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Secretary General comments on the situation in Belarus

Secretary General 14 August 2020 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has made the following statement with regard to Belarus: “The situation in Belarus is of ongoing concern. Although Belarus is not a member state of the Council of Europe, we have cooperated in several areas and Belarus is party to a...

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International electoral standards must be respected in Belarus

Venice Commission 14 August 2020 Strasbourg

Statement by Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio

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Tunisian Women's Day: "Gender equality, an essential condition for democracy"

Congress 13 August 2020 Strasbourg

"With the promulgation of the Personal Status Code in Tunisia on 13 August 1956, the principle of equality between men and women was established in the area of citizenship. Since then, Tunisia has made considerable progress, particularly in recent years, by adopting concrete measures to...

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Presidential election in Belarus: statement by PACE President

Parliamentary Assembly 10 August 2020 Strasbourg

Following the Presidential election in Belarus, PACE President Rik Daems made the following statement: “I have been following closely the Presidential election in Belarus as well as the events of last night following the closing of the vote – I deeply regret that this election was far from being...

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Anti-torture Committee publishes two reports on Turkey

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 5 August 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published reports on its 2017 periodic visit and 2019 ad hoc visit to Turkey. The main objective of the 2017 and 2019 visits was to examine the treatment and conditions of...

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Secretary General honours Roma Holocaust victims

Secretary General 31 july 2020 Strasbourg

On 2 August 1944, the remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – some 3,000 men, women and children – were exterminated in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Roma Holocaust was an attempt by the Nazi regime and its supporters to exterminate the Romani people of...

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"Challenging the Istanbul Convention is a serious setback for women's rights": Jelena Drenjanin

Congress 31 July 2020 Strasbourg

"The Istanbul Convention is the first legally binding instrument at European level, providing a comprehensive legal framework for the prevention of violence, the protection of victims and an end to impunity for perpetrators," said Jelena Drenjanin, Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality, in a...

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Know your rights: new “passport” for human trafficking victims in Tunisia

Council of Europe office in Tunis 29 July 2020 Strasbourg

A “passport” setting out the rights of human trafficking victims has been launched at the Council of Europe office in Tunis. The same size and colour as a real Tunisian passport, the 66 page document contains detailed information on the rights of human trafficking victims, aimed at ensuring full...

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Poland should not withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, says Secretary General

Council of Europe 26 July 2020 Strasbourg

Following recent news of Polish intentions to withdraw from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić made the following statement: ...

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Why the media still lacks gender equality: new report

Gender Equality 24 July 2020 Strasbourg

A new Council of Europe report points out that the “mindset and culture” in newsrooms must be “tackled”, with active participation from within the industry, in order for the media sector to “contribute at its fullest” to gender equality. Assessing legal and policy aspects of gender equality and...

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Ukraine: Venice Commission adopts an “urgent joint opinion” with ODIHR

Venice Commission 22 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Venice Commission has adopted an “urgent joint opinion” with ODIHR (the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights) on Ukraine’s Draft Law 3612 concerning Democracy Through All-Ukraine Referendum. The opinion, requested in May by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s...

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Fight cybercrime with the Budapest Convention!

Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) 21 July 2020 Strasbourg

A new report from the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) lays out the benefits and impact of the Budapest Convention on law making, domestic and international investigations, public/private cooperation and the strengthening of criminal justice capacities on a global scale. Practical...

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Mostar: Congress spokespersons welcome adoption of amendments to the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 9 July 2020 Strasbourg

In a statement made on 9 July, the spokespersons of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities for the observation of local and regional elections, Jakob Wienen (Netherlands, EPP/CCE) and Stewart Dickson (United Kingdom, ILDG), commended the adoption of amendments to the Election Law of...

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Eradicating prison overcrowding: CPT urges intensifying temporary measures introduced to prevent COVID-19

Council of Europe's Anti-Torture Committee 9 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Anti-Torture Committee (CPT) has called upon the 47 member States of the Council of Europe to seize the opportunity of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons to put an end to prison overcrowding through the emergency measures which have been put in place...

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Multilateralism 2020: Secretary General publishes Annual Report

Council of Europe 9 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has proven to be an essential, indispensable guardian of human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is one of the main conclusions of a new report by the Secretary General covering the Council of Europe’s actions since the Helsinki Ministerial Meeting in May 2019 and...

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Council of Europe to enhance professional training Europewide

Council of Europe 8 July 2020 Strasbourg

The 2020 HELP Annual Network Conference (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) is today discussing the challenges in modern professional training, new opportunities and courses to be developed by the HELP Programme, and a timely initiative for mainstreaming Council of Europe conventions...

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Inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship at the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Committee of Ministers Chairmanships 8 July 2020 Strasbourg

The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou will give a speech at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, to mark the inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. The event, starting at 20.15 local time on Wednesday 8 July, will also be attended by Greek...

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Case weighting in judicial systems: a new tool for proper functioning of courts

Council of Europe 7 July 2020 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the working group on judicial time management of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) takes stock of this internal management system aimed at assessing the “weight” of a judicial case, by detailing, through various methods, the judicial time...

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Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission warns against racial profiling in policing

Council of Europe 6 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s 47-member anti-racism commission, ECRI, warned against racial profiling, as well as systemic racism and inequalities, all of which are to be found in Europe. ECRI has called upon European governments to send strong messages and take determined action, even if these...

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Webinar on involving under-18’s in civil participation and decision-making

Council of Europe 6 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Elections and Civil Society Division is organising an international webinar on Wednesday 8 July to highlight the organisation’s standards in the field of youth participation in the decision-making process, specifically by children at local level. The event, which is part...

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