The report “Council of Europe - Highlights 2019

COUNCIL OF EUROPE DIRECTORATE OF COMMUNICATIONS 24 September 2020 STRASBOURG

The report “Council of Europe - Highlights 2019” reviews notable achievements and events of the Council of Europe in 2019, a year which marked several anniversaries: the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the 60th anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights, the 30th anniversary of...

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Online Seminar on “Respecting democracy, rule of law and human rights in the framework of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis”: experience of the Russian Federation

17 July 2020 Moscow

On 17 July 2020 the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation held an online seminar to discuss Russian experience at federal and regional level with regard to the Council of Europe Secretary...

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Online Seminar on “Respecting democracy, rule of law and human rights in the framework of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis”: experience of the Russian Federation

9 July 2020 Moscow

On 17 July 2020 the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation will hold an online seminar to discuss Russian experience at federal and regional level with regard to the Council of Europe...

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70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights in critical times: online conference of HELP programme

COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMUNICATIONS 7 July 2020 STRASBOURG

Strasbourg, 07.07.2020 - On 8-9 July 2020 the Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) will hold its 2020 HELP Network Conference organised under the auspices of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. For the first...

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Response by higher education institutions to COVID-19 sanitary crisis. Interview of the Council of Europe Education department with Prof. Vladimir Philippov, President of People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN),

23 June 2020 Moscow

As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, almost all higher education institutions and schools in Europe have had to close and are striving to ensure the continuity of the education process. These institutions are facing many challenges, including the widespread and rapid move to distance learning,...

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Venice Commission of the Council of Europe adopts opinion on the Russian constitutional amendments related to the execution of European Court’s decisions in Russia

COUNCIL OF EUROPE DIRECTORATE OF COMMUNICATIONS 18 June 2020 Strasbourg

T +33(0)388412560 www.coe.int pressunit@coe.int Réf. DC 089(2020) Venice Commission adopts opinion on the Russian constitutional amendments related to the execution of European Court’s decisions in Russia. Strasbourg, 18.06.2020 – The Council of...

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World Forum for Democracy 2020: Call for initiatives

World Forum for Democracy 2 June 2020 Strasbourg

The 2020 World Forum for Democracy will be dedicated to Environment and Democracy and will take place from 16-18 November 2020 in Strasbourg, France. Participants, in dialogue with high-level speakers, will explore and discuss differing answers to the question of what it really takes to get the...

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Statement by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Council of Europe Secretary General 15 May 2020 Strasbourg

European states must do more to address the specific challenges faced by young LGBTI persons, especially in times of crisis, said Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in a statement ahead of the International Day against Homophobia on 17 May. “The COVID-19 pandemic crisis...

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Emergency powers - what standards?

Council of Europe Venice Commission 14 May 2020 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Venice Commission - COVID19 On account of the current Covid-19 pandemic, national governments are taking exceptional measures to slow down the spread of the virus. On numerous occasions, the Venice Commission examined the limits of such emergency powers. The Commission has...

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Preventing and combating violence against women in the Russian Federation: a new publication is available

14 May 2020 Moscow

The “Research on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, including in situations of social disadvantage, in the Russian Federation” has been developed in the framework of the project “Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action...

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The Council of Europe "HELP" online courses on human rights

14 May 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe provides for a possibility to undergo HELP (Human rights education for legal professionals) online courses and to receive a certificate confirming the completion of a course of one’s choice. Among others, the following courses are available : Violence Against Women and...

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Secretary General: Governments must protect essential role of journalists in democracy, especially in times of crisis

5 MAY 2020 STRASBOURG

New report lists 142 serious attacks on journalists in 2019 In a statement issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić calls on governments to avoid unduly restricting media freedom during the COVID-19 crisis. “Governments are...

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Online closing event of the project “Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Strategy for Women (2017–2022)”

30 April 2020 Moscow

On 30 April 2020, the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation closed in an online event...

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Announcement of the winners of the media competition "Woman in the Modern World"

29 April 2020 Moscow

Within the framework of the project “Cooperation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Strategy for Women (2017-2022)”, jointly implemented by the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Office of the Commissioner for Human...

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Balanced participation of women and men in decision-making in the Russian Federation: a new publication is available

27 April 2020 Moscow

The report “Achieving balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making in the Russian Federation. European Best Practices” has been developed in the framework of the project “Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Strategy for...

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Closing event of the project “Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Strategy for Women (2017–2022)” on 30 April

24 April 2020 Moscow

Strasbourg/Moscow, 23 April 2020 - On Thursday, 30 April 2020, the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the...

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ODGP organises online open days

21-24 April 2020 Strasbourg

With the 20 March 2020 Strasbourg Open Days cancelled, ODGP has decided to provide diplomatic Representations and others interested with the latest information through four online Open Days. Between 21 and 24 April more thematic information will be made available on the external presence,...

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COVID-19: How to protect against falsified medical products?

Council of Europe 10 April 2020 Strasbourg

At a time when the Covid-19 epidemic is posing unprecedented challenges to the health sector, the Council of Europe calls on governments to be extremely vigilant against counterfeit or falsified medicines and medical products. Faced with this threat, states can rely on the MEDICRIME Convention to...

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