Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 13 September 2021 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 14 to 16 September.Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium,...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 8 September 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1410th meeting, on 8 September, the Ministers’ Deputies held an exchange of views with Ms Claire Bazy Malaurie, Vice President of the Venice Commission, following her presentation of the Commission’s 2020 Annual Report of Activities. Speech of Vice-President Bazy Malaurie (in French...

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National minority rights: conference in Budapest assesses NGO role and presents study on national minority youth

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 7 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is hosting a conference in Budapest on “The role of NGOs and research institutes in promoting Council of Europe norms and standards on national minority rights”. Promoting national minority rights is a priority for the...

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Building bridges between past and present, to enable a better future

Council of Europe 2 AUGUST 2021 Strasbourg

In a statement to mark European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August 2021, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Buric has highlighted the importance of remembering Roma Holocaust victims. She stressed that learning from the past would allow for a better future for Europe’s...

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Committee of Ministers: Informal exchange of views with civil society representatives on free exercise of lawyer profession

Committee of Ministers 8 July 2021 Strasbourg

At an informal meeting on 8 July 2021, delegations from the Council of Europe’s 47 member States held an exchange of views with representatives of international civil society organisations active in the area of the protection of the freedom of exercise of the profession of lawyer and the defence...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 7 July 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1409th meeting, on 7 July, the Ministers’ Deputies held exchanges of views with: Ambassador Drahoslav Štefánek, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, following his fact-finding mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (24 to 30 January 2021) [more...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 30 June 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1408th meeting, on 30 June, the Ministers’ Deputies held an exchange of views with Ms Maria Daniella Marouda, Chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The other items examined by the Deputies appear in the Agenda and the decisions adopted are available in...

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Council of Europe Secretary General welcomes Hungarian contribution of €450,000

PRESIDENCY OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 21 June 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, has welcomed an exceptional voluntary contribution of €450,000 towards Council of Europe action plans and projects, which support priorities of the Hungarian Presidency. Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Péter...

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Péter Szijjártó reviews the priorities of the Hungarian Presidency

Parliamentary Assembly session 21 June 2021 Strasbourg

“Guarantees should be given to national minorities to enable them to preserve their identity, culture, religion and language in public administration, education and in the media,” said Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the...

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Pompidou Group 50th Anniversary: Committee of Ministers adopts revised statute

Committee of Ministers 16 June 2021 Strasbourg

With the adoption of the revised statute by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe’s drug policy cooperation platform (the “Pompidou Group”) has a renewed foundation to shape its future as the key international reference point for human rights in drug policies....

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Online dispute resolution in civil and administrative court proceedings: new guidelines

Committee of Ministers 16 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted guidelines for the 47 member states to help them improve the functioning of their online dispute resolution mechanisms (ODR) in civil and administrative court proceedings (see the explanatory memorandum). In this respect, the...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 16 June 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1407th meeting, on 16 June, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted a revised Statute for the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group), as well as a declaration on the occasion of the Pompidou Group’s 50th...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 10 June 2021 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 37 decisions concerning 16 member states during the meeting, including four...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 7 June 2021 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 7 to 9 June. Information on the cases to be examined in detail this week is available here (*) Decisions...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 2 and 3 June 2021

At their 1405th meeting, on 2 and 3 June, the Ministers’ Deputies discussed current political affairs. The Deputies held exchanges of views with: Ms Marceline Naudi, President of Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) Ms Elżbieta...

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Foreign Affairs Ministers set the Council of Europe’s course for the next four years

Committee of Ministers 21 May 2021 Strasbourg

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 47 Council of Europe member states have agreed on a Strategic Framework for the organisation for the next four years at their annual session. The Ministers underlined the Council of Europe’s role and responsibility for ensuring the implementation of its...

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Hungary takes over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 21 May 2021 Strasbourg

Hungary has taken over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Germany during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member States. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, gave an overview of his country’s...

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Foreign ministers discuss democracy and human rights situation in Europe

Committee of Ministers 19 May 2021 Strasbourg

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states will hold their annual session by videoconference on Friday 21 May 2021. Chaired from Hamburg by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the meeting will provide an opportunity for ministers to take important decisions for the...

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Meetings of the Ministers’ Deputies on 11, 12, 17, 18 and May 2021

At their 1403bis meeting, on 11 May, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted a series of decisions on the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine). On 12 May, at the first part of their 1404th meeting, the Deputies adopted a series of decisions on...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 5 May 2021

At their 1403rd meeting, on 5 May, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted: Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on upholding equality and protecting against discrimination and hate during the Covid-19 pandemic and similar crises in the future [more information …] a Council...

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