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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Congress President: “Cities and regions build a democracy of proximity”

CONGRESS 15 September 2021 Strasbourg

On the International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2021, Congress President Leendert Verbeek desired to draw attention to the situation of local and regional democracy. In his words, this “democracy of proximity” – the first level of democracy – enables citizens to most quickly “witness their...

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Artificial intelligence – a new portal to promote global cooperation launched with eight international organisations

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 15 September 2021 Strasbourg

On 14 September 2021, eight international organisations joined forces to launch a new portal promoting global cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI). The portal is a one-stop shop for data, research findings and good practices in AI policy. The objective of the portal is to help policymakers...

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Governments must step up the fight against antisemitism in all its forms, says anti-racism commission

EXPERT BODY ON RACISM AND INTOLERANCE (ECRI) 15 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert body on racism and intolerance (ECRI) published an updated General Policy Recommendation on preventing and combating antisemitism, to help prevent increasing antisemitism and attacks on Jews in many parts of Europe. Ahead of publication, Council of Europe Secretary...

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Updating Ukrainian media legislation has become one of the topics at Kyiv Media Week

14 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 14, 2021, the 11th International Media Forum KYIV MEDIA WEEK was opened, which traditionally brings together representatives of the public and private sectors, as well as members of professional associations in the field of media to find solutions to key issues of the Ukrainian...

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Safety of journalists on time - Prosecutor General's Office signed memorandum of cooperation with media NGOs

14 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 14 September 2021, the meeting of the Prosecutor General with journalists, representatives of non-governmental organisations in the sphere of media and international organizations was held in Kyiv with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe Joint Project “EU and Council...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 13 September 2021 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 14 to 16 September.Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium,...

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