Russia ceases to be a Party to the European Convention on Human Rights on 16 September 2022

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 23 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

Following its expulsion from the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation will cease to be a High Contracting Party to the European Convention on Human Rights on 16 September 2022. This was confirmed today in a Resolution by the Committee of Ministers. In line with the...

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Plenary Court adopts a Resolution on the consequences of Russia’s cessation of membership to the Council of Europe

23 March 2022 Strasburg

On 22 March 2022, the European Court of Human rights has adopted a Resolution on the consequences of the cessation of membership of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe in light of Article 58 of the European Convention on Human Rights (link to the Resolution).

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Resolution CM/Res(2022)2 on the cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe

Committee of Ministers 16 March 2022 Strasburg

Resolution CM/Res(2022)2 on the cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 at the 1428ter meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) The Committee of Ministers, Reaffirming that the aggression of the Russian...

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The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 16 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

In an extraordinary meeting this morning, the Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from today, after 26 years of membership....

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Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on the exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 15 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović...

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Council of Europe to discuss further measures against Russia

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 10 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers today decided to consult the Parliamentary Assembly on further measures to be taken under Article 8 of the Organisation’s Statute (*) in response to the serious violations by the Russian Federation of its statutory obligations as a member State. The...

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Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 8 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović...

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Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić underlines that to achieve gender equality, men should make more effort to promote equal pay for equal work

International Women’s Day : #BreakTheBias starts with men

SECRETARY GENERAL 7 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of International Women’s Day 8 March

War in Ukraine: protecting women and girls

SECRETARY GENERAL 7 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

“As we continue to witness the horrors of war in Ukraine, I urge an agreement on viable humanitarian corridors which are essential to allow the safe passage of thousands of displaced persons fleeing death and destruction - most of them women and children. With more than 1.7 million refugees so...

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STATEMENT

The killing and suffering of people in Ukraine has to stop now

Commissioner for Human Rights 01 March 2022 STRASBOURG

For the sixth day now, Russia's military attack against Ukraine has continued to sow death and destruction in the heart of Europe. In just a few days, the war has led to the death or injury of hundreds of people, including many children. The latest shelling of the city of Kharkiv has laid bare...

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Bureau of the Council of Europe Congress adopts a declaration on the situation in Ukraine

BUREAU 01 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe held an extraordinary meeting, on Monday 28 February 2022, and adopted a Declaration on the situation in Ukraine. The Bureau “condemns in the strongest terms, the armed attack on Ukraine by the Russian...

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Council of Europe suspends Russia’s rights of representation

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 25 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

In line with the Statute of the Council of Europe, the Committee of Ministers has today decided to suspend the Russian Federation from its rights of representation in the Committee of Ministers and in the Parliamentary Assembly with immediate effect as a result of the Russian Federation’s armed...

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Situation in Ukraine

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 24 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, has made the following statement: “The Russian military operation is a very serious, unjustified and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, which...

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Situation in Ukraine: Decisions by Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 24 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

In a decision adopted today, at the end of an extraordinary meeting which brought together the representatives of the 47 Council of Europe member states, the Committee of Ministers: condemned in the strongest terms the armed attack on Ukraine by the Russian Federation in violation of...

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Statement by the President of the Council of Europe Congress on the Russian military attack against Ukraine

PRESIDENCY 24 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek, made the following statement following the military offensive launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine: “I strongly condemn the Russian military attack against Ukraine, which...

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Commissioner for Human Rights’ statement on the situation in Ukraine

24 february 2022 STRASBOURG

What had seemed unthinkable in Europe in the 21st century has just happened. Our continent is today once more being drawn into an armed conflict. The Russian military attack on Ukraine has already resulted in the loss of human life and dire human suffering. It exposes millions of people in...

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PACE President reacts to Russian military attack on Ukraine

24 february 2022 Strasbourg

“I am deeply appalled by the military attack of the Russian Federation against Ukraine that started last night,” said the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Tiny Kox. “I urge the Russian Federation to immediately end its military action and withdraw its...

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Statement from Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić on the military attack by the Russian Federation on Ukraine

24 February 2022 Strasburg

“I strongly condemn the Russian military attack against Ukraine in flagrant violation of the Statute of Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights. This is a dark hour for Europe and everything it stands for. I call upon the authorities of Russia to immediately and...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić on the recognition of the so-called “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian Federation

Secretary General 21 February 2022 Strasbourg

“The recognition of the so-called ‘people’s republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian Federation is in violation of international law and represents a unilateral breach of the Minsk agreements - which remain the only basis for a settlement of the conflict in Donbas. The Council of Europe...

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