The Assembly debates the right to a healthy environment
27.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, meeting this week in plenary session in Strasbourg, will end its Summer session on Friday with a debate on the environment and human rights.(>>>)
Assembly: US detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and in Afghanistan unlawful
27.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The detention by the United States of more than 600 combatants and non-combatants at Guantanamo Bay and in Afghanistan is unlawful - since their status is undefined in international law - and their(>>>)
Walter Schwimmer: EU enlargement will make the Council of Europe more necessary than ever
27.06.03 - Strasbourg,
Speaking at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s urgent debate on the Convention on the Future of Europe, Walter Schwimmer Secretary General of the 45-member Organisation said that EU enlargement will strengthen, rather than reduce, the need for the Council of Europe....(>>>)
Walter Schwimmer: 3rd Council of Europe Summit will define the role of the Organisation in an enlarged Europe
27.06.03 - Strasbourg,
During a press conference held yesterday in Strasbourg, the Secretary General stressed that the 3rd Summit of Heads of State or Government of the Council of Europe, to be held between autumn 2004 and spring 2005, would deal with the role of the Organisation in the institutional...(>>>)
Assembly debates proposal for EU associate membership in the Council of Europe
26.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The fourth day of the Assembly’s Summer part-session will begin with an urgent procedure debate on the EU’s draft constitution. A report prepared by Theodoros Pangalos (>>>)
Council of Europe's new multimedia portal
25.06.03 - Strasbourg,
On Monday 23 June, the Council of Europe launched a new multimedia portal on its Internet site. This new facility can be accessed via the Organisation's general site and will offer journalists, (>>>)
Threats to the International Criminal Court and trafficking in organs on the Assembly’s agenda
25.06.03 - Strasbourg,
United States demands to conclude bilateral agreements providing for a blanket exemption from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court will be debated by the Assembly under urgent procedure on Wednesday 25(>>>)
Peter Schieder : ''Our position on the ICC remains firm''
24.06.03 - Strasbourg,
At a press conference Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Schieder announced an urgent debate this week on 'The Convention on the future of Europe and the Council of Europe' as well as the participation of the European Commissioner Franz Fischler in the debates on agriculture....(>>>)
Prevention of violence in sport: Council of Europe conference in Lisbon
24.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The role of local and regional authorities in the prevention of violence at sports events, particularly football matches, is the theme of a conference taking place in Lisbon on 23 and 24 June. The event has been organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe...(>>>)
Council of Europe calls for organ donor registers
24.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a recommendation to its member states calling for the establishment of organ donor registers. (>>>)
The European Diploma for Protected Areas of the Council of Europe awarded to three new protected areas
24.06.03 -
By decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the European Diploma for Protected Areas of the Council of Europe has been awarded to three new applicant areas: (>>>)
Council of Europe University summer school on the misuse of history
24.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe will be organising a university summer school on the theme 'The misuse of history - history teaching in the 21st century: a challenge for Europe' from 2 to 5 July 2003. The gathering is aimed at students, specialist university lecturers and teachers and...(>>>)
Opening for signature of three new legal instruments of the Council of Europe
20.06.03 - Strasbourg,
On the occasion of the 112th session of the Committee of Ministers taking place in Strasbourg, three new legal instruments have been opened for signature. States that have signed (15.06.03.) these new texts are the following: (>>>)
Council of Europe/European Union quadripartite meeting
19.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The 19th Quadripartite Meeting between the Council of Europe and the European Union, a high-level co-ordination meeting, took place in Luxembourg on Tuesday 17 June at the invitation of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. (>>>)
Seminar on Organisation of the Police
18.06.03 - Tbilisi,
18 - 19 June 2003 Seminar on “Organisation of the police” is held on 18 -19 June in Tbilisi. The seminar is organised by the Criminal law and criminal justice Division (DG 1 - Legal Affairs) of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia...(>>>)
Media and Politicians in Time of Elections Workshop
17.06.03 - Tbilisi,
17-18 June 2003 Seminar on “media and politicians in time of elections” is held on 17-18 June in Tbilisi. The seminar has been organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in co-operation with the Directorate General of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. (>>>)
Summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly
17.06.03 - Strasbourg,
Highlights of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s Summer session (23-27 June 2003) include debates on organ trafficking in Europe, on a proposal to create a public prosecutor at the European Court of Human Rights (part of a report on areas where the European Convention...(>>>)
The Group of States against Corruption produces new CD-ROM
17.06.03 - Strasbourg,
GRECO, a Council of Europe Partial and Enlarged Agreement , has just published a CD-ROM on its activities. Legal instruments, evaluation reports adopted and made public, and many other basic texts are available on this CD-ROM.(>>>)
Council of Europe seminar on "Road traffic and psychoactive substances"
17.06.03 - Strasbourg,
A seminar on ‘Road traffic and psychoactive substances’, organised by the Pompidou Group, will take place from 18 to 20 June in Rooms 7 and 10 of the Palais de l’Europe. Founded in 1971, the Pompidou Group is a multidisciplinary group for co-operation in the field of drugs and...(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
16.06.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is publishing “Media and Elections Handbook” (by Yasha Lange). The following chapters of the publication discuss possible regulation of free political advertising, paid political advertising and editorial coverage in the broadcast...(>>>)
13 and 14 June: Secretary General at conference on Islam in Graz
13.06.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer will be in Graz on 13 and 14 June at a conference on “the role of Islam and Muslims in Europe”. More than 100 theologians and leaders of Islamic centres in Europe, representing more than 20 million Muslims, will meet to discuss...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to take part in Central European Initiative meeting in Wroclaw
13.06.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer will take part in the meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of countries involved in the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Wroclaw, Poland, on 12 and 13 June. (>>>)
The Committee of Ministers has given the green light for two new buildings
13.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers has just agreed to the construction of two new buildings for the Council of Europe: a new general office building and a new building for the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines. These buildings will be the work of AUKETT Art & Build, of...(>>>)
The North-South Prize Award Ceremony will take place on 16th of June in Lisbon
13.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The North-South Prize Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 16th of June at 5 pm in the Senate Room of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic in Lisbon (Portugal) (>>>)
Seminar on the Financing of Political Parties and Electoral Campaign
12.06.03 - Tbilisi.
12-13 June 2003, (Hotel Sheraton Metechi Palace) The seminar within the framework of the Council of Europe Integrated Project “Making democratic institutions work” is organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Anti-Corruption Bureau of Georgia and is...(>>>)
Working Group meeting on the Local Charter and National Training Strategy for Local Government in Georgia
12.06.03 -
Tbilisi, 12 June 2003. In the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme the third Working Group meeting on the Local Charter and National Training Strategy for Local Government in Georgia is being held in Tbilisi on 12 June, 2003. (>>>)
Collection of electronic documents
09.06.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is publishing the detailed web-guide to the organisation. The material, which represents an official handbook of the Council of Europe, covers all activities of the organisation and gives explanatory notes on different European...(>>>)
Council of Europe and European Commission launch a European Day of Civil Justice
09.06.03 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has just decided to launch, together with the European Commission, the European Day of Civil Justice (EDCJ) which will be held throughout Europe every year during the last week of October. (>>>)
Colloquy on Regional Rural Produce in the Era of Globalisation
06.06.03 - Versailles ,
Versailles (France), 6 June 2003 The CLRAE Committee on Culture and Education of the Regional Chamber is organising a colloquy on Regional Rural Produce in the Era of Globalisation. The colloquy will be held in the afternoon of the 6 June 2003 at Versailles, Paris. (>>>)
Council of Europe Publications
03.06.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is publishing its second brochure for 2002-2003. A new edition contains the following topics: Council of Europe at a glance, Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia, Council of Europe and...(>>>)
Council of Europe ministerial conference in Oslo to discuss health, dignity and human rights
03.06.03 - Strasbourg,
Integrating the ethical and human rights dimension into the delivery of health care services is the aim of the seventh conference of European Health Ministers, whose theme is “Health, Dignity and Human Rights”. The conference, organised by the Norwegian Government and the Council...(>>>)
Monitoring – Co-rappourters visit Georgia to assess honouring of commitments
02.06.03 - Tbilisi,
3-5 June, The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR) and Evgeni Kirilov (Bulgaria, SOC), make a fourth fact-finding visit to the country to assess the state of Georgia’s honouring of the commitments it made on joining the Council of Europe in...(>>>)
New Council of Europe response to the regulatory challenges posed by the Internet
02.06.03 - Strasbourg,
On 28 May 2003, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a Declaration on freedom of communication on the Internet. (>>>)
Prosecutors General from Council of Europe’s 45 member States meet in Bratislava
02.06.03 - Strasbourg,
Prosecutors General from the 45 member States of the Council of Europe are meeting for the fourth time, from 1 to 3 June in Bratislava (Forum Hotel, Hodzovo namestie Nr.2). (>>>)