Reform of the European Court of Human Rights: joint declaration reached in Interlaken
23.02.10 - Interlaken / Bern,
In the framework of its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, on 18 and 19 February 2010 Switzerland organised a Ministerial Conference in Interlaken in order to decisively spur the reform of the overburdened European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)....(>>>)
PACE President Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu warmly welcomes Russia’s ratification of Protocol No. 14
23.02.10 - Strasbourg,
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), today warmly welcomed Russia’s ratification of Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights. “This ratification will further enhance the protection of the fundamental...(>>>)
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Georgia
22.02.10 - Strasbourg,
A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) recently carried out an 11-day visit to Georgia. The visit, which began on 5 February 2010, was the CPT’s fourth periodic visit to Georgia....(>>>)
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland : "EU accession to Human Rights' Convention is historic development"
16.02.10 - Brussels,
"The accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights is a new, historic change in the co-operation on democratic security and stability in Europe", said today Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General, in his key-note speech in Brussels,...(>>>)
Future of the European Court of Human Rights - Ministers from the 47 states to meet in Interlaken (Switzerland)
16.02.10 - Strasbourg,
The future of the European Court of Human Rights will take centre-stage when human rights ministers from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe gather on 18 and 19 February at the Casino Kursaal in Interlaken.(>>>)
The European Union’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights
09.02.10 -
There is a general consensus on the need for, and the political importance of, the European Union acceding to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The “Treaty of Lisbon”, which was adopted at a EU summit on 18-19 October 2007 and entered into force on 1 December...(>>>)
Council of Europe calls for deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities
08.02.10 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers has just adopted a text recommending that member states no longer place children with disabilities in institutional care and instead give preference to community living.(>>>)
Press-Conference of the Venice Commission’s Delegation (Video-record)
04.02.10 - Tbilisi,
Within the framework of the constitutional reform, a delegation of the Venice Commission visiting Georgia during 3-5 February 2010, meets with the State Constitutional Commission, President, Speaker of parliament, Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission and civil society....(>>>)
European Court of Human Rights Press release issued by the Registrar Chamber Judgment Klaus and Iouri Kiladze v. Georgia
03.02.10 - Strasbourg,
The European Court of Human Rights has today notified in writing its Chamber judgment in the case of Klaus and Iouri Kiladze v. Georgia (application no. 7975/06). The applicants, Klaus Kiladze and his brother Iouri Kiladze, are Georgian nationals who were born in 1926 and 1928...(>>>)
Secretary General at official opening of judicial year of the Court
01.02.10 - Strasbourg,
Thorbjørn Jagland participated on 29 January in the events marking the opening of the judicial year of the European Court of Human Right. This is a promising beginning of the year for the Court with the State Duma of the Russian Federation voting in favour of the ratification...(>>>)
Forthcoming 2010 Council of Europe events
01.02.10 - Strasbourg,
60th Anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights; 30th anniversary of the Pompidou Group; 20th anniversary of the Venice Commission(>>>)