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EURIMAGES Gender Equality Outreach event in Canada

EURIMAGES 18 June 2018 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 151st Board of Management meeting in Montréal, EURIMAGES will renew its commitment to gender equality through an international outreach event (Cinémathèque québecoise, 7pm), organised in co-operation with Telefilm Canada: a panel discussion with Canadian female film-makers,...

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Improving the management of prison and probation services – Jõhvi conference

Council of Europe 18 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s annual Conference of Directors of Prisons and Probation Services, to be held in Jõhvi (Estonia) on 19 and 20 June, will explore ways to improve the management of prisons and probation services, and the co-operation between them. Held under the theme “Working together...

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Greece ratifies the Istanbul Convention

Treaty Office 18 June 2018 Strasbourg

Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Stelios Perrakis, Permanent Representative of Greece to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and...

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Estonia: human rights should steer policies for women, older persons, minorities

Commissioner for Human Rights 15 june 2018 Tallinn

“Estonia has been developing at a fast pace, but some people in the country risk being left behind. To achieve a more inclusive society, Estonia should combat discrimination and abuses against older persons, tackle the gender pay gap and violence against women, and devote more efforts to building...

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Conference “National Minorities and Minority Languages in a changing Europe” in Strasbourg next week

Council of Europe 14 June 2018 Strasbourg

A high-level conference “Minorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” will be held in Strasbourg on 18-19 June on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or...

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Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

Council of Europe 14 June 2018 Strasbourg

Council of Europe launches new information resource

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Council of Europe meeting with the Media and Law Studies Association (Turkey)

Spokesperson of the Secretary General 13 June 2018 Strasbourg

Exchange of views between Christos Giakoumopoulos, Council of Europe Director General for Human Rights and Rule of Law, and MLSA President Evin Barış Altıntaş and Vice President Veysel Ok

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Secretary General welcomes name agreement between Athens and Skopje

Secretary General 13 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has warmly welcomed the agreement achieved between the Prime Ministers of Greece and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” on the name issue. “This agreement has been a long time coming. It shows that talking,...

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Norway ratifies Council of Europe Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Council of Europe 13 June 2018 Strasbourg

Today Norway became the 43rd state of the Council of Europe to have ratified the Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention). The Convention will enter into force in Norway on 1 October 2018. Council of Europe Secretary General...

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EDQM/European Pharmacopeia: new building will ensure continuity in pharmaceutical reference standards supply

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) 12 June 2018 Metz (France)

The first stone of a new secondary site for the Council of Europe’s European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM) has been laid. The new site will be used to store the EDQM’s portfolio of over 3 000 pharmaceutical reference standards, as an addition to those already in...

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Sweden: progress made in combating human trafficking, but need to address all forms of trafficking

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) 8 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) publishes today its second evaluation report on Sweden. The report assesses developments since the publication of GRETA’s first evaluation report on Sweden in May 2014 as regards the implementation of the Council of Europe’s...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

Committe of Ministers 8 June 2018 Strasbourg

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The committee adopted 30 decisions concerning 18 member states at the end of its regular three-day meeting in...

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Fighting drug smugglers more efficiently: Council of Europe works with international partners to produce new online tool for drug enforcement agencies

Pompidou Group 6 June 2018 Strasbourg

A new Council of Europe-supported online tool* – a handbook designed to help drug enforcement officials to increase the number of arrests of drug smugglers – is being launched in Strasbourg on 6 June 2018. The Council of Europe‘s Pompidou group, together with Eurojust, Europol, Interpol, OSCE...

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GRECO report on Denmark: more transparency in party financing needed

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 6 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's anti-corruption group (GRECO) today published its Sixth Interim Compliance Report concerning transparency of party funding in Denmark. Despite some progress made since the evaluation report published in 2010, GRECO is rather disappointed overall by the limited results...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 5 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 5 to 7 June. Information on the cases to be examined at the meeting is available here. Decisions taken by the committee...

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20th anniversary of the European Institute of Cultural Routes in Luxembourg

Cultural Routes 1 June 2018 Luxembourg City

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme (www.coe.int/routes), strong of 32 members Parties to the Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) and 33 certified Cultural Routes, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), in presence of the Director...

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Council of Europe at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance

Council of Europe 1 June 2018 Strasbourg

A Council of Europe delegation will contribute to the discussions of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) to be held on 5 and 6 June in Tbilisi (Georgia). Under the theme “Innovative strategies for our digital future”, the EuroDIG 2018 will bring together representatives of...

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Greece: Understaffing in psychiatric establishments and poor conditions of detained foreign nationals highlighted by anti-torture committee delegation

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 1 June 2018 Strasbourg

A nine-day visit to Greece carried out in April by a delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) focused on the treatment, living conditions and safeguards offered to civil and forensic patients in...

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MONEYVAL’s annual report: money laundering risks are increasing

MONEYVAL 31 May 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing body MONEYVAL has just published its General Activity Report for 2017. Presenting the report to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 30 May, the Chairman of MONEYVAL, Daniel Thelesklaf, pointed out that...

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Council of Europe and UEFA sign Memorandum of Understanding

Council of Europe 30 May 2018 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin have signed today at Palais de l’Europe a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their co-operation and implement common strategies in areas of shared interest. This landmark agreement focuses on four...

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