Covid-19 is worsening human trafficking – states should take action, warn Council of Europe experts

GROUP OF EXPERTS ON ACTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS (GRETA) 12 April 2021 Strasbourg

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a worrying impact on human trafficking across Europe and states should do more to prevent it, according to the latest annual report from the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA). “The effects of the pandemic...

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STATEMENT on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the declaration of International Roma Day

8 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY – 8 APRIL 2021 On the occasion of International Roma Day, celebrated worldwide on 8 April, we would like to send our warm wishes to all Roma in Ukraine. This year, on 8 April, the International Roma Day...

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Presentation of the Analysis of the legal framework regarding the implementation of the Barnahus model in Ukraine

8 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 8 April 2021, the Council of Europe Project "Combating violence against children in Ukraine" together with the Interagency Coordination Council on Juvenile Justice presented the Legal Analysis on Operation of Barnahus in Ukraine. The purpose of the analysis is to provide a review and analysis...

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Legal aid in civil and administrative law: new guidelines

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 8 April 2021 STRASBOURG

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a set of guidelines for the 47 member States to help them improve the functioning of national systems of legal aid in the fields of civil and administrative law. The Committee of Ministers stresses the importance of establishing an...

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Publication of the Book “An introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights”

8 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Have you known how the Council of Europe contributes to protecting and promoting human rights across the continent? How does the European Court of Human Rights function? Which rights does the European Convention on Human Rights protect? The European Convention on Human Rights (the ECHR) is also...

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International Roma Day: Remembering history to ensure a brighter future

SECRETARY GENERAL 7 April 2021 STRASBOURG

A community that is fully aware of its history and culture is more likely to look at the present and the future with confidence. From my work so far as Secretary General, I am impressed by the commitment of Roma youth to establish national and international organisations and networks, taking...

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The translation of the Factsheet "Legal professional privilege" has been published

7 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The translation of the European Court of Human Rights Factsheet “Legal professional privilege” has been finalized with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Support for judicial institutions and processes to strengthen access to justice in Ukraine”. A summary of the cases on protection of...

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Decentralisation Project in Ukraine: Enlarged Steering Committee Meeting

7 April 2021 Kyiv – Strasbourg

“The Council of Europe Decentralisation project is an exemplary project, first and foremost because it has been a successful one not only for its achievements but also for the way how it has been conducted – in a very close partnership between the Government of Ukraine, Parliament, local...

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Round table “Processing of sensitive personal data: international standards and national context” took place

Council of Europe Office in Ukraine 6 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On April 6, 2021, a round table “Sensitive Personal Data Processing: International Standards and the National Context” was held. The event is part of a campaign to discuss the Draft Law of Ukraine “On Personal Data Protection” with the public and professional community. The online discussion was...

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Handbook on European data protection law 2018 is translated into Ukrainian

Council of Europe Office in Ukraine 6 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian lawyers now have an opportunity to read the Handbook on European data protection law edition 2018 in Ukrainian. The Handbook has been prepared by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), with the Council of Europe (together with the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights) and...

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Open Call for Photos! Together in the Distance: Building New Solidarities in a Changing World

EU Delegation to the Council of Europe 5 April 2021

Together we celebrate the amazing courage and commitment of those amongst us who made a contribution for the greater good! The EU Delegation in Strasbourg and its partners are launching an open call for photos and testimonials to illustrate the stories of men and women who faced the crisis and...

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Links between terrorism and transnational organised crime: Committee of Ministers adopts guidelines

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 1 April 2021 STRASBOURG

The Committee of Ministers has adopted guidelines which provide member States with practical advice to help relevant national authorities to better prevent and fight terrorism, and to enhance their understanding of the links between organised crime groups and terrorist organisations who are...

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Committee of Ministers adopts Recommendation to strengthen national human rights institutions

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 1 April 2021 STRASBOURG

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation to its member States on the development and strengthening of effective, pluralist and independent national human rights institutions (NHRIs). Such institutions are among the pillars of respect for human rights, the rule of law and democracy....

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Progress in 2020 despite COVID, but further efforts needed

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 1 April 2021 STRASBOURG

States across Europe are continuing to make progress on implementing judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest annual report from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. However, further efforts are needed to tackle...

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bE-Open: launch of a tool for action on open government

CO-OPERATION 1 APRIL 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

A new online tool bE-Open was launched on the occasion on the 40th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. This tool is aimed at supporting local and regional governance actors in their efforts to improve the quality of local democracy, and provides practical guidance on public...

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Call for tenders: international consultancy services in the field of internal displacement in Ukraine

1 April 2021 Kyiv

The Council of Europe Project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions – Phase II” is looking for international consultants with expertise in the following areas: advancing the legal and regulatory framework on the protection of IDPs and the restoration of human rights of...

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Assessment of training needs: development of curricula on social rights in Ukraine presented in Kyiv

1 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On March 24, 2020 the presentation of the Report on assessment of training needs: development of curricula on social rights in Ukraine conducted in 2020-2021 within the Project “Promoting Social Human Rights as a Key Factor of Sustainable Democracy in Ukraine” (the Project) was held. ]The event...

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Innovative citizen participation tools to engage youth in the decision-making: a series of trainings on School participatory budgeting for Vinnytsia has been completed

31 March 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe project “Strengthening civil participation in democratic decision making in Ukraine” has completed a series of trainings on the basics of civic engagement and School participatory budgeting for schoolchildren of Vinnytsia. The online game-based trainings and interactive...

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