Anti-torture committee warns against the impact of austerity measures on the conditions of detention in prisons

6 May 2021

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) today issued a set of minimum requirements for conditions of detention in European prisons, concerned by the negative effects of pre-existing austerity measures in certain states, which could be exacerbated by possible deeper...

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Europe’s imprisonment rate continues to fall: Council of Europe’s annual penal statistics released

6 May 2021

The overall European imprisonment rate - the number of persons in prison per 100,000 inhabitants - fell again slightly in 2020, consolidating a trend that started in 2013, according to the Council of Europe’s Annual Penal Statistics on Prison Populations for 2020 (see also the Key findings).

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Protecting vulnerable groups in crisis situations: more effective structures and procedures needed

6 May 2021 STRASBOURG

Strasbourg, 05.05.2021 – The Committee of Ministers today adopted Guidelines for the 47 member states to help them in upholding equality and protecting against discrimination and hate during the Covid-19 pandemic and similar crises in the future. The Committee of Ministers stresses the importance...

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Reminder - Call for tenders: IDP II - International Consultancy Services on internal displacement in Ukraine

6 May 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Dear Sir/Madam, This is a kind reminder that the submission date for receiving applications to the call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the field of internal displacement in Ukraine, via our electronic address: Internally.Displaced.Persons@coe.int expires on 10 May 2021...

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Europe Day 5 May 2021: 72nd Anniversary of Council of Europe

Council of Europe 5 May 2021 Strasbourg

On 5 May, we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Europe – our continent’s key international organisation for the protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. With the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, it...

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Committee of Ministers: European states must step up efforts to protect children’s privacy in digital environment

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 5 May 2021 STRASBOURG

Strasbourg, 29.04.2021 – European states, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, should enhance safeguarding measures in processing personal data of children, notably health-related data and data collected in education settings, to minimise potential adverse effects, including the public...

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Training for NGO representatives on the European Social Charter and its application in Ukraine

5 May 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On April 28, 2021, an online training for the representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on the European Social Charter (ESC) and its application in Ukraine was held. “This training is the first one for representatives of non-governmental organisations. Today's event aims to provide...

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First Steering Committee Meeting of the Council of Europe Project “Combatting violence against women in Ukraine” (COVAW)

30 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Steering Committee meeting held online on 29 April 2021 was attended by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, the Government Commissioner on Gender Policy and the Office of Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine. Other project stakeholders working in the...

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Secretary General: European governments should show stronger political will to protect press freedom

Council of Europe 30 April 2021 Strasbourg

In a statement issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić urged European governments to show stronger political will to protect journalists and independent journalism in order to put a stop to the deterioration of media freedom in...

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The discussion of quality standards for the provision of free legal aid in civil and administrative cases

30 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 29 April 2021 the Council of Europe project " Support for judicial institutions and processes to strengthen access to justice in Ukraine " jointly with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and Free Legal Aid Coordination Centre organised a round table: "Development of quality standards for the...

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Covid-19: what measures to combat fake vaccines?

Council of Europe 28 April 2021 Strasbourg

Amid the rise in counterfeiting and other illegal activities related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council of Europe is issuing new recommendations to governments based on its Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (MEDICRIME...

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Presentation of Methodological Guidelines on Investigative Interviewing of Children

27 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On April 27, 2021, the Council of Europe Project "Combating violence against children in Ukraine" presented "Methodological Guidelines on Investigative Interviewing of Children", which were developed by the Council of Europe Office in cooperation with partners from state institutions. In 2015,...

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Legal positions on the functioning of social services vis-à-vis Article 14 of the European Social Charter

27 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe Project “Promoting social human rights as a key factor of sustainable democracy in Ukraine” presented “Key provisions and legal positions on the functioning of social services vis-à-vis Article 14 of the European Social Charter”. The author of the publication is Ms Alla...

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Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights on employment, training and equal opportunities regarding Ukraine

27 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On March 25, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its conclusions for 33 member States on employment, training and equal opportunities. The Council of Europe Project “Promoting social human rights as a key factor of sustainable democracy in Ukraine” has published a translation...

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Conference "Gender equality and the Istanbul Convention: a decade of action"

Conference organised by the Gender Equality Division and the Violence against Women Division of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the framework of the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of...

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Launch of a website dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

26 April 2021 STRASBOURG, France

May 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). On this occasion, the Violence Against Women Division is launching a dedicated website to share...

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