Deputy Secretary General opens International Conference on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions

Council of Europe 24 September 2018 Strasbourg

“It is in everyone’s interests that the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (known as “Macolin Convention”) comes into force as soon as possible. The moment is approaching: it is not a matter of if, but when”, highlighted Deputy Secretary General while opening...

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Rules Committee proposes to strengthen PACE's decision-making process on credentials and voting

Parliamentary Assembly 21 September 2018 Strasbourg

In order to "strengthen the coherence, legitimacy and effectiveness of its decision-making mechanisms", the Committee on Rules of Procedure today proposed to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to amend certain provisions of its Rules of Procedure concerning the credentials...

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

Committee of Ministers 21 September 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 26 decisions concerning 17 member states at the end of its quarterly human rights meeting in...

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Mental health of children on the move

Council of Europe 20 September 2018 Strasbourg

Mental health of children affected by migration, their well-being and their rights was the key subject of the address by Regina Jensdottir, the Head of the Children’s Rights Division and Programme Co-ordinator at the Council of Europe, to the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC)...

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Democracy and the People

Council of Europe 19 September 2018 Strasbourg

To mark the International Day of Democracy, the Directorate General of Democracy and the Conference of INGOs are organising a debate entitled: Democracy & “The People”, aiming at re-asserting the value of our democratic institutions based on individual human rights, civic participation in public...

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Ending violence against women: a new focus for continued Southern Mediterranean co-operation

Council of Europe 19 September 2018 Strasbourg

On 18 September 2018, the Council of Europe and European Union launched the “South Programme III: Ensuring sustainable democratic governance and human rights in the Southern Mediterranean” in Strasbourg. This programme will build on the results from the past two programmes, and will have a new...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 18 September 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 18 to 20 September. Decisions taken by the committee will be published on the Council of Europe website as soon as...

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Hungary: Anti-torture committee observed decent conditions in transit zones, but criticises treatment of irregular migrants when “pushed back” to Serbia

Committee for the Prevention of Torture 18 September 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published a report on its most recent visit to Hungary from 20 to 26 October 2017, together with the response of the Hungarian authorities (see also the main findings of the...

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Combating corruption: France can do better

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 18 September 2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today on corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, GRECO, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body, concludes that France has implemented only four of the eleven recommendations made since 2013. While a number of positive measures...

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European Heritage Days

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 18 September 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia

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Albania should continue improving child protection and inclusion of persons with disabilities

Commissioner for Human Rights 13 September 2018 Strasbourg

“The protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities has improved in Albania, but the authorities still have to address remaining shortcomings”, said today Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report on her visit to the country...

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GRECO places Denmark in its non-compliance procedure

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 12 September 2018 Strasbourg

Council of Europe anti-corruption experts (GRECO) have placed Denmark in its non-compliance procedure due to lack of sufficient measures taken to prevent corruption in respect of members of parliament and in the judiciary, according to a compliance report published today. GRECO concludes that...

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Congress President meets Belarus President

Congress 11 September 2018 Minsk, Belarus

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, met with the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 11 September 2018. They discussed the importance of local self-government in the governance of our societies. During this exchange,...

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Parliamentary Assembly Autumn Session

Parliamentary Assembly 7 September 2018 Strasbourg

Debate on decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

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Despite challenges in managing mixed migration Spain should guarantee effective access to asylum also in Melilla and Ceuta

Secretary General’s Special Representative on migration and refugees 6 September 2018 Strasbourg

”Every person arriving in Spain, including those jumping the border fences in Melilla and Ceuta, should be protected against refoulement and collective expulsions with a real possibility to have access to an effective and fair asylum procedure”, says the Secretary General’s Special Representative...

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Cyprus makes promising moves to fight corruption

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

Cyprus makes promising moves to fight corruption, but many results yet to materialise, says anti-corruption group

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Anti-torture Committee on Ukraine: severity of police ill-treatment diminished, material conditions in prisons remain poor

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 6 September 2018 Strasbourg

The severity of ill-treatment by the law enforcement in Ukraine appears to have diminished, but allegations are still frequent. Poor material conditions, overcrowding and lack of out-of-cell activities remain major problems in prisons; and the system of guardianship in psychiatric and social care...

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20th anniversary of Children’s Houses: Icelandic model to counter child sexual abuse continues inspiring change across Europe

Council of Europe 5 September 2018 Reykjavik

The 20th anniversary of the Barnahus (Children’s House), a Council of Europe-promoted model to address child sexual abuse by coordinating parallel criminal and social welfare investigations in a child-friendly and safe environment , is marked today at an event in Reykjavík, Iceland. The first...

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Global Education: Human Rights dimension

North-South Centre 4 September 2018 Strasbourg

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches new free online course on the Human Rights dimension of Global Education

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Thirty years of the European Charter of Local Self-Government

Congress 31 August 2018 Strasbourg

"Thirty years after the entry into force of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, we must more than ever ensure respect for its principles", says Congress President

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