Elections in Georgia - Statement by Carl Bildt, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
27.05.08 - Strasbourg,
The Chairman-in-office of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden took note of the assessment by the international observation mission of the Parliamentary elections held in Georgia the day before yesterday. "It...(>>>)
PACE delegation to observe parliamentary elections in Georgia
21.05.08 - Strasbourg,
A 20-member delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), headed by Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, ALDE), will observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia on 21 May, alongside observers from the OSCE/ODIHR, the European Parliament and the OSCE and NATO...(>>>)
Training on Substantial Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights at Public Defender’s Office of Georgia
21.05.08 - Tbilisi,
On May 30-31, 2008 training on substantive articles of the European Convention on Human Rights will be held for lawyers of Public Defender’s Office of Georgia.(>>>)
European Speakers summit to look at how parliaments interact with civil society, promote human rights
20.05.08 - Strasbourg,
Speakers and presidents of parliament from the 47 Council of Europe member states will gather in Strasbourg from 22 to 23 May 2008 for a major summit conference on the twin themes of “parliaments and civil society” and “national parliaments and the Council of Europe: promoting...(>>>)
Genetic testing for health purposes: a new Council of Europe Protocol
20.05.08 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a new Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes.(>>>)
Sweden takes up chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers
07.05.08 - Strasbourg,
At the 118th session of the Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg on 7 May, Ján Kubiš, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, took stock of the country’s chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s decision-making body before passing the chairmanship to Carl Bildt, Sweden’s...(>>>)
South-Eastern Europe and common stability and security on the agenda of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
05.05.08 - Strasbourg,
Over 30 Ministers for Foreign Affairs or Europe Ministers from Council of Europe member countries are due to meet in Strasbourg on Wednesday 7 May.(>>>)
Sweden and Slovakia launch virtual embassies inside the Council of Europe Wild Web Woods Game
05.05.08 - Strasbourg,
Foreign Ministers from Sweden and Slovakia are to mark the handover of chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on Wednesday 7 May by launching virtual “embassies” in the Wild Web Woods children’s game.(>>>)
New portal ''Human Rights and Legal Affairs'' launched
02.05.08 - Strasbourg,
The new website launched this week contains news by country and by field of activity, as well as information on standard-setting and monitoring, the work of the Venice Commission and co-operation with member states. (>>>)
Workshops for the NGOs and Judges on Election related matters
02.05.08 - Strasbourg,
The European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission) in co-operation with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Supreme Court of Georgia, the High School of Justice and the assistance of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, is organising two workshops...(>>>)
Council of Europe launches online discussion forum on freedom of speech in times of crisis
02.05.08 - Strasbourg,
To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Council of Europe has launched an online discussion forum on media freedom in times of crisis.(>>>)
New Council of Europe anti-terrorist convention enters into force
01.05.08 - Strasbourg,
“Following the money trail is one of the most important ways of fighting terrorism and organised crime. Quick access to information on assets held by criminal organisations, including terrorist groups, is vital to successful prevention and prosecution of terrorism”, said Terry...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis calls on Georgia and the Russian Federation to settle disagreements by peaceful means
01.05.08 - Strasbourg,
“Tensions between Georgia and the Russian Federation regarding Abkhazia are reaching a point at which there is a risk that they will escalate out of control. Both sides must do everything in their power to prevent any further deterioration of the situation with negative consequences...(>>>)
Democratic conduct of upcoming elections in Georgia crucial to restore trust in the democratic process, say PACE observers
01.05.08 - Strasbourg,
The democratic conduct of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Georgia, scheduled for 21 May 2008, is crucial to restoring public confidence in the democratic process in the country, according to a four-member “pre-electoral” delegation of observers from the Parliamentary...(>>>)