Safety of Journalists' Platform: a grim record in 2017

19/1/2018 Strasbourg

The partner organisations to Council of Europe Platform for the Promotion of Journalism and the Protection of Journalists issued today their annual assessment of the 2017 media freedom threats in the Council of Europe member states. The organisations urged the authorities to adequately...

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PACE Winter session: Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sons will discuss their mother's death

18/01/2018 Strasbourg

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s three sons will discuss the context that paved the way for their mother's assassination at the Council of Europe. They will also talk about the most important strands of her investigative work and why the ongoing investigation into her assassination demanded close...

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Preparation of the CCPE Opinion on Independence, Accountability and Ethics of Prosecutors

19/01/2018 Strasbourg

The CCPE working group, tasked with drafting Opinion No. 13 (2018) of the CCPE on the Independence, Accountability and Ethics of Prosecutors, will meet in Strasbourg on 8 and 9 February 2018. During this session, the members of the Working Group will examine a draft structure of the opinion,...

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European Roma Rights Centre receives Raoul Wallenberg Prize for combating racism, rights abuse

17/01/2018 Strasbourg

The Budapest-based organisation European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) has received today the Raoul Wallenberg Prize of the Council of Europe for successfully challenging discrimination, anti-Romani racism and rights abuses of Roma through innovative litigation, evidence based research and policy...

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Signature of a partnership between the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg and the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

16/01/2018 Strasbourg

A partnership between the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg and the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) was signed in order to enhance and share respective skills and expertise, to diversify interlocutors and to offer new prospects for research and dialogue. Christos...

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Next meeting of the Group of experts on international co-operation (PC-OC Mod)

20-22/02/2018 Strasbourg

The PC-OC Mod will hold its 25th meeting on 20-22 February 2018. This working group will prepare the plenary meeting of the PC-OC foreseen on 19-21 June including a special session on 20 June to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Extradition. The various items to be...

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GRECO’s President at the Conference at the University of Basel on “Arbitration & Crime”

15/01/2018 Basel

Today, GRECO’s President opened a Conference at the University of Basel on “Arbitration & Crime". He stressed that, while initially the criminalization of corruption offenses in relation to arbitrators in many countries was not in line with the international standards, several years later, thanks...

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Raoul Wallenberg Prize award ceremony

16/01/2018 Strasbourg

On Wednesday, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will award the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize for extraordinary humanitarian achievements. The award ceremony will take place at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg at on 17 January (Ante-Room of the Committee of Ministers). 17...

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2018 European Drug prevention prize

10/01/2018 Strasbourg

The Pompidou Group European Prevention Prize has been awarded every two years (since 2004) to innovative projects led by young people for young people. The Prize aims to increase awareness of the importance of active youth participation in reducing drug-related harm and creating healthier...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Ukraine

05/01/2018 Kremenchuk (Ukraine)

The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Ukrainian authorities in response to the recommendations made by the Committee after previous visits. In particular, attention was paid to the treatment and conditions of detention of persons in police custody and prisoners....

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Spain - Publication of an Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round


GRECO has just published an Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Spain, as adopted by the Plenary at its 78th Plenary Meeting, held in Strasbourg on 4-8 December 2017. Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Spain Press articles: El Mundo: "El Consejo de Europa...

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