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Ukrainian authorities agree to improve Lustration law

Venice Commission 15 December 2014 Strasbourg

Just published, an “interim opinion” by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, on Ukraine’s law on government cleansing (Lustration Law), welcomes the readiness of Ukrainian authorities to amend the law, so as to be more in line with the Ukrainian Constitution...

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EU accession to Human Rights Convention

Parlimentary Assembly 18 December 2014 Strasbourg

Let's overcome hurdles to ensure EU accedes to the Human Rights Convention, says President of the Parliamentary Assembly

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CIA's “extraordinary” renditions

headline Secretary General Strasbourg 10 December 2014

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes transparency of US Senate CIA report

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18 December 2014
Spain ratified:
. the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160),
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems (ETS No. 189), and
. the Third Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (CETS No. 209).

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