Raoul Wallenberg Prize

Strasbourg 17-19 January
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On 17 January, the laureate of Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2022 will be announced. The award ceremony will take place at the Council of Europe (Committee of Ministers room) on Wednesday 19 January at 12:30 in a hybrid format, followed by the screening of the documentary film of József Sipos about the life of Raoul Wallenberg “The Lost European”. Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will award the winner for extraordinary humanitarian achievements. Speakers include the Secretary General, the Chair of the Jury and the Laureate, and the event will be live streamed.

Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 6 69 76 52 89


Launch of an EU-Council of Europe project on improving family courts in Turkey

Ankara (Turkey) 18 January
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Turkey’s Minister of Justice, Abdulhamit Gül, Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakcı and senior representatives of the 47-nation Council of Europe and the 27-member European Union will take part in a conference marking the launch of a new joint project on improving the effectiveness of family courts in Turkey. The launch event, which is expected to involve around 200 relevant stakeholders, will be open to the media.

Further information

Contacts: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02; Aytek Çingitaş, tel. +90 312 468 8464


And also…

18 January, Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will participate in the ceremony of the Innovation in Politics awards.

The Innovation in Politics Awards recognise creative, courageous politicians and their innovative projects. They have been presented annually since 2017. Every year, a citizens’ jury of over 1,000 Europeans evaluates the projects to determine the finalists and winners in the Awards’ nine categories.

Contacts: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51


18 January, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 23 judgments concerning Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and Turkey.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


19 January, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) will publish a report assessing the measures taken by Slovakia to implement the 21 recommendations issued to the country in an evaluation report in 2019 on the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity in central governments – including top executive functions – and law enforcement agencies.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04


20 January, Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will participate in an informal meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on human rights and sport.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, Tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24


20 January, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 39 judgments and/or decisions concerning Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


20 January, Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties entrusted with supervising the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism - also known as the Warsaw Convention - will publish a thematic report on compliance by its states parties with the requirement to ensure corporate legal liability for money laundering offences.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04


20 January, online event (9-11.30 a.m. CET)

A report mapping the national responses to hate speech in Ukraine will be presented. The report aims at identifying and prioritising elements for future action on the issue and offering targeted recommendations to the authorities on shaping an effective strategy to do so.

Irena Guidikova, Head of Division, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Programmes, Council of Europe;Matti Maasikas, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine; Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and Dmytro Lubinets, Head of Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights are expected to provide opening remarks.

The report is prepared in the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance II and its regional project on combating discrimination, hate crime and hate speech, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.

Media are invited to follow the event on Zoom platform, the link will be sent upon preliminary registration. Interpretation in English/Ukrainian will be provided.

Programme

Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. + 33 3 88 41 21 41


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60