First judgments adopted by three judges under the court’s new procedures
23.12.09 - Strasbourg,
Following the decisions taken at the Madrid Ministerial session in May 2009 (see Press Release No.391(2009)), the Court is able to make use of certain procedures provided for in Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights, which has been ratified by all 47 member...(>>>)
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on visit to Abkhazia
23.12.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe's Committee for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its visit to Abkhazia, Georgia, carried out in April/May 2009. The report has been made public at the request of the Georgian...(>>>)
Vacancy announcement for the position of Project Coordinator
15.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe (CoE) on behalf of the project “Support to the Office of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) to enhance its capacity to address the situation of IDPs and other conflict-affected individuals” is announcing a vacancy for the position of Project Coordinator....(>>>)
Vacancy announcement for the position of Monitor/Adviser (5 posts)
15.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe (CoE) on behalf of the project “Support to the Office of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) to enhance its capacity to address the situation of IDPs and other conflict-affected individuals” is announcing vacancies for the position of Monitor/Adviser (5...(>>>)
Human Rights: 100 posters for 100 days to celebrate
11.12.09 - Strasbourg,
From 10 December 2009 to 10 March 2010, the Council of Europe will host a Worldwide Exhibition "Poster4Tomorrow" on freedom of expression with contributions from designers and artists of 67 countries. (>>>)
Constitutional reform in Luxembourg and elections of the enlarged Bureau on the agenda of the Venice Commission
10.12.09 - Venice,
Organised by the Venice Commission which is a consultative body of the Council of Europe on constitutional issues, advising member states on the basis of the international standards on the legal foundations of democratic societies.(>>>)
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee: visits in 2010
07.12.09 - Strasbourg,
In 2010, as part of its programme of “periodic” visits, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following ten countries: (>>>)
Video Record of the Press Conference of the Director General of Democracy and Political Affairs
06.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Director General of Democracy and Political Affairs Mr. Jean-Louis Laurens, at the end of his official visit to Georgia has held a press-conference.(>>>)
Press Conference of the Director General of Democracy and Political Affairs
04.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Director General of Democracy and Political Affairs Mr. Jean-Louis Laurens will hold a press conference on Friday 4 December at 4.30 pm, in the Council of Europe Office in Georgia (1 Chavchavadze avenue, 2nd lane, 3a building, 0179 Tbilisi).(>>>)
The Founding Assembly of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
04.12.09 - Tbilisi,
Today on 4th of December the founding Assembly of the Association of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics will start to work at 14:00 in the “Radisson SAS Iveria” Hotel. Any journalist, who gathers, transmits, disseminates and comments information and shares the...(>>>)
Human Rights Commissioner at press conference in Tbilisi: “Ordinary people should be protected from the consequences of the conflict”
03.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights visited Georgia from 27 November to 3 December. He was determined to contribute to the release of detainees and to family reunification during his mission. He achieved the following: two Georgian teenage school boys who were...(>>>)
Video Record of the Human Rights Commissioner’s Press Conference
03.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, at the end of his official visit to Georgia has held a press-conference. (>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg in Georgia: detainees released
03.12.09 - Strasbourg,
Two detained teenagers were released on Wednesday after intervention by Thomas Hammarberg in Tskhinvali. Two other minors will be freed within the coming days according to a pledge given to the Commissioner. The boys had crossed the administrative borderline from Georgia in early...(>>>)
Press Conference of the Human Rights Commissioner Mr. Thomas Hammarberg
03.12.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, who is on his official visit to Georgia will hold today at 19:00 a Press Conference at the Council of Europe Office In Georgia. (>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg achieves positive result - two teenagers freed / Statement by Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland and Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Micheline Calmy-Rey
03.12.09 - Strasbourg,
“We welcome the release of two of the four Georgian teenagers held in Tskhinvali by the de facto authorities in the Georgian region of South Ossetia and their safe return to their families. At the same time we emphasise the absolute necessity to release the remaining two minors...(>>>)
PACE rapporteur welcomes teenagers in Tskhinvali heading for home
03.12.09 - Strasbourg,
“The developments over the last 24 hours in solving the plight of the four teenagers detained in Tskhinvali, and the five South Ossetians held by the Tbilisi authorities, are to be welcomed,” said Corien Jonker (Netherlands, EPP-CD), rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly...(>>>)
Director General of Democracy and Political Affairs to visit Georgia
02.12.09 - Strasbourg,
Director General Jean-Louis Laurens will be on an official mission in Georgia from 2 to 5 December. From 2 to 4 December, Mr Laurens will meet with high-level officials from the executive, legislative and judicial powers, with a view to preparing the regular stock-taking report...(>>>)