Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on the anti-Semitic acts committed last night in Alsace

19/02/2019 STRASBOURG

I unreservedly condemn the anti-Semitic, barbaric and disgusting acts of desecration of the Jewish cemetery in the Alsatian town of Quatzenheim, not far from Strasbourg, where the Council of Europe has its headquarters. I express my complete solidarity with the Jewish community, which has once...

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Greece: Council of Europe anti-torture committee calls for the situation of psychiatric patients to be improved, while criticising once again the poor treatment of immigration detainees

19/02/2019 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its most recent visit to Greece from 10 to 19 April 2018, together with the response of the Greek authorities. The report highlights the...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Hungary

14/02/2019 STRASBOURG

As a result of Hungary’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation report in September 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on two Recommendations originally rated as “partially compliant”. Hungary was placed in an...

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Algorithmic processes risk being used to manipulate social and political behaviours

13 / 02 / 2019 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to tackle the risk that individuals may not be able to form their opinions and take decisions independently of automated systems, and that they may even be subjected to manipulation due to the use of advanced digital technologies, in...

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Ensuring the financial sustainability of quality journalism

13/02/2019 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to ensure the financial sustainability of quality journalism taking into account that it is a public good and plays an essential role for individuals to be able to form and express their opinions and make informed choices about government...

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Combatting money laundering in the Czech Republic: despite progress more investigations are needed, says Council of Europe report

11/02/2019 STRASBOURG

Strasbourg, 11.02.2019 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti money laundering body MONEYVAL finds that, despite progress in the Czech Republic to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (FT), the authorities should take a more proactive approach with regard to...

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Western Balkans and Turkey to discuss implementation of international restrictive measures

29-30/01/2019 STRASBOURG

Representatives from seven jurisdictions of the Western Balkans and Turkey met in Skopje on 29-30 January 2019 to discuss “Effective implementation of targeted Financial Sanctions”. The first day of the Regional Workshop focused on requirements set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...

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Interview with Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of the Directorate for General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe

17/12/2018 Strasbourg

“Statelessness is a key concern for the Council of Europe.” says Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General Human Rights and Rule of Law in an interview with European Network on Statelessness. Read and share!

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Launch of the HUDOC case law database in Georgian

20/12/2018 TBILISI

The European Union and the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Georgia organized a presentation of the Georgian interface of HUDOC case law database in Georgian. In 2017, within the framework of the European Union-Council of Europe joint project “Application of the...

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Working visit by Ukrainian Constitutional Court

19/12/2018 STRASBOURG

The Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights organized a working visit with Mr Stanislav Shevchuk, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and members of the Constitutional Court, from 13 to 14 December. Meetings were held with representatives...

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The Council of Europe discussed the key issues of pre-trial detention with judges and prosecutors from Belarus and other Eastern Partnership countries

18/12/2018 MINSK

The Council of Europe discussed in Minsk on 18 December 2018, the issues of pre-trial detention with judges, prosecutors, lawyers and academic community from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The Conference “Pre-trial detention: legality, reasonable time and alternatives...

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Georgia - Publication of the 2nd Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

19/12/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on Georgia (dealing with "Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2)" and ”Transparency of Party Funding”), as adopted by GRECO at its 79th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 19-23 March 2018), after...

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Chisinau hosts the international conference on fighting discrimination

17/12/2018 CHISINAU

Better mechanisms for protection against discrimination were in the focus of the International conference that took place on 17-18 December in Chisinau, Moldova. The conference brought together the representatives of the Ombudspersons’ Offices, equality bodies, state authorities and key local...

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Round Table on the implementation of the ECHR judgments in Bulgaria

18/12/2018 SOFIA

A Round Table on the implementation of the Strasbourg Court judgments concerning protection of private and family life in the context of secret surveillance operations in Bulgaria took place on 14 December in Sofia. The Round Table was organised by the Department for the Execution of Judgments of...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Bulgaria to assess the situation of foreign nationals detained under aliens legislation

18/12/2018

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out an ad hoc visit to Bulgaria from 10 to 17 December 2018. The objective of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention of...

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Ukrainian delegation visited Strasbourg for high-level discussions on prosecution reform in Ukraine

17/12/2018 STRASBOURG

Since the adoption of the Public Prosecution Service Law of Ukraine 2014, important initiatives were undertaken to advance the reform of the prosecution service and to transform it into an institution compliant with the European standards. Among others, it can be mentioned the 2016 constitutional...

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1st meeting of the Committee of the Parties to MEDICRIME

17/12/2018 Strasbourg

The 1st meeting of the Committee of the Parties to MEDICRIME took place today. Falsification of medical products is a massive crime in continents other than Europe, but developed countries are not immune. The MEDICRIME Convention aims at prosecuting this crime, protecting the victims and...

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International Conference on "Implementation of Corruption Prevention Mechanisms"

13/12/2018 Belgrade

GRECO President, Marin Mrčela, participates in the International Conference on "Implementation of Corruption Prevention Mechanisms" organised by the Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency with the support of the Government of Italy and the OSCE Mission to Serbia. Programme Speech of Mr Marin Mrcela,...

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