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Azerbaijan: awareness-raising event on the role of national Parliaments in preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

17 May 2022 Baku/Strasbourg

Baku/Strasbourg, 17 May – An event aimed at raising awareness on Council of Europe standards on violence against women and domestic violence and the role of national parliaments in the process will take place in Baku on 19 May, under the European Union and Council of Europe’s joint project...

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Call for tender

Council of Europe Office in Baku 16 May 2022 Baku

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of services for organisation of media training workshops for media representatives in Lankaran in the framework of the Project on “Reinforcing gender equality and other ethical standards in the Azerbaijani media". The deadline for...

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Azerbaijan Council of Europe training session for temporary detention centre officials: “Standards processing and respect for detainee’s rights, for a better detention service”

5 May 2022 Baku, Zagulba

A group of 35 police officers from the different regions of Azerbaijan, and from the Baku state police detention improved their knowledge on Human Rights principles concerning detention and safeguards against ill-treatment in detention. The topics covered within the 2-day training included the...

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Secretary General to launch new Action Plan for Azerbaijan in Baku on 5 April

1 April 2022 Baku

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will launch the new Council of Europe Action Plan for Azerbaijan 2022-2025 in Baku next Tuesday, 5 April. The launching event will also feature high-level representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...

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Launch of an online course on violence against women for Azerbaijani state authorities

Council of Europe Office in Baku 17 March 2022 Baku

On 17 March 2022, the Council of Europe project “Raising awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in Azerbaijan” launched the Human rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on violence against women and domestic violence for Azerbaijani state...

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Presentation of the outcomes of the consultations to define the indicators and track records able to demonstrate the effect of judicial reforms in Azerbaijan

Council of Europe Office in Baku 29 March 2022 Baku

On 15 March 2022, CEPEJ organised a presentation of the Report “Consultations to define the indicators and track records able to demonstrate the effect of judicial reforms in Azerbaijan”. This report which was prepared by two CEPEJ experts, Nino Bakakuri (Georgia) and Rado Brezovar (Slovenia),...

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Training for Azerbaijani lawyers on Data Protection and Privacy

Baku Office 15 March 2022 Baku

The Project on “Reinforcing Gender Equality and other Ethical Standards in the Azerbaijani Media” continues its effort to raise capacities and awareness on international and European standards concerning media freedom, data protection and privacy rights among lawyers, law-enforcement...

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Training workshop on data protection and privacy for Azerbaijani young lawyers

Baku Office 8 March 2022 Baku

The Council of Europe Office in Baku in co-operation with the Azerbaijani Bar Association is organising an online two half-day training workshop on data protection and privacy for Azerbaijani young lawyers. The training workshop will take place online via Zoom platform with the facilitation of...

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Brochure on sexism available in Azerbaijani

8 MARCH 2022 Baku

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a new brochure on the Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 on preventing and combating sexism is being made available in Azerbaijani. This brochure explains the recommendation and its aims, defines sexism, whilst showcasing its...

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The Council of Europe and the European Union Delegation present the state of implementation of the joint projects in Azerbaijan in 2021 and the PGG activities planned for 2022

25 FEBRUARY 2022 ONLINE

The European Union and Council of Europe joint programme on Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) 2019-2022 held the third Steering Committee meeting for Azerbaijan on Friday 25 February in online format. The aim of the meeting was to present the state of implementation and the results of the...

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Foreign ministers meet in Turin to discuss their response to Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS PRESIDENCY 16 May 2022 Strasbourg

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states will hold their annual session on Friday 20 May 2022 in Turin (Italy). The meeting takes place against the background of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which resulted in the exclusion of the Russian...

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Council of Europe experts release guidance to protect Ukrainian refugees from traffickers

ANTI-TRAFFICKING BODY GRETA 4 May 2022 Strasbourg

New guidance from the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking body GRETA will give European countries the advice they need to protect Ukrainians refugees from traffickers and to detect potential victims. The move comes following reports of suspected trafficking cases as the war causes an...

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Secretary General - Europe must remain resilient in the face of aggression and war

Secretary General 4 May 2022 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked Europe Day 2022 by calling on European states to renew their investment in human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of “terrible violence and seismic change.” Launching her annual report, Moving Forward 2022, the Secretary...

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World Forum for Democracy 2022 "Democracy: A New Hope ?"

7-9 November 2022 Strasbourg

Thirty years ago, many people believed that the spread of democracy was as inevitable as it was desirable. Those days are now far behind us. Instead, the public and policy-makers have watched as the spread of democracy has slowed and, by some measures, gone into reverse. Those who believe that...

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Council of Europe calls on states to support quality journalism: new guidelines

Council of Europe 17 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation calling on its 46 member States to create a favourable environment for quality journalism to thrive and to play its essential role in democracy. The recommendation contains a set of legal, administrative and practical guidelines aimed at ensuring...

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The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 16 March 2022 Strasbourg

In an extraordinary meeting this morning, the Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from today, after 26 years of membership....

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Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on the exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe

Council of Europe 15 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović...

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PACE to debate the consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine at an extraordinary plenary session on 14 and 15 March 2022

PACE 14 March 2022 Strasbourg

The consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine will be the focus of an extraordinary plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to be held in hybrid mode on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 March 2022. The Prime minister of Ukraine, Denys...

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Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

Council of Europe 8 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović...

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War in Ukraine: protecting women and girls

SECRETARY GENERAL 8 March 2022 STRASBOURG

Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of International Women’s Day 8 March “As we continue to witness the horrors of war in Ukraine, I urge an agreement on viable humanitarian corridors which are essential to allow the safe passage of thousands of...

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