iPROCEEDS: 14 law enforcement officers just started a master programme on cybercrime investigation and computer forensics

25/01/2017 Strasbourg

On 23 January 2017 courses have started for 14 law enforcement officers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Kosovo*. iPROCEEDS is financing the participation of 14 representatives from Cybercrime Units, Prosecution...

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290th Session of the European Committee of Social Rights

23/01/2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights will make public its Conclusions 2016 on compliance with the European Social Charter by the States concerned, as regards rights related to employment, training and equal opportunities during its 290th session in Strasbourg, from 24 to 27 January. On that...

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Secretary General’s Opinion on the European Pillar of Social Rights

20/01/2017 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has published today his Opinion on the European Union initiative to establish a European Pillar of Social Rights. In his letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, Council of Europe Secretary General highlighted the fact that this...

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Italy: GRECO calls for reinforced measures to prevent conflicts of interest in Parliament and the judiciary

19/01/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published today its Fourth Round Evaluation Report on Italy. It focuses on the prevention of corruption amongst members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. GRECO praised Italy for the measures taken in recent years to...

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Launching of 'HELP in the 28' courses for French lawyers

19/01/2017 Paris

The first launching was opened by the General Secretary of the Human Rights Institute of the Paris Bar Council, Christophe Pettiti. Laurence Lwoff, head the Council of Europe Bioethics Unit presented the ‘Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine’ focused on the protection of human rights and...

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The Budapest Convention: key to protect against hacking

18/01/2017 Strasbourg

In an interview with the German news agency DPA, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe warned against drastic measures against Fake News as this could amount to censorship. He pointed at hacking attacks as the main risk. The Council of Europe is currently aiming to enhance...

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GRECO encourages the United States to further enhance measures to prevent conflicts of interest in respect of Members of Congress, judges and prosecutors

17/01/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) acknowledges that the United States has in place a solid legal, ethical and institutional framework to prevent and fight corruption in respect of Members of Congress, judges and prosecutors....

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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017

16/01/2017 Strasbourg

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action...

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Statement by the President of the Venice Commission regarding the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland

16/01/2017 Strasbourg

"I am worried about the worsening situation within the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland. Following the attempts to influence the work of the Tribunal by means of legislative amendments, which were criticised by the Venice Commission, practical steps are now taken with the apparent aim to ensure...

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New study on the rights of children in biomedicine

16/01/2017 Strasbourg

The Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) published a study prepared at its request by researchers from Uppsala University Department of Law (Sweden) on the challenges posed to the rights of the child by scientific and technological developments in biomedicine. The study will be used as the basis to...

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Council of Europe colloquy on protecting cultural heritage from destruction and trafficking

09/01/2017 Strasbourg

High-level representatives from international organisations and national governments, as well as academic experts, will gather in Strasbourg on 13 January for a colloquy aimed at strengthening cooperation to protect cultural heritage from wanton destruction and preventing the illicit trafficking...

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