News from the Office's Web-Site
28.02.05 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has launched English and Georgian versions of an information document on the Venice Commission - the European Commission for Democracy through Law on the following address:(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to meet President of the European Commission
25.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will pay an official visit to Brussels on Tuesday 1 March to meet President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Culture Jan Figel, as well as Ambassadors of the EU member states....(>>>)
The Essay Competition in International Law of Human Rights
25.02.05 - Tbilisi,
The Essay Competition in International Law of Human Rights, with main accent on the European Court of Human Rights was organised by the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and the Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia. The participants were from Batumi and Telavi State...(>>>)
Deputy Secretary General and President of the Congress open the Budapest conference
24.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and Giovanni Di Stasi addressed the opening session of the Conference of Ministers responsible for local and regional democracy, in Budapest on 24 February. ''Local and regional authorities have a crucial role to play in the democratic fabric of our societies....(>>>)
High level Council of Europe - OSCE joint declaration
24.02.05 - Strasbourg,
OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld, and the Secretaries General of the two Organisations, Ján Kubiš and Terry Davis, met in Strasbourg...(>>>)
Meeting of the Executive Board of National Association of Local Self-Government Units of Georgia
24.02.05 - Tbilisi,
The 2nd Meeting of the Executive Board of the newly established National Association of Local Self-Government Units of Georgia is held on 24 February in Tbilisi. The National Association was officially created on 17 December 2004 in Tbilisi on the occasion of a constituent National...(>>>)
Committee of Ministers’ exchange of views with the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE
23.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld will chair the meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on Wednesday 23 February, during which an exchange of views will be held with Dimitrij Rupel, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovenia and Chairman-in-Office of the Organisation for...(>>>)
Expert Meeting on amendments to the Current Criminal Procedures Code of Georgia and the Draft Criminal Procedures Code of Georgia
23.02.05 - Tbilisi,
A two day expert meeting to discuss amendments to the current Criminal Procedures Code of Georgia, as well as the Draft Criminal Procedures Code of Georgia is held on 23-24 February at Courtyard by Marriott.(>>>)
Conference on Compatibility of Georgian Legislation with the Standards of the European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocols
22.02.05 - Tbilisi,
A conference on “Compatibility of Georgian Legislation with the Standards of the European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocols” is held on 22 February at Courtyard by Marriot in Tbilisi. (>>>)
Georgia / Council of Europe
21.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Georgia signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, concerning Biomedical Research (CETS No.195)*(>>>)
A new convention to fight money laundering and financing of terrorism
18.02.05 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of experts in charge of reviewing the 1990 anti-money laundering Convention has finalised a new draft Convention to fight more effectively against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Amongst the many new features, it is possible to mention the introduction...(>>>)
Draft European Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism
18.02.05 - Strasbourg,
At its last meeting, from 7 to 11 February, the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) agreed to make any subsequent drafts of the convention public, taking into consideration the opinions provided by the Parliamentary Assembly and by the Commissioner for Human Rights....(>>>)
Conference of European ministers responsible for local and regional government in Budapest
17.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Ministers responsible for local and regional government from the 46 Council of Europe member states will meet at the Hotel Marriot in Budapest (Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4) from 24-25 February 2005. (>>>)
Tripartite meeting Council of Europe/OSCE/UN in Strasbourg
17.02.05 - Strasbourg,
On 17 and 18 February, top officials from the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United Nations will look at ways to boost cooperation on issues related to freedom of expression and the rule of law, both at headquarters level and in countries. The 3 ''Tripartite'' organisations...(>>>)
Council of Europe Publications
17.02.05 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia and the Council of Europe Directorate General II of Human Rights have published the book on Compatibility of Georgian Legislation with the Standards of the European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocols. The work on this...(>>>)
Information from the Council of Europe
16.02.05 - Strasbourg,
As part of the reform process to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights, the Norwegian government organised in October 2004 a high-level seminar entitled “Reform of the European human rights system”.(>>>)
Georgia: minority rights at the centre of discussions
14.02.05 - Tbilisi,
A meeting organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Council of Europe will take place in Tbilisi at Hotel Varazi on 14 February 2005: it will focus on the ratification of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Georgia.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to visit Moscow
11.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will make an official visit to the Russian Federation on 13-15 February to discuss the preparations of the Summit of Council of Europe Heads of State and Government and a wide range of other issues, including the priorities...(>>>)
Venice Commission a reference point for European democracy, says Gianni Buquicchio
11.02.05 - Strasbourg,
On the eve of today's Council of Europe-Strasbourg debate on the Venice Commission, its Secretary, Gianni Buquicchio, talks about the role and operating methods of a body often described as a reference point for European democracy. (>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General on official visit to Rome
10.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will pay an official visit to Rome on 10 and 11 February to discuss the preparations of the Summit of Council of Europe Heads of State and Government. The fight against terrorism, the functioning of the European Court of...(>>>)
The Council of Europe´s Programme of Activities for 2005 published
08.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Details of what the Council of Europe’s different operational Directorates are planning to do this year is to be found in the 2005 Programme of Activities, adopted by the Committee of Ministers in December 2004. The publication, which is more than 200 pages long, is only available...(>>>)
Conference on "The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship"
08.02.05 - Strasbourg,
The Conference on "The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship" will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 21-24 April 2005. The main aim of the Conference is to exchange good practice between European NGOs working in the field...(>>>)
Terrorism, globalisation, human rights and the media: European Ministerial Conference in Ukraine in March
07.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Defining the rights and responsibilities of the media in times of crisis, protecting media diversity in the face of globalisation and defending human rights in the Information Society will be the main themes of the 7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy, which...(>>>)
Death of the Prime Minister of Georgia
04.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Giovanni Di Stasi, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, said that he was deeply saddened by the sudden, tragic death of the Georgian Prime Minister, Zurab Zhvania, one of the main instigators of the democratic Revolution of the...(>>>)
Death of the Georgian Prime Minister: Statement of the Chairman of the Council’s Committee of Ministers
04.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Following the announcement of the death of Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld, expressed his most sincere condolences to his family and friends. (>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General saddened by the death of Georgian Prime Minister
03.02.05 - Strasbourg,
“I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia,” Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said today.(>>>)
‘With the death of the Georgian Prime Minister, PACE has lost a very close friend’
03.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Following the announcement of the death of the Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President René van der Linden made the following statement:(>>>)
Strasbourg debate on Council of Europe law
02.02.05 - Strasbourg,
Florence Benoît-Rohmer, lawyer, president of the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg and co-author of the book ''Council of Europe law - Towards a pan-European legal area'' published by the Council of Europe, will answer questions from the public on this theme at a debate...(>>>)
A resolution on the protection of persons with disabilities should be adopted by the Committee of Ministers
01.02.05 - Strasbourg,
At their meeting on 2 February, the Ministers’ Deputies should adopt a resolution on the protection of adults and children with disabilities against abuse. This resolution will fill a gap, as this problem has not yet been addressed by a specific Council of Europe legal instrument....(>>>)