Implementing ECHR judgments

Strasbourg 23-25 September
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The Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to oversee the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.

Indicative list of cases to be examined during the meeting.

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


Conference on the fight against domestic violence: the role of the police

Strasbourg 24-25 September
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Co-organised with the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the conference will bring together high-ranking representatives of Ministers of Internal Affairs to exchange good practices and highlight new measures enabling the police to fight domestic violence more effectively. It will be closed by Elisabeth Pelsez, Inter-Ministerial Delegate for Victim Support, reporting to the Justice Minister (France), and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

More informationLink to Web cast

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35


Council of Europe marks 25 years of the fight against racism and intolerance

Paris 26-27 September
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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), a conference will be held to take stock of its action and the progress achieved in Europe in the fight against racism and intolerance, but also to develop responses to new challenges in this field.

Organised under the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the conference will be opened on Thursday 26 September at 1.30 p.m. by Amélie de Montchalin, Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs of France , and other high-level representatives of the Council of Europe.

On 26 September (9.30-12 a.m.), a seminar will also bring together government focal points on LGBTI people to discuss ways to combat hate speech and homophobic and transphobic violence. An update will be given on the implementation by Member States of the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers against discrimination on the grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity - first international legal instrument in this field.

Both events will take place on the Ségur-Fontenoy site (20 avenue de Ségur, Paris 7e). Prior accreditation must first be obtained before Wednesday 25 September at 11 a.m.

More informationFull Press Release

Contact/Accreditation: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35


Other events

23 September, Tokyo

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will participate in the meetings of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) including the Executive Committee board.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

24 September, Tbilisi

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia will organise a conference on the promotion of local democracy in Georgia. Bryony Rudkin will present the 2019 European Local Democracy Week, on the topic of “Local democracy: building trust”. Congress Vice-President Tamar Taliashvili will present the “European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life”, which will be signed by Georgian municipalities at the end of the conference.

24 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 14 judgments concerning Portugal, Romania, Russia and Spain.

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

24 September, Strasbourg

The anti-torture committee (CPT) will publish the report on its most recent visit to the Russian Federation in October 2018, together with the response by the Russian authorities. The focus of the visit was the situation of patients in civil and forensic psychiatric hospitals and of residents of social care homes (psycho-neurological boarding homes, PNIs).

More information on CPT and the Russian Federation

Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 6 85 11 64 93

24-26 September, Strasbourg

The European Youth Centre will be hosting a seminar on Roma Youth participation with Roma youth activists and experts to review needs and priorities of young Roma people across Europe. Participants will analyse and share good practices in social and political participation of young Roma, as well the impact of anti-gypsyism and how to counter it. An exhibition on Lithuanian Roma during the inter-war period also will be inaugurated on 24 September. Organised in co-operation with the Roma and Travellers Team, the opening of the exhibition and seminar will be open to media, except for when participants will be in workshops.

More information - Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

24-27 September, New York

Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić will participate in the High-level segment of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

25 September, Strasbourg

As part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the glass roof of Strasbourg Station, decorated with the colors of this anniversary until mid-October, will be inaugurated at 11.30 a.m.

This project is the result of a partnership between the Council of Europe, the City of Strasbourg and the SNCF with the support of Strasbourg Events and Natural Gas Networks of Strasbourg.

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35

25 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case Muhammad and Muhammad v. Romania (9.15 a.m.).

This case concerns a procedure to remove two Pakistani nationals from Romania after they had been declared undesirable.

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

25 September, Chisinau

Representatives of the Council of Europe and the European Union will present to the media the projects under the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) programme in the Republic of Moldova for the period 2019-2021. This presentation will take place during the opening session of a steering committee bringing together all national and international partners to discuss the implementation of the Partnership for Good Governance Programme 2019-2021. The event will take place in Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Raut Hall from 9.30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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

25 September, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing body MONEYVAL will publish its annual report for 2018.

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

25-26 September, Odessa (Ukraine)

The annual meeting of Intercultural Cities (ICC) co-ordinators will take stock of achievements, put forward new challenges, and further develop both the intercultural cities» network and the intercultural integration policy model.

The programme assists local authorities in designing policies based on the application of a novel diversity management model called intercultural integration. This policy model relies on the notion of “diversity advantage” – treating migrants as a resource for local economic, social and cultural development, and not only as vulnerable groups in need of support and services.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

26 September, Paris

The Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, will have an exchange of views with European Equality Bodies.

26 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 40 judgments and/or decisions about Azerbaijan, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland and Ukraine.

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

28 September, Strasbourg

Published on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe and as part of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, a book of 30 testimonies entitled “Europe: a human enterprise” will be presented at 2.30 p.m. at the Strasbourg Press Club (10 Place Kléber).

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35


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