Moldova: PACE to observe the anticipated parliamentary elections
27.07.09 - Strasbourg,
A Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) delegation led by Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Turkey, EDG) will be visiting Moldova from 27 to 30 July 2009 to observe the anticipated parliamentary elections on Wednesday 29, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly,...(>>>)
Press release issued by the Registrar - Chamber judgment Kvitsiani v. Georgia
27.07.09 -
On July 21, 2009, the European Court of Human Rights has notified in writing its Chamber judgment in the case of Kvitsiani v. Georgia(>>>)
Press release issued by the Registrar - Chamber judgment Kobelyan v. Georgia
27.07.09 -
The applicant, Leva Kobelyan, is a Georgian national who was born in 1960 and lives in Ninotsminda (Georgia). Relying on Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial within a reasonable time), he complained in particular about the length of criminal proceedings instituted against him...(>>>)
Gongadze case: PACE rapporteur welcomes the arrest of Oleksiy Pukach
27.07.09 - Strasbourg,
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (Germany, ALDE), former Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteur on the Gongadze case and co-rapporteur on Ukraine, yesterday welcomed the arrest of former general and top Ukrainian Interior Ministry official Oleksiy Pukach,...(>>>)
Preliminary observations by Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) after visit to Sweden in June 2009
27.07.09 - Strasbourg,
The CPT’s fourth periodic visit to Sweden, carried out from 9 to 18 June 2009, provided an opportunity to review the measures taken by the Swedish authorities in response to recommendations made by the Committee after previous visits. (>>>)
Freedom of Assembly in Georgia: PACE co-rapporteurs welcome pledge to seek Council of Europe advice over changes to laws
15.07.09 - Strasbourg,
The co-rapporteurs for Georgia of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, ALDE) and Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC), have welcomed the statement by the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, David Bakradze,...(>>>)
New Publication
13.07.09 - Strasbourg,
The Office in co-operation with Council of Europe Directorate of Communications has published the informational brochure – “Travel the Universe of the Greater Europe – An Adventure Story”.(>>>)
Google partnership makes 3,300 Council of Europe books available online
10.07.09 - Strasbourg,
A partnership between Council of Europe Publishing and Google Books Search has made 3,300 books available online in 2009. Council of Europe books available in the database received 230,000 visits in 6 months, with around 2.1 million pages viewed. The most highly-viewed books...(>>>)
Speak out against discrimination: Council of Europe launches campaign in Lisbon
09.07.09 - Lisbon, Portugal
The City of Lisbon will endorse the Council of Europe anti-discrimination campaign by providing free outdoor advertising space for placement of posters in highly visible spots throughout the city.(>>>)
Youth Peace Camp: Young Leaders from conflict zones meet at the Europa Park
07.07.09 - Strasbourg,
Forty-two young people from conflict and post-conflict regions, including Israel and the territories under Palestinian Authority, Georgia and the Kosovo Serb and Albanian communities, will attend a one-week training course at the "Europa Park" in Rust, Germany on 5-12 July. The...(>>>)
4th Council of Europe Summer University focuses on global challenges to democracy
06.07.09 - Strasbourg,
Some 600 participants from schools of political studies in 16 European countries are attending the Fourth Summer University for Democracy which started today in Strasbourg. The Summer University is the annual highlight of the Council of Europe schools of political studies,...(>>>)
The Council of Europe brings together judges and prosecutors from its 47 member states to prepare an opinion on their respective roles
01.07.09 - Bordeaux ,
Judges and prosecutors from the 47 Council of Europe member states are to meet at the first European Conference of Judges and Prosecutors to discuss the respective roles of judges and prosecutors and the way they complement one another. Their discussions will contribute to the...(>>>)