Greece: Despite some improvements, more work needed to restore ability of criminal justice system to counter corruption, Council of Europe experts say

18/12/2019 strasbourg

Following heavy criticism against Greece from the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for having downgraded and softened its anti-corruption legislation, GRECO published a report today concluding that...

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Poland: anti-corruption experts report very low level of compliance with recommendations as "globally unsatisfactory"

16/12/2019 strasbourg

In a follow up assessment published today on corruption with respect to members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) determines that Poland has implemented seven of 16 recommendations and only one of six recommendations for a...

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Armenia - Publication of the Second Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round

12/12/2019 strasbourg

GRECO has just published its Second Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Armenia (dealing with Corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors), as adopted by GRECO at its 84th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 2-6 December 2019). Link to the Second...

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Child Poverty: statement by the Committee of Ministers

11/12/2019 strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers expressed concern about the very high rates of child poverty in Europe and the growing inequalities that particularly affect them. Children have been more severely affected by the austerity measures put in place in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. They incur a...

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First ratification of Convention 108+ ! Congratulations Bulgaria

10/12/2019 strasbourg

The Council of Europe is pleased to announce the first ratification of the Protocol amending Convention 108, which provides Convention 108+, today 10 December 2019 by Bulgaria, thus opening the path for further ratifications. It is recalled that Bulgaria was among the 21 countries that first...

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CDCJ drafting group on legal aid

09-10/12/2019 strasbourg

The second meeting of the CDCJ drafting group on legal aid schemes took place in Strasbourg on 9-10 December 2019. The group is tasked with developing, by the end of 2020, guidelines aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of legal aid schemes (including advice, assistance and...

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Human Rights Day: Council of Europe leaders highlight 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights

10/12/2019 strasbourg

To mark Human Rights Day (10 December), the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the President of the Organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly, Liliane Maury Pasquier, have issued a joint statement looking forward to the 70th anniversary of the European Convention...

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Launch of action "Supporting the Implementation and Reporting on the Action Plan on Human Rights in Turkey"

09/12/2019 istanbul

The Council of Europe has organised a conference to launch the action “Supporting the Implementation and Reporting on the Action Plan on Human Rights in Turkey.” The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, together with Abdülhamit Gül, Minister of Justice of Turkey,...

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HELP course and the Handbook on European Data Protection Law – two fundamental tools on data protection for Georgia

06/12/2019 tbilisi

On Friday, 6 December 2019 the Council of Europe presented the Georgian translation of the Handbook on European Data Protection Law and launched the HELP Course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights (HELP online course). The event has been opened by Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe...

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International Anti-Corruption Day

“Politicians should lead by example, without ifs or buts”, says GRECO President

09/12/2019 strasbourg

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, held every year on 9 December, Marin Mrčela, president of the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO), said: “In too many countries we are witnessing corruption or unethical behaviours by the very persons who are in charge of...

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The CEPEJ publishes important tools for the prevention of the isolation of judges and mediation and envisages an appropriate follow-up to its Charter on AI

06/12/2019 strasbourg

At the 33rd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ held in Strasbourg on 5 and 6 December 2019, the CEPEJ adopted the Guidelines on knowledge sharing among judges, which aim to improve judges' know-how and interpersonal skills, strengthen knowledge sharing and collaboration, and overcome a culture of...

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

06/12/2019 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 "Human Rights" meeting of December, the Committee adopted 33 decisions concerning 18 member states. Final resolutions were adopted...

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Venice Commission: Ukraine, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, non-recognised territories

06/12/2019 strasbourg

Constitutional experts of the Venice Commission have concluded that while there exists a clear obligation under international law for all States and international organisations not to recognise an annexation, explicitly or implicitly, this does not necessarily oblige the Parliamentary Assembly of...

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 59th Plenary meeting

06/12/2019

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 59th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 2 to 6 December 2019. 320 participants from MONEYVAL’s 36 member states and jurisdictions (as well as observer states and...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes the response of the Czech authorities to the report on the 2018 visit

06/12/2019 strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the response of the Czech authorities to the report on the Committee’s sixth periodic visit to the Czech Republic, which took place from 2 to 11 October 2018....

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North Macedonia signs Convention 108+

05/12/2019 strasbourg

On 5 December, the Minister for Justice of North Macedonia Ms Renata Deskoska signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, (CETS No.223), in presence of the Secretary General, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić. North...

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The Council of Europe awards the Pro Merito Medal to Mr Jean-Paul JEAN

05/12/2019 strasbourg

On the occasion of the 33rd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ, Jean-Paul Jean (France) was awarded the Pro Merito medal by Christophe Poirel, Director of Human Rights at the Council of Europe, representing the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, for his valuable...

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1362nd meeting of the Committee of Ministers - Implementation of the European Court's judgments

03/12/2019 strasbourg

The representatives of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe will meet between 3 and 5 December 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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310th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

02-05/12/2019 strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights holds its 310th session from 2 to 5 December 2019 in Strasbourg. The Committee will examine the national reports for Conclusions 2019 of the Charter, as well as Conclusions for XXI-4 (2019) of the 1961 Charter with respect to the thematic group 4 “Children,...

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Data Protection at the Internet Governance Forum Berlin 2019

25-29/11/2019 strasbourg

The Internet Governance Forum is taking place this year in Berlin on 25-29 November 2019 with more than 3000 participants. Opened by the Secretary General of the United Nations, A. Guterres and the German Federal Chancellor A. Merkel, the forum is organised this year under the theme “One World....

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