)
Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
21.11.06 - Strasbourg,
Organised by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Youth Express Network and with the support of the Council of Europe(>>>)
Council of Europe reviews the results of its Recommendation on e-voting
21.11.06 - Strasbourg,
On 30 September 2004 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the first international legal text on e-voting in elections and referendums. Recommendation (2004) 11 offers governments legal, operational and technical guidelines on how to build, run and supervise...(>>>)
Ahead of Council of Europe campaign, national parliaments urged to use ‘all means’ to combat domestic violence
20.11.06 - Strasbourg,
Ahead of a major Council of Europe campaign to combat domestic violence against women, to be launched in Madrid on 27 November, the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in San Marino, today adopted the following declaration:...(>>>)
Council of Europe teams up with international organisations to discuss the protection of human rights in the fight against terrorism
16.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe will participate in the Technical workshop on Human Rights and International Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism which the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...(>>>)
San Marino presents its priorities for the next six months of the Committee of Ministers chairmanship
16.11.06 - Strasbourg,
Fiorenzo Stolfi, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, presented the priorities fixed by his country today as it took up the chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers for the next six months.(>>>)
At the Council of Europe: The role of judges in protecting the rule of law and human rights in the context of terrorism
15.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), a Council of Europe advisory body, has just adopted an opinion on the role of judges in protecting the rule of law and human rights in the context of terrorism.(>>>)
PACE Standing Committee meets in San Marino
14.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Standing Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will meet in San Marino on Friday 17 November 2006, two days after San Marino takes over the six-month Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s executive body, the Committee of Ministers.(>>>)
Corruption and democracy under consideration at the Council of Europe
14.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe is holding a conference on “Corruption and Democracy” on 20 and 21 November at the Palais de l’Europe (Room 1) in Strasbourg.(>>>)
Congress autumn session: Round table on the Middle East, worldwide decentralisation process and territorial democracy in Albania, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
14.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will hold its autumn session from 13 to 15 November 2006 in Moscow, in the framework of the Russian Federation’s Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.(>>>)
Council of Europe teams up with UN and OSCE against terrorism
14.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe will participate in the Second Sub-regional Expert Workshop on International Co-operation on Counter-Terrorism, Corruption and the Fight against Transnational Organised Crime which the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organisation...(>>>)
San Marino takes over the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Chairmanship from Russia
14.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will be transferred from the Russian Federation to San Marino at a special meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies of the 46 member states on Wednesday 15 November at 10.15 am.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General on the vote in South Ossetia
13.11.06 - Strasbourg,
“The referendum in South Ossetia was unnecessary, unhelpful and unfair” declared Terry Davis in reaction to the voting in the breakaway Georgian region on Sunday.(>>>)
The Council of Europe supports Georgia in improving the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
07.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe, in close co-operation with the Ministry of State Reforms of Georgia, is hosting a two-day technical round table discussion on “Reviewing the Anti-Corruption Action Plan”. The round table discussions, in which the Deputy State Minister for Reforms Vaktang...(>>>)
Toward a Black Sea Euroregion
03.11.06 - Strasbourg,
An International Conference devoted to the Black Sea challenges is to be held in Samsun (Turkey) on 3 November. Co-organised by the Congress and the Municipality of Samsun, this conference aims at discussing possible creation of a Black Sea euroregional structure that could give...(>>>)
Council of Europe / European Union meeting
02.11.06 - Strasbourg,
The 23rd quadripartite meeting between the Council of Europe and the European Union, a high-level co-ordination meeting, will take place in Brussels on Friday 3 November, at the invitation of the EU Finnish presidency.(>>>)
Diversity and migration: Council of Europe organises a forum on achieving social cohesion in a multicultural Europe
02.11.06 - Strasbourg,
Europe’s past has taught it to value cultural diversity as one of the strengths of its way of life – so why is it still frightened of the various types of diversity which migrants past and present have brought with them? This paradox and its political implications will be discussed...(>>>)