MONEYVAL Roundtable on “Re-connecting the de-risked”

17/10/2017 New York City and Washington D.C., United States of America

On 11 and 12 October 2017, MONEYVAL organised two roundtables in New York City and Washington D.C. on correspondent banking (“Re-connecting the de-risked”). Each roundtable brought together around 40-50 participants from global financial institutions, respondent banks from several MONEYVAL...

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President of the CPT discusses dire situation in prisons with Prime Minister Zaev in Skopje

17/10/2017 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

The objective of the talks was to see what action was being taken by the new government to address the long-standing recommendations to improve the situation in prisons as set out most recently in the CPT’s report on the December 2016 visit to the country. The report which was published last week...

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Meeting of the SPACE II National Correspondents

16-17/10/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe organised on 16-17 October 2017 in Strasbourg the Meeting of the SPACE II National Correspondents from the 47 Member States. The aim of this meeting was to examine the outcomes of this important collection of statistics by the national services for execution of community...

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GRECO’s 77th Plenary Meeting

16-18/10/2017 Strasbourg

In a plenary meeting, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO will examine with a view to its adoption the evaluation report on the Russian Federation concerning corruption prevention in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors and compliance reports in respect of Belarus,...

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The role of internet intermediaries as gatekeepers to freedom of expression – Conference in Vienna

13/10/2017 Vienna

This year major stakeholders will be brought together to engage in critical conversations about the nature and scope of the responsibilities of internet intermediaries, their relationship with state and other non-state actors, including traditional media actors and civil society organisations, in...

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Exchange of views within the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concerning the CPT’s public statement on Belgium

12/10/2017 Strasbourg

The public statement addressed the ongoing failure of the Belgian authorities to put in place a minimum level of service to guarantee the rights of inmates during periods of industrial action by prison staff. Today’s discussion focused on the possible follow-up to the concerns voiced by the CPT....

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295th Session of the European Committee of Social Rights

12/10/2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 295th session from 16 to 20 October 2017 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the draft Conclusions 2017 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” as well...

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CPT publishes highly critical report on prisons in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

12/10/2017 Strasbourg

The report recalls that since 2006 the CPT has repeatedly highlighted certain fundamental structural issues, such as a lack of policy on how to manage complex institutions, an inadequate system of reporting and supervision, and the poor management and performance of staff. The findings from the...

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20th anniversary of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Oviedo Convention)

24-25/10/2017 Strasbourg

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Oviedo Convention). On this occasion an international conference will be held on 24-25 October 2017, in Strasbourg, under the auspices of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers The objective of this...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social Rights at its 294th session

10/10/2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 294th session (11-15 September 2017): The decision on admissibility in the case UGL-CFS and SAPAF v. Italy, Complaint No. 143/2017. The complaint registered on 9 February 2017 relates to Articles 1 (right to work), 5 (right to organise)...

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Conference on harmonisation of case law and judicial practice

06/10/2017 Athens

A high-level conference on the harmonisation of case law and judicial practice tackled inconsistent interpretations of legal instruments that adversely affect their implementation – and result in numerous complaints brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Most such cases do not...

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Venice Commission invites the President of Ukraine to submit a revised draft law on anti-corruption courts to Parliament, based on its recommendations

06/10/2017 Venice

In its opinion on the draft law on anti-corruption courts in Ukraine adopted today, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the “Venice Commission”) said that many of the provisions of the draft law provide a good basis for the establishment of a high specialised anti-corruption court,...

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Turkey: Emergency Decree Laws are obstructing local democracy

06/10/2017 Venice

In an opinion adopted today, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the “Venice Commission”) assessed the extent to which Turkey’s Emergency Decree Laws – passed in the wake of the failed 2016 coup attempt – include measures that go beyond what is permitted by international standards...

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Award of "Meritorious for Justice " medal to President of Consultative Council of European Judges Nils Engstad

06/10/2017 Warsaw

Nils Engstad, President of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), was awarded the medal of the National Council of the Judicial of Poland “ Meritorious for Justice – Bene Merentibus Iustitiae” for his work on behalf of the CCJE in defending the independence of judges and courts in...

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HELP Online course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters

03/10/2017 Strasbourg

The HELP online course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters explores fundamental principles of international judicial cooperation in criminal matters and a range of legal frameworks and legal instruments for cooperation- applied under a general consideration for human rights issues....

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 54th Plenary meeting

29/09/2017 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL held its 54th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 26 to 28 September 2017. At this meeting, the Plenary, inter alia: discussed and adopted the 5th round MER and its executive summary on Andorra; adopted the compliance report of Montenegro under the Compliance Enhancing Procedures, and...

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39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (“ICDPPC”)

25-29/09/2017 Hong Kong

The 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (“ICDPPC”), is taking place from 25 to 29 September 2017 in Hong Kong. As the annual global forum for data protection authorities, the Conference seeks to provide leadership at international level in data protection...

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