The Council of Europe evaluating European judicial systems
28.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) recently presented its report on the evaluation of judicial systems, which sets out the results of a survey of 45 European States to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe(>>>)
Meeting of the Coordination Group between the Council of Europe and the OSCE
27.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The 4th meeting of the Coordination Group between the Council of Europe and the OSCE will be held on 29 September in the Palais de l'Europe. The group will review co-operation since its last meeting on 6 March 2006, in the following four priority areas(>>>)
Seminar on Police Ethics and Human Rights
27.09.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Directorate General I of Legal Affairs in cooperation with the Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia and the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, is organising the seminar on “Police Ethics and Human Rights”. The event will be held on 27 September...(>>>)
Europe-wide conference to defend children’s rights
26.09.06 - Strasbourg,
A conference to include representatives from over 30 countries, United Nations and Council of Europe officials and international NGO representatives will scrutinize how children can best be defended from abuse. (>>>)
Workshop on a Code of Conduct for Broadcasters
26.09.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Directorate General II of Human Rights in co-operation with the Liberty Institute is organising a one day workshop on the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters. The following themes will be discussed during the meeting: general presentation of the draft code...(>>>)
European Day of Languages: 26 September 2006
26.09.06 - Strasbourg,
On 26 September 2006 the Council of Europe will mark the 6th European Day of Languages in its 46 member states. The event, which was established by the Council following the success of the European Year of Languages in 2001, aims to alert the public to the importance of learning...(>>>)
New Publication
25.09.06 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate for Communications, has published the Georgian version of a brochure - ‘The Council of Europe – 800 Million Europeans’, which gives an overview of the organisation’s structure and explanation of undertaken...(>>>)
2006 European Heritage Days to be launched in St Petersburg
22.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The European Heritage Days (EHD) will be officially launched from 21 to 23 September 2006 in St Petersburg (Russian Federation). (>>>)
Seminar - RUSSIA-EUROPE / EUROPE –RUSSIA The role of the youth organisations
21.09.06 - Moscow,
Over the last 15 years, the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe has developed various co-operation programmes, including training courses, seminars on a national, regional or European basis, conferences, etc. These activities seek to foster, on the one hand...(>>>)
Cooperation on International Peace and Security: Terry Davis at the UN Security Council
21.09.06 - Strasbourg,
At the invitation of the current chair of the UN Security Council, the Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, Terry Davis will take part in the Security Council debate on 20 September on how to reinforce cooperation to maintain international peace and security. While in New...(>>>)
Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation - Training for Editors and Journalists
20.09.06 - Batumi,
The Council of Europe Information Office and the Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General in Georgia, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission and the Georgian Office of the International Organisation for Migration are organising the workshop - “Human Trafficking...(>>>)
"All different - All equal" - European Youth Event for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation in St Petersburg
20.09.06 - Strasbourg,
400 representatives of youth organisations from all over Europe will be gathered together in St Petersburg from 21 to 25 September to assess the role played by young people in building a Europe without dividing lines, to foster dialogue of cultures and religions through non-formal...(>>>)
Opening of Anti-Trafficking Info-Points
19.09.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in co-operation with the Border Police of the Ministry of Interior of Georgia have launched the joint project on awareness rising for the prevention of trafficking in human beings.(>>>)
Latvia to host next Council of Europe regional seminar on Action against Human Trafficking
18.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The promotion of the Council of Europe Trafficking Convention and debates on national measures to prevent this new form of slavery are top of the agenda at a regional awareness raising and information seminar on 21 and 22 September in Riga (Latvia). (>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General calls for talks instead of “referendum” in the Georgian region of South Ossetia
13.09.06 - Strasbourg,
“The secessionist authorities of the South Ossetian region of Georgia are wasting time and effort on the organisation of a “referendum on independence” in November” said Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. “I do not think that anyone will recognise the result...(>>>)
28th Council of Europe Art Exhibition “Universal Leonardo”: next openings in London and Munich
08.09.06 - Strasbourg,
Following the launch of the 28th Council of Europe Art Exhibition in Florence in March, the series of “Universal Leonardo” exhibition openings now continue in London (12 September to 7 January 2007) and Munich (14 September to 5 December 2006). This European-wide project pays...(>>>)
Statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the fight against terrorism
07.09.06 - Strasbourg,
At yeaterday’s meeting of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies, Terry Davis stated that “In recent days and weeks a number of terrorist attacks in several Council of Europe member states brutally demonstrated the fact that terrorism in Europe is not a passing phenomenon. It...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General: Transnistrian referendum will have no legal validity
06.09.06 - Strasbourg,
“The referendum on independence” announced for 17 September by the secessionist authorities of the Transnistrian Region of Moldova, has no legal validity. Before you can have a valid referendum you need a political agreement on settlement. You also need to put in place the...(>>>)
The soccer field is no place for conducting politics, says PACE President
06.09.06 - Strasbourg,
René Van der Linden, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), today expressed his great surprise at the proposal to boycott Wednesday's soccer match between the Netherlands and Belarus. According to Hans Van Baalen, a Liberal Party member of...(>>>)
GRECO concludes non-compliance procedure against Georgia
06.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption monitoring mechanism, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Final Overall Assessment Report on Georgia’s compliance with the recommendations addressed to the country in June 2001 in the framework of GRECO’s First...(>>>)
Human Rights in the Information Society: Pan-European forum on ''Empowering children and young people''
05.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The Forum, which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on 5 and 6 October 2006 aims to encourage and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and action in the field of media education, in particular with regard to common educational standards, best practices and human rights awareness....(>>>)
New Publication
05.09.06 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office and the Council of Europe Directorate General II of Human Rights have published in Georgian ”The Glossary of the European Convention on Human Rights ”.(>>>)
Local Democracy Agency Georgia to be opened
04.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The Association of the Local Democracy Agency (ALDA) will open its 12th Local Democracy Agency (LDA) in Kutaisi, Georgia on 8 September 2006. It is the first LDA outside South East Europe where ALDA has been working for more than 13 years now. (>>>)
Open Day at the Council of Europe on 17 September
04.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The Palais de l’Europe and the Human Rights Building will be open to the public on Sunday 17 September from 9 am to 6 pm as part of the European Heritage Days celebrations. Various exhibitions and film shows will be held on this occasion and games and other activities will be...(>>>)
Intercultural and interfaith dialogue: governments, religious leaders and experts to meet in Nizhny Novgorod
04.09.06 - Strasbourg,
On 7 and 8 September, an international conference in Nizhniy Novgorod on intercultural and interfaith dialogue, organised by the Russian Federation in conjunction with the Council of Europe, will bring together some 300 government representatives, experts and leading figures...(>>>)
New UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities will be a landmark treaty
04.09.06 - Strasbourg,
The Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, today welcomed the agreement on the final text of a new UN convention which will mark a turning point in ending official discrimination against persons with disabilities.(>>>)