Georgian local elections mark evident progress, but significant shortcomings remain to be addressed
31.05.10 - Tbilisi,
Yesterday’s municipal elections in Georgia marked evident progress towards meeting international standards, but significant shortcomings remain to be addressed, international observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) and the Council...(>>>)
Press Conference of the Congress Delegation of the Council of Europe
28.05.10 - Tbilisi,
A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will present its findings on local elections in Georgia during a press conference which will take place(>>>)
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe - Gender equality in law and in practice - How can we bridge the gap?
28.05.10 -
Despite the fact that equality between men and women has been a political priority for some time in Europe, progress remains very slow. Even if women have the same rights as men, they do not have the same access to opportunities offered to men and the claims to their rights are...(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress to observe local elections in Georgia
24.05.10 - Strasbourg,
A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will observe local elections in Georgia, including the first direct elections of the Mayor of Tbilisi, on 30 May 2010. (>>>)
60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights / Media freedom - Council of Europe launches essay and photo competition for law students
18.05.10 - Strasbourg,
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Convention on Human Rights, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the European Law Students Association (ELSA), has launched an essay and photo competition targeted at European law students. Under the theme “Our Rights, Our freedoms”,...(>>>)
Priorities of the incoming Chairmanship of the Council of Europe
14.05.10 - Strasbourg,
“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” has taken over the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from Switzerland for the next six months. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, presented a report on Switzerland’s achievements...(>>>)
120th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe – Conclusions
14.05.10 - Strasbourg,
The Committe of Ministers of the Council of Europe met today in Strasbourg with Mrs Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland in the chair.(>>>)
Signatures and ratifications at the Council of Europe \ Week from 10 to 14 May 2010
14.05.10 - Strasbourg,
10 April 2010 Cyprus:denounced the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (CETS No. 065)*ratified the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised) (CETS No. 193)* 11 April 2010 Georgia signed:the...
Peace through democracy and democracy through law – 20 years since establishment of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
13.05.10 - Strasbourg,
Today 20 years ago in Strasbourg, on 10 May 1990, 18 member states of the Council of Europe - Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey - established the Venice...(>>>)
Future of the European Court of Human Rights and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the agenda of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers
07.05.10 - Strasbourg,
The Ministers for Foreign Affairs or State Secretaries for European Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states will meet in Strasbourg on Tuesday 11 May. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will chair the official session,...(>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg in Georgia: detainees released
05.05.10 - Strasbourg,
''The process of resolving the humanitarian and human rights issues has restarted,'' said Thomas Hammarberg after a visit to Tskhinvali on 2 May, reacting to the release of three detained Georgians released and to the pledge that another three would be freed within the near...(>>>)