Defender of disadvantaged population of “untouchables” in India receives Raoul Wallenberg Prize

19/01/2022 Strasbourg

Vincent Raj Arokiasamy, founder of the organisation “Evidence” in India, has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize for his outstanding determination and persistence in bringing meaningful change to the lives of the Dalits, historically known as “untouchables”. “Vincent Raj...

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Anti-money laundering Committee MONEYVAL holds 62nd Plenary Meeting

17/12/2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 62nd Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 15 to 17 December 2021. This was the third MONEYVAL Plenary taking place in a hybrid mode, with delegations participating...

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129th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission

16/12/2021 Venice

The 129th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission was held on 10 and 11 December 2021, in hybrid form, in Venice and online, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the proposals made by the Committee of Wise Persons, the Venice Commission elected, for a term of two years: Claire Bazy Malaurie...

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12th meeting of the CDDH ad hoc negotiation group "47+1" on the EU accession to the ECHR

15/12/2021 Strasbourg/Online

The Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) ad hoc negotiation group “47+1” on the accession of the European Union (EU) to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) held its 12th meeting from 7 to 10 December 2021. The meeting was held in a hybrid format, with more than 75 delegates...

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The Committee of Ministers adopts new decisions on the implementation of the European Court's judgments

03/12/2021 Strasbourg

The latest decisions adopted on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Committee of Ministers. During its 1419th Human Rights meeting, the Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 19 member States. Five interim resolutions were adopted...

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Against Ageism and Towards Active Social Citizenship for Older Persons

23/09/2021 Strasbourg

How can we combat ageism and ensure active social citizenship for older persons? How can we effectively use international human rights instruments and in particular the European Social Charter to combat discrimination against older people? How can we better cooperate to ensure the rights of older...

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Statement by the President of the CCJE on the protection needs of judges and other legal professionals in Afghanistan

23/08/2021 Strasbourg

Judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE, issued today a Statement regarding upholding the protection needs of Afghan judges and other legal professionals. The President of the CCJE joined the many international and national organisations and associations urging to consider the plight and...

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Business and Human Rights: Council of Europe HELP (6 hr) free online course!

02/08/2021 Strasbourg

Companies have the ability to impact peoples’ lives and the environments in which they operate, the more if they operate as multinational enterprises. While companies generally bring benefits to society in the form of employment opportunities, technological advancement, tax revenues and...

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105th plenary meeting of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)

06/07/2021 Strasbourg

During the session, the Committee adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Azerbaijan (December 2020), Germany (December 2020), Serbia (March 2021), Sweden (January 2021) and Turkey (January 2021). These reports will be transmitted in due course to the respective national authorities. In...

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New opinions adopted at the 127th plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

05/07/2021 Strasbourg

On 2 and 3 July, the plenary session of the Venice Commission was held in a hybrid form: on-line and at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice. The Venice Commission adopted : an opinion on the draft Law on preventing conflict of interests in the institutions of Bosnia and...

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