Amendments to the Serbian Constitution in the area of the judiciary

18/09/2018 Belgrade, Serbia

The “Round Table on Amendments to the Serbian Constitution in the Area of the Judiciary” will gather representatives of the government, of the parliament, and of the judiciary, as well as other stakeholders such as professional associations, civil society organisations and the academia, to...

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Combating corruption: France can do better

18/09/2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today on corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, GRECO, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body, concludes that France has implemented only four of the eleven recommendations made since 2013. While a number of positive measures...

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Hungary: anti-torture Committee observed decent conditions in transit zones but criticises treatment of irregular migrants when ‘pushed back’ to Serbia

18/09/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its most recent visit to Hungary from 20 to 26 October 2017, together with the response of the Hungarian authorities. The main objective of the...

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'Free European Media' book has been released

17/09/2018 Strasbourg

The European Federation of Journalists and the Nordic Journalism Centre have released the "Free European Media 2018" book as a follow-up to a Conference held in February in Gdansk. The publication promotes media freedom as a fundamental pillar of democracy. The book presents stories from various...

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Data protection course launched for Slovak lawyers

12/09/2018 Bratislava

The Council of Europe HELP course on data protection and privacy rights was launched in cooperation with the Slovak Bar Association for a group of 31 lawyers. This was the first pilot experience in launching a HELP course in the Slovak Republic. Nevertheless, the course, that was initially...

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Data protection in Nigeria

10-14/09/2018 CALABAR, NIGERIA

Carried out under the GLACY+ Project notably aimed at providing advice on legislation in line with the Budapest Convention and rule of law and human rights, including data protection standards, the Residential Drafting Retreat on Data Protection Legislation in Nigeria is being held in Calabar,...

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Launching conference for the EU-Council of Europe Joint Project "Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards”

13/09/2018 Ankara, Turkey

The joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards” launched on 13 September 2018, in Ankara, Turkey. The invitees include representatives of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations and...

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New HELP course launched on Refugee and Migrant Children

10/09/2018 Strasbourg

The mass arrivals of those seeking refuge in Europe from war and persecution, as well as the continuing movement of persons across the Mediterranean and Turkey, act as a constant reminder of the precarious situation refugee and migrants find themselves in. All Council of Europe member states are...

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301st session of the European Committee of Social Rights

10-14/09/2018 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 301st session from 10 to 14 September 2018 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the national reports for Conclusions 2018 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Labour rights” as regards Bosnia and...

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TC-INF addresses AI related challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law

10/09/2018 Strasbourg

Ambassador Corina Călugăru, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova and Thematic Co-ordinator on Information Policy (TC-INF) invited Committee of Ministers delegations to an informal briefing on Council of Europe’s involvement in addressing emerging challenges and opportunities...

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MONEYVAL publishes a follow-up report on Armenia

07/09/2018 Strasbourg

As a result of Armenia’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation in December 2015, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on two recommendations originally rated as “partially compliant”. Armenia has been in a regular...

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Despite challenges in managing mixed migration Spain should guarantee effective access to asylum also in Melilla and Ceuta

06/09/2018 Strasbourg

”Every person arriving in Spain, including those jumping the border fences in Melilla and Ceuta, should be protected against refoulement and collective expulsions with a real possibility to have access to an effective and fair asylum procedure”, says the Secretary General’s Special Representative...

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Key human rights principles in biomedicine course launched on HELP platform

04/09/2018 Strasbourg

Evolution of biology and medicine, including new technologies, has produced spectacular advances in the health field. However, these developments raise various issues that affect the individual and the protection of the individual’s rights and dignity. These ethical and, in many cases, also legal...

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MONEYVAL publishes a follow-up report on the Isle of Man

07/09/2018 Strasbourg

In light of the Isle of Man’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in December 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the jurisdiction on 8 of the 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Ukraine

06/09/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publishes today the report on its most recent visit to Ukraine from 8 to 21 December 2017. The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Ukrainian...

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Cyprus makes promising moves to fight corruption, but many results yet to materialise, says anti-corruption group

06/09/2018 Strasbourg

In a new report to assess measures taken by the Cypriot authorities to carry out its recommendations, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) gives a mixed assessment. Although only two of 16 recommendations related to corruption prevention with respect to members of...

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