Meeting with Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament rapporteur on EU accession to the Istanbul Convention

Deputy Secretary General 13 March 2019 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni has held a meeting in Strasbourg with Ms Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament rapporteur on EU accession to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, to discuss the...

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Ireland ratifies treaty to end violence against women

Council of Europe 8 March 2019 Strasbourg

On UN International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Council of Europe welcomes the 34th ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) to stop all forms of violence against women. “We...

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The Deputy Secretary General at the UNESCO High Level Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Deputy Secretary General 5 March 2019 Paris

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, participated in the high-level conference organised in Paris by UNESCO, "Principles for Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Humanist Approach?”. Its participation illustrates the importance of the Council of Europe's cooperation links with UNESCO, in particular with...

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Deputy Secretary General at 5th anniversary of the Bucharest C-PROC Office

Deputy Secretary General 25 February 2019 Bucharest

"The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime is the guide for domestic legislation on a global scale and the framework for international co-operation, not just for cybercrime, but for all offences involving electronic evidence - and not just for Europe, but for the wider world too", said...

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Criminal Justice in Cyberspace Conference in Bucharest

Council of Europe 25 February 2019 Strasbourg

In today’s ultra-connected world, criminal justice is a crucial response to cybercrime. While cybercriminals are increasingly using cyberspace to conduct their offences against the law, criminal justice authorities are faced with complex challenges worldwide. Since cyber threats are touching upon...

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United Kingdom signs the revised convention on Cinematographic Co-production

Deputy Secretary General 11 February 2019 Strasbourg

The United Kingdom has signed the Council of Europe's revised convention on cinematographic co-production (CETS No. 220), which provides a common legal basis for film co-production. United Kingdom Ambassador Christopher Yvon signed the convention in a ceremony with Deputy Secretary Gabriella...

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Australia signs the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Deputy Secretary General 1 February 2019 Sydney (Australia)

In the framework of Sports Diplomacy 2030 high-level event, the Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation of Australia Bridget McKenzie signed in a ceremony (Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park) with Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni the...

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Deputy Secretary General meets students from the European Institute for Journalism

Deputy Secretary General 22 January 2019 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met with a group of students from the European Institute for Journalism (Strasbourg) to discuss press freedom, the role of journalists and the fight against fake news. The group was led by Dominique Voegele, former journalist of the European...

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Governments and sports bodies to analyse corruption in sport

Deputy Secretary General 5 December 2018 London

From fraud to bribery, from illegal betting to doping, from match-fixing to money laundering: Corruption in Sport is a global phenomenon threatening the integrity of the overall industry and posing a major challenge for today’s societies. The International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport...

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Upholding the child’s right to a family after parents’ separation

Council of Europe 22 November 2018 Strasbourg

Shared parenting after separation/divorce, children’s rights and the role of the states in safeguarding best interests of the child is the key theme of the 4th International Conference for Shared Parenting held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 22-23 November...

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