Debate on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia
30.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Adopting the final order of business of its Autumn session on 29 September, Parliamentary Assembly decided to hold an urgent debate on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia. The debate will be in two parts: it will start on the morning of Tuesday 30 September...(>>>)
Yavuz Mildon: Flexible models of regional autonomy are alternatives to conflict
30.09.08 - Strasbourg,
''We strongly believe that alternatives of peaceful settlement were not exhausted in the case of South Ossetia and Abkhazia,'' said Yavuz Mildon, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, in his address to the Assembly on 29 September. (>>>)
''The Council of Europe must spare no criticism,'' says Lluís Maria de Puig:
30.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Referring to the crisis between Georgia and Russia at the opening of the Assembly Autumn Session, its President, Lluis Maria de Puig, said on 29 September, that "the Council of Europe must spare no criticism and must condemn all that it considers to be a violation of its principles...(>>>)
Memo by head of Assembly delegation in Russia and Georgia made public
30.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Memorandum by Luc van den Brande Video of the press conference Assembly delegation in Tbilisi Assembly delegation in Moscow Announcement of visit(>>>)
Georgia: Commissioner Hammarberg facilitates further releases and exchanges of detainees and hostages
29.09.08 - Strasbourg,
At the end of a four-day mission to Georgia including South Ossetia the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, stated that he was satisfied that important progress had been made on the release and exchange of persons who had been deprived of their...(>>>)
Both Georgia and Russia could have done more to prevent war, says PACE delegation head
29.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Both Georgia and Russia could have done more to prevent the war between them, according to the head of a PACE delegation visiting the two countries ahead of an urgent debate on the consequences of the war this week in Strasbourg. (>>>)
Video-record of the Press-Conference given by Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg
27.09.08 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg has held today the Press-Conference at the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi on his visit to Georgia (25-28 September, 2008) aiming at assessing the implementation of the(>>>)
Press Conference of Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg
27.09.08 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Tomas Hammarberg, at the end of his visit to Georgia (25-28 September, 2008) aiming at assessing the implementation of the six principles for urgent protection (>>>)
Council of Europe Ministers for Foreign Affairs discuss the conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia
26.09.08 - Strasbourg,
On 24 September, Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe member states and the Secretary General met in New York, in the margin of the UN General Assembly, at the invitation of the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden,...(>>>)
Georgia: Commissioner Hammarberg to gauge the implementation of the six human rights and humanitarian principles
26.09.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will carry out a follow-up mission to the areas affected by the South Ossetia conflict, from 25 to 28 September.(>>>)
Video-record of the Press-Conference given by PACE delegation on the fact-finding visit to Georgia
26.09.08 - Tbilisi,
A nine-member, cross-party delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), headed by Luc Van den Brande (Belgium, EPP-CD), has hold yesterday, 25 September, the Press-Conference on their fact-finding visit to Tbilisi (24-26 September) at the Council of Europe...(>>>)
PACE delegation in Moscow seeks facts on the war between Georgia and Russia, considers future action
26.09.08 - Strasbourg,
A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Moscow has called for an international investigation into the circumstances surrounding the war between Georgia and Russia.(>>>)
Press-Conference of the PACE delegation on the fact-finding visit to Georgia
25.09.08 - Tbilisi,
A nine-member, cross-party delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), headed by Luc Van den Brande (Belgium, EPP-CD) will hold the Press-Conference on their fact-finding visit to Tbilisi (>>>)
PACE delegation to visit Russia and Georgia ahead of urgent debate on the consequences of the war
24.09.08 - Strasbourg,
A nine-member, cross-party delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), headed by Luc Van den Brande (Belgium, EPP-CD), is visiting Russia and Georgia from 22 to 25 September to gather information ahead of an urgent debate on “the consequences of the war...(>>>)
PACE autumn session: consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia
24.09.08 - Strasbourg,
An urgent debate on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia will be the main focus of the autumn session (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to be held in Strasbourg from 29 September to 3 October 2008.(>>>)
Congress Bureau to discuss the situation in Georgia
18.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Meeting in Strasbourg on 19 September, the Congress Bureau will hold a debate on the situation in Georgia. Congress President will report on his visit to Georgia from 9 to 11 September. The debate will be held with the participation(>>>)
"Persons displaced during conflicts have the right to return"
18.09.08 - Strasbourg,
In the aftermath of the South Ossetia conflict, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, analyses the humanitarian challenges posed by forced displacements in crisis situations.(>>>)
The OSCE and the Council of Europe: assessment of the human rights situation in Georgia needed
16.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb of Finland and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden met on 15 September in Brussels as chairs of the OSCE and of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe respectively together(>>>)
Conflict in Georgia: Ministers’ Deputies continue discussions
15.09.08 - Strasbourg,
On 11 September, the Ministers’ Deputies continued their discussions on the conflict in Georgia. They heard a number of statements from member states, as well as from the representatives of the Presidency of the European Union and of the OSCE. The Council of Europe Commissioner...(>>>)
Request to reconsider the credentials of the Russian delegation to PACE
15.09.08 - Strasbourg,
A group of twenty-four members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on 12th of September submitted a request for the reconsideration of the previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation to PACE "on substantive grounds", ahead of the Assembly's...(>>>)
Yavuz Mildon: “Congress ready to assist local authorities in Georgia”
12.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Yavuz Mildon, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, visited the city of Gori and surroundings on Thursday 11 September. He saw destroyed civilian buildings and ongoing efforts for their reconstruction. President Mildon also went...(>>>)
Press-Conference of Mr. Yavuz Mildon - the President of the Councli of Europe Congress
11.09.08 - Tbilisi,
The President of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Mr. Yavuz Mildon, will hold the Press-Conference on their Fact-finding Mission to Georgia (9-11 September), on Thursday(>>>)
A step in the right direction in Georgia says Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis
09.09.08 - Strasbourg,
"The new agreement on the withdrawal of Russian forces to pre-7 August positions brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the name of the EU Presidency is a step in the right direction. It is now essential to continue searching for a comprehensive and lasting political...(>>>)
Commissioner Hammarberg releases his special report on the human rights situation in the areas affected by the South Ossetia conflict
09.09.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg released his special report on the human rights situation in the areas affected by the South Ossetia conflict.(>>>)
Congress President to visit Georgia
09.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Yavuz Mildon, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, will visit Georgia from 9 to 11 September to assess the situation on the ground and discuss possible Congress’ assistance to Georgian local authorities.(>>>)
Georgia-Russia conflict: statement by PACE President
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
“A first parliamentary debate on the conflict between Georgia and Russia took place during the meeting of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Paris on 5 September. This meeting was exceptional in that it was attended by the representatives...(>>>)
PACE Autumn Session - Urgent debate on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
At its meeting in Paris on 5 September, the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) proposed the holding of an urgent debate (*) during the Assembly’s autumn session (Strasbourg, 29 September–3 October) on "the consequences of the war between Georgia...(>>>)
Stockholm to host Council of Europe conference on children’s rights
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
“Building a Europe for and with children – Towards a Strategy for 2009-2011” is the title of a joint conference by the Council of Europe and the Swedish Government, to be held in Stockholm from 8 to 10 September. (>>>)
ALDA and the LDA of Georgia call for humanitarian help for the refugees in Georgia
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) is launching a call for humanitarian aid to collect resources for people displaced during the recent tragic events in Georgia, in cooperation with the LDA based in Kutaisi(>>>)
Human rights and humanitarian principles have been seriously violated in the South Ossetia conflict, reports Thomas Hammarberg after an eight-day mission. He proposes six principles for protection of the victims
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
”This is a humanitarian disaster”, concludes the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg after having visited Vladikavkaz, Tskhinvali, Gori, Tbilisi and Moscow from 22 to 29 August. ”I have talked with a great number of displaced persons and other victims....(>>>)
Conflict in Georgia: the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, invites his colleagues to an informal ministerial meeting
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Ministers’ Deputies met on 3 September to discuss the conflict in Georgia and to take stock of the present situation. The Deputies listened to statements made by Georgia and Russia. They were informed about the action taken or planned by the Chairman...(>>>)
Open Days 2008: the Black Sea between co-operation and conflict
08.09.08 - Strasbourg,
Are conflicts around the Black Sea area inevitable? Is there any conceivable future for co-operation among States, regions and towns around this Sea?(>>>)
PACE to hold major debate on the Georgia-Russia conflict and to send fact-finding mission to both countries
01.09.08 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) should hold a major debate on the Georgia-Russia conflict during its forthcoming plenary session in Strasbourg (29 September-3 October 2008), was the proposal unanimously agreed by the Assembly’s political group leaders....(>>>)
Congress President Yavuz Mildon condemns recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Russia
01.09.08 - Strasbourg,
“The recognition by the Russian Federation of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is a decision which I cannot but condemn,” Yavuz Mildon, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, stated today. (>>>)