Drug policy: Taking gender into account

Mexico City 22-23 February
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Speakers and participants from 12 European and Latin-American countries will discuss the importance of “mainstreaming” gender perspectives in drug policy at a conference co-organised by the Council of Europe’s drug policy network The Pompidou Group and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. Opened by Miguel Ruiz Cabañas-Izquierdo, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Marcela Eternod Aramburu, Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Women, the conference is the first Pompidou Group event held in Mexico since the country became a member last year.

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27


Hate speech and freedom of expression - where to draw the line?

Brussels 23 February
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The Council of Europe will organise a panel discussion on hate speech and freedom of expression at this year’s Brussels Book Fair. Participants will include former European Court of Human Rights judge Françoise Tulkens, Manu Manil, coordinator of the No Hate Speech Movement, and Renate Schroeder from the European Federation of Journalists. The event, which is open to the public, will be moderated by Le Soir journalist Jean-Paul Marthoz.

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


Other events

19 February, Chisinau

Council of Europe experts will participate in a conference, organised by the Moldovan authorities and Promo-LEX, bringing together government officials, international experts and civil society to discuss the enforcement of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova. Speakers include Christina Lesnic, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, Alexandru Tanase, Minister of Justice, Tatiana Molcean, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, and Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe.

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

 

20 February, Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Andrea Orlando, Minister of Justice of Italy.

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

 

20 February, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing seven judgments concerning Lithuania, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Turkey.

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

 

20-21 February, Tirana

The EU/CoE Joint Programme ROMACTED “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level” national workshop and conference gathers representatives of national and local authorities, including mayors of seven municipalities where the programme will be implemented in Albania, together with Roma and non-Roma civil society organisations, international organisations, and other stakeholders and beneficiaries. A Memoranda of Understanding between Mayors of participating municipalities, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the Council of Europe will be signed at the conference. This is the first “launch conference” of the ROMACTED Joint Programme, which will be implemented in seven beneficiaries (Western Balkans and Turkey) until April 2020. Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

 

21 February, Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM).

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

 

21 February, Strasbourg (Lieu d'Europe, 6.30 p.m.)

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Brigitta Busch, Professor of applied linguistics at the University of Vienna and member of the Convention’s Advisory Committee, will talk about the need for inclusive language policies, especially in the field of education, in order to recognise and foster an appreciation of the many different accents and ways of speaking, and the many different language repertoires that people draw on in real life. The presentation will be combined with an interactive workshop where participants will get the chance to draw their own “language portrait”.

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

 

22 February, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 33 judgments and/or decisions concerning Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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

 

22 February, Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister of Justice of Latvia.

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


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60