Constitutional Court of Ukraine needs reform, says Venice Commission, provides recommendations on improving its work


The Council of Europe’s body of constitutional experts, the Venice Commission, published on 10 December its second urgent opinion on the constitutional situation in the country created after the Constitutional Court’s Decision of 27 November 2020. It says the Decision is an indication that a...

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Fight against corruption in Ukraine: Venice Commission says Constitutional Court Decision “regrettable”, financial declarations system for public officials, including judges, must be kept

VENICE COMMISSION 10 December 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s constitutional expert body, the Venice Commission, has published on 9 December an urgent opinion about the effects of the recent Decision by the Ukrainian Constitutional Court on the anti-corruption legislation. The Venice Commission proposes solutions to the Verkhovna...

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Council of Europe positively assessed the work of the National Preventive Mechanism of Ukraine in monitoring human rights at places of deprivation of liberty

30 April 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project “EU and Council of Europe Working Together to Strengthen the Ombudsperson’s Capacity to Protect Human Rights” published a “Re-Assessment of the operational capacities and needs of the National...

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Challenges to human rights have intensified in Europe

21 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today her annual activity report covering 2019. The report provides an overall picture of the main problems, challenges and opportunities that European countries are facing in the field of human rights. “The image I...

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Réf. DC 060(2020)

Coronavirus: Council of Europe issues guidance to governments on respecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law

08.04.2020 Strasbourg, France

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has issued a toolkit for governments across Europe on respecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law during the COVID-19 crisis. The Information Document was sent to all 47 Council of Europe member states yesterday....

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Some reforms launched by Ukraine in response to GRECO recommendations on preventing corruption among MPs, judges and prosecutors, but serious concerns remain and effective implementation lags behind

26 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO has published today its conclusions on the implementation by Ukraine of its 2017 recommendations on preventing corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. Out of the 31 recommendations, Ukraine has implemented or dealt...

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PACE rapporteurs insist on free movement for OSCE monitors in the Donbass

26.03.2020 Strasbourg, France

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Dzhema Grozdanova (Bulgaria, EPP/CD) and Alfred Heer (Switzerland, ALDE), have expressed their serious concern at restrictions on the freedom of movement of OSCE monitors by illegally-armed...

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Réf. DC 048(2020)

Social rights of children, families and migrants in danger across Europe: latest annual conclusions from the European Committee of Social Rights

24 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, 24.03.2020 – Social rights of children, families and migrants are in danger in Europe, according to the latest annual conclusions from the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). The Committee today published 896 conclusions (289 cases of non-conformity, 453 cases of conformity...

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First Steering Committee of the EU-CoE CyberEast project in the Eastern Partnership Region

12 February, 2020 Kyiv,Ukraine

First Steering Committee of the EU-CoE CyberEast project in the Eastern Partnership Region Organized by the European Commission and the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) President Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine, 13-14 February 2020 The European Commission and the...

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Réf. DC 004(2020)

Press Release - Ukrainian psycho-neurological institutions: de-institutionalisation should be pursued, understaffing and overcrowding addressed

14 January 2020 Strasbourg, France Strasbourg, 14.01.2020 – In a new report published today the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) outlines the efforts taken by the Ukrainian authorities to modernise the social care sector and reveals the issues that psycho-neurological institutions...

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