Implementing ECHR judgments: latest Committee of Ministers decisions

3 December 2021 Strasbourg, France

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 19 member states during the meeting, including five...

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History teaching to foster reconciliation in Europe: First annual conference

30 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

History can be taught in ways which foster reconciliation within and between nations, avoiding prejudice, stereotypes, and biased thinking. The newly-established Council of Europe’s Observatory on History Teaching in Europe will tackle challenges on the way history is taught in the Continent,...

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GREVIO publishes its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women

24 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

Today, the Council of Europe Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women. In monitoring the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, GREVIO has identified that...

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Call for tender for providers for assistance in the assistance in collecting and processing judicial data in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

28 October 2021 ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA AND UKRAINE

The Council of Europe is looking for a Provider for the provision of assistance in the collection and processing of data on the functioning of the judicial system, as well as in the training delivery on data collection and analysis in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine...

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To prevent sexual abuse, children’s circle of trust must be made safer

18 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

Ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse marked on 18 November, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has called on the states to step up their efforts to ensure that children’s “circle of trust” (those around them...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

Council of Europe Secretary General calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately calm tensions

16 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement concerning relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan: “I am deeply concerned about reports of on-going incidents between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have already cost human lives....

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Humanitarian and human rights protection needed following the 2020 outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

8 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

One year after the signing of the trilateral statement which ended the 2020 outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, publishes a memorandum addressing the humanitarian and human rights...

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World Forum for Democracy 2021: “Can democracy save the environment?”

2 November 2021 Strasbourg, France

The World Forum for Democracy will bring together intellectuals, politicians, activists, experts and young people from all over the world from 8 to 10 November to answer the question “Can democracy save the environment” after a year-long, worldwide, online debate about democracy and the...

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Call for tenders for the provision of event management services (Republic of Azerbaijan)

21 October 2021 Strasourg, France

The Council of Europe is organising a Call for Tenders for the provision of event management services (Republic of Azerbaijan). You are invited to respond in accordance with the requirements set out in the tender file that they can be downloaded by clicking here. The deadline for submission is 30...

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Speakers of parliament - an unparalleled responsibility

22 October 2021 Strasbourg, France

The functioning and work of parliaments, as well as the legislative texts they produce must enable human rights, democracy, and the rule of law to exist and flourish. This was a central message of Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić’s address today, as she opened the European Conference of...

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Council of Europe recommends measures to protect children against radicalisation

22 October 2021 Strasbourg, France

As some children may be particularly vulnerable to messaging by terrorist associations and groups, including via social media, the Council of Europe has recommended a set of measures to help its 47 member states better protect children against radicalisation for the purpose of terrorism. Prepared...

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European and World Day against the Death Penalty: Joint declaration

Ahead of the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, have issued a joint declaration reaffirming the...

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Women’s Access to Justice: moving closer to full ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention

In the framework of the EU-CoE Partnership for Good Governance II (PGGII) regional project “Women’s Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards”, the Council of Europe is organising an international conference to promote the standards of...

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Call for Tenders

28 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

The General Secretary of the Council of Europe is organising a Call for Tenders for framework contracts for the provision of translation services for cooperation activities funded by extra-budgetary resources. You are invited to respond in accordance with the requirements set out in the tender...

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Secretary General tells PACE: implementing ECtHR’s judgments is a non-negotiable obligation

28 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

In her regular dialogue with the PACE, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić underlined the vital importance of Council of Europe member states fully implementing the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. This is a non-negotiable obligation, essential for upholding the system of...

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PACE sets out steps to address the humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan / Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

28 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

Following the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan / Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, PACE has set out a series of recommendations to both countries to address the humanitarian consequences in the short and long term, and move towards a process of peace and reconciliation. Approving a...

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PACE Autumn session focuses on the right to a healthy environment

27 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

Adopting its final agenda at the opening of the Autumn Session, the Assembly decided to hold urgent debates on the situation in Afghanistan, the increased migration pressure on the borders of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with Belarus, and a new draft protocol to the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime...

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Artificial intelligence – a new portal to promote global cooperation launched with eight international organisations

14 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

On 14 September 2021, eight international organisations joined forces to launch a new portal promoting global cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI). The portal is a one-stop shop for data, research findings and good practices in AI policy. The objective of the portal is to help policymakers...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

13 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 14 to 16 September.Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium,...

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CyberEast: Call for Tenders for the provision of research services

CyberEast Activities

19 July 2021 Baku

The CyberEast project, a joint project of the European Union and Council of Europe, has launched a Call for Tenders for the provision of research services aiming to identify 1 research company provider in Azerbaijan to conduct research in the respective countries. Please consult the full call...

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