Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation

The Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation officially started its activities on 29 October 2013. Its status is based on the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 14 June 2011 and it has for objective implementing programmes of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe.

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Venice Commission calls on Russian authorities to thoroughly revise the entire body of “foreign agent” legislation, including the most recent amendments

COUNCIL OF EUROPE DIRECTORATE OF COMMUNICATIONS 7 July 2021 STRASBOURG

Неофициальный перевод на русский Strasbourg, 06.07.2021 – The recent amendments to Russia’s “foreign agent” legislation take a clear direction towards expanding the scope of entities and individuals qualifying as “foreign agents”, as well as obligations, restrictions and sanctions imposed, says...

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High-level conference “Role of Prosecutor’s Office in Protection of Individual Rights and Public Interest in Light of Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights”

6 July 2021 Strasbourg

7-8 July, Saint-Petersburg, Russia – The high-level conference “Role of Prosecutor’s Office in Protection of Individual Rights and Public Interest in Light of Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights” co-organised jointly by the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian...

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2021 HELP Network e-Conference: join us online on 1-2 July 2021

30 June 2021 Moscow

On 1-2 July 2021 the Council of Europe HELP Program will hold its Annual Network Conference "Human Rights Responses to Global Challenges." The Conference will be a mixed format and will be fully broadcast online in English, French and Russian. The conference is open to everyone interested in the...

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Roundtable dedicated to the launch of the HELP course “Right to liberty and security” for the group of judges from the Khabarovsk region, Russia

2 June 2021 Moscow

On 2 June 2021, the team of the Council of Europe project “HELP in the Russian Federation” (phase III) in co-operation with the Far Eastern branch of the Russian State University of Justice (RSUJ) organised an on-line roundtable and a launch of the HELP course on Introduction to Article 5 of the...

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First training for trainers on HELP methodology for the faculty of higher education and training institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service system

28 May 2021 Moscow

On 26-27 May, first online training for trainers on HELP methodology was held for the faculty of higher education and training institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation. This training was made possible due to the ongoing implementation of the project “HELP in the...

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