Round table on “European Social Charter – 60th anniversary and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe”

29 September 2021 Moscow

MEDIA RELEASE COMMUNICATIONS Ref. DC 166(2021) 29 September, Moscow (9.30 a.m./8.30 a.m. CET) – A Round table on “European Social Charter – 60th anniversary and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe” will take place at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian...

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Solemn awarding of certificates of successful completion of the course in frames of the European Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Programme (HELP Programme) in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan

25 August 2021 Moscow

On 25 August 2021 in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, a ceremony was held to mark the successful completion of the HELP course "Right to liberty and security" under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The course was held in frames of the third phase of the Council of Europe's...

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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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Annual training courses for civil servants organised by MGIMO European Studies Institute and the Council of Europe

17 May 2021 Moscow

On 17 May annual short-term training courses for civil servants on “Implementation of the international constitutional human rights guarantees in Russian law and law-enforcement practice: 25 years of co-operation within the framework of the Council of Europe”. The event is organised jointly by...

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Opening of the 5th International Festival Marathon “From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean”

17 May 2021 Moscow

On 17 May the presentation of the 5th International Festival Marathon “From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean” took place in the Council of Federation. The event is traditionally held under the patronage of the President of Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, with the support of the Ministry...

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Moscow conference event celebrating 70 years of German and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe

12 May 2021 Moscow

The Moscow conference event celebrating 70 years of German and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe organized by the German Embassy in Russia and the Council of Europe Programme Office in Russia on the occasion of the end of the German Chairmanship of the Council of Europe...

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Russian Federation-Council of Europe Steering Committee Meeting

27 April 2021 Moscow

On 27 April an online Steering Committee meeting on co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation took place. The meeting was opened by the co-chairs Nikolay Kobrinets, Director of the Department for European Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian...

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Regional HELP Training for Trainers in Central Asia

26 April 2021 Moscow

On 22 and 23 April 2021 in frames of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme the first online regional HELP Training for Trainers was organised for 37 legal professionals from the Central Asian region: Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The opening session was addressed by...

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10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

22 April 2021 Moscow

The Council of Europe celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in May this year. The Convention is better known as the Istanbul Convention due to its opening for signature in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011. This treaty...

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A round table dedicated to the launch of the Council of Europe HELP course on “Prohibition of Ill-treatment in law-enforcement, security and other coercive contexts” held in Nizhny Novgorod

16 April 2021 Moscow

On 16 April 2021, within the framework of the Council of Europe Program on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP programme), the team of the project “HELP in the Russian Federation (III phase)” in co-operation with the Privolzhsky branch of the Russian State University of Justice...

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The updated Guidebook on HELP (European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) Methodology is now available in Russian

16 April 2021 Moscow

The Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) has recently developed an updated manual on the HELP methodology. It is now available in Russian. The HELP methodology is a structured approach (with steps and principles for implementation), in accordance...

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A round table dedicated to the launch of the Council of Europe HELP course on “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Execution of Judgments” held in Nizhny Novgorod

14 April 2021 Moscow

On 14 April 2021, in frames of the Council of Europe Program on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP programme), the team of the project “HELP in the Russian Federation (III phase)” in co-operation with the Privolzhsky branch of the Russian State University of Justice (RSUJ) held...

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Roundtable discussion held by the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight

16 April 2021 Moscow

On April 15, at 4.30 pm Moscow time, the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe held a roundtable discussion to mark 60 years since the first human flight to space, as well as International Cosmonautics Day. The event was attended by Secretary General of the...

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Exchange of views of the Head of the Programme Office with Ambassadors of the European Union countries in Moscow

7 April 2021 Moscow

On Wednesday 7 April, Mr Petr Sich, Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation, held an exchange of views with the Ambassadors of the European Union’s countries in the Russian Federation. The participants discussed the Council of Europe’s programme activities in...

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New bilingual publication: "Protection, promotion and development of the Ombudsman Institutions"

1 April 2021 Moscow

The publication "Protection, promotion and development of the Ombudsman Institutions", prepared by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ms. Tatiana Moskalkova together with the Director General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe Christos...

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A roundtable dedicated to the launch of the Council of Europe HELP course on “Article 5 of the Convention: Right to liberty and security” held in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan

24 March 2021 Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan

On 24 March 2021, in frames of the Council of Europe Program on Human rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP programme), the team of the project “HELP in the Russian Federation (III phase)” in co-operation with the Kazan branch of the Russian State University of Justice (RSUJ) and the...

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