The Council of Europe adopts its 2010 budgets
27.11.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has just adopted the organisation’s budgets for the year 2010. The Ordinary Budget amounts to € 218 million. Member states’ contributions amount to € 211 million. (>>>)
PACE rapporteurs call for immediate release of Georgian teenagers held in Tskhinvali
19.11.09 - Strasbourg,
The two co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the war between Georgia and Russia yesterday called on the de facto authorities in Tskhinvali to release without delay the four Georgian teenagers arrested on 4 November 2009.(>>>)
Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government adopts the Utrecht Declaration
18.11.09 - Utrecht,
Meeting in Utrecht (Netherlands) on 16 and 17 November at the invitation of the Dutch authorities, the Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government of the Council of Europe countries concluded their proceedings with the adoption of the Utrecht Declaration, a document...(>>>)
Call for immediate release of teenagers in South Ossetia, Georgia - Statement by Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Samuel Žbogar
17.11.09 - Strasbourg,
“We are deeply concerned about the prolonged detention of teenagers by the de facto authorities of South Ossetia. Nowhere in Europe should teenagers be detained as a result of political and security issues. (>>>)
North-South Centre of the Council of Europe: the 2009 Lisbon Forum “Creating a culture of human rights through education”
13.11.09 - Strasbourg,
The Lisbon Forum is a platform for dialogue and for sharing experiences, expertise and good practices between Europe and the other continents, especially the Middle East, Africa and the countries on the south side of the Mediterranean. The Forum has been held by the North-South...(>>>)
Freedom of expression under pressure in Azerbaijan - Statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland
13.11.09 - Strasbourg,
I am concerned about the very harsh sentences imposed by the court in Azerbaijan on Adnan Hadjizadeh and Emin Mili. Shortly before the July incident which resulted in their imprisonment for “hooliganism”, the two young people produced a satirical YouTube video, in which they...(>>>)
Council of Europe – Switzerland takes over from Slovenia as Chair of the Committee of Ministers
12.11.09 - Strasbourg,
Switzerland is to take over the Chair of the Committee of Ministers from Slovenia during a meeting to be held in Strasbourg on Wednesday 18 November. Under the joint chairmanship of Samuel Žbogar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, and Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the...(>>>)
European Union’s accession to the ECHR must be a priority, says PACE President
10.11.09 - Strasbourg,
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), LluĂ­s Maria de Puig, welcomed the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009 and expressed the hope that accession by the European Union (EU) to the European Convention on Human Rights...(>>>)
CPT President calls for an end to impunity for perpetrators of torture
09.11.09 - Strasbourg,
The President of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), Mauro Palma, today called on countries to take effective measures to end the practice of impunity in Europe for State officials suspected of perpetrating acts of torture and ill-treatment, a...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to speak in Berlin at Google event on freedom of expression on the Internet
02.11.09 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, will be a keynote speaker at “Breaking Borders “, an event on freedom of expression on the Internet that will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the event, Google will...(>>>)