Congress Autumn Session: Consequences of the Georgian-Russian conflict and local democracy in Armenia, Belgium and Latvia among the highlights
25.11.08 - Strasbourg,
Local consequences of the Georgian-Russian conflict, non-appointment of three mayors (bourgmestres) in Belgium, the situation of non-Latvian speaking minorities in Latvia and local democracy in Armenia will be among the highlights of the Congress’ Autumn Session in Strasbourg...(>>>)
1041st meeting of the Committee of Ministers - 19 November 2008
24.11.08 - Strasbourg,
On 19 November 2008, the Committee of Ministers pursued its discussions on the consequences of the conflict in Georgia on the basis of the draft action plan proposed by the Swedish Chairmanship. It agreed to come back to this item on 24 November 2008. (>>>)
New Publication
24.11.08 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Division of the Council of Europe, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs has reprinted the Georgian publication of the following book: “Towards the Integration of European...(>>>)
Restrictions on movement into and from the conflict territories in Georgia a cause for great humanitarian concern
21.11.08 - Tbilisi,
“Following my visit to the region of Abkhazia and the border district of South Ossetia, I was greatly concerned by the restrictions on movement into and from the conflict territories in Georgia and the great humanitarian concerns affecting the day to day lives of the people in...(>>>)
Press-Conference of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly representative
21.11.08 - Tbilisi,
The chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Corien Jonker (Netherlands, EPP-CD), at the end of her visit to Georgia (16-21 November, 2008) on humanitarian consequences of the war between Georgia...(>>>)
Training and workshop on non-discrimination issues at Public Defender’s Office of Georgia
21.11.08 - Tbilisi,
On November 24-25, 2008 training and workshop on non-discrimination will be held for lawyers of Public Defender’s Office of Georgia. The theme of the training on November 24 will be prohibition of discrimination under Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, discrimination...(>>>)
Reinforcing the independence and efficiency of justice in the southern Caucasus
19.11.08 - Strasbourg,
A conference will be held on reinforcing the independence and efficiency of judicial systems in the south Caucasian countries in Tbilisi (Georgia) on 19 and 20 November 2008, an event organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia...(>>>)
PACE Political Affairs Committee: G20 meeting signals a new approach
19.11.08 - Strasbourg,
Global safety and security depend on co-operation between world leaders, according to the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Paris yesterday. The G20 meeting is a start for co-operation the committee declared....(>>>)
Video-record of the Press-Conference given by Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg
14.11.08 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg has held today the Press-Conference at the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi on his visit to Georgia (12-14 November, 2008), aiming at reviewing the current situation as regards the implementation of the six principles...(>>>)
Humanitarian consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia: visit to Georgia, including Abkhazia and South Ossetia
14.11.08 - Strasbourg,
In the framework of the follow-up to Resolution 1633 (2008) on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia, Corien Jonker (Netherlands, EPP-CD), Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe...(>>>)
Venice Commission: when is it possible to cancel the result of elections?
14.11.08 - Strasbourg,
There is no democracy without elections in conformity with the international principles of electoral law. Respect of these principles is only possible if it may lead to a sanction and in particular to a judicial sanction. In other words, an appeal, and preferably an appeal before...(>>>)
Press Conference of Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg
14.11.08 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg, at the end of his visit to Georgia (12-14 November, 2008) aiming at reviewing the current situation as regards the implementation of the six principles for urgent human rights and humanitarian protection, will...(>>>)
Hammarberg visits Georgia to boost implementation of the six human rights and humanitarian principles
10.11.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will visit Georgia from 12 to 14 November in order to review the current situation as regards the implementation of the six principles for urgent human rights and humanitarian protection. (>>>)
1040th meeting of the Committee of Ministers – 5 November 2008
10.11.08 - Strasbourg,
On 5 November 2008, the Committee of Ministers pursued their discussions on the consequences of the conflict in Georgia on the basis of the draft action plan proposed by the Swedish Chairmanship. They agreed to come back to this item at the latest on 14 November 2008. (>>>)
Council of Europe takes part in human rights conference in Stockholm
06.11.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Chair Sweden will host a conference on “Systematic Work for Human Rights Implementation” on 6-7 November at Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm to ensure that the reality within countries corresponds with regional and international human...(>>>)
The elections to the Supreme Council of Adjara show sporadic progress
05.11.08 - Tbilisi,
“Polling day was calm and several recommendations by the Congress following the 2001 and 2004 Adjara elections have now been followed. However, reported irregularites show that a further consolidation of the democratic processes is necessary.” Günther Krug (Germany), Vice-President...(>>>)
Video-record of the Press-Conference given by the delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
04.11.08 - Tbilisi,
A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, has held today the Press-Conference at the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi on its visit to Georgia (31 October - 4 November 2008), aiming at observation of the elections of the Supreme...(>>>)
Press Conference of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe delegation
03.11.08 - Tbilisi,
A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, at the end of its visit to Georgia (31 October - 4 November 2008), aiming at observation of the elections of the Supreme Council of the Adjara Autonomous Republic, (>>>)
PACE President welcomes Georgian commitment to meet Assembly requirements
03.11.08 - Strasbourg,
“I am heartened by the clear political will of the Georgian authorities to fully implement the requirements of the Assembly as expressed in Resolution 1633,” said Lluís Maria de Puig, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), at the end of a...(>>>)