2009 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue
25.06.09 - Strasbourg,
In the framework of the Council of Europe’s work in the field of intercultural dialogue, the Committee of Ministers is organising this year, on 29 and 30 June, the second Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue. (>>>)
New Publication
24.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, in co-operation with the Information Office and under the financial support of Denmark’s Caucasus Programme 2008-2009 – Enhancing Good Governance, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Georgia, has published...(>>>)
Disappointment at non-election of the Secretary General but dialogue continues
23.06.09 - Strasbourg,
Samuel Žbogar, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Slovenian Foreign Minister, expressed ''his deep disappointment and concern at the decision to withdraw the Secretary General's election from the agenda''. He expressed the wish that this election would take place at...(>>>)
PACE summer session: the state of human rights in Europe
22.06.09 - Strasbourg,
A biennial debate on “the state of human rights in Europe”, focusing on the need to eradicate impunity and the progress of the Assembly’s monitoring procedure, is a highlight of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg...(>>>)
4th Summer University for Democracy: "Global challenges to democracy"
22.06.09 -
Over 600 political leaders, civil society activists, journalists and business leaders from 16 European countries will meet in Strasbourg to discuss the impact of contemporary challenges to democratic values, human rights and the rule of law, as promoted by the Council of Europe...(>>>)
Signatures and ratifications at the Council of Europe
22.06.09 - Strasbourg,
Georgia signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS No. 205)*(>>>)
Council of Europe Conference of Justice Ministers – Twelve Council of Europe member states sign the Convention on Access to Official Documents
19.06.09 - Tromsø (Norvège),
Twelve Council of Europe member states today signed the Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS n° 205), the first binding international legal instrument laying down a general right of access to official documents.(>>>)
PACE rapporteurs on Georgia: 'Abkhazia is in danger of slipping into a human rights black hole'
19.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteurs on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia, Luc van der Brande (Belgium, EPP-CD) and Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, ALDE), as well as Corien Jonker (Netherlands, EPP-CD), rapporteur on the humanitarian...(>>>)
Vacancy notice
16.06.09 -
Project Officer, Tbilisi(>>>)
Freedom of Assembly and of conscience, independence of the judiciary – Venice Commission meets for June 2009 plenary session
12.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Venice Commission will meet in plenary session on 12 and 13 June 2009 in Venice (Italy) at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista. The Commission will discuss and adopt opinions inter alia on the following issues: (>>>)
Council of Europe Symposium : comprehensive approach to balanced sustainable development of Europe
11.06.09 -
National, regional and local authorities, representatives of governments, experts and professionals from all over Europe will meet for the CEMAT Symposium (Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning) on “Comprehensive approach to balanced...(>>>)
Committee of Ministers publishes decisions on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
11.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe concluded on 5 June 2009 its second special human rights meeting devoted to the supervision of the execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.(>>>)
Domestic violence on the agenda of the 29th Conference of European Ministers of Justice in Tromsø
11.06.09 - Tromsø,
The Ministers of Justice of the 47 Council of Europe member states are to discuss ways of strengthening European co-operation with a view to more effective action against domestic violence, breaking the silence surrounding violence against women and providing victims with support....(>>>)
The Prize "Crystal Scales of Justice"
05.06.09 - Strasbourg,
Since 2005, the Council of Europe and the European Commission are organising a competition to discover and highlight innovative and efficient practices used in European courts for court organisation or for the conduct of civil proceedings(>>>)
Congress mission welcomes first election of the Yerevan mayor and pleas for a better democratic culture in Armenia
03.06.09 - Strasbourg,
“Our satisfaction in seeing the citizens electing their city council, has been tempered by deficiencies in the conduct of the vote”, said the head of the Congress observation delegation to Yerevan, Nigel Mermagen (UK, ILDG).(>>>)
Worldwide respect for rule of law the answer to the financial crisis - Venice Commission action in 2008
02.06.09 - Strasbourg,
“If we have a worldwide financial crisis, then worldwide rule of law should be part of the answer”, - said Jan Helgesen, President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, presenting its annual report to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. (>>>)
Election process for the Secretary General of the Council of Europe: statement adopted by PACE Standing Committee in Ljubljana
01.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (PACE) Standing Committee, meeting in Ljubljana today, held a current affairs debate on the election process for the Secretary General of the Council of Europe - attended by Slovenian Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar, who currently...(>>>)
2-5 June 2009: Committee of Ministers to supervise the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
01.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers holds its second special “human rights” meeting of 2009 from 2 to 5 June. The Committee supervises the adoption of individual measures needed to erase the consequences for applicants of violations established by the Court...(>>>)
Launching Conference of the Council of Europe Platform on Children's Rights
01.06.09 - Strasbourg,
The Platform comprises a network of governmental focal points and representatives of civil society, ombudspersons, international organisations, and researchers. (>>>)
Signatures and ratifications
01.06.09 - Strasbourg,
Georgia has signed the Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms(>>>)