Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis will make public the results of his inquiry of the compliance of member states with their obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights
28.02.06 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis will make public the results of his inquiry of the compliance of member states with their obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights at a Press Conference In Strasbourg on Wednesday 1st March 2006 at 12.30 pm (local...(>>>)
The European Social Charter in the ''Council of Europe Debates''
28.02.06 - Strasbourg,
The next round of Council of Europe Debates was taken place on 27 February. Jean-Michel Belorgey, Conseiller d’Etat and Chair of the European Committee of Social Rights, took part in a discussion led by Daniel Riot on the scope and use of the European Social Charter.(>>>)
Deadline for replies by the Council of Europe governments on alleged CIA activities expires - Additional Statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
24.02.06 - Strasbourg,
"Following my statement of yesterday about the replies I have received concerning the Article 52 inquiry on alleged CIA activities in Europe, I am pleased to announce that Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and Georgia have finally sent me their replies in the evening(>>>)
End the isolation of the Belarusian people, says PACE President, calling for a reinforced Council of Europe presence in Minsk
24.02.06 - Strasbourg,
René van der Linden, the President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), today called for an end to the isolation of the Belarusian people and proposed the opening of a Council of Europe office in Minsk.(>>>)
Vacancy Announcement – Georgia Legal Task Force Expert
24.02.06 - Tbilisi,
In the course of action on conformity of the Georgian legislation with the Council of Europe standards including the human rights standards, and aiming at elaboration of respective proposals for the government and the parliament of Georgia, the Council of Europe is announcing...(>>>)
Deadline for replies by the Council of Europe governments on alleged CIA activities expires - Statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
23.02.06 - Strasbourg,
The deadline for my inquiry related to allegations concerning secret detentions and the transportation of secretly detained persons in or through Council of Europe member States expired at midnight (22.02.06). The purpose of my inquiry was to establish whether the member States...(>>>)
Regional seminar on “Guidelines for a Co-ordinated Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in South Caucasus”
22.02.06 - Tbilisi,
A two day regional seminar on “Guidelines for a Co-ordinated Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in South Caucasus” which will be held on 22-23 February 2006 at the Hotel Primavera, 8 Kuchishvili str. in Tbilisi. This Seminar is organised by the Council of Europe Directorate...(>>>)
Congress to hold the first meeting of European National Associations of Local and Regional Authorities
22.02.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is organising the first General Meeting of the National Associations of Local and Regional Authorities of Council of Europe member states and observers, on 23 and 24 February in Strasbourg .(>>>)
Dialogue, Tolerance and Education : Council of Europe Round Table in Kazan
22.02.06 - Strasbourg,
European religious leaders from the Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim faiths will meet with government representatives from Council of Europe member states in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan in Russia, on 22 and 23 February 2006, at the invitation of the Council...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights for the NGOs, young lawyers, public officials and lecturers of high educational institutions
21.02.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is organising a series of Training Seminars on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for the representatives of NGOs, young lawyers, public officials and lecturers of high educational institutions. (>>>)
27 March: Council of Europe launches "Universal Leonardo" Art Exhibition
17.02.06 - Strasbourg,
The universal heritage of Leonardo da Vinci is the theme of the 28th Council of Europe Art Exhibition. Five different European venues will host the “Universal Leonardo” series, which opens at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence (Italy), on 27 March with an exhibition on “The Mind...(>>>)
Combating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism - Seminar with ECRI’s key partners
17.02.06 - Strasbourg,
At a time when manifestations of racism and racial discrimination are on the increase, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is organising a two-day seminar with national specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination, in order to discuss...(>>>)
Congress President to visit Georgia
14.02.06 - Strasbourg,
Giovanni Di Stasi, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, will pay an official visit to Tbilisi on 14 February.(>>>)
Conference on the Protection of Electoral Rights and the Rights to Political Associations by the Constitutional Court
10.02.06 - Tbilisi,
On 10-11 February the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Constitutional Court of Georgia will hold the conference on “the Protection of Electoral Rights and the Rights to Political Associations by the Constitutional Court”. The following themes will...(>>>)
PACE President on controversy over caricatures: ‘Rights come with responsibilities – but violence is never ever justified’
10.02.06 - Strasbourg,
Referring to the controversy and violent response to Danish caricatures in several countries worldwide, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President René van der Linden said today that there cannot be a democratic society without the fundamental right to freedom...(>>>)
The delegation of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission in Georgia
07.02.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe’s Venice Commission (the European Commission for Democracy Through Law) will be involved in three activities in Georgia in the period from 8 to 11 February 2006. (>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General on controversy regarding the caricatures of Prophet Mohammad
07.02.06 - Strasbourg,
“The violence, destruction and hate which marred some of the protests against the publication of caricatures of Prophet Mohammad over the weekend are totally unacceptable but I am confident that they are not supported by the vast majority of people of Islamic faith, regardless...(>>>)
National workshop on the decentralisation strategy of Georgia with specific focus on basic laws of local democracy
07.02.06 - Tbilisi,
The National workshop on the decentralisation strategy of Georgia with specific focus on basic laws of local democracy will be held on 8-9 February 2005 at the Parliament of Georgia. The event is organised by the Council of Europe Directorate General I of Legal Affairs, the Venice...(>>>)
Deputy Secretary General opens International Conference on Child Rights (Bucharest, 2 February)
03.02.06 - Strasbourg,
Opening the conference, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio said that the Council of Europe played an important role in protecting children's rights in Europe, especially by devising and introducing standards, programmes and policies intended to serve children's best interests.(>>>)
Council of Europe releases organized crime assessment
01.02.06 - Strasbourg,
A Council of Europe report detailing trends in organized crime in 2005 is now open to the public. The report provides facts and figures on organized criminal activities in Europe, ranging from drug trafficking, to trafficking in human beings, cyber crime and money laundering....(>>>)