Artificial Intelligence: Intergovernmental committee to start examining feasibility of a legal framework

Strasbourg 18-20 November 2019
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The Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI), an intergovernmental committee set up to examine the feasibility of a Council of Europe legal framework for the development, design and application of artificial intelligence, will hold its first meeting. The committee will have an exchange of views with leading experts and examine national initiatives, policies and strategies, as well as the work undertaken so far by the Council of Europe and other organisations in this field.

In addition, the CAHAI will discuss the content of a feasibility study on a Council of Europe legal framework on artificial intelligence, which will be completed following broad multi-stakeholder consultations with the private sector and civil society. Crucial issues which might be addressed by the feasibility study are the need for a common definition of AI, the mapping of the risks and opportunities arising from AI, notably its impact on human rights, rule of law and democracy, as well the opportunity to move towards a binding legal framework. Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will deliver a speech at the opening.

Additional information - Council of Europe and Artificial Intelligence

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


Conference on cybercrime: evidence in cyberspace, fake news and election interference

Strasbourg 20-22 November 2019
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Ministers, other senior government officials, legal experts in criminal matters and representatives of the internet industry, civil society and data protection organisations from all over the world will meet with a view to strengthening international co-operation in the fight against cybercrime during Octopus conference. The opening speech will be made by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić.

The conference will examine ways in which the rule of law in cyberspace can be strengthened through a Protocol to the Budapest Convention. Consultations will be held with civil society, data protection experts and representatives of the industry, who will review proposals for ensuring more effective security of electronic evidence essential to criminal investigations, for example, through mutual legal assistance and direct co-operation with service providers. The Protocol should be finalised by the end of 2020.

Press release - Programme

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. + 33 3 88 41 33 35


Other events

18-22 November, Bari (Italy)

In a new assessment session, the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) will give refugees the opportunity to have their qualifications assessed by credential evaluators from the European National Information Centres of Armenia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Norway.

The EQPR helps refugees to rebuild their lives in their host countries, providing them with an opportunity to have their qualifications assessed even in the absence of full documentation.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

19 November, Strasbourg

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) will publish the report on its latest visit to Estonia, together with the response by the Estonian authorities.

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. + 33 3 88 41 33 35

19 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 9 judgments concerning Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.

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

19 November, Strasbourg

The Group of experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will publish its first report on France.

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. + 33 3 88 41 33 35

19 November, Strasbourg

A conference will address the potential of the Council of Europe’s updated data protection treaty, “Convention 108+”, to become a global standard. Organised by the Council of Europe, Computer Law and Security Review and Politecnico Torino, the conference will bring together experts in data protection and privacy from Europe, Asia-Pacific and America.

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

19-21 November, Strasbourg

The Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) will hold a meeting to discuss  the adoption of the draft Strategic Action Plan on Human Rights and Technologies in Biomedicine and of the draft Guide on Public Debate.

19-21 November, Strasbourg (European Youth Centre)

A forum on European democratic citizenship education, Edu4Europe, will meet for the first time. Some 120 practitioners from the youth and education fields, researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations, and other entities involved in European democratic citizenship education will discuss future visions of Europe and ways to involve young people in shaping this future through education.

Edu4Europe is a forum providing space for exchanges of experiences, strengthening youth work and bringing current issues and needs to the attention of policy makers. It is organised by the French Agency for Erasmus+ Youth and Sport in co-operation with the French Ministry of Education and Youth, the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership, the Council of Europe, the German and Italian National Agencies (Jugend für Europa and Agenzia Nazionale per Giovani) and the SALTO South-East Europe resource centre.

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

20 November, Strasbourg

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) will hold a seminar on “Human Rights in Sport” which will bring together specialists from sports ministries and sports organisations, academics and human rights experts from across Europe.  

Opening remarks will be given by Jeroen Schokkenbroek, Director of Anti-Discrimination of the Council of Europe, and the closing by Ambassador Irakli Giviashvili, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe.

The event is organised with the support of various entities such as the Secretariat of the Anti-doping Convention, the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) and the European Court of Human Rights which will host the first part of the event.

ProgrammeMore information

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

21 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 32 judgments and/or decisions concerning Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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

21 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary (11:00 a.m.).

The case concerns the removal to Serbia of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers after spending 23 days in the Röszke transit zone between Hungary and Serbia.

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

21 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Z.A. and Others v. Russia (11:15 a.m.).

The case concerns complaints by four men that they were unlawfully deprived of their liberty as they were confined to the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after they had applied for asylum. They also complain about the conditions they had to live in while in the transit area.

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

21 November, Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will meet Sophie Cluzel, French Minister of State for Persons with disabilities, attached to the Prime Minister’s Office. She will also meet representatives from the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

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

21 November, Republic of Moldova

A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will carry out a post-monitoring visit to the the country in order to draft a roadmap for the local and regional democracy in the country on the implementation of the Congress’ recommendations. A report on the local and regional democracy in the Republic of Moldova was adopted by the Congress on 4 April 2019. During this post-monitoring visit, the rapporteurs Gunn Marit Helgesen and Marc Cools will meet with local and national authorities.


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