Protocol on transfer of sentenced persons opened for signature

Council of Europe 22 November 2017 Strasbourg

Five states signed today a new protocol aiming to modernise and improve the European legal framework for the transfer of sentenced persons. Austria, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Norway and Switzerland were the first to sign this new treaty which amends the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the...

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Ending sexual exploitation and abuse of children: towards a world of trust

Council of Europe 25 October 2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention celebrates its 10th anniversary

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Italian Justice Minister Orlando signs “Blood Antiquities” Convention

Deputy Secretary General 24 October 2017 Strasbourg

The Minister of Justice of Italy, Andrea Orlando, signed today with Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni the new Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (CETS No.221), known as the “Blood Antiquities” Convention. The Convention on Offences relating to...

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European Anti-Trafficking Day: debate on “Child trafficking: new faces of slavery, in France as well”

Deputy Secretary General 18 October 2017 Strasbourg (Cinéma Odyssée)

The Deputy Secretary General, alongside Ms Nouria Yahi Boggio, Regional Director for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and Ms Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg in charge of European and international relations, opened a film screening and a public debate on “Child trafficking: new...

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"Acting together to ensure rights are respected, because poverty is a violation of human rights"

Deputy Secretary General 17 October 2017 Strasbourg

Today, the Deputy Secretary General opened the conference marking the 30th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the theme “Acting together to eradicate extreme poverty in Europe - Five years after the joint declaration made by the four pillars of the Council of Europe: results and...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni chairs oratory contests jury at young speakers college

Deputy Secretary General 3 October 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General chaired the jury at the start-of-term oratory contests organised by the Ecole des Jeunes Orateurs de Sciences Po (Young speakers college of Strasbourg Political Sciences Institute): 8 participants competed to be crowned Top speaker and Best speaking prospect....

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Deputy Secretary General on official visit to Italy

Deputy Secretary General 28 September 2017 Lucca

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, was on an official mission to Italy from September 25-27. On 25 September she took part to a high-level conference on competences for democratic culture, organised by the Italian Delegation to PACE, together with the President of the Italian Delegation to PACE Michele...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni at close of INGO Conference summer session

Deputy Secretary General 30 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General took part in the closing session of the Conference of INGOs’ summer session, which marked a key anniversary in the development of this fourth pillar of the Council of Europe. While the organisation granted INGOs consultative status as far back as 1952, the first...

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The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice of Morocco met the Deputy Secretary General

Deputy Secretary General 03 July 2017 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the plenary meeting of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice of Morocco, Mr Abdelilah Lahkim Bennani, met with Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in the...

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Intercultural Cities’ event: remarks by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General 28 June 2017 Strasbourg

How can integration policies implemented by cities contribute to a better inclusion of migrants at national level? Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opened today an Intercultural Cities’ event on “How can inclusive integration policies of cities contribute to a better management of migration at national...

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