Conference on the European Convention on Human Rights for Judges
30.09.04 - Tbilisi,
A two-day conference on “the European Convention on Human Rights for judges” is held on 30 September and 1 October in Tbilisi. The conference in the framework of the Council of Europe and European Commission Joint Programme is organised by the Constitutional Court of Georgia...(>>>)
Assembly President and Secretary General welcome release of Italian hostages
29.09.04 - Strasbourg,
Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Schieder and Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis today expressed profound relief at the liberation of Simona Torretta and Simona Pari, two Italian female aid workers held hostage in Iraq for three weeks. Mr Schieder repeated...(>>>)
Strengthening local democracy in a changing world: Council of Europe Conference in Oslo
29.09.04 - Strasbourg,
Encouraging more people to take part in local democracy is one of the key themes of a Council of Europe Conference in Oslo from 30 September to 1 October 2004. The event, which brings together high-level politicians, civil servants and experts, will also examine ways of promoting...(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
29.09.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published the “National Training Strategy for Local-Self Government in Georgia”. This Georgian publication is prepared by the Working Group on National Strategy for Local-Self Government and supported by the Council of Europe...(>>>)
PACE session (4-8 October, Strasbourg): Urgent debate on terrorism The situation in the Chechen Republic Monaco accession ceremony
28.09.04 - Strasbourg,
An urgent debate on the challenge of terrorism in Council of Europe member states as well as a joint debate on the political, human rights and humanitarian situation in the Chechen Republic are among highlights of the session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE),...(>>>)
4th Meeting of the Steering Group on the Prison Reform in Georgia
28.09.04 - Tbilisi,
The 4th Steering Group Meeting on prison reforms in Georgia organised by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia in co-operation with the DG I - Legal Affairs (Crime Problems Department) will be held on 28 September in Tbilisi.(>>>)
Preparation of Projects to be submitted to Potential Donors/Specific Activities of National Associations of Local and Regional Authorities in Transition Countries
28.09.04 - Chakvi,
The 5th workshop on the issue of “the preparation of projects to be submitted to potential donors/specific activities of National Associations of local and regional authorities in transition countries” is held on 28-29 September in Chakvi, Adjara. Georgian participants together...(>>>)
Meeting on Expert Assistance for the Development of the Legal Status of the National School for Judges of Georgia
27.09.04 - Tbilisi,
The follow up meeting on “expert assistance for the development of the legal status of the National School for Judges of Georgia” is held on 27-29 September in Tbilisi. (>>>)
Training of teachers of the Georgian Police Academy on teaching human rights and police ethics
27.09.04 - Tbilisi,
Seminar on “Training of teachers of the Georgian Police Academy on teaching human rights and police ethics” organised by the Police Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in co-operation with the “Police and Human Rights –Beyond 2000” Programme, will be held from...(>>>)
Language learning opens the windows of our minds, says Council of Europe Secretary General
24.09.04 - Strasbourg,
“Learning another language opens the windows of our minds”, said Terry Davis, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg today. Mr Davis was addressing colleagues in the Council of Europe in a speech marking the European Day of Languages on 26 September.(>>>)
Council of Europe aims to better protect the rights of people with mental disorders
23.09.04 - Strasbourg,
Recognising that one in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some stage during their lifetime, the Committee of Ministers adopted a Recommendation aimed at protecting the dignity and human rights of those suffering from mental disorders.(>>>)
Functioning of democratic institutions in Georgia, Ministerial Colloquy of the STAGE Project , of the three South Caucasus countries and other issues are on Committee of Ministers’ agenda
22.09.04 - Strasbourg,
On Wednesday 22 September in the framework of the activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability, the Ministers' Deputies will examine among other issues the Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1643 (2004) on Functioning of democratic institutions...(>>>)
News from the Office’s web-site
21.09.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published additional explanatory information on the European Court of Human Rights. The file consists of a brief overview of the Court’s activities for those who wish to know more about this institution. (>>>)
Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee urges States not to tolerate ill-treatment
21.09.04 - Strasbourg,
In the 14th General Report on its activities published today, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) emphasises that there can be no exceptions to the prohibition of ill-treatment. States are under the obligation...(>>>)
Georgia / Council of Europe
20.09.04 - Strasbourg,
Georgia signed the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehavior at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches (CETS No. 120)*(>>>)
The Confidence-building Measures Programme: Call for new intercultural projects for 18 November 2004 deadline
17.09.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is pleased to inform that the Directorate General of Political Affairs of the Council of Europe calls for new inter-ethnic projects under the Confidence–building Measures Programme which aims at providing moral and financial...(>>>)
Secretary General meets French Foreign Minister
15.09.04 - Paris,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis, who is making his first official visit, in Paris, since he took up his duties beginning of this month, today met French Foreign Affairs Minister Michel Barnier. Their discussions focused on the fight against terrorism and the situation...(>>>)
Parliamentary Assembly October session: draft order of business adopted
13.09.04 - Strasbourg,
An urgent debate on the challenge of terrorism in Council of Europe member states, as well as a debate on the political, human rights and humanitarian situation in the Chechen Republic, are among items provisionally scheduled for debate at the Assembly’s autumn session (4-8 October...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General calls for immediate release of hostages held in Iraq
10.09.04 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis has strongly condemned the latest kidnappings in Iraq of two French journalists and two Italian aid workers, and has called for the immediate release of all hostages being held in the country.(>>>)
PACE monitoring
09.09.04 - Paris,
15 September, Paris (France) – The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s Monitoring Committee will consider a preliminary draft report on Georgia’s honouring of its obligations and commitments. (>>>)
Statement by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on the terrorist assault in Beslan
09.09.04 - Strasbourg,
The Ministers’ Deputies today adopted the following Declaration: “The Committee of Ministers is deeply shocked by the barbaric terrorist attack in the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania of the Russian Federation, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of peaceful citizens,...(>>>)
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee Meeting - Oslo, 7 September 2004
08.09.04 -
Statement on the terrorist attack in Beslan and the need to strengthen international cooperation against terrorism(>>>)
Make the most of local heritage for the benefit of society, warns the President of the Council of Europe Chamber of Local Authorities
07.09.04 - Strasbourg,
Speaking in advance of a major international conference on “Heritage for the Future” in Norwich, the President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Council of Europe Congress, Halvdan Skard, has warned that a large number of towns and regions could be missing out on important...(>>>)