Statement of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance on recent events affecting persons of Georgian origin in the Russian Federation (adopted on 15 December 2006 at ECRI’s 41st plenary meeting)
18.12.06 - Strasbourg,
From the standpoint of its mandate to combat racism and racial discrimination in the 46 member States of the Council of Europe, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) wishes to express its deep concern about recent events affecting Russian citizens of Georgian...(>>>)
The Council of Europe adopts its 2007 budgets
15.12.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has just adopted its budgets for the year 2007. The ordinary budget amounts to € 197.2 million, an increase of 3.72% ( 1.52% real growth) compared to 2006. (>>>)
13 years of illegal detention in the middle of Europe - Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day
08.12.06 - Strasbourg,
This year’s International Human Rights day will mark the thirteenth anniversary since Ilie Ilascu, Andrei Ivantoc and Tudor Petrov-Popa were sentenced by the so-called court in a so called “Moldovan Republic of Transdniestria”. While Mr Ilascu, who was sentenced to death, was...(>>>)
Stepping up reform of higher education: Informal Conference of Ministers of Education from the new countries in the Bologna Process (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine)
08.12.06 - Strasbourg,
Ministers of Education from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are meeting at the Council of Europe on 12-13 December with the objective of stepping up reform of their higher education systems in line with the Bologna Process. (>>>)
Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee: visits in 2007
08.12.06 - Strasbourg,
In 2007, as part of its programme of regular "periodic" visits, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) intends to examine the treatment of people deprived of their liberty in the following eleven countries:...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis on the death of a Georgian woman awaiting deportation from Russia
05.12.06 - Strasbourg,
“The death of the second Georgian citizen awaiting deportation from Russia in the past two months is a cause for concern. The investigation of the circumstances in which 51 year old Manana Jabelia died on 2 December in a Moscow detention centre is ongoing, and we shall be looking...(>>>)
Photographic exhibition of masterpieces of Georgian cultural heritage
05.12.06 - Strasbourg,
''Architectural treasures and marvellous icons become heritage when they connect to people'', stated Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General, as she opened the photographic exhibition in the main hall of the Palais de l’Europe on December 4. The exhibition is a prelude...(>>>)
Terry Davis at the OSCE Ministerial meeting: a call for better and more rational cooperation
05.12.06 - Strasbourg,
Speaking to the Foreign Ministers of the 55 OSCE participating countries, Secretary General said that working together means identifying, planning and deciding together, and not simply issuing invitations to each other’s events. Cost-efficiency, he added, requires the allocation...(>>>)
Meeting of the Committee of Experts on Terrorism
05.12.06 - Strasbourg,
During its meeting from 4 to 6 December, the Committee of experts on terrorism (Codexter) will release a set of new Country profiles concerning the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, the Russian Federation, Sweden and ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''....(>>>)
Exhibition: Masterpieces of the Georgian Cultural Heritage
04.12.06 - Strasbourg,
The exhibition Masterpieces of the Georgian cultural heritage includes some 50 photographs representing the most important movable and immovable monuments of the following categories:(>>>)
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: ''Europe is letting down the victims of slavery'' states Terry Davis
04.12.06 - Strasbourg,
On the eve of the International Day for the abolition of slavery, the Secretary General reiterated the fact that trafficking in human beings is a new form of slavery which has become the new scourge of Europe. ''Every year hundreds of thousands of human beings, mostly women and...(>>>)
Conference/Seminar on “Communicating the decisions of the Constitutional Court to the public”
04.12.06 - Tbilisi,
The Constitutional Court of Georgia jointly with the High School of Justice, with the support of Venice Commission, Council of Europe Legal Task Force and American Bar Association has organised the Conference/Seminar on “Communicating the decisions of the Constitutional Court...(>>>)
PACE rapporteurs call for mutual respect and responsibility in Georgia-Russia relations
01.12.06 - Strasbourg,
Russia is right to ask for “respect and responsibility” from Georgia and should show exactly the same attitude towards its neighbour country, according to two rapporteurs of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), speaking during a press conference at the end of...(>>>)
Council of Europe hosts blindfolded lunch, café theatre and special film to mark International Day of Disabled Persons
01.12.06 - Strasbourg,
By conservative estimates, one European in ten has a disability, meaning that at least 80 million people in all 46 Council of Europe member countries live with some form of disability, whether physical, sensorial, intellectual or psychological. (>>>)