Review of local self-government reforms in Georgia and Coordination of international partners' activities
25.02.09 - Tbilisi,
A Delegation of the Directorate General of Democracy and Political Affairs of the Council of Europe (DG-DPA) will visit Georgia from 4 to 6 March 2009 to review the progress of local self-government reforms since the adoption of the new territorial structure. It will meet Representatives...(>>>)
New Film on the European Court of Human Rights
25.02.09 - Strasbourg,
“The Conscience of Europe” is a film intended for the general public. It describes the European Court of Human Rights and its working practices and activities. The documentary lasts about 15 minutes and may thus be watched in the context of school curricula, for example...(>>>)
European Court of Human Rights tests a new on-line application form
23.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The European Court of Human Rights has launched a new service on a trial basis to enable applicants to fill out the Court’s application form on-line via its internet site. Initially, this service will be available only for applicants using Swedish or Dutch application forms....(>>>)
1048th Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies
23.02.09 - Strasbourg,
During their meeting on 18 February 2009, the Ministers’ Deputies took note of the Secretary General’s report on Council of Europe activities following the conflict in Georgia. Furthermore, they were informed by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights about his...(>>>)
Independent Council of Europe body to monitor human trafficking holds its first meeting in Strasbourg
20.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) will hold its first meeting in Strasbourg next week. This new monitoring body will control the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. During the meeting, the group...(>>>)
7th European conference on Family Law “International Family Mediation”
19.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The 7th European Conference on Family Law will take place on 16 March 2009 in Strasbourg. Its topic will be international family mediation. The aim of the conference is to improve and harmonise co-operation and practices in the field of international family mediation (costs,...(>>>)
European Judges and Prosecutors Consultative Councils meet in Strasbourg
17.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The meetings of the Working Group of the Consultative Council of European Judges and of the Working Group of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors takes place from 16 to 18 February in Strasbourg. The preparation of a draft Opinion concerning 'the relationship between...(>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg highlights the human-rights role of national parliaments
17.02.09 - Strasbourg,
“Parliamentarians have an important role to play in building a sustainable human rights culture in their own country. More concrete discussion is needed about how this particular responsibility can be exercised” commented the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights,...(>>>)
1048th Ministers’ Deputies Meeting
13.02.09 - Strasbourg,
During their meeting on 11 and 12 February 2009, the Ministers’ Deputies pursued their discussions on the Council of Europe and the conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia. In this context, they invited the Secretary General to report on a regular basis on the human...(>>>)
Round-table meeting: “The Role of NGOs in the Situation following the August 2008 Conflict”
13.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The Round-table provides a platform for the follow-up to the meeting "The role of NGOs in the development of the regional co-operation, including dialogue in post-conflict situations"(>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg calls for a continued and meaningful international presence in Abkhazia
13.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, concluded on 12 February 2009 his fourth follow up mission to areas affected by the South Ossetia conflict, during which he visited Tbilisi, Sokhumi and Gali. (>>>)
Video-record of the Press-Conference given by the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg
12.02.09 - Tbilisi,
On his ongoing visit to Georgia (8-13 February, 2009), Tomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner today held the Press-Conference at the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi, aiming at reviewing the current situation as regards the implementation of the six...(>>>)
Press-Conference of the Commissioner for Human Rights
11.02.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Thomas Hammarberg will hold the Press-Conference on February 12, 2009, at the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi during his special visit to Georgia (9-14/02/2009).(>>>)
Council of Europe handbook teaches safety for online social networking
10.02.09 - Strasbourg,
On the eve of Safer Internet Day 2009, the Council of Europe is launching a new edition of The Internet Literacy Handbook, which offers teachers, parents and students a full guide on getting the most out of the Internet while being protected from its risks. (>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg starts official visit to Georgia
09.02.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, starts today a week-long special visit to Georgia in order to review the current status of implementation of the six principles for urgent human rights and humanitarian protection. (>>>)
New Publication
06.02.09 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs has published the “Human Rights Manual for Prosecutors”, where the following themes are covered: Public prosecutor ‘Human Rights on Duty’; International...(>>>)
The implementation of Resolution 1633 (2008) on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia
05.02.09 -
The Parliamentary Assembly fully reaffirms its Resolution 1633 (2008) on “the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia”, adopted on 2 October 2008. In this resolution, the Assembly strongly condemned the outbreak of war between two of its member states and considered...(>>>)
1047th Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies
05.02.09 - Strasbourg,
During their meeting on 4 February 2009, the Ministers’ Deputies pursued their discussions on the Council of Europe and the conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia. They also adopted an “Outline for the short listing of candidates” for the post of Secretary...(>>>)
Press release issued by the Registrar - CHAMBER JUDGMENT RAMISHVILI AND KOKHREIDZE v. GEORGIA
04.02.09 -
The European Court of Human Rights has today notified in writing its Chamber judgment in the case of Ramishvili and Kokhreidze v. Georgia (application no. 1704/06).(>>>)
Strengthening public-private partnership against cybercrime: Deputy Secretary General visits Microsoft’s headquarters
03.02.09 -
The Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, will meet high-level representatives of Microsoft with a view to continuing co-operation and encouraging public-private partnerships to combat cybercrime on a global level.(>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg calls for a more child-friendly solution to juvenile justice
03.02.09 - Strasbourg,
“Children should not be treated as criminals. Young offenders are children first and foremost and should be protected by all the agreed relevant human rights standards” says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, in his latest Viewpoint. ...(>>>)