Proposed constitutional amendments in Turkey would be a “dangerous step backwards” for democracy, says the Venice Commission

10/03/2017 Venice

The Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, the European Comission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission), warn against a “one-person regime” in Turkey in a definitive, as-adopted, opinion on proposed constitutional amendments to be put to a referendum next month. The Venice...

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2nd meeting of the Drafting Group on Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)2 on efficient domestic capacity for rapid execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

08/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Drafting Group DH-SYSC-REC is holding its 2nd meeting from 6-8 March 2017, with a view to finalise a draft Guide to Good practice on the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)2 of the Committee of Ministers on efficient domestic capacity for rapid execution of judgments of the European...

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Supporting effective remedies and mutual legal assistance

02/03/2017 Belgrade

The Council of Europe held the 1st Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Supporting effective remedies and mutual legal assistance”. The Action is part of the co-operation framework co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, known as the “Horizontal Facility for Western...

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3rd meeting of the Drafting Group I on the follow-up to the CDDH Report on the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights

01/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Drafting Group I on the follow-up to the CDDH Report on the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC-I) held its 3rd meeting in Strasbourg, from 27 February to 1 March 2017. The Group had an exchange of views with Judge Ganna YUDKIVSKA, President of...

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Strengthened social rights needed to face frustration in Europe: Cyprus conference

27/02/2017 Nicosia

Why are millions of Europeans willing to support nationalist, xenophobic and anti-democratic forces, sending shockwaves through our political systems,” asked Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, in her opening speech to a conference on social rights in Europe....

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iPROCEEDS pilot training: Investigation on Darknet and Virtual currencies

24/02/2017 Bucharest

The Darknet is becoming increasingly a place where illegal activity thrives and criminals function in perceived anonymity. Reportedly, almost 30% of hidden services on Tor relate to some form of illicit activity, such as selling illicit drugs, weapons, compromised data, counterfeit...

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Two Council of Europe expert committees met in Cyprus on immigration detention

24/02/2017 Nicosia

The two intergovernmental committees of the Council of Europe, instructed to look into the issue of common European legal standards regarding immigration detention, met in Cyprus on 15 - 17 February. The Committee of Experts on Administrative Detention of Migrants (CJ-DAM) is codifying existing...

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Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine

24/02/2017 Kyiv

The Council of Europe project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” organised an expert discussion on the newly adopted law “On the High Council of Justice” and of the Rules of Procedure of the High Council of Justice, and on their compliance with the Council of Europe...

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Conference on social rights in today’s Europe: the role of domestic and European courts

24/02/2017 Nicosia

The Conference is organised by the Supreme Court of Cyprus and the Council of Europe in the framework of the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers (22 November 2016 - 19 May 2017) and takes place in Nicosia on the 24th of February. Bearing in mind the objectives...

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Now Available: HELP course on Labour Rights

22/02/2017 Strasbourg

Developed thanks to a joint EU-Council of Europe Programme, the ‘HELP’ free on-line course on Labour Rights gives you the opportunity to explore key aspects of labour rights. This course will offer you a comprehensive curriculum covering the key concepts, the legal framework of the Council of...

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