The role of internet intermediaries as gatekeepers to freedom of expression – Conference in Vienna

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 12 October 2017 Vienna

The role and responsibilities of internet intermediaries, which critically influence the way we receive and impart information in the digital age, will be the focus of a conference on internet freedom, organized by the OSCE and the Council of Europe in Vienna on Friday 13 October. The function of...

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Miloš Zeman: "the endeavour of the Council of Europe towards friendship and not hatred among European nations will be successful"

Parliamentary Assembly session 10 October 2017 Strasbourg

“I believe that the Council of Europe’s endeavour towards friendship and not hostility and hatred among European nations – including Russia – will be successful in the long term,” said Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, addressing the Assembly today. “I believe that the role of the...

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The Committee of Ministers shares the Assembly’s ambition to raise the Council’s profile and step up its activities

Parliamentary Assembly Session 9 October 2017 Strasbourg

“The Committee of Ministers shares the Assembly’s ambition to raise the Council of Europe’s profile and step up its activities to help member States meet the challenges they currently face,” said Lubomír Zaorálek, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic and Chairperson of the Committee of...

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Prague international conference to end the immigration detention of children

Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General on Migration and Refugees 27 September 2017 Strasbourg

”The cost of alternatives is much lower than that of migration detention. In addition, alternatives are less dangerous than detention; for the children themselves, in terms of the harm that deprivation of liberty inevitably causes. They are also less dangerous for our societies; the message...

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Terrorist attacks in Spain

Committee of Ministers 18 August 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Lubomír Zaorálek, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

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International conference “Immigration Detention of Children: Coming To A Close?”

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 10 August 2017 Strasbourg

The conference, to take place in Prague on 25-26 September and hosted by Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, will serve as a unique opportunity to exchange know-how in a number of key areas including existing international human rights standards, views and approaches of regional and...

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Lubomír Zaorálek: Czech chairmanship to focus on the protection of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups

Parliamentary Assembly Session 27 June 2017 Strasbourg

“Our priority line of action, in the framework of our chairmanship, will focus on the protection of rights of persons belonging to vulnerable or disadvantaged groups”, said Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Chair of the Committee of Ministers, addressing the...

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Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy

Council of Europe 19 June 2017 Strasbourg

Conference on the Future Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

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International conference in Brno, Czech Republic, on the binding effect of judicial decisions

Council of Europe 19 June 2017 Strasbourg

Presidents of Supreme and Constitutional courts from Council of Europe member states will gather in Brno, Czech Republic on 20 and 21 June for a high-level international conference to discuss the binding effect of judicial decisions taken by the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of...

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London terrorist attack

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 4 June 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Lubomír Zaorálek, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

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Interview with Ambassador Emil Ruffer

Council of Europe 1st June 2017 Strasbourg

Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe and current Chairman of the Ministers' deputies, on the broad subject area of the execution of ECHR judgments

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Terrorist attack in Manchester

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 23 May 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Lubomír Zaorálek, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

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Committee of Ministers: chairmanship handover from Cyprus to Czech Republic

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 19 May 2017 Nicosia

At the end of their meeting in Nicosia (Cyprus) the six month chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Cyprus to the Czech Republic. Foreign Affairs Minister Ioannis Kasoulides took stock of Cyprus’s chairmanship and made the handover to Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, who...

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Secretary General Jagland visits the Czech Republic

Secretary General 21 April 2017 Prague

Meetings with Prime Minister Sobotka and Minister of Foreign Affairs Zaorálek

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