Barbershop about how to involve more men in promoting gender equality and combatting sexism

Committee of Ministers 26 April 2018 Strasbourg

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly, Ambassadors of the 47 member states to the Council of Europe and Judges of the European Court of Human Rights are meeting in Strasbourg on 26 April to discuss how to involve more men in promoting gender equality and combatting sexism. The conference is...

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Anders Samuelsen: "The Court must be in a position to ensure the highest protection of fundamental rights"

Parliamentary Assembly Session 25 April 2018 Strasbourg

Addressing the Assembly today, Anders Samuelsen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers underlined the importance of the political declaration adopted on 13 April in Copenhagen by the 47 member States, on continued reform of the European system of human...

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Democratic Culture - from Words to Action

Committee of Ministers 23 April 2018 Copenhagen

“Democratic culture - from words to action' is the headline of the international conference taking place from Monday 23 to Tuesday 24 April in Copenhagen. The conference is organised as part of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and will be opened by...

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Copenhagen Declaration adopted

Council of Europe 13 April 2018 Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Declaration on the reform of the European Convention on Human Rights system has been formally adopted by all 47 member states of the Council of Europe following a high-level conference in Copenhagen attended by more than 20 Ministers of Justice. Full declaration Statement by Danish...

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High-Level Conference on reform of Human Rights Convention system

Committee of Ministers 11 April 2017 Copenhagen

The Danish Minister of Justice, Søren Pape Poulsen, will from 11 to 13 April 2018, as part of the Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, be hosting a High-Level Conference titled: “Continued Reform of the European Human Rights Convention System – Better Balance, Improved Protection”. The...

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Terrorist attack in Trèbes (France): The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers expresses his sorrow and solidarity with the French authorities

Committee of Ministers 23 March 2018 Strasbourg

Following the deadly terrorist attack in Trèbes (France) earlier today, Minister Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and his sympathy for those...

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Preventing ill-treatment during police custody and pre-trial detention

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 23 March 2018 Copenhagen

The Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is organising a seminar in Copenhagen on 22 and 23 March to discuss ways to strengthen the prevention of torture and ill-treatment during police custody and pre-trial detention, the time when persons are most at risk from...

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International Women’s Day (8 March)

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 8 March 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Karen Ellemann, Minister for Equal Opportunities of Denmark, on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

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Extending rights, responsibilities and status to same-sex families: trends across Europe

Committee of Ministers 1 March 2018 Strasbourg

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Government officials, non-governmental organisations and independent experts are meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2 March 2018 for a conference to discuss equal opportunities and rights in private and family life for lesbian, gay,...

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Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 27 January 2018 Strasbourg

On 27 January 1945, the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau – where more than one million people had been sent to gas chambers to perish during the Holocaust – was liberated. We mark this “Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity” to honour the...

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Danish Prime Minister urges further reform of the European Convention

Parliamentary Assembly Session 24 January 2018 Strasbourg

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has called for further reform of the European Convention on Human Rights – and urged member States to apply it more effectively at national level. Addressing PACE at its plenary session in Strasbourg, the Prime Minister said it was necessary to “reform...

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Danish Chairmanship affirms its support in a difficult context

Parliamentary Assembly Session 23 January 2018 Strasbourg

“The Danish Chairmanship intends to work closely with both the Assembly and the Secretary General at a time when our Organisation is facing several major challenges,” said Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Aaffairs of Denmark and Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers, speaking before the...

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Crown Princess of Denmark: we cannot take our human rights for granted

Parliamentary Assembly Session 23 January 2018 Strasbourg

The protection of human rights cannot be taken for granted, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark told the Assembly today, stressing the need for the principles and values underlying them to be passed on to new generations. “Although human rights are inherent to us all, they are also fragile… we must...

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International seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark, on changing attitudes and prejudice about persons with disabilities

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 13 December 2017 Copenhagen

Government officials, persons with disabilities and their representatives, service providers, non-governmental organisations, independent experts and private sector and media representatives are meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13 and 14 December 2017 for a seminar to discuss awareness raising...

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International Human Rights Day

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 10 December 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Chair of the Committee of Ministers

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November)

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 24 November 2017 Strasbourg

Declaration by Karen Ellemann, Minister for Equal Opportunities, on behalf of the Danish Chairmanship

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Committee of Ministers: the Czech Republic hands over chairmanship to Denmark

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 15 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from the Czech Republic to Denmark, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the...

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Secretary General Jagland on official visit to Denmark

Spokesperson of the Secretary General 2 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, made an official visit to Denmark on 3 November where he met the Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen, the Minister for Justice Søren Pape Poulsen and the Minister for Equal...

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