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30/07/2014 Strasbourg
The Human Rights National Implementation Unit supports the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European human rights standards at the national level in all Council...

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29/07/2014
Directorate General Human Rights and Rule is now on LinkedIn. Follow our page for up-to-date news, insights, employment opportunities, call for candidatures, new projects and campaigns. Discover...

Biobanking: The Council of Europe is carrying out a public consultation

09/07/2014 Strasbourg
This consultation is open until 15 August 2014. It takes place within the context of the re-examination of Recommendation (2006)4 of the Committee of Ministers on research on biological materials...

A Council of Europe Convention to combat trafficking in human organs

09/07/2014 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted an international convention to make trafficking in human organs for transplant a criminal offence, to protect victims and to...

High-level Conference on the European Social Charter

08/07/2014 Turin
The Italian Government, the Council of Europe and the City of Turin are organising a High-level Conference on the European Social Charter, to be held on 17 and 18 October 2014, the purpose of which...

Conference on best practices of individual complaint to the Constitutional Courts in Europe

07/07/2014 Strasbourg
A Conference assembling presidents and judges from Constitutional Courts of Council of Europe member states was organised with the objective of discussing the increased role of these courts in...

Council of Europe triggers debate on ICANN & Human Rights

30/06/2014
The Council of Europe facilitated the preparation of a report by Dr Monika Zalnieriute and Thomas Schneider on ‘ICANN’s procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms...

MEDICRIME Convention: A key tool against organised crime

19-20/06/2014 Skopje
The regional conference was organised on 19-20 June by the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Health. Its aim was to strengthen the fight against...

GRECO urges Albania to step up corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors

27/06/2014 GRECO
The Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) has published today its Fourth Round Evaluation Report on Albania dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of...

Norway's commitment to prevent corruption among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors

27/06/2014 GRECO
In a report published today, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) assesses positively the Norwegian system for ensuring integrity and preventing corruption and misconduct among...

GRECO calls on Croatia to raise confidence in judiciary and bolster anti-corruption measures in parliament

25/06/2014 GRECO
In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) gives credit to the efforts made by Croatia to fight corruption in public life. However, despite the many...

Little progress on political funding transparency

19/06/2014
In its annual report, published today, the Council of Europe´s anti-corruption monitoring group GRECO expresses concern about the little progress made by a significant number of European countries...

Action on cybercrime: Article 15 safeguards and law enforcement access to data

19/06/2014
An international conference on rule of law safeguards under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and law enforcement access to data is being held on 19 and 20 June 2014 at the Council of Europe....

European Social Charter: Simplification of the reporting and monitoring system

18/06/2014
The Committee of Ministers adopted changes to the reporting and monitoring system with respect to the European Social Charter. These changes aim to simplify the national reporting mechanism for...
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