MONEYVAL: Ten years of evaluation of anti-money laundering measures in Europe
30.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures ("MONEYVAL") is holding a plenary meeting from 3 to 6 December in Strasbourg, on which occasion it will celebrate its 10th anniversary. (>>>)
The Council of Europe adopts its 2008 budgets
30.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has just adopted the organisation’s budgets for the year 2008. The ordinary budget amounts to € 201 million. Additional resources will be devoted to the European Court of Human Rights and the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner....(>>>)
Council of Europe to organise Forum on European cultural values
28.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The results of the two-year project on "Cultural identities, shared values and citizenship" carried out following the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government (Warsaw, 2005) will be discussed at an Expert Forum on "Cultural Values for Europe" which will take place in Strasbourg...(>>>)
Council of Europe publishes opinion on the Council for the judiciary in the service of society
27.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), the Council of Europe's advisory body on issues relating to the independence, impartiality and competence of judges, has just adopted an opinion on "the Council for the judiciary in the service of society".(>>>)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Europe-wide action planned
26.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Campaign to Combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence, has marked its first anniversary on 25 November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, with events throughout Europe. (>>>)
Bratislava hosts 8th Conference of European Health Ministers
22.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Challenges posed by migration to healthcare systems will top the agenda of the 8th Conference of European Health Minister, whose theme is “People on the move: Human rights and challenges to health systems”. The conference, organised by the Slovak government and the Council of...(>>>)
Council of Europe conference to focus on higher education in globalising world
20.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Challenges facing higher education and modern societies will be discussed at the conference organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, on 20 and 21 November.(>>>)
Plenary meeting of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors
20.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The 2nd plenary meeting of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) will be held from 28 to 30 November in Strasbourg. During this meeting, the CCPE will study in particular its Opinion No.1 on international co-operation in criminal matters, with a view to its...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis welcomes the lifting of the state of emergency in Georgia
16.11.07 - Strasbourg,
“I welcome the lifting of the state of emergency in Georgia. The priority now is to create the conditions for genuinely free and fair presidential elections in January. This must include full respect for the freedom of expression and association, as well as the avoidance of any...(>>>)
The global campaign against the death penalty is gaining momentum - Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
16.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The campaign for a worldwide moratorium and the abolition of the death penalty is gaining momentum. The approval of a draft resolution in the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly marks a turning point in the effort to eradicate executions throughout the world....(>>>)
Pompidou Group conference in Porto to discuss role of families in drug prevention
15.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Getting families to help prevent drug abuse is the topic of an international conference organised by the Council of Europe Pompidou Group (*) and hosted by the Institute for Drugs and Drug Addiction of Portugal in Porto on 19-20 November.(>>>)
Playing to learn safety on the Internet - Council of Europe launches game for children
15.11.07 - Strasbourg/Rio de Janeiro,
The Council of Europe today launches a game aimed at teaching children how to stay safe on the Internet. The Wild Web Woods game has been developed to help children learn the rules of Internet safety in a fun format, using familiar fairy tales to guide children through a maze...(>>>)
The Council of Europe and the Association for Progressive Communications propose a code for public participation in Internet governance
14.11.07 - Rio de Janeiro,
Intergovernmental and civil society organisations have proposed a self-regulatory mechanism to foster participation, access to information and transparency in Internet governance at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro on 12 November 2007. (>>>)
Lisbon forum to highlight role of national human rights institutions
14.11.07 - Strasbourg,
An international forum opening in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday 16 November will focus on the role played by National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the promotion and protection of human rights.(>>>)
Slovakia takes over the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Chairmanship from Serbia
13.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will be transferred from the Republic of Serbia to Slovakia at a special meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies of the 47 member States in Strasbourg on Monday 12 November at 10am. (>>>)
Procedures for blacklisting individuals for suspected terrorist links are unworthy of the UN Security Council and EU, says PACE committee
12.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The procedures used by the UN Security Council and the European Union for blacklisting individuals and groups suspected of links with terrorists are “totally arbitrary and have no credibility whatsoever”, according to the Legal Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary...(>>>)
“Building bridges through political dialogue is essential to restore confidence in Georgia” stressed PACE rapporteurs
12.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Matyas Eörsi (Hungary, ALDE) and Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC), co-rapporteurs for Georgia of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today welcomed the announcement by President Saakashvili of early presidential elections.(>>>)
Video-record of the press-conference given by PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs on snap visit to Georgia
10.11.07 - Tbilisi,
Co-rapporteurs for Georgia of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Mr. Matyas Eorsi (Hungary, ALDE) and Mr. Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC) have hold today the press-conference on the findings of snap visit to Tbilisi (9-11 November)...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis welcomes the announcement of early presidential elections and calls for lifting the state of emergency in Georgia
09.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Terry Davis The Secretary General of the Council of Europe today made the following statement: “I welcome the announcement of early presidential elections as a way to resolve the current political difficulties in Georgia. However, this requires that the state of emergency be...(>>>)
Press-Conference of PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs on snap visit to Georgia
09.11.07 - Tbilisi,
A press-conference of Mr. Matyas Eorsi (Hungary, ALDE) and Mr. Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC), co-rapporteurs for Georgia of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), on the findings of snap visit to Tbilisi (9-11 November) to assess the...(>>>)
PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs on snap visit to Georgia
08.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Following the declaration of a nationwide state of emergency by Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili, Matyas Eorsi (Hungary, ALDE) and Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC), co-rapporteurs for Georgia of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE),...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis reacts to the situation in Georgia
08.11.07 - Strasbourg,
After the declaration of the state of emergency in Georgia, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe made the following statement: “I am very concerned about the situation in Georgia which has deteriorated since I left Tbilisi on Sunday. The priority for all sides now...(>>>)
The internet – a public service for all; Council of Europe calls for affordable, unrestricted, safe and diverse access to the internet
08.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has today adopted a recommendation to member states promoting the public service value of the internet. The recommendation aims to respond to users’ expectations that internet services should be accessible, affordable, safe, reliable...(>>>)
Regional European meeting in Strasbourg to discuss national policies on human rights education
07.11.07 - Strasbourg,
More than 200 government experts and human rights experts have focused on the long-term effects of human rights education and lessons learned at the Regional European Meeting on the World Programme for Human Rights Education “Implementing human rights education in the school...(>>>)
New monitoring body for trafficking in human beings to be discussed at Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg
07.11.07 - Strasbourg,
Next year, the Council of Europe will set up the Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), an independent human rights monitoring mechanism. This quasi-judicial body will monitor the implementation of the Council’s convention on human trafficking....(>>>)
European Court of Human Rights - New developments on European Court of Human Rights Website
07.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The European Court of Human Rights is today launching RSS news feeds on its Internet site – a facility to allow Internet users to receive automatic electronic updates in subjects of interest to them.(>>>)
Press-Conference of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
03.11.07 - Tbilisi,
During his official visit to Georgia the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Terry Davis will give a press-conference on Saturday, November 3 at 18.15 pm. The press-event will be held at the Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia :(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to visit Georgia
01.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, will attend the international summit “Building Europe’s East” in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 2 to 4 November. (>>>)
PACE seeks to relaunch discussions on frozen conflicts in Europe
01.11.07 - Strasbourg,
The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which seeks to enforce the honouring of obligations and commitments by the Council's member states, will be holding a hearing on "frozen conflicts" in cooperation with the German Institute...(>>>)
NGOs and Civil Society: Promoters of Democracy and Active Citizenship
01.11.07 - Strasbourg,
On 5 and 6 November 2007 in Nis (Serbia) a Conference on “NGOs and Civil Society: Promoters of Democracy and Active Citizenship” will be organised by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), the Civic Initiatives...(>>>)