Good data saves women’s lives: webinar on the need for robust data collection on violence against women in Turkey

online meeting (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. CET) 30 November
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The European Union, the Council of Europe and the Turkish authorities will hold a webinar on the importance of data collection in helping to tackle violence against women in Turkey.

Open to the media, the event is organised under the European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and forms part of the global campaign of 16 days of activism to end violence against women.

More informationRegistration - Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02


Implementing ECHR judgments

Strasbourg 1-3 December
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The Committee of Ministers will hold its latest quarterly meeting of the year to oversee the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.

Indicative list of cases to be examined during the meeting.

More information - Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02


Also…

30 November, Strasbourg

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

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42


30 November, Strasbourg

The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) will publish a new Opinion on “The role of prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemic”.

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 6 08 46 01 57


1 December, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 9 judgments concerning Romania and Russia.

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


1 December, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland (11 a.m., by videoconference).

The case concerns the applicant’s allegation that the new Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur), which upheld his conviction, was not “a tribunal established by law”, having regard to irregularities in the appointment of one of the judges sitting on the bench.

On account of the Covid-19 health crisis, the parties will attend by videoconference as the building is not open to the public. The video recording of the judgment delivery will be available the same day on the Court’s website.

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


1-3 December, online meeting

The Council of Europe’s North-South Centre will organise its final event on #Solidaction Campaign which also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the European Convention of Human Rights.

The Lisbon Forum 2020 focuses on life, people, and the planet with the theme “Learning from our global challenges: Enhancing Solidarity”. Its workshops will focus on three global challenges: Education and citizen’s global consciousness, addressing vulnerabilities through intersectionality and intergenerational dialogue and environmental protection.

Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly; Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General for Democracy will open the event.

ProgrammeMore information on Lisbon Forum

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04


2 December, online meeting (12 p.m. CET)

The 2019 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe will be awarded to Nabila Hamza and to Leoluca Orlando. It will be delivered by the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The prize distinguishes two personalities who stand out internationally for their action in defense of Human Rights and pluralist democracy, contributing to foster solidarity in a world of growing peoples’ interdependence.

Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić; President of the Parliamentary Assembly Rik Daems; President of the Portuguese Parliament and the President of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre also will participate in this event.

Due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic, access to the Portuguese Parliament will be limited. It will be possible to organise online interviews with the laureates and the participants of the event.

The 2 December ceremony can be followed through the Lisbon Forum 2020 platform.

Link to the event - More information

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04


3 December, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 15 judgments and/or decisions concerning Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Russia and Turkey.

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


3 December, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) will publish its fifth round evaluation report on Albania, focused on preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies.

Contact: Dušan Vojnović, tel. +33 6 61 03 83 00


4 December, online meeting (2 to 5:30 p.m. CET)

The Parliamentary Assembly’s (PACE) Standing Committee will meet, to discuss support for people with autism and their families, as well as the impact of labour migration on left-behind children. Other items on the agenda include the rights and obligations of NGOs assisting refugees and migrants in Europe, effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated migrant children, and investment migration.

The meeting will be opened by PACE President Rik Daems.

Livestream -  Draft agenda


4 December, online meeting

PACE’s Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media will organise a hearing on “Football governance: business and values” as part of a report being prepared by Lord George Foulkes. The hearing will be attended by representatives of FIFA, UEFA, European Leagues, ECA, FIFPro, Supporters Direct Europe, Football Supporters Europe, the Centre for Access to Football in Europe, and of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) of the Council of Europe. The hearing will be live streamed on the PACE website.


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60