Forum on Sport and Human Rights: Focus on freedom of expression

Strasbourg and online 30 November 2022
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The 2nd edition of the Forum on Sport and Human Rights, organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), will focus on freedom of expression as laid down in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The event will consist of four thematic sessions on the freedom of expression of athletes, the freedom of the press, gender equality and the media, and combating hate speech in sport.

Participation will be by invitation only. However, morning sessions (9 am-12.30 pm) will be web-streamed (link will be provided on EPAS website).

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

And also...

28 November-2 December, Strasbourg

In its plenary meeting, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) will examine, with a view to their adoption, evaluation reports assessing measures to prevent corruption and promote integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies on Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Bulgaria.

It will also consider follow-up reports evaluating compliance with its recommendations on the same subjects by Albania, Germany, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway and Slovenia.

Follow-up reports on how to promote integrity and prevent corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors will be examined in respect of Malta, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

28 and 29 November, Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) will publish follow-up reports on Georgia (28 November) and on Isle of Man (29 November).

Contacts: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41 (Georgia); Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02 (Isle of Man)

28-30 November

A capacity-building session “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI Persons: training for a professional police response” will be organised for Catalan police officers. The event will aim to strengthen the legal protection and access to remedy of LGBTI persons victims of hate crimes. It will be organised by Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit (SOGI), the European LGBT Police Association (EGPA) and the Department of Interior of the Government of Catalonia.

Media can follow the opening session of the event from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on 28 November.

Agenda - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

28 November-2 December, Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia/online)

The Council of Europe will participate in the 17th UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted by the government of Ethiopia.

On 28 November, Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, will be the keynote speaker at a panel on the regulatory challenges of addressing advanced technologies (AI and Metaverse).

On 29 November, an open forum will address the ways in which a Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Recommendation adopted in 2019 aims to promote digital citizenship education.

On 30 November, the Council of Europe together with the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect will organise an open forum on how to combat hate speech, including the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on combatting hate speech adopted in May 2022.

Finally, on 1 December the organisation will co-organise a workshop addressing how to ensure attribution and accountability of cyber-attacks through e-evidence.

More information - Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04

29 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing five judgments concerning Albania, Germany, the Republic of Moldova and Türkiye.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

29 November, Strasbourg

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) will publish a report focusing on the situation in prisons following its ad hoc visit to Belgium from 2 to 9 November 2021.

Further information - Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02

29 November-1 December, Strasbourg

The Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion (CDADI) will discuss with the view of adoption, two documents on intercultural integration of migrants: the Manual for the design of a training course on intercultural competence, and a Guidance on running capacity-building programme and applying tools for migrant integration.

A thematic report on legislation and policies related to begging, with special focus on the situation of Roma children, will also be discussed with the view of adoption. The report follows a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2022, but also covers other European countries.

The documents are expected to be published in the course of December 2022.

Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

1 December, Zagreb

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will participate in an international conference entitled “First 20 years of the Constitutional law act on the rights of national minorities”.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

1 December, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 100 judgments and/or decisions concerning Albania, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Türkiye and Ukraine.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

1 December, Athens

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Leendert Verbeek, will deliver a closing address at the 2022 Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism bringing together municipal leaders to discuss the challenges posed by religious hatred, as well as innovative and pragmatic solutions to build an inclusive and democratic global future, free of prejudice.

Programme - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

1-2 December, Strasbourg (and online)

The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (OHTE) will hold its annual conference with participation of Ministers of Education from Albania, France, Ireland and Portugal. Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will deliver a welcoming address.

The conference will discuss the findings of the first OHTE Thematic Report on “Pandemics and Natural Disasters as reflected in history teaching”.

Programme - Registration - Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

2 December, Brussels

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will deliver a video message in the 4th edition of “The Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law”.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

3-4 December, Tokyo

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will take part in the 6th World Assembly for Women (WAW!).

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

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