Statement of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s pre- election delegation to Georgia
27.02.04 - Tbilisi,
The Rose revolution has ended; the new government is now in place. The new authorities came into power with the promise to firmly establish pluralist democracy in Georgia. The forthcoming Parliamentary Elections are a crucial test for the progress of Georgia on the road to democracy...(>>>)
CONGRESS ACTIVITY IN GEORGIA 2003/2005 Council of Europe / European Commission
24.02.04 - Georgia,
In 2003 the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has been instructed by the Council of Europe and the European Commission of launching a new joint activity with the aim of favouring the creation of a national Association/Federation of Georgian local...(>>>)
Assembly observers visit Georgia ahead of parliamentary elections
23.02.04 - Strasbourg,
A five-member, cross-party Assembly delegation, headed by Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR), will visit Georgia from 25 to 28 February to assess preparations for the parliamentary elections on 28 March. In a January 2004 resolution, the Assembly called for ''tangible progress'' in...(>>>)
Walter Schwimmer urges reform based on the rule of law in Georgia
20.02.04 - Strasbourg,
During his talks with Georgia's top leaders, Walter Schwimmer emphasised the importance of carrying out all the reforms needed in the country in a framework of respect for rule of law and human rights. "If the presumed side-slips reported to me are confirmed, they are unacceptable,"...(>>>)
Media Council – the First Step
19.02.04 - Tbilisi,
Workshop on “media council – the first step” is held on 19 February in Tbilisi. The workshop has been organised by the Liberty Institute and Democratic Innovation Centre in co-operation with the Directorate General of Human Rights of the Council of Europe.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to visit Georgia
18.02.04 - Tbilisi,
On 18-21 February 2004, Council of Europe Secretary General Mr. Walter Schwimmer will pay an official visit to Georgia. During the visit the Secretary General will hold meetings with the Georgian Government, Parliament, leaders of the opposition parties, NGOs and the diplomatic...(>>>)
JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE TRIPARTITE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING - International Organizations review threats to security and stability
17.02.04 - VIENNA,
13 February 2004: High-level representatives of the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) met today, in Vienna, to discuss how to respond to threats to security and stability in the 21st century and...(>>>)
Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights for Judges
16.02.04 - Tbilisi,
The seminar in the framework of the European Commission/Council of Europe Joint Programme is organised by the Judicial Training Centre in co-operation with the Directorate General of Human Rights of the Council of Europe.(>>>)
Media: Council of Europe reaffirms the fundamental right to freedom of expression and information
13.02.04 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe yesterday adopted a Declaration on freedom of political debate in the media. By means of this document, the Committee takes a stand against restrictions imposed on the expression of opinions or on the spread of information concerning...(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
13.02.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published the Compendium of the legal instruments of the Council of Europe concerning media in Georgian. Please find enclosed the summary of the publication: (>>>)
Committee of Ministers to consider a Declaration on freedom of political debate in the media
11.02.04 - Strasbourg,
During the meeting on Thursday 12 February the Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil Robles, will present the Ministers’ Deputies with a series of reports on the human rights situation in the new European Member States and candidate countries.(>>>)
A new multilingual website for Council of Europe treaties
06.02.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe's official treaty website becomes a multilingual web site (English, French, German, Italian and Russian). All information will be provided into these five languages, with the following exceptions:(>>>)
Training seminar for judges and prosecutors on article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights
03.02.04 - Tbilisi,
A two-day training seminar for judges and prosecutors on article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights is held on 3-4 February in Mtskheta. (>>>)
Functioning of democratic institutions in Georgia
03.02.04 - Strasbourg,
By means of the events of 22 and 23 November 2003, Georgia has just effected its third change of Head of State since its independence in 1991. For the first time, however, this alternation was effected remarkably peacefully. (>>>)