Meeting with representatives of public organizations of national communities of Nizhyn

26 February 2021 Nizhyn, Ukraine

On February 24th, with the participation of Mayor Oleksandr Kodola and Deputy Mayor Sergiy Smaha, the heads of public organizations of Nizhyn national communities met with the People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VIII convocation, advisor to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Human...

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Congress General Secretary addresses launching event for the creation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Ukraine

CO-OPERATION WITH UKRAINE 26 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

At the Conference of the Council for the Development of Communities and Territories in Ukraine held in Kyiv on 25 February 2020, Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer wished the newly established "Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Ukraine" success and encouraged Ukrainian...

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Launching event of the Council of Europe project “Support for judicial institutions and processes to strengthen access to justice in Ukraine”

26 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe continues to provide comprehensive support to Ukraine in reforming the judicial system in accordance with the strategic directions of cooperation within the framework of the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine for 2018-2021. The Department of...

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Seventh anniversary of annexation of Crimea by Russia

GERMAN PRESIDENCY 26 February 2021 Strasbourg

Seven years ago, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol were illegally annexed by the Russian Federation, and the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine began. In my capacity as President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I would like to recall the...

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Professional discussion of the draft law of Ukraine no. 3711–d “On amendments to Law “On Judiciary and Status of Judges” and certain Laws of Ukraine concerning re-establishment of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine”

26 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 24 February 2021 a professional discussion of the draft law of Ukraine no. 3711–d “On amendments to Law “On Judiciary and Status of Judges” and certain Laws of Ukraine concerning re-establishment of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine” took place online. The event was...

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Secretary General addresses United Nations Human Rights Council

SECRETARY GENERAL 24 February 2021 STRASBOURG

On 23 February Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić addressed the 46th session of the Human Rights Council by video link. Dear friends, When I addressed your 43rd Session, almost exactly one year ago, the world was very different. Since then, COVID-19 has changed how we live and work....

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Council of Europe Project “Human rights compliant criminal justice system in Ukraine” conducts the first Steering Committee meeting of its Phase II

23 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Following the start of the Project’s Phase II, the first meeting of the Steering Committee (the SC) of the Council of Europe Project “Human Rights Compliant Criminal Justice System in Ukraine” was held online on 17 February 2021. The meeting was attended by the members of the SC – Project’s main...

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Hate speech - Everyone loses!

SECRETARY GENERAL 22 February 2021 STRASBOURG

Marija Pejčinović Burić has told politicians, civil society actors, and tech industry representatives that hate speech drains people’s confidence, self-belief and capacity to contribute to society on an equal basis. In an address to delegates, the Secretary General highlighted the Council of...

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Participation and assistance of the Council of Europe projects in the presentation of the report "Needs Assessment of Roma with disabilities in 7 regions of Ukraine and development a further joint action plan"

18 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

With the assistance and participation of the Council of Europe projects "Protecting national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine" and "Development of Social Human Rights as a Key Factor of Sustainable Democracy in Ukraine," the Chirikli Foundation presented the report...

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Meeting with the Council of Representatives of Public Associations of Indigenous Peoples, National Minorities of Ukraine at the Ministry of Education and Science

16 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On February 12, 2021, with the assistance of the project “Protecting national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine”, the Council of Representatives of Indigenous Associations of National Minorities of Ukraine under the Ministry of Education and Science had an online...

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Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe project «Further support for the execution by Ukraine of judgments in respect of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights»: results and plans

16 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On February 12, 2020 the Steering Committee Meeting of the Council of Europe project «Further support for the execution by Ukraine of judgments in respect of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights», funded by the Human Rights Trust Fund and implemented by the Justice and Legal...

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Extended Presentation and Discussion on Monitoring and Evaluation Report on the functionality of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Human Rights mechanism held

15 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On December 7, 2020 the online Round Table on assessing the Monitoring and Evaluation Report on the functionality of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Human Rights mechanism was held with the support of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and Directorate General of Human...

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2020 results and achievements of informational and awareness-raising project "CEC: prosvita"

12 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On the eve of 2020 local elections in Ukraine, the Central Election Commission conducted a large-scale informational and awareness-raising campaign as part of the “CEC: prosvita” (available in Ukrainian only) project, which was developed with the support of and in cooperation with the Council of...

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The compilation of materials of III International Scientific and Practical Conference "Social Rights and their Protection by Administrative Court" published

12 February 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The compilation of materials of the III International Scientific and Practical Conference "Social Rights and their Protection by Administrative Court" has been published in the form of handbook with the support of the Council of Europe Project "Promoting social human rights as a key factor of...

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