We present the first issue of the Almanac, which is dedicated to the First Kyiv International Forum on Roma Inclusion

27 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Forum was held on 27 May 2021 at the initiative of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova with the support of the Council of Europe projects “Strengthening the Protection of National Minorities, including Roma, and Minority Languages in Ukraine” and...

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Human rights and environment: the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

Council of Europe 27 September 2021 STRASBOURG

Ahead of a series of Parliamentary Assembly debates on the right to a healthy environment, the Council of Europe has published a new “environment” section of its dedicated website highlighting the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights. The new section includes ten case studies showing...

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PACE Autumn Session focuses on the right to a healthy environment

PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY 27 September 2021 Strasbourg

A high-level panel and interactive debate on “The environment and human rights: the right to a safe, healthy and sustainable environment”, as well as a full day of debates on this topic, forms the centrepiece of the Autumn Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE),...

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European Day of Languages 2021: “All voices matter” says Secretary General

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 25 September 2021 Strasbourg

26 September 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages. Since 2001, the Day has been celebrating the rich tapestry of languages coexisting in Europe and beyond. According to Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić “The European Day of Languages reminds...

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Announcement of the round table "Data Protection Law Oversight"

24 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 29 at 11:00 a round table "Data Protection Law Oversight" will be held. The event will serve as a platform for discussing modernisation of Ukrainian legislation in the field of personal data protection, including the new draft Law of Ukraine "On the National Commission for Personal...

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Round table “Administrative-territorial set-up: new realities and rules”

23 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

“Decentralisation reform needs to go forward. Therefore, the Council of Europe welcomes the initiative on the draft law on administrative and territorial set-up (registration No. 4664). Within the current Constitution, it will enable continuation of a consolidated, protected and fine-tuned...

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Consultations of experts of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe on the Draft Law № 5844 "On the Principles of State Policy of the Transition Period"

23 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 20-21, 2021, the experts of the Venice Commission held a series of consultations with stakeholders in Ukraine on the draft Law "On the Principles of State Policy of the Transition Period". The consultations took place at the request of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal, who...

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How to make local communities free from discrimination and sexism — discussed during the V Ukrainian Women's Congress

22 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Current challenges and possible strategic solutions for building non-discriminatory local communities, in particular, European and Ukrainian experience in this field, were discussed on September 16, 2021 during a special event of the Council of Europe* within the V Ukrainian Women's Congress held...

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Council of Europe Head of Office in Ukraine: quotas have improved the situation of women's political representation in Ukraine

22 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

In recent years, the level of women's political representation in Ukraine has been improved, particularly, due to gender quotas introduced in the election legislation. This was emphasized by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine Steen Nørlov during a special interview within the...

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Gender equality, balanced political participation and representation: the standards to be met

22 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Achieving gender equality and a balanced political participation of women and men in political and public decision-making processes is of paramount importance for the full enjoyment of human rights. It is also one of the strategic objectives guiding Council of Europe activities. In this sense,...

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Secretary General attends UN General Assembly in New York

Council of Europe 21 September 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić is taking part in the high-level General Debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Her participation includes a series of bilateral meetings with foreign ministers from a number of countries. Prior to this the...

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Ukrainian local communities free of discrimination and sexism – how to make it a reality?

CO-OPERATION 20 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

“We have a responsibility to ensure that women and men in our towns and regions are equally represented at all stages of governance, policymaking, political as well as social life”, stated Chair of the Congress Current Affairs Committee Thomas Andersson (Sweden, R, ILDG), during the 5th Ukrainian...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 17 September 2021 Strasbourg

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 20 member states during the meeting, including three...

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What rights do convicts have? - presentation of the Legal Guide within the Joint EU-CoE Project

17 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 17, 2021, a presentation of the Guide on Prisoners' Legal Rights was held, which was developed within the Joint Project “European Union and Council of Europe working together to support prison reform in Ukraine” (SPERU) by the national consultant of the Project Kostyantyn Avtukhov....

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The Intercultural Cities Programme publishes the Anti-Rumours Handbook in Ukrainian

16 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The handbook, which was originally launched in 2018, has been widely received across Europe and beyond and is now available in one more language, in addition to the versions in English, French, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish,. Successful intercultural strategies require change...

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