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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Protecting Human Rights and Fighting Corruption in Sport

Council of Europe 15 October 2018 Strasbourg

Which steps could be taken by public authorities to address human rights’ violations in the context of sport? How to support sport movement to protect and promote human rights? What are the obstacles to leading a more effective fight against corruption in the field of sport? Taking stock of...

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Deputy Secretary General opens International Conference on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions

Council of Europe 24 September 2018 Strasbourg

“It is in everyone’s interests that the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (known as “Macolin Convention”) comes into force as soon as possible. The moment is approaching: it is not a matter of if, but when”, highlighted Deputy Secretary General while opening...

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2018 Underground Economy Conference

Deputy Secretary General 6 September 2018 Strasbourg

On 5 September 2018, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opened the Underground Economy Conference 2018, which takes place in the Council of Europe premises in Strasbourg, France. This prominent international information security (closed) event, co-organised by Team Cymru and the...

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Morocco joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

Deputy Secretary General 29 June 2018 Strasbourg

Today, Morocco has deposited the instruments of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. With Morocco’s accession, the Convention on Cybercrime has now 60 states parties. A further 11 States have signed it or been invited to accede....

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Mexico joins the data protection convention

Council of Europe 29 June 2018 Strasbourg

Mexico today acceded to the Council of Europe´s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention 108”, and to its Additional Protocol on transborder data flows and supervisory authorities. Mexico, which has observer status in...

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EU joins Council of Europe anti-terrorism conventions

Deputy Secretary General 27 June 2018 Strasbourg

In the presence of Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Ambassador Katya Todorova, the Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe of Bulgaria, the country currently holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union, deposited instruments today on behalf of the...

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HELP Annual conference: “Good training for good judgments”

Deputy Secretary General 21 June 2018 Strasbourg

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe gathered representatives from Judiciary Schools and Bar Councils from the CoE member States. Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni addressed the opening highlighting that HELP...

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Norway ratifies Council of Europe Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Council of Europe 13 June 2018 Strasbourg

Today Norway became the 43rd state of the Council of Europe to have ratified the Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention). The Convention will enter into force in Norway on 1 October 2018. Council of Europe Secretary General...

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