Inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship at the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 8 July 2020 8:15 p.m. EEST
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On the occasion of the inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou will give a speech.

The event, which will be attended by the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will begin with a greeting from the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, in his capacity as Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The event is part of the rich cultural activities scheduled in the framework of the six-month long Greek Chairmanship, due to take place in Greece and abroad. These events aim to highlight the cultural dimension of the Greek Chairmanship, which focuses on the protection of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in times of pandemic.

The Temple of Olympian Zeus was chosen for this event, as it symbolizes the timeless sacred locus of all human societies to preserve human dignity and human freedoms, even in times of environmental and health challenges – from the outbreak of Athens to COVID19 pandemic today.

The artistic part of the event will include a classical music program with distinguished Greek performers.

lt will be broadcasted livestream from the official website and the social media of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.

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“Marking 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights in critical times”, online conference

8 - 9 July 2020

The Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) will hold its 2020 HELP Network Conference for the first time in a fully online format.
Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece and Chair of the Committee of Ministers Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, and President of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Rik Daems, as well as the President of the European Court of Human Rights Robert Spano will address the conference.
More informationAgenda - Webcast
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41


Also…

7 July 2020, Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) will publish its report on case-weighting. Prepared by the Working group on judicial time management, the report takes stock of this internal management system aimed at assessing the degree of complexity of cases, in particular in order to better distribute the workload among judges. In the context of backlog management that the courts currently face due to the crisis, this can be a valuable tool to optimize the management of judicial delays and thus the work within the courts.
Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35

 

7 July 2020, 11h00-12h30 CEST

The Anti-Discrimination Department will hold a webinar on good practices to fight systemic and institutional racism. It will also explore the effectiveness of Council of Europe tools and actions and the need to further strengthen their uptake in member states to create anti-racist societies.
The webinar will be streamed on Facebook. Journalists who want pose questions have to register before 12h00. CEST on Monday 6 July.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

 

7 July 2020, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 17 judgments concerning Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey.
More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

7 July 2020, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Albert and others v Hungary at a public hearing (2.30 p.m.).
The case concerns legislation introducing the mandatory integration of two banks, of which the applicants were stakeholders, into a state control scheme.
More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

9 July 2020, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 30 judgments and/or decisions concerning Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.
More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

10 July 2020, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Mugemangango v. Belgium (3 p.m.).
The case concerns a post-election dispute following the elections held on 25 May 2014.
Mr Mugemangango complains about the procedure conducted by the Walloon Parliament after he had challenged the election results. He argues that the Walloon Parliament, as the only body with the power to decide on his complaint, acted as both judge and party in examining it.
More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

10-13 July 2020, Poland

A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will travel to the country to assess the second round of the Presidential election scheduled on 12 July.

 

13 July 2020, 11.00 a.m. CEST

An online event marking the 25th anniversary of the Republic of Moldova’s accession to the Council of Europe will present the country’s key achievements due to its membership in the Organisation. Speakers will include Oleg Tulea, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, Corina Călugăru, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe, and William Massolin, Head of the Council of Europe’s Office in Chisinau.
The conference, held on the BlueJeans platform, will be streamed on the Council of Europe’s Chisinau office’s website.

 

13-16 July 2020, North Macedonia

A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), will travel to the country to assess the 15 July Parliamentary election (to be confirmed).

 

16 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 51 judgments and/or decisions concerning Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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

 

17 July 2020, Armenia

The project “Human rights and women in the armed forces in Armenia – Phase II” will take place in an online format, with the participation of Minister of Defense David Tonoyan, Secretary of the National Security Council Armen Grigoryan, Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan and Representative of the Republic of Armenia before the European Court of Human Rights Yeghishe Kirakosyan. The Council of Europe will be represented by Christos Giakomopoulos, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, and Natalia Voutova, Head of Office in Armenia.
The meeting will be held online via KUDO platform with simultaneous interpretation English-Armenian. (link to be available later).
More information - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

 

17 July from 11:00 A.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Moscow time)

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

On Friday 17 July from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Moscow time), 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 Secretary General’s Toolkit for member states “Respecting democracy, rule of law and human rights in the framework of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis”.
Russian version

The keynote speakers at the event will include the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ms Tatiana Moskalkova, the Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, Mr Christos Giakomopoulos, and the Director of the Council of Europe Office of the Directorate General of Programmes, Ms Verena Taylor. Five Ombudspersons from Krasnoyarsky krai, Sverdlovsk, Moscow and Tula regions will share the experience of their regions as regards the respect for Council of Europe core values in times of the pandemic. The meeting will be moderated by the Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation, Mr Petr Sich.

Media are invited to follow the seminar at the following link: https://live.kudoway.eu/br/110217683804 - (please do not click on this link, but copy and paste it on Google Chrome).

For smartphones and tablets: application Kudo Live and ID 110217683804

Programme

 

21 July 2020

The Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) will launch its new course on Protection and Safety of Journalists. This online course is aimed at legal professionals, but also journalists. It can also be used by public authorities, students and civil society organisations across Europe. Participants will receive a confirmation of accomplishment upon completing the programme.
Developed in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”, the course will be available for free on the HELP online platform.

 

21 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 8 judgments concerning Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and Tukey.
More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

23 July, 17h30 CET

"In discussion with..." the Professor of History of Medicine of Yale University, Frank M. Snowden.
The Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe continues its round of online discussions entitled “In discussion with…”, with the American Professor of Medical History and writer, Frank M. Snowden. Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will open the floor with an introductory speech. The discussion will be moderated by the diplomatic editor of the Greek Newspaper, TA NEA, Alexandra Fotaki.
More informationYoutube channel

 

23 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 5 judgments and/or decisions concerning Andorra, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Poland.
More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

28 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 2 judgments concerning the Netherlands and Romania.

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

 

30 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 46 judgments and/or decisions concerning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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

 

4 August, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 4 judgments concerning Albania, Lithuania and the Republic of Moldova.

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

 

6 August, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 2 judgments and/or decisions concerning Poland and Turkey.

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

 

28-31 August, Montenegro

A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), will travel to the country to assess the Parliamentary elections scheduled on 30 August.


Contacts Contacts

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