10th anniversary of the conflict in Georgia

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 7 August 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia

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Council of Europe gives recommendations to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment

Council of Europe 4 July 2018 Strasbourg

How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive...

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The Council of Europe adopts a new counter-terrorism strategy for 2018-2022

Council of Europe 04 July 2018 Strasbourg

In response to the acute terrorist threat in Europe, the Council of Europe today adopted a new strategy based on prevention, prosecution and protection, including assistance to victims. “We must improve the ability of our member states to prevent and combat terrorism, in full compliance with...

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1321st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (4 July 2018)

Strasbourg

At their meeting on 4 July, the Ministers' Deputies approved the Council of Europe Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2018-2022), which is based on prevention, prosecution and protection, including assistance to victims (more information ...). The Deputies adopted a recommendation to member States on...

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Croatian Chairmanship plans put focus on fighting corruption

Parliamentary Assembly Session 25 June 2018 Strasbourg

Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić spelled out her country’s priorities for its six-month spell chairing the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in a speech to the Parliamentary Assembly today. Presenting the work of the...

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1320th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (20 June 2018)

Strasbourg

At their meeting on 20 June 2018, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Mr Jean-Paul Lehners, Chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), following his presentation of ECRI's annual report for 2017; Mr Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe...

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1319th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (13 June 2018)

Strasbourg

At their meeting on 13 June 2018, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, Chair of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), concerning the CAHDI's recent and future activities; Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the...

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1317th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (30 May 2018)

30 May 2018 Strasbourg

At the start of the meeting, the Chair expressed the Committee’s condolences and solidarity after the terrorist attack in Liège (Belgium) on 29 May 2018. The Deputies then observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims. The Deputies took a series of decisions on the follow-up to the 128th...

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Croatia takes over chairmanship of Committee of Ministers from Denmark

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 18 May 2018 Elsinore

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Denmark to Croatia, at a meeting in Elsinore, Denmark, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. The outgoing Chair, Anders Samuelsen, Minister of Foreign affairs of Denmark, handed over to the...

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Danish Chairmanship concludes overwhelming support to start Council of Europe “Elsinore Reform Process“

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 18 May 2018 Elsinore

Responding to the need to resolve current political and financial challenges, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen presented his conclusions of discussions at the Committee of Ministers meeting in Elsinore on 17 and 18 May. Speech

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Enhancing data protection globally: Council of Europe updates its landmark convention

Council of Europe 18 May 2018 Elsinore (Danemark)

Aiming to strengthen personal data protection at global scale, the Council of Europe today adopted an amending Protocol which updates its data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. The modernisation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic...

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1316th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (9, 14 and 15 May 2018)

9, 14 & 15 May 2018 Strasbourg

At their 1316th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies continued the preparation of the 128th Session of the Committee of Ministers, which will take place in Elsinore (Denmark) on 17-18 May 2018. In particular, they approved the text of the draft Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of...

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Democratic security and data protection on the agenda as Committee of Ministers meets in Denmark

Committee of Ministers 17 May 2018 Strasbourg

The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are meeting in Elsinore (Denmark) on 18 May to discuss the challenges facing the Organisation. The Committee of Ministers should also adopt an amending protocol aimed at modernising the Convention for the Protection of...

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17 May 2018: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 16 May 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Eva Kjer Hansen, Minister for Equal Opportunities of Denmark, on behalf of the Chair of the Committee of Ministers

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Committee of Ministers Annual Session in Denmark

Committee of Ministers 11 May 2018 Strasbourg

At the closing of the meeting, Denmark will hand over the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers to Croatia

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5 May: Europe Day

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 5 May 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Anders Samuelsen, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark on Europe Day

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1315th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (2 May 2018)

2 May 2018 Strasbourg

At their meeting on 2 May, the Ministers' Deputies adopted a series of decisions on the conflict in Georgia. They held exchanges of views with: Mr Michele Nicoletti, President of the Parliamentary Assembly on the outcome of the 2nd part of the 2018 Session of the Assembly (Strasbourg, 23-27 April...

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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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1314th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (18 April 2018)

18 April 2018 Strasbourg

At their meeting on 18 April, the Ministers' Deputies held their regular six-monthly review of the situation regarding the death penalty and took a series of decisions on this subject. The Secretary General presented his consolidated report on the conflict in Georgia, which covers the period from...

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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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