Report on professional policing in Greece

10/07/2019 strasbourg

The Council of Europe published today a report on professional policing in Greece and how to prevent torture and other forms of ill-treatment at the hands of law enforcement officials. The report is the product of a round-table discussion between prosecutors, police, coast guard officials and...

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GRECO regrets lack of progress in Romania on measures to combat corruption

09/07/2019 strasbourg

Romania has made very little progress to put in place measures to prevent corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors and to address the concerns raised by its controversial judicial reform, says the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) in two reports published today....

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2019 HELP Annual Network Conference

05/07/2019 strasbourg

On 4-5 July 2019, the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) held its annual Network Conference in Strasbourg, France. The Conference, which is the biggest plenary meeting of the Council of Europe HELP Network, gathered around 200 representatives of...

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Ivory Coast signed the MEDICRIME Convention

03/07/2019 strasbourg

Ivory Coast signed the MEDICRIME Convention. In total, there are 15 Parties to the Convention. An another 16 are signatories and 2 have been invited to accede. Ivory Coast is the 5th African country having joined the MEDICRIME Convention.

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GRECO: North Macedonia should increase government transparency and de-politicise police force

27/06/2019 strasbourg

In its report on corruption prevention in respect of top executive functions and law enforcement agencies in North Macedonia, Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls on the Government to increase transparency of its work and to de-politicise the country’s police...

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United Nations and Council of Europe torture prevention bodies work on more effective concerted action

24/06/2019 strasbourg

The main objective of these consultations was to identify practical means of reinforcing complementarity and subsidiarity to reflect the SPT’s and CPT’s respective strengths and added values in the Council of Europe area, avoiding duplication and increasing synergies in accordance with the...

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MONEYVAL welcomes Serbia´s removal from FATF's "grey list"

24/06/2019 strasbourg

Strasbourg 24.06.2019 – The Council of Europe´s anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing body MONEYVAL today welcomed that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided at its plenary meeting held in Orlando (USA) from 16 to 21 June that Serbia will no longer be subject to the...

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Closing conference to present the results of the Council of Europe Project "Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan"

19/06/2019 baku

The Council of Europe organised a closing conference / round table on “Gender equality and media” to present the results of its project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” to the national stakeholders on 18 June 2019 in Baku. Ambassador Zoltan Hernyes, Head of the Council of Europe...

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Moldova: dissolution of parliament did not meet required conditions

21/06/2019 venice

In an opinion adopted today, the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, found that the conditions for the dissolution of parliament clearly did not exist in the Republic of Moldova on 7 or 8 June 2019. The Venice Commission considers that the Constitutional Court...

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Launching conference on the Project “Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Court of Cassation“

20-21/06/2019 ankara

A conference and a workshop to launch the project “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Court of Cassation” took place in Ankara on 20 and 21 June 2019. The project, jointly funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, is envisaged to last three years. Its main aim is to...

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