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Implementing ECHR judgments: latest Committee of Ministers decisions

Committee of Ministers 3 December 2021 Strasbourg

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 19 member states during the meeting, including five...

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Council of Europe at Internet Governance Forum 2021

Council of Europe 3 December 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will participate in the debates of the 16th UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to be hosted by the government of Poland in a hybrid format in Katowice from 6 to 10 December, focusing its contribution in particular on the new challenges to the protection of human rights...

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Croatia: anti-torture Committee publishes report on 2020 ad hoc visit

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 3 December 2021 Strasbourg

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published a report on its ad hoc visit to Croatia from 10-14 August 2020. The report is made public pursuant to Rule 39§3 (*) of the Rules of Procedure of the CPT, following written...

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Conference on Integrity in Sport in Rome

Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) 3 December 2021 Strasbourg

Integrity is intrinsically related to the question of ethics in sport. The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) and the Italian Department for Sport, within the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, are co-hosting a Conference on...

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Increased trafficking in counterfeit medicines : countries urged to ratify MEDICRIME Convention

Council of Europe 30 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (MEDICRIME Convention) will mark its 10th anniversary on 2 December, with an online event taking a look at its background, added value, success stories and the...

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History teaching to foster reconciliation in Europe: First annual conference

Council of Europe 30 November 2021 Strasbourg

History can be taught in ways which foster reconciliation within and between nations, avoiding prejudice, stereotypes, and biased thinking. The newly-established Council of Europe’s Observatory on History Teaching in Europe will tackle challenges on the way history is taught in the Continent,...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 29 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 30 November to 2 December. Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and...

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Freedom from violence against women: The impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

Council of Europe 26 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has published a new “Freedom from violence against women” section of its dedicated website highlighting the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights, as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The new section includes twelve case studies...

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Secretary General meets Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

Secretary General 25 November 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has met in Strasbourg with Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. They have discussed co-operation in the culture, heritage and landscape field, as well as media, anti-discrimination and the...

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International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women: Secretary General exchanges views with Italian Equal Opportunities and Family Minister Bonetti

Council of Europe 25 November 2021 Strasbourg

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has exchanged views with the Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family Elena Bonetti. The meeting focused on the fight against violence on women and domestic violence in the...

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Italy and the Council of Europe call for end to violence against women, including online

Council of Europe 25 November 2021 Strasbourg

We have the tools to overcome the mounting threat of violence against women and girls, including online violence. Joint statement by Elena Bonetti, Italian Minister for equal opportunities and family and Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić. We mark in 2021 the anniversary...

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Council of Europe Secretary General reacts to judgment from Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal

Secretary General 24 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement in response to today’s judgment from the Polish Constitutional Tribunal: “All 47 Council of Europe member states, including Poland, have undertaken to secure the rights and freedoms set out...

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New Council of Europe recommendation tackles the “digital dimension” of violence against women and girls

Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) 24 November 2021 Strasbourg

This year’s UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) shines a spotlight on the digital dimension of violence against women and girls. From body shaming (mocking someone’s bodily shape, size, or appearance) and cyber-flashing (sending unsolicited sexual...

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Secretary General meets Minister of Labour and Social Policy of North Macedonia

Secretary General 24 November 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has met in Strasbourg with Jagoda Shahpaska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy of North Macedonia. Earlier the Minister delivered an opening statement at the International Roma Women’s Conference “Protecting the Human Rights and...

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Secretary General meets with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Secretary General 24 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has met in Strasbourg with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader. They discussed the situation in Belarus in the light of recent developments in the area of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

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International Roma women’s conference: “Protecting the human rights and dignity of Roma and Traveller women in times of crises”

Roma and Travellers 24 November 2021 Strasbourg

Over 100 Roma and Traveller women are taking part in a hybrid conference organised by the Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team in partnership with Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of North Macedonia from 24-26 November. Opened by Jagoda Shahpaska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy...

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UNWTO and Council of Europe to Promote Cultural Routes

Council of Europe 23 November 2021 Strasbourg

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance the tourist experience along the European region’s Cultural Routes. The joint actions will be aimed at recognising the...

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Secretary General visits the Republic of Moldova

Secretary General 22 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Secretary General paid an official visit to the Republic of Moldova on 22 November. She met the President of the Republic, Maia Sandu; the Prime Minister, Natalia Gavrilița; the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu; the President of the...

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2021 European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction in Portugal

Council of Europe 22 November 2021 Strasbourg

Earthquakes, floods, landslides, debris flows, avalanches, droughts, mudslides, and extreme temperatures: the effect of climate change needs a holistic approach to disaster risk to mitigate the worst impacts of the biological hazards. The 2021 European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction...

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Secretary General meets Prime Minister of Montenegro

Secretary General 18 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić in Strasbourg. They discussed co-operation between Montenegro and the Council of Europe and the priorities and future outlook of the Organisation. Montenegro...

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