Implementing ECHR judgments: latest Committee of Ministers decisions

Committee of Ministers 3 December 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 44 decisions concerning 19 member states during the meeting, including five...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 29 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 30 November to 2 December. Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and...

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Italy and the Council of Europe call for end to violence against women, including online

Council of Europe 25 November 2021 Strasbourg

We have the tools to overcome the mounting threat of violence against women and girls, including online violence. Joint statement by Elena Bonetti, Italian Minister for equal opportunities and family and Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić. We mark in 2021 the anniversary...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 23-24 November 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1418th meeting, on 23-24 November, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the Council of Europe’s first four-year Programme and the Budget for 2022, as well as the Budget for 2023 on a provisional basis, based on the decisions adopted by the Ministers in Hamburg in May 2021 and building on the...

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Italy takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 17 November 2021 Strasbourg

Italy today took over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Hungary during a meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member states. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, gave an overview of his country’s...

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Cybercrime: Council of Europe strengthens its legal arsenal

Committee of Ministers 17 November 2021 Strasbourg

As the Convention on Cybercrime (“Budapest Convention”) turns 20, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on enhanced co-operation and the disclosure of electronic evidence. “This text is a significant step forward in...

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Committee of Ministers reaffirms key role of Medicrime Convention

Committee of Ministers 15 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has reaffirmed the key role of the MEDICRIME Convention which was opened for signature in Moscow on 28 October 2011. In a declaration to mark the Convention’s 10th anniversary, the Committee underlined how important the Convention is for guaranteeing and promoting the...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 10 November 2021

Strasbourg

At the 1417th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, on 10 November, the Secretary General presented the 24th consolidated report on the conflict in Georgia, covering the period from April - September 2021. The Deputies then held a debate on this topic, with the participation of Mr Lasha Darsalia,...

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Data protection: Committee of Ministers updates recommendation on profiling

Committee of Ministers 3 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation aiming to respond to the radical changes in profiling techniques in the last decade and to the consequent need for additional safeguards to protect personal data and private life of individuals. The text, which...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 3 November 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1416th meeting, on 3 November, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted a recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States aiming to respond to the radical changes in profiling techniques in the last decade and to the consequent need for additional safeguards to protect personal data...

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Challenges to coordinate policies on AI regulation: international conference

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 25 October 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe and the Hungarian presidency of its Committee of Ministers are holding an online international conference on 26 October to discuss the challenges governments face to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) in a coordinated manner. Under the theme “Current and Future Challenges...

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Managing persons accused or convicted of a sexual offence: Council of Europe issues new guidelines

Committee of Ministers 20 October 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe today issued a Recommendation to its 47 members states containing new guidelines regarding the assessment, management and reintegration of persons accused or convicted of a sexual offence. Adopted by the Committee of Ministers, the Recommendation aims to guide national...

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Council of Europe recommends measures to protect children against radicalisation

Committee of Ministers 20 October 2021 Strasbourg

As some children may be particularly vulnerable to messaging by terrorist associations and groups, including via social media, the Council of Europe has recommended a set of measures to help its 47 member states better protect children against radicalisation for the purpose of terrorism. Prepared...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 20 October 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1415th meeting, on 20 October, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the following recommendations of the Committee of Ministers to member States: Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)6 regarding the assessment, management and reintegration of persons accused or convicted of a sexual offence [more...

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European Social Charter 60th anniversary: Committee of Ministers Declaration

Committee of Ministers 18 October 2021 Strasbourg

Adopted on 13 October 2021 at the Ministers’ Deputies’ 1414th meeting

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Social Charter 60th anniversary: the Social Constitution of Europe

European Social Charter 14 October 2021 Strasbourg

Employment, housing, health, education, social protection and welfare rights: the European Social Charter - often referred to as the Social Constitution of Europe – is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a guardian of fundamental social and economic rights. The Charter, together with the European...

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Committee of Ministers adopts recommendation on Revised European Sports Charter

Committee of Ministers 13 October 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a recommendation on the Revised European Sports Charter submitted by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS). The revised version concludes a process initiated by the 15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for sport in Tbilisi in...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 13 October 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1414th meeting, on 13 October, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the following texts: a declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the European Social Charter [more information …] a Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to...

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Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 7 October 2021

Strasbourg

At their 1413th meeting, on 7 October, the Ministers’ Deputies held their six-monthly review of the situation with regard to the abolition of the death penalty and took several decisions in this regard. The Deputies continued their exchange of views on ways of enhancing the European Social...

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Digital technology and artificial intelligence on the agenda of justice ministers’ conference

Committee of Ministers Presidency 5 October 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe ministers of justice are meeting in Gödöllő (Hungary) today for a conference held under the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers on Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence – New Challenges for Justice in Europe. The conference is being opened by Hungarian...

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