Council of Europe anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing Committee visits Slovak Republic

21/10/2019 strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts for the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to the Slovak Republic from 6 to 18 October 2019. The delegation was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal,...

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First regional HELP course launch on Admissibility Criteria launched for six countries in the Western Balkans

13/10/2019 tirana

The HELP online course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights was launched in Tirana on 13 October for a group of 36 lawyers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Participants were welcomed by Olsi...

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Jordan, Morocco, North Macedonia and Tunisia accede to the Šibenik Network of Corruption Prevention Agencies

17-19/10/2019 tunis

The 4th Meeting of the Council of Europe Šibenik Network of Corruption Prevention Agencies took place in Tunis with the support of the Council of Europe/European Union projects PAII-T (Project to Support Independent Institutions in Tunisia/Anti-corruption), SNAC-3 (South Neighbourhood...

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Workshop “Improving the organisation, efficiency and quality of the Spanish system for the support of victims of crime”

17/10/2019 madrid

This workshop, which will be held in Madrid on 17th October 2019, should provide a platform for the discussion of the Spanish and other EU Member States’ experiences with regard to the organisation and functioning of the national victims support systems. The participants will examine the existing...

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Tackling ill-treatment by police presents a turning point on the path to the EU

18/10/2019 budva

Tackling ill-treatment in the police service, impunity issues and lack of adequate compensation for victims are matters of basic human rights and solving them presents an important issue for Montenegro and other countries in the region on European path, as well as for other Council of Europe and...

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309th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

14-18/10/2019 strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 309th session from 14 to 18 October 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...

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Azerbaijani Justice Minister signs protocol to Extradition Convention

15/10/2019 strasbourg

The 15 October 2019, Fikrat Mammadov, Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan, has signed the Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić in Strasbourg. The European Convention on...

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Kazakhstan one step closer to joining GRECO

15/10/2019 strasbourg

Kazakhstan signed today the Agreement concerning the privileges and immunities of the representatives of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and members of evaluation teams. Once Kazakhstan ratifies it, it will become GRECO’s 50 member state. Website: www.coe.int/greco

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Justice ministers to discuss digital challenges for justice in Europe

09/10/2019 strasbourg

Website of the Conference of Ministers of Justice Council of Europe ministers of justice will gather in Strasbourg on 14 and 15 October for a conference being held under the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, with representatives from 47 countries. The ministers will discuss...

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Global Ethics and Bioethics week - Safeguarding Human Rights in Biomedicine

14-18/10/2019 strasbourg

What are the challenges for human beings posed by developments in biomedicine and how do they affect our human rights? On the occasion of the upcoming UN-led Global Ethics and Bioethics Week on 14-18 October 2019, the Council of Europe, alongside other members and associate members of the UN...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on the United Kingdom, focusing on police and prisons in Scotland

11/10/2019 strasbourg

The purpose of the visit was to examine the situation in police and prison establishments in Scotland and to assess the progress made since the CPT’s previous visit in 2012; specific attention was paid to inmates in segregation, in remand, women prisoners generally and to overall healthcare...

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Council of Europe Secretary General addresses Venice Commission

11/10/2019 venice

In her address to the Council of Europe advisory body on constitutional matters, also known as the Venice Commission, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić appreciated its work as “an important pillar of Europe’s legal architecture”. Speaking to its 62 members and others participating in one...

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Venice Commission: decisions adopted at the plenary session

14/10/2019 venice

Opinion highlights from the plenary session of the Council of Europe constitutional experts of the Venice Commission included an opinion on Albania that determined that even if the President may have overstepped his bounds in postponing local elections, impeachment may not be justified. Addressed...

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CEPEJ mission to develop a roadmap on disseminating CEPEJ tools in all courts of Azerbaijan

09/10/2019 baku

On 9 October 2019, the CEPEJ carried out a mission to Baku to develop a roadmap on disseminating the CEPEJ tools in all courts of Azerbaijan. As a part of the mission, the CEPEJ delegation held meetings with the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan and five pilot courts of the previous phase of the...

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Death Penalty Day: EU/Council of Europe joint statement

09/10/2019 strasbourg

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, have published a joint statement to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. The statement underlines both...

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Deputy Secretary General opens Joint Workshop on family

9-11/10/2019 rome

The Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will open together with the Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family, Elena Bonetti the Joint Workshop on family as a hub for social policies. The event is organised by the Department for Family Policies of the Italian Presidency...

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First anniversary of the opening for signature of the Protocol amending Convention 108

10/10/2019 strasbourg

Today, 10th of October 2019, marks the first anniversary of the opening for signature of the Protocol amending Convention 108, which provides Convention 108+. Among the first parties to have signed, the 21 present on 10 October last year, with already on that day a non-European signature...

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Focus on responsible AI: a new Council of Europe study draws attention to the responsibility challenges linked to the use of artificial intelligence

09/10/2019 strasbourg

Advanced digital technologies and services today are increasingly enhanced by self-learning and other AI tools. This has created substantial benefits for society and added more efficiency, accuracy and convenience to many of our lives. Yet, public anxiety around AI is also growing. A new Council...

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Mission to Malta reviews progress in execution of ECHR judgments

09/10/2019 valletta

The Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights carried out a mission to Malta on 8 and 9 October. During this mission, the Department’s delegation held a series of meetings and discussions with the Maltese authorities concerning the progress of the execution...

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(Last) call for quality journalism

10/10/2019 strasbourg

The internet and digital technology have brought the world to our fingertips, information and knowledge but a click away. The abundance of sources, however, does not guarantee a richer, more diverse information diet. In the flood of sensationalist and manipulative messages we need quality...

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