Council of Europe report on domestic relief measures for war-affected people in Ukraine

19/12/2023 Strasbourg

A new Council of Europe expert report maps the domestic framework of relief measures and mechanisms introduced by Ukraine for civilians affected by the current phase of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine (after 24 February 2022), and formulates a series of recommendations on...

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The Board of the Register of Damage for Ukraine holds its inaugural meeting

14/12/2023 The Hague

At its inaugural meeting in The Hague (11-15 December), the Board of the Register of Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine (RD4U) elected its Chair and Vice-Chair, adopted its Rules of Procedure and discussed as a matter of urgency the categories of claims that...

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The Conference of Participants of the Register of Damage for Ukraine elects its Board

16/11/2023 Strasbourg

The Conference of Participants of the Register of Damage caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine came together for its 3rd meeting on 16 November and elected the seven members of the Register’s Board. Of the 18 candidates (9 men and 9 women) from four different...

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The Conference of Participants in the Register of Damage for Ukraine has held its second meeting

12/09/2023 Riga, Latvia

Representatives from more than 40 countries gathered in Riga for the second meeting of the Conference of Participants of the Register of damage caused by the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, held in the Latvian capital, Riga. "With this second meeting of the Register of Damage, we...

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Council of Europe ministers of Justice met in Riga to support justice for Ukraine

11/09/2023 Riga, Latvia

The ministers of Justice of Council of Europe member and observer states have adopted a declaration outlining a series of principles (“Riga principles”) to achieve comprehensive accountability for the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine and provide redress to all victims of the war,...

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The Conference of Participants of the Register of damage caused by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine holds its first meeting

27/06/2023 Strasbourg

The Conference of Participants of the Register of damage caused by the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine held its constitutive meeting, bringing together the representatives of more than 40 countries. The Register will serve as a record of evidence and claims for damage, loss or...

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Exchange of views on national redress mechanisms for damage caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

20/06/2023 Strasbourg

Meetings between the Council of Europe, international organisations and Ukrainian authorities on domestic redress mechanisms for damage caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, were held in Strasbourg in a hybrid format on 19 June 2023. These meetings aimed at...

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Implementation of the Temporary Protection Status in Europe for people from Ukraine fleeing the war: Council of Europe, EU and UNHCR seminar in Bratislava

16/06/2023 Bratislava

On 8 June, a joint seminar was held by the Council of Europe Project "HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) for Ukraine, including during wartime", European Commission and UNHCR for European lawyers on European asylum/migration legal practices to assist people fleeing the...

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Council of Europe Summit creates register of damage for Ukraine as first step towards an international compensation mechanism for victims of Russian aggression

17/05/2023 Reykjavik, Iceland

On the second day of the Council of Europe Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign...

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Heads of State and Government agree to strengthen Council of Europe, ensure accountability for Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, and support victims

17/05/2023 Reykjavik, Iceland

At the Council of Europe Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, Heads of State and Government of the organisation’s 46 member states have decided to establish a Register of damage caused by the Russian Federation’s aggression as a first step towards an international compensation mechanism. The leaders...

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“No peace without justice and accountability" – Council of Europe participated in the high-level international Lviv conference “United for Justice”

3-5/03/2023 Lviv, Ukraine

On 3-5 March 2023, the Council of Europe contributed to the high-level conference "United for Justice", organised by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in Lviv. The conference facilitated discussions on the accountability for the Russian Federation´s aggression against Ukraine. The...

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Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights on his first visit to the Council of Europe

06/02/2023 Strasbourg

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets carried out his first official visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 30 January-1 February 2023. He had a series of high-level meetings, including with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija...

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Council of Europe delivers office IT equipment to the War Crimes Department of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

22/12/2022 Strasbourg

On 22 December 2022, the Council of Europe handed over office IT equipment to the War Crimes Department of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (OPG). The equipment was procured within the framework of the Council of Europe project on “Human Rights Compliant Criminal Justice System in...

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine visits the Council of Europe

14-17/10/2022 Strasbourg

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Andrii Kostin, visited the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 14 to 17 October. The Council of Europe's support to the public prosecution service of Ukraine in the context of the Russian Federation's military aggression against Ukraine was at the core of the...

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HELP seminar for European legal professionals assisting Ukrainian refugees

29/09/2022 Warsaw/Online

On 27 September 2022, the Council of Europe, European Union and the UNHCR, in cooperation with Warsaw bar Association, organised together a seminar in Warsaw for Ukrainian legal professionals and Asylum/ Migration HELP e-Desk national managers on the European legal practices and procedures with a...

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New Prosecutor General of Ukraine meets with Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law

16/08/2022 Online

On 16 August 2022, the newly appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Andrii Kostin, met online with the Council of Europe's Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Christos Giakoumopoulos. They discussed issues related to the human rights and rule of law consequences of the aggression...

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Council of Europe HELP e-Desks: Up to 1000 lawyers in Europe providing legal information to people fleeing the war in Ukraine

28/07/2022 online

The Council of Europe HELP Programme set up Asylum/Migration HELP e-Desks for lawyers or other legal professionals assisting people fleeing the war in Ukraine, including the practical application of the EU Temporary Protection Directive. There are HELP e-Desks operational and adapted to the...

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CEPEJ consultations with the Ukrainian judicial authorities on the improvement of the legislation on the remote justice in the context of the ongoing war

25/07/2022 Online

On 22 July, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) held with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and other judicial authorities an online consultation on the improvement of the legislation on the remote justice in the context of the ongoing war in the country, with the...

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The 25th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights in Ukraine: achievements and future challenges

22/07/2022 Kyiv / Strasbourg

The achievements of Ukraine in the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights since its ratification in 1997, the impact of the ongoing war on the functioning of the judicial system of Ukraine and measures necessary to overcome its destructive influence, as well as the challenges...

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Council of Europe at the Ministerial Ukraine Accountability Conference

14/07/2022 THE HAGUE

The Council of Europe was represented at the Ministerial Ukraine Accountability Conference in The Hague on 14 July by the Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Christos Giakoumopoulos. The Conference was hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Prosecutor of...

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