Poland: GRECO publishes two compliance reports

27/09/2021 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe has made public today two compliance reports following the authorisation by the Polish authorities: Compliance Report of Fifth Evaluation Round on Poland (dealing with Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central...

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UNHCR and Council of Europe discuss statelessness, urge States to uphold the right to a nationality in Europe

24/09/2021 Strasbourg

Strengthening efforts to end statelessness in Europe and guarantee the provision of fundamental rights to everyone was the key theme of the events organised on 23-24 September in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee...

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Against Ageism and Towards Active Social Citizenship for Older Persons

23/09/2021 Strasbourg

How can we combat ageism and ensure active social citizenship for older persons? How can we effectively use international human rights instruments and in particular the European Social Charter to combat discrimination against older people? How can we better cooperate to ensure the rights of older...

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Gaining an Edge over the Pandemic: 26th annual Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services

22/09/2021 Portugal

The 26th annual Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services “Gaining an Edge over the Pandemic” (20- 21 September, Funchal, Portugal) considered the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of offenders and staff and on the enhanced use of new technologies, including...

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The Committee of Ministers adopts new decisions on the implementation of the European Court's judgments

17/09/2021 Strasbourg

The latest decisions adopted on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Committee of Ministers. During its 1411th Human Rights meeting, the Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 20 member States. Three interim resolutions were adopted...

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MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Liechtenstein

17/09/2021 Vaduz

A team of evaluators from the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to Liechtenstein from 6 to 17 September 2021. The on-site visit is being held in the framework of a...

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MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Bulgaria

17/09/2021 Sofia

A team of evaluators from the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to Bulgaria from 6 to 17 September 2021. The onsite visit is being held in the framework of a mutual...

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The CPT publishes report on its 2019 visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

14/09/2021 Strasbourg

The report states that the CPT’s delegation received numerous allegations of physical and psychological ill-treatment of detained persons by law enforcement officials within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). The severity of the alleged ill-treatment (e.g., falaka, rape with a...

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Artificial Intelligence – A New Portal to Promote Global Cooperation Launched with 8 International Organisations

14/09/2021 Strasbourg

On 14 September 2021, eight international organisations joined forces to launch a new portal promoting global co-operation on artificial intelligence (AI). The portal is a one-stop shop for data, research findings and good practices in AI policy. The objective of the portal is to help...

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Serbia: GRECO on-site visit

13/09/2021 Belgrade

A delegation comprising four GRECO evaluators (Armenia, Cyprus, Germany, Sweden) and a member of the Secretariat visited Belgrade from 6 to 10 September 2021 to carry out the evaluation of Serbia in the framework of GRECO’s 5th evaluation round. The topics covered were the prevention of...

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Kazakhstan: GRECO first on-site visit

13/09/2021 Nur-Sultan

A delegation comprising four GRECO evaluators (Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom) and two members of the Secretariat visited Nur-Sultan from 7 to 10 September 2021 to carry out the on-site evaluation visit in the framework of the combined First and Second Evaluation Rounds of...

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The CPT publishes report on Sweden

09/09/2021 Strasbourg

The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Swedish authorities in response to the recommendations made by the Committee after previous visits. For this purpose, the delegation visited six police detention facilities (in Avesta, Malmö, Stockholm – Norrmalm, Södermalm...

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North Macedonia signed the MEDICRIME Convention and the Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights

09/09/2021 Strasbourg

The Minister of Justice of the Republic of North Macedonia, Bojan MARICHIKJ, signed today, in the presence of the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (CETS...

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Presentation of the 2020 Annual Report of Activities of the Venice Commission

08/09/2021 Strasbourg

The Vice President of the Venice Commission, Ms Claire Bazy Malaurie, presented the 2020 Annual Report of Activities of the Commission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The presentation was followed by an exchange of views with the Ambassadors of the member and observer...

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LGBTI persons’ rights - New thematic factsheet

07/09/2021 Strasbourg

The Execution Department issued today a new thematic factsheet focusing on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning the rights of LGBTI persons. According to the European Court of Human Rights, the principle of non-discrimination is "fundamental" and underpins the Convention along with the rule...

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Statement by the President of the CCJE on the protection needs of judges and other legal professionals in Afghanistan

23/08/2021 Strasbourg

Judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE, issued today a Statement regarding upholding the protection needs of Afghan judges and other legal professionals. The President of the CCJE joined the many international and national organisations and associations urging to consider the plight and...

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Uruguay ratified the Convention 108+ on data protection

05/08/2021 Strasbourg

On 5 August, the Embassy of Uruguay in France has transmitted to the Secretary General the instrument of ratification of the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (CETS 223). Uruguay has been Party to Convention 108...

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Business and Human Rights: Council of Europe HELP (6 hr) free online course!

02/08/2021 Strasbourg

Companies have the ability to impact peoples’ lives and the environments in which they operate, the more if they operate as multinational enterprises. While companies generally bring benefits to society in the form of employment opportunities, technological advancement, tax revenues and...

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2020 Activity Report of the European Committee of Social Rights

09/07/2021 Strasbourg

The report provides information about the work of the European Committee of Social Rights carried out in 2020. In the framework of the reporting procedure, the European Committee of Social Rights examined in 2020 national reports of 33 States Parties to the European Social Charter as regards the...

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Striking the right balance between the public interest and individual rights: role of prosecutors discussed in Saint-Petersburg

09/07/2021 SAINT PETERSBURG

Role of prosecutors in the protection of individual rights and public interest in light of requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights has been the topic of the high-level conference held in Saint-Petersburg this week. The Conference was co-organised by the General Prosecutor’s Office...

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