Analysis of the draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention)"

30 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe project Combating violence against children in Ukraine peer-reviewed the draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and...

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Council of Europe presents publication "Procedure on non-accepted provisions of the European Social Charter"

29 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The presentation of publication "Procedure on non-accepted provisions of the European Social Charter prepared within the Council of Europe project “Promoting social human rights as a key factor of sustainable democracy in Ukraine” was held. The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe...

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Progress Assessment Report on the Recommendations of the Gap Analysis of Legislation, Policies and Practices to Prevent and Combat Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Ukraine

29 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

In November 2019, the Council of Europe project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) conducted a "Gap Analysis of Legislation, Policies, and Practices to Prevent and Combat Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Ukraine". As a follow-up, in August 2020,...

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The EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights

COUNCIL OF EUROPE / EUROPEAN COMMISSION 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 STRASBOURG

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the EU Commission’s Vice President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, have issued the following statement concerning the resumption of negotiations on the European Union’s accession to the European...

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Discussion on the International Right to Know Day

29 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 28, an online discussion on the occasion of the International Right to Know Day was held. The event was organized by the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights in cooperation with the project “EU and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in...

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Secretary General calls for immediate end to hostilities

28 September 2020 STRASBOURG

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović-Burić, has made the following statement concerning the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh: “I am gravely concerned about reports of military escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I call on our Member States Armenia...

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Protection of social rights in administrative proceedings: support of the Council of Europe

28 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe projects "Promoting social human rights as a key factor of sustainable democracy in Ukraine" and "Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions" joined the organisation of the III International Scientific and Practical Conference "Social Rights and their Protection by...

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SAVE THE DATE 5-7 October: high-level online event on midterm results of the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance for Eastern Partnership countries

28 September 2020 Strasbourg

The midterm results of the second phase of the European Union and Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) launched in 2019 and the impact of the programme on the lives of people in the Eastern Partnership region will be the key focus of an online event held on 5-7 October 2020....

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UA: Ukrainian radio aired an episode of the programme ‘Today. This Afternoon’, where the new interactive course ‘Elections in simple terms’ discussed

28 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

‘Elections in simple terms’ is an interactive online training course about the election process, launched on 21 September 2020 as part of the educational online platform ‘CEC: Prosvita’ developed by the Central Election Commission of Ukraine in cooperation and with the support of the Council of...

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Council of Europe continues effective co-operation with the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Law Enforcement

25 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Ensuring compliance of the criminal justice legislation with the Council of Europe standards and best practices is among the priorities of the Organization’s assistance to Ukraine. This is achieved trough providing Council of Europe expertise to the important legal initiatives in the criminal...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: How is the right of access to information respected in Ukraine? - online discussion on the International Right to Know Day

25 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 28, from 14:00 to 16:00, an online discussion on the occasion of the International Right to Know Day is to be held. The event is organized by the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights in cooperation with the project “EU and Council of Europe working together to...

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26 September: The European Day of Languages

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 25 September 2020 STRASBOURG

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September - together with the European Commission. “The European Day of Languages gives us an opportunity to value and promote all languages and cultures in Europe. This year we...

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Annual Report 2019 of the High Council of Justice “On Ensuring Judicial Independence in Ukraine” (abridged version) and conclusions of the Council of Europe experts

25 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

At the request of the High Council of Justice, 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” engaged international and national experts to conduct the analysis of the 2019 Annual Report...

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For media attention: on 29 September Opinion poll findings on Kyiv agglomeration will be presented

24 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 29 September findings of the opinion poll among population of Kyiv sub-region on Kyiv agglomeration will take place. Opinion poll was commissioned by the Council of Europe Programme “Decentralisation and local government reform in Ukraine”. More information is available in the Ukrainian language.

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Expert discussion On the implementation of effective judicial control over the execution of national judgments (in the context of the execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgements in the cases “Yuriy Nikolayevich Ivanov v. Ukraine” and “Burmych and others v. Ukraine”)

23 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 11 September 2020, the Council of Europe Project “Further support for the execution by Ukraine of judgments in respect of Article 6 of the European Court on Human Rights” (the Project) and the Supreme Court jointly organised and held the expert discussion on the introduction of effective...

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The HELP course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters launched for Ukrainian prosecutors

21 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 21 September 2020, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Prosecutors’ Training Centre (PTC) and the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG), launched the HELP course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Ukraine. The course was launched for prosecutors of the OPG and...

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Round table “Criminal-legal protection of children against sexual exploitation and prevention of re-victimisation of children during criminal proceedings

22 September 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

22 September 2020 The Council of Europe together with the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement and PO “Ukrainian Institute for the Future” held a roundtable to discuss the latest development in the field of criminal protection of children from sexual exploitation and prevention of...

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