MSI-AUT experts discuss impacts of algorithmic systems on human rights

23-24/09/2019 strasbourg

The 4th meeting of the Committee of experts on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT) takes place in Strasbourg on 23 and 24 September 2019. The experts are finalising the draft recommendation on the human rights impacts of...

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The Committee of Ministers examines the implementation of judgments and decisions of the European Court - 1355th meeting (CMDH)

23/09/2019 strasbourg

The representatives of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe will meet between 23 and 25 September 2019 to examine the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, in accordance with the supervisory role of the Committee of Ministers under Article 46 of the European...

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First Steering Committee of “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro (JUFREX 2)”

13/09/2019 montenegro

First Steering Committee of joint European Union and Council of Europe Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro (JUFREX 2)” has been successfully organised. The meeting brought together representatives of the Government, judiciary, police, broadcasting regulator,...

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Coordination meeting between EU funded media projects in Western Balkans and Media Days

11-13/09/2019 Podgorica

Back to back to the EU/Western Balkan Media Days, European Union has organised a meeting between representatives of EU funded regional projects and representatives of European Union delegation in charge of media. “The follow-up to the joint EU/CoE programme JUFREX is conceived to promote freedom...

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Effective remedies for human rights in Turkey: international conference marks 7th anniversary of constitutional complaint mechanism

23/09/2019 istanbul

A mechanism inspired by the European Court of Human Rights, the individual application system enables any person in Turkey to lodge a complaint with the Constitutional Court if he or she considers that his or her rights and freedoms have been violated. The European Union, the Council of Europe...

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Project for the certification of artificial intelligence products in the light of the principles of the European Ethical Charter of the CEPEJ

20/09/2019 athens

Following the adoption of the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment in December 2018, the CEPEJ is currently exploring the feasibility of a certification mechanism for AI products used in judicial systems with regard to the...

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Croatia ratified the MEDICRIME Convention

20/09/2019 strasbourg

His Excellency Ambassador Toma GALLI, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe, has deposited the instrument of ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention in the presence of Ms Marija PEJCINOVIC BURIC, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The MEDICRIME Convention is the...

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MONEYVAL commences evaluation process of Croatia with a two-day training for the authorities and private sector stakeholders

20/09/2019 strasbourg

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation of Croatia with a two-day training (19-20 September 2019) on the evaluation process for the authorities and representatives from the private sector. The training is provided by the MONEYVAL Secretariat one year in advance of the onsite visit...

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Conference on "Conclusion, observance and interpretation of international treaties"

19-20/09/2019 minsk

Minsk, 19 September 2019. Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of Europe, with the support of the Council of Europe information point in Minsk, a Conference entitled “Conclusion, observance and interpretation of international treaties” took place...

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Reinforcing social rights protection in Europe: to achieve greater unity and equality

19/09/2019 strasbourg

The Department of the European Social Charter organises, under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, an expert seminar to discuss the protection of social rights in Europe so as to achieve greater unity and equality. The seminar will also...

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Argentina, 33rd country to sign Convention 108+

19/09/2019 strasbourg

The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina in Paris, Mr Mario Raúl VERÓN GUERRA, signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Processing of Personal Data in presence of the Deputy Secretary General Mrs Gabriela Battaini Dragoni. Argentina has been...

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Marija Pejčinović Burić, New Council of Europe Secretary General

19/09/2019 strasbourg

Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) began her position as Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 18 September, after being elected in June 2019 by the Parliamentary Assembly for a five-year mandate. She is the second woman in this position after the French Catherine Lalumière (1989-1994) and...

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SUPPORT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JUDICIAL REFORM IN UKRAINE

Assessment of the 2014-2018 judicial reform in Ukraine

18/09/2019 strasbourg

The Justice and Legal Co-operation Department of the Council of Europe publishes a full text of the Assessment of the 2014-2018 judicial reform in Ukraine and its compliance with the standards and recommendations of the Council of Europe. The Assessment includes: consolidated summary; assessment...

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Council of Europe at the IGF - Hungary: Human rights must be at heart of the policy approach towards artificial intelligence

16/09/2019 budapest

On 12 September 2019 the first Internet Generation Forum took place in Budapest, Hungary. The forum hosted two panel discussions where participants debated on the future of the internet in the Central European region and on the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on the information...

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Conference of high-ranking representatives of Ministers of Internal Affairs on the fight against domestic violence: the role of the police

17/09/2019 strasbourg

The Council of Europe is organising a Conference of high-ranking representatives of Ministers of Internal Affairs in Strasbourg on 24 and 25 September to highlight new measures enabling the police to fight domestic violence more effectively. Bringing together police officers, associations and...

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Thorbjørn Jagland farewell speech at ECHR

17/09/2019 strasbourg

After ten years as Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland delivered his farewell Speech at the European Court of Human Rights. Speech by Thorbjørn Jagland Website: www.coe.int/secretarygeneral

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Russian Federation ratifies the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

16/09/2019 Strasbourg

The Russian Federation ratified the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182). The Protocol will enter into force regarding the Russian Federation on 1st of January 2020. Website: www.coe.int/tcj

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Albania

17/09/2019 strasbourg

During its visit, the CPT examined the treatment and conditions of detention of persons in police custody and of inmates in several prison establishments, as well as the situation of civil and forensic psychiatric patients. In addition, the CPT’s delegation visited, for the first time in Albania,...

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Switzerland - Publication of the 6th Interim Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

17/09/2019 strasbourg

GRECO has just published its Sixth Interim Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on Switzerland (dealing with "Transparency of Party Funding), as adopted by GRECO at its 83rd Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 17-21 June 2019). Link to the report in English - French - German* - Italian* *...

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The shortlisted initiatives of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize concern the fields of quality of justice, digital justice and mediation

25/10/2019 oslo, norway

The European “Crystal Scales of Justice Prize”, awarded by the Council of Europe, allows discovering, highlighting and sharing innovative practices aimed at improving the efficiency and quality of judicial systems. Out of 43 applications from 20 different countries, the jury, composed of justice...

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