Council of Europe Secretary General to meet the President of the Russian Federation
30.06.08 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis will meet the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday 1 July in Moscow. Mr Davis will then go to Saint Petersburg to attend the Council of Europe meeting of European Public Prosecutors organised on 2 and...(>>>)
GEPAC: Regional Workshops on Public Access to Information
30.06.08 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe is organising, under the framework of GEPAC Project, three regional workshops on Public Access to Information in Signagi (30 June), Kutaisi (2 July) and Batumi (3 July), Georgia. The aim of the meetings is to present the legal and practical framework/solutions...(>>>)
Speech by Terry Davis Secretary General of the Council of Europe during the debate on the State of democracy in Europe of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
30.06.08 - Strasbourg,
In 1863, the sixteenth President of the United States Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – and referred to government of the people, by the people, for the people. For the past one hundred and forty-five years, politicians across the world...(>>>)
PACE encourages integration as a facilitator for democratic participation
26.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Assembly today called on member states to encourage integration as a facilitator for democratic participation and to facilitate access to nationality, including dual nationality. During a special debate on the state of democracy in Europe, the Assembly discussed the specific...(>>>)
European Public Prosecutors to meet in Saint Petersburg
26.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Prosecutors General from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe will meet on 2 and 3 July 2008 in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) to discuss the role of public prosecution in the protection of human rights and public interests outside the criminal law field....(>>>)
Council of Europe Summer University for Democracy to start next week
24.06.08 - Strasbourg,
“Governance, power and democracy'” is a key topic of the Third Summer University for Democracy, organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 30 June to 4 July. The event will bring together over 600 participants from schools of political studies in 16 European countries....(>>>)
New Publication
24.06.08 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs has published in Georgian language the book written by Henrik Keith Hansen “Fair and balanced election reporting”. This publication covers the following themes:...(>>>)
PACE summer session: state of democracy in Europe; functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey
23.06.08 - Strasbourg,
An urgent debate on the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey, to which Turkey’s Foreign Minister has been invited, a general policy debate on the situation in China, and a special debate on the state of democracy in Europe, involving guest speakers from civil society...(>>>)
Training on Substantial Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights at Public Defender’s Office of Georgia
23.06.08 - Tbilisi,
On June 27-28, 2008 training on substantive articles of the European Convention on Human Rights and on European Social Charter will be held for lawyers of Public Defender’s Office of Georgia.(>>>)
Seminar on “The European Neighbourhood Policy and New Challenges”
20.06.08 - Tbilisi,
The Seminar on “The European Neighbourhood Policy and New Challenges” will be held in Tbilisi on 24-27 June, 2008 for the representatives of Georgian regional media. This event is the follow-up of the seminars held in May for the journalists covering regional issues. (>>>)
Council of Europe and EU Agency for Fundamental Rights sign cooperation agreement
19.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on 18 June signed a cooperation agreement which is intended to reinforce complementarity and avoid unnecessary duplication in the field of human rights protection in Europe.(>>>)
OP-ED – Raising awareness is not enough – towards a new European Convention to protect women against violence
19.06.08 - Strasbourg,
One out of every four women in Europe have experienced physical violence at least once during their adult lives, and more than 10 per cent have suffered sexual violence involving the use of force. Up to 45% of women suffer some kind of violence, very often perpetrated by partners...(>>>)
Parenting for the future – using hands to protect and nurture, not punish
17.06.08 - Strasbourg,
“Many years ago, corporal punishment was very much in fashion, in all parts of the world and in many different settings - from prison to home, military units, mental hospitals, even places of work - people were physically hurt for all sort of offences, or none at all. (>>>)
OECD ministerial meeting in Seoul, South Korea - Council of Europe calls upon governments to sign up to its Cybercrime Convention
16.06.08 - Strasbourg,
Europe’s primary human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, will participate in the OECD ministerial meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy in Seoul, South Korea, from 17-18 June. At the meeting, Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, will encourage governments...(>>>)
Council of Europe to launch international initiative against corporal punishment of children
13.06.08 - Strasbourg,
"Raise your hand against smacking" is a key message of a Europe-wide initiative to be launched by the Council of Europe in Zagreb, Croatia on Sunday, 15 June.(>>>)
When you give blood you give life - Statement by the Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis on the occasion of the International Blood Donation Day
13.06.08 - Strasbourg,
“Although medical science has made great progress in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions, the question of life or death can still depend on the availability of blood. In many respects, the need has grown over the years, and the supply is not keeping pace with...(>>>)
Venice Commission examines the Armenian law on conducting meetings during its 75th plenary session
13.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s European Commission for Democracy through Law (the “Venice Commission”) will be meeting in Venice on 13 and 14 June 2008 (Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista). The Commission will adopt a draft joint opinion by the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR...(>>>)
Council of Europe joins PEGI Online with Wild Web Woods
11.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s internet safety game for children, Through the Wild Web Woods, was today awarded the Pan European Game Information Online registration by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE). (>>>)
New-Publications
11.06.08 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Division of the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs has published in Georgian language the following books: “Selected Judgments of the European Court of...(>>>)
Council of Europe closing conference of the campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence
10.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe will hold the closing conference of its Campaign to Combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence on 10-11 June in Strasbourg.(>>>)
Council of Europe conference in Warsaw to discuss democratisation of the media in Belarus
06.06.08 - Strasbourg,
The Conference of International NGOs of the Council of Europe (INGO’s) is holding a conference on Democratisation of the Mass Media in Belarus on 6-7 June in Warsaw, hosted by the Polish Parliament.(>>>)
Stockholm colloquy to discuss improving the effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights at national level
04.06.08 - Strasbourg,
How to make the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) more effective at national level will be the key objective of a colloquy the Swedish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe is organising on 9-10 June in Stockholm.(>>>)