Council of Europe provided expert comments to Draft Law ‘On Support for Criminal Proceedings and Enforcement of Punishments, Which Are Precluded as a Result of Armed Aggression, Temporary Occupation of the Territory of Ukraine’

27 MAY 2022 KYIV, UKRAINE

Council of Europe (CoE) supports the Ukrainian authorities in execution of the general measures stemming from the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against Ukraine. Acting on a request of the Ministry of Justice, the Council of Europe prepared expert comments to the Draft...

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Irish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

Council of Europe 25 May 2022 Strasbourg

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney launched Ireland’s 6-month Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Turin on 20 May. Having assumed the Presidency in Turin at the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation’s 46 member states, Minister Coveney...

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The Council of Europe and Civil Society

Council of Europe 25 May 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe recently launched a new website to make it easier for civil society organisations to work with us. The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation, bringing together governments to build a future based on human rights, democracy and justice. Civil...

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Council of Europe committee deplores Russia’s usage of minority rights as a pretext for invading Ukraine

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES (FCNM) 23 May 2022 STRASBOURG

The Advisory Committee on the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine and “deplores that the Russian authorities used issues of minority rights as a...

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Ireland takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 20 May 2022 Turin

Ireland has taken over the rotating Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Italy at the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the organisation’s 46 member states. At the handover, the outgoing Chair of the Committee of Ministers – Italy’s Minister for Foreign...

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Condemnation of Russia, Council of Europe’s priorities, assistance for Ukraine – Foreign Affairs Ministers’ meeting concludes in Turin

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 20 May 2022 Strasbourg

At the end of a meeting where the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine figured high on the agenda, the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member States decided that the organisation should not emerge weakened from the crisis but, on the contrary, strengthened....

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Protecting rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls: Council of Europe recommendation adopted

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 20 May 2022 Turin

The Committee of Ministers, meeting in Turin, has adopted a new recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls providing measures to better respond to needs and challenges that they face. Drawing on Council of Europe treaties including the Istanbul...

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Council of Europe supported the webinar for prosecutors on the investigation of conflict-related sexual violence

Council of Europe 20 May 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 9 May 2022, as a part of the training program developed and organised by the Prosecutors’ Training Centre of Ukraine, Nataliia Marchuk, the Supreme Court Judge and the Council of Europe consultant, conducted a webinar on the peculiarities of investigation of conflict-related sexual violence...

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Council of Europe proposes a comprehensive legal and policy framework to combat hate speech

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 20 May 2022 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe has issued a set of guidelines to its 46 member states aimed at preventing and combating hate speech, both online and offline. In a Recommendation adopted during its annual session held in Turin, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers calls on governments to develop...

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The Council of Europe has provided a grant to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine to ensure accommodation for temporarily displaced staff

18 MAY 2022 Kyiv

The Council of Europe Information Society Department, DGI has provided a grant in amount of 65.760 EUR to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) aimed at supporting urgent needs of the company due to Russian aggression against Ukraine, namely to cover accommodation of the UA:PBC...

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Training on first psychological aid and self care for lawyers

17 May 2022 Kyiv

On May 16-17, the Project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions. Phase II” in co-operation with Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision organised online workshops on first psychological aid and self care for lawyers of the centres for free legal aid. The workshops run by...

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Finland makes €2 million voluntary contribution to support Ukraine

17 May 2022 Strasbourg

The Government of Finland has made a new voluntary contribution of €2 000 000 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and its successor Action Plan, bringing their total support to the Action Plan to €3.57 million. Finland has also contributed €750...

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Foreign ministers meet in Turin to discuss their response to Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS PRESIDENCY 16 May 2022 Strasbourg

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states will hold their annual session on Friday 20 May 2022 in Turin (Italy). The meeting takes place against the background of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which resulted in the exclusion of the Russian...

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IDAHOT: LGBTI persons fleeing war face specific risks and need protection

16 MAY 2022 COUNCIL OF EUROPE STRASBOURG

European states should pay attention to the specific challenges faced by LGBTI asylum seekers fleeing war, declared Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, the current President of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and...

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LGBTI rights in Ukraine conflict in focus at Cyprus conference

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 13 MAY 2022 STRASBOURG

The IDAHOT + Forum 2022 is taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, on 12-13 May, ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Tuesday 17 May. Speaking during the discussion War in Ukraine: Challenges to our Common European Values Through the Experiences of LGBTI+...

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Enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence: 22 countries sign new Protocol to Cybercrime Convention

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS PRESIDENCY 12 May 2022 STRASBOURG

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), aimed at enhancing co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence has been opened for signature at a conference organised under the Italian Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The...

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How to help yourself and young people: youth workers completed the training

12 May 2022 Online

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CEB approves almost €2 million to help refugees from Ukraine in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania and the Republic of Moldova

11 May 2022 Paris

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) today approved almost €2 million in grants from its Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF) to help people fleeing the war in Ukraine and arriving in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania and the Republic of Moldova. This brings the total amount of MRF grants approved...

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Co-ordination between International Criminal Court's Prosecutor and Council of Europe Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law to assist the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

11 May 2022 THE HAGUE

On 10 May, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan QC, met in The Hague with the Council of Europe's Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Christos Giakoumopoulos, to discuss co-ordination of assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine,...

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Secretary General in Ukraine

SECRETARY GENERAL 9 May 2022 Strasbourg

“I have just completed a working visit to Ukraine, where I met President Zelenskyy, Deputy Prime Minister Stefanishyna, Foreign Minister Kuleba, First Deputy Foreign Minister Dzhaparova and members of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. I also met...

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