Secretary General sets out proposed agenda for 3rd Council of Europe Summit
23.12.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer has issued a set of proposals concerning "a substantive agenda and possible concrete results" for the Organisation's 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government, due to take place in Warsaw in 2005. (>>>)
Council of Europe Parliamentary delegation: political commitments bring new hope in Georgia
18.12.03 - Tbilisi,
A five-member delegation of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly , headed by Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR), visited Georgia from 16-19 December 2003 to assess preparations for the presidential elections on 4 January 2004.(>>>)
Seminar on “Resolving Electoral Disputes and the Transparency of the Electoral Process”
18.12.03 - Strasbourg,
The seminar on “Resolving Electoral Disputes and the Transparency of the Electoral Process” is held in Strasbourg on 18-19 December. This seminar is a part of the short-term assistance activities and is organised in order to provide support to the Georgian authorities for promoting...(>>>)
Trafficking in organs: presentation of a television documentary
18.12.03 - Paris,
"Should the poor provide for the health of the rich? Should the price of alleviating poverty be human health?", asked Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold (Switzerland, SOC), Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur on trafficking in organs, at the presentation of a television documentary, Organs...(>>>)
Assembly committee calls for law on rights and duties of internet users
17.12.03 - Strasbourg,
The Assembly's Legal Affairs Committee has called for an international code defining the rights and duties of internet users. A European web ethics authority, backed by national cyberethics committees with supervision powers, would be ''the key to making businesses and private...(>>>)
Meeting of the Monitoring Group on the financing of political parties and political campaigns on the issue of electoral fraud
17.12.03 - Tbilisi,
The 7th meeting of the Monitoring Group on the financing of political parties and political campaigns on the issue of electoral fraud is held at the office of the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel on 17 December 2003. (>>>)
Election observation – Pre-election visit to Georgia
16.12.03 - Strasbourg,
16-19 December, Tbilisi – A five-member delegation, headed by Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR), will make a “pre-election” visit to Georgia to assess preparations for the presidential election on 4 January 2004. An enlarged ad hoc committee of up to 20 parliamentarians will observe...(>>>)
Council of Europe Venice Commission Plenary focuses on international humanitarian law, free elections in south Caucasus and constitutional changes
12.12.03 - Strasbourg,
The Geneva Conventions of the Red Cross post September 11 as they apply to prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, the impact of the future European Union Constitution on human rights and future guidelines for political parties in Europe will be under discussion at the Plenary Session of...(>>>)
Election observation – Pre-election visit to Georgia
12.12.03 - Strasbourg,
16-19 December, Tbilisi – A five-member delegation, headed by Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR), will make a “pre-election” visit to Georgia to assess preparations for the presidential election on 4 January 2004.(>>>)
PACE Monitoring
05.12.03 - Strasbourg,
9 December, Paris – The Assembly’s Monitoring Committee will discuss the functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan and Georgia, in the framework of reports to be debated shortly by the Assembly. It is also due to hear statements on recent visits of its rapporteurs...(>>>)
Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee visits Georgia
03.12.03 - Strasbourg,
A delegation of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) recently carried out an eleven-day visit to Georgia. The visit, which began on 18 November 2003, was organised within the framework of the CPT's programme...(>>>)
Adoption of the Council of Europe's 2004 Budget
01.12.03 - Strasbourg,
The Ministers' Deputies at the Council of Europe have adopted the Organisation's Ordinary Budget for 2004. The contribution of the member States will amount to 180.5 million euros (as opposed to 175 million euros in 2003).(>>>)