Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 8 July 2020

Strasbourg

At their 1380bis meeting, on 8 July, the Ministers’ Deputies continued their exchange of views on lessons learned in effectively responding to a sanitary crisis in full respect for human rights and the principles of democracy and the rule of law. They held their six-monthly review of the...

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Revised European Prison Rules: new guidance to prison services on humane treatment of inmates

Council of Europe 02 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation which updates the 2006 European Prison Rules. The rules, which contain the key legal standards and principles related to prison management, staff and treatment of detainees and are a global reference in this field,...

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Schools should include Roma and Traveller history in teaching curricula

Council of Europe 01 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation that for the first time ever calls on its 47 member states to include the history of Roma and/or Travellers (*) in school curricula and teaching materials. An effective tool to combat hatred, discrimination and prejudice,...

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Election of the Deputy Secretary General: the Committee of Ministers submits candidatures to the Parliamentary Assembly

Committee of Ministers 26 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has decided to submit two candidatures to the Parliamentary Assembly, for the forthcoming election to the post of Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The candidatures are the following, in alphabetic order (the names of the sponsoring governments are in...

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First part of the 1377th DH meeting through a written procedure

The Committee of Ministers adopts new decisions on the implementation of the European Court's judgments

4 June 2020 Strasbourg

Due to the exceptional circumstances, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has decided to reorganise its 1377th DH meeting. Part of the cases on the agenda were examined through a written procedure on 4 June and the rest will be examined at a physical meeting on 1-3 September (1377th...

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Human rights and the environment: towards a new non-binding instrument

Committee of Ministers 15 May 2020 Strasbourg

Declaration by the outgoing and incoming presidencies of the Committee of Ministers In a declaration adopted today the outgoing (Georgia) and incoming (Greece and Germany) presidencies of the Committee of Ministers called for the elaboration of a non-binding instrument on human rights and the...

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Greece takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 15 May 2020 Strasbourg

Greece today took over the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Georgia during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the 47 member states of the Organisation. The Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani, presented the stocktaking of his...

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5 May: Europe Day

Committee of Ministers 5 May 2020

Statement by David Zalkaliani, President of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia “Today, the 5th of May, marks the anniversary of the signing of the Statute of the Council of Europe in London by ten countries. This historic development represents the first...

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World Press Freedom Day

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 30 April 2020 Strasbourg

Statement by David Zalkaliani, President of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, David Zalkaliani, President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, made the following...

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Fighting COVID-19: Council of Europe values and standards must be upheld

Committee of Ministers 22 April 2020 Strasbourg

David Zalkaliani, President of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, has expressed his satisfaction following the Committee of Ministers’ adoption of a Declaration on the COVID-19 pandemic. "During this very difficult time we are living through, I am pleased that...

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Algorithms and automation: new guidelines to prevent human rights breaches

Council of Europe 8 April 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe today called on its 47 member States to take a precautionary approach to the development and use of algorithmic systems and adopt legislation, policies and practices that fully respect human rights. In a Recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems, the...

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Supervision of the execution of ECHR judgments - Annual report 2019 shows significant progress, but challenges remain

1 April 2020 Strasbourg

Ten years of reforms, known as the Interlaken Process, have “strengthened the system of the European Convention of Human Rights” according to the Chairs of the “Human Rights” meetings of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in their introduction to the Committee’s 2019 Annual report on...

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 20 MARCH 2020 Srasbourg

Statement by David Zalkaliani, President of the Committee of Ministers, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia

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The Committee of Ministers calls for the rights of the child to be strengthened

Committee of Ministers 11 March 2020 Strasbourg

In a Declaration adopted today, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe observed that, in times of crisis, States and society at large are at risk of overlooking or compromising on children’s rights, particularly those of children in a situation of vulnerability. Reiterating its firm...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: latest decisions from the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 6 March 2020 Strasbourg

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 39 decisions concerning 19 member states at the end of its quarterly human rights...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 3 March 2020 Strasbourg

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 3 to 5 March. Information on the cases to be examined in detail during the meeting is available here....

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The Committee of Ministers adopts new decisions on the implementation of the European Court's judgments

6 March 2020 Strasbourg

The latest decisions adopted on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Committee of Ministers. During its "Human Rights" meeting of March, the Committee adopted 39 decisions concerning 19 member States. Final resolutions were adopted...

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Environment and Human Rights: Georgian Presidency calls for modern legal standards and tools

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 27 February 2020 Strasbourg

In a declaration made today in Strasbourg at a conference on environmental protection and human rights, the Georgian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers called to review the relevant Council of Europe legal arsenal and complement it by adopting a recommendation and a strategy in this field....

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Statement by David Zalkaliani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia and President of the Committee of Ministers

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 26 February 2020 Strasbourg

“This year marks the 6th anniversary of the illegal annexation of the autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. In my capacity as President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I...

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Human rights: exchange of views with the United Nations

13 February 2020 Strasbourg

From left to right: Irakli Giviashvili - Marija Pejčinović Burić - Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger From left to right: Hervé Chneiweiss - Siobhán O’Sullivan - Olivier Becht Human rights experts from Council of Europe member States held an exchange of views with the President of the United Nations...

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