The Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to oversee the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.
Cases proposed for detailed examination during the meeting.
12 September, Natzweiler (France) (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
The Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, will participate in a ceremony in memory of the deportees of the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp.
Contact : Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51
13 September, online event (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) will organise a workshop on preventing and combatting sexism at local level, in the framework of the Council of Europe’s project in Georgia. Speakers include Jelena Drenjanin, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Gender Equality, and Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress.
During this event, a Guide for women and men in local politics in Georgia will be launched to equip them with the knowledge necessary to recognise sexism in their institutions and administrations, and to take appropriate measures to address this issue.
14 September, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 11 judgments concerning Belgium, Denmark, the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey.
14 September, Strasbourg
The Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission (ECRI) will publish its revised General Policy Recommendation No. 9 on preventing and combating Antisemitism.
The revised recommendation takes into account the trends observed over the past 15 years. These include the denial and distortion of Holocaust, the continued spread of hatred against Jews by a wide range of individuals and groups (such as neo-Nazis, right-wing extremists, religious extremists, as well as certain left-wing extremists), age-old stereotypes and conspiracy theories resurfacing in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 6 85 11 64 93
16 September, Strasbourg
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will publish a report on Poland.
Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04
14-15 September, Belgrade
The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG) Drahoslav Štefánek will participate in two events:
- On 14 September, he will participate in an information session on the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees with Fedor Rosocha, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Serbia, Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade and Francesca Bonelli, UNHCR Representative in Serbia. The event, which will take place at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (Bulevar umetnosti 18), will start at 10 a.m. and will be open to media upon preliminary registration. Requests for accreditation should be sent no later than 2 p.m. on 13 September.
- On 15 September, Drahoslav Štefánek will open the “Regional Meeting on Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the Western Balkans” with Laura Lungarotti, Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Western Balkans, IOM. The event is organised under the auspices of the regional project “Regional Support to Protection Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey”, funded by the EU and jointly implemented by IOM, Frontex, UNHCR and EASO.
16 September, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 40 judgments and/or decisions concerning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
16 September, online event (3-5.30 p.m.)
A webinar on including migrants and diversity in circular, green, and inclusive economic models will be organised by the intercultural cities programme (ICC). It will provide insights and policy guidance on how to achieve inclusion by ensuring that a green transition incorporates the values of interculturalism. It will include a round table with Mayors and Deputy Mayors from Bergen (Norway), Erlangen (Germany), Montreal (Canada), Paris and Strasbourg (France). The event will be open to the press subject to availability of places.
16-17 September, Helsinki
Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President Rik Daems will make a working visit to Finland, where he is due to meet the Speaker of Parliament, the Foreign Minister, parliamentarians as well as leading officials, dealing notably with the issue of the environment and human rights.
16-17 September, Strasbourg
The Congress Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government (GIE) will hold its annual meeting in a hybrid format. The experts of the group will discuss recent developments in local and regional democracy. Key topics on the agenda are the monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government and observation of local and regional elections by the Congress, constitutional and legislative matters, and a discussion of the on-going and future initiatives.
17 September, online event (2-5.30 p.m.)
The Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities chaired by Gudrun Mosler-Törnström will meet to discuss monitoring reports and monitoring visits in preparation concerning local and regional democracy in Europe. Committee members will also share information on the third volume of the Handbook on human rights at local and regional levels and on the observation of local and regional elections, including the regional and municipal elections in Morocco held on 8 September.
Interpretation in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish will be available.
17-19 September, Moscow
A PACE five-strong delegation, headed by Pierre-Alain Fridez and accompanied by an advisor from the Venice Commission, will travel to Moscow for an Election Assessment Mission on the occasion of the parliamentary elections in the Russian Federation.