Tonga joined the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

09/05/2017 Strasbourg

The Kingdom of Tonga has today acceded to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime to become the 55th Party to this treaty which allows for effective international co-operation on cybercrime and electronic evidence. “Tonga’s accession to the Budapest Convention is further evidence of the global...

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Seminar on Social rights in the new socio-economic architecture of the European Union

09/05/2017 Brussels

The seminar takes place at the Fondation universitaire and is organised by the Global College of Law, Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) under the scientific responsibility of Prof. Olivier De Schutter, Filip Dorssemont, Auriane Lamine and Marco Rocca. The Seminar will provide an opportunity to...

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Combatting illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property: Council of Europe adopts new convention

03/05/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe today adopted a new criminal law convention to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property, in the framework of the Organisation’s action to fight terrorism and organised crime. The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property,...

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GRECO Evaluators’ Training Seminar, Strasbourg, 3-5 May 2017

03-05/05.2017 Strasbourg

A Training Seminar will be held in Strasbourg, on 3-5 May 2017, to prepare evaluators for the Fifth Evaluation Round. This is planned to be a hands-on, practical Seminar with case studies and mock evaluations to enable evaluators to become acquainted both with the GRECO evaluation procedures (and...

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World Press Freedom Day

03/05/2017 Strasbourg

Launched by the United Nations in December 1993, the World Press Freedom Day became the internationally recognised instance to reassess the significance of free media for a democratic society. It is a date to encourage and develop initiatives in favour of press freedom, and to assess the state of...

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Cybercrime@EAP III and iPROCEEDS: Investigating cybercrime and its financial gain

28/04/2017 Tbilisi

The five-day cybercrime exercise finished. Fifty prosecutors, cybercrime investigators, financial investigation/intelligence and cyber security specialists from 12 countries from Eastern Europe, South-eastern Europe and Turkey had to work together to solve a series of technical challenges related...

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The European Commission adopted its European Pillar of Social Rights

28/04/2017 Brussels

The European Commission adopted its proposal for the “European Pillar of Social Rights”. This pillar sets out 20 principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward convergence towards better...

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Freedom of Expression Online: Evolving European jurisprudence and standard setting activities in the digital age

28/04/2017 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 on 28 April, in Nicosia. Its main objective is to provide an...

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CPT held high-level talks in London

28/04/2017 London

Representatives of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), held high-level talks with the United Kingdom authorities in London on 26 April 2017. The objective of the talks was to discuss the implementation of the...

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Spring conference of European Data Protection Authorities: annual occasion to enhance cooperation

27-28/04/2017 Limassol

The Spring Conference of European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) provides a forum of dialogue for exchanging information and good practices and also for adopting common positions through its Resolutions. Different issues concerning the current global context will be raised, including the new...

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First International Conference on “General Aviation: a blind spot in drug enforcement"

27/04/2017 Madrid

The conference organised by the Pompidou Group (Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs) of the Council of Europe and the Dirección General de la Guardia Civil (Spain) takes place on 26-27 April 2017 in Madrid. Its overall aim is to reduce illegal trafficking and...

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Tool kits for the training of Turkish judiciary on freedom of expression

26/04/2017 Ankara

The Council of Europe, under its joint Project with the European Union “Strengthening the Capacity of Turkish Judiciary on Freedom of Expression” has produced user-friendly tool kits for the pre- and in-service training programmes implemented by the Justice Academy of Turkey. The training tool...

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Cybercrime@EAP III and iPROCEEDS: Investigating cybercrime and its financial gain – working together effectively

24/04/2017 Tbilisi

A novel initiative comprising 12 countries from the Eastern Partnership Region, South-eastern Europe and Turkey was launched today in Tbilisi, Georgia through a Cybercrime Coordination and Partnership Exercise to explore and establish closer links between professional communities of cybercrime...

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