Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 16 September 2020

Strasbourg

At their 1382nd meeting, on 16 September, the Ministers’ Deputies held an exchange of views on the Secretary General’s report “Multilateralism 2020”. They took note of a report on the implementation of Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 on measures to combat discrimination on...

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Meetings of the Ministers’ Deputies on 8 and 9 September 2020

Strasbourg

On 8 September, the Ministers’ Deputies held an informal exchange of views on media freedom and safety of journalists, with the participation of Mr Stefan Schennach, General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists of the Parliamentary Assembly, Mr Christophe Deloire, Secretary...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 4 September 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 second part of the Committee’s latest regular human rights meeting took place in Strasbourg from...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Council of Europe closes infringement procedure against Azerbaijan

Committee of Ministers 4 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has closed infringement proceedings launched against Azerbaijan for failing to implement a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerning opposition politician Ilgar Mammadov. The decision follows a ruling from the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan in...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Council of Europe urges Turkey to release Osman Kavala

Committee of Ministers 4 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has urged Turkey to ensure the immediate release of jailed businessman and human rights defender Mehmet Osman Kavala pending the Turkish Constitutional Court’s forthcoming decision on his case. The decision was taken during the Committee’s latest regular meeting to...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 31 august 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will carry out the second part of its latest meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 1 to 3 September. The first part of the meeting took place by written procedure in...

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Belarus: joint statement by the Committee of Ministers Presidency, PACE President and Secretary General

Council of Europe 26 August 2020 Strasbourg

In a joint statement by the Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, President of the Committee of Ministers, Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly and Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General, the three Council of Europe leaders called on the Belarusian...

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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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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 1 July 2020

Strasbourg

At their 1380th meeting, on 1 July 2020, the Ministers’ Deputies held an exchange of views on the 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 adopted the following texts: a recommendation...

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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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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 23, 24 and 26 June 2020

Strasbourg

At their 1379bis meeting, the Ministers’ Deputies 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...

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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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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 17 June 2020

Strasbourg

At their 1379th meeting, on 17 June, the Ministers’ Deputies held an exchange of views with Mr Gianni Buquicchio, President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission). They also took note of the Venice Commission’s annual report of activities for 2019. The other...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 10 June 2020

Strasbourg

The items examined by the Ministers’ Deputies at their 1378th meeting appear in the Agenda and the decisions adopted are available in the meeting file.

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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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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 27 May 2020

The Ministers’ Deputies conducted their 1376th meeting by written procedure and informal videoconference, in the course of which they held exchanges of views with: Mr Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO); Mr Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European...

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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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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 6 May 2020

The Ministers’ Deputies conducted their 1375th meeting by written procedure and informal videoconference, in the course of which they held an exchange of views with Ms Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights, and heard a communication from Mr Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary...

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