Secretary General Jagland visits the Czech Republic

Secretary General 21 April 2017 Prague

Meetings with Prime Minister Sobotka and Minister of Foreign Affairs Zaorálek

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Populism - How strong are Europe’s checks and balances?

Secretary General 20 April 2017 Strasbourg

Secretary General 2017 report on democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

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Anti-torture committee urges European states to hold persons in remand detention only as a measure of last resort and in adequate conditions

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 20 April 2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) urges the 47 Council of Europe member states to use remand detention only as a measure of last resort and to provide remand prisoners with adequate detention conditions. During visits to prisons throughout Europe, the CPT has often found...

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Journalists suffer violence, intimidation and self-censorship in Europe, says a Council of Europe study

Council of Europe 20 April 2017 Strasbourg

A survey published today by the Council of Europe, based on a sample of 940 journalists reporting from the 47 Council of Europe member states and Belarus, shows that journalists in Europe are often exposed to serious unwarranted interference in their work, including intimidation and violence. As...

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New Human Rights report on Lithuania

Commissioner for Human Rights 19 April 2017 Strasbourg

Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women and children against violence and build a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities

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Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 19 April 2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published its latest report on the United Kingdom, following a visit to several places of detention in the country last spring. The report expresses deep concern about “severe generalised violence” in a number of UK prisons and says...

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GRECO expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 18 April 2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania instead of using proper parliamentary process. GRECO has followed closely recent developments in Romania related to the...

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Statement by the Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on the outcome of the Turkish constitutional referendum

Secretary General 16 April 2017 Strasbourg

“The Turkish electorate has voted on the amendments to the Constitution. In view of the close result the Turkish leadership should consider the next steps carefully. It is of utmost importance to secure the independence of the judiciary in line with the principle of rule of law enshrined in the...

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New factsheets on the supervision of execution of Strasbourg Court judgments

Department for the Execution of Judgments 13 April 2017 Strasbourg

In order to improve the transparency of the execution process of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the Council of Europe has published country factsheets. The factsheets present an overview of the main issues revealed by judgments...

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Justice, social cohesion and media freedom remain top challenges in Kosovo*

Commissioner for Human Rights 10 April 2017 Strasbourg

Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks releases a Memorandum following his mission to Kosovo from 5 to 9 February

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Terrorist attack in Stockholm

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 10 April 2017 Strasbourg

Statement from Ioannis Kasoulides, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Stockholm attack

Secretary General 7 April 2017 Strasbourg

In a first reaction to the Stockholm truck attack today Secretary General Jagland said: “I am shocked by the sad news from Stockholm. It looks like another attack on our common values and freedoms, another attack on a vibrant European city. My thoughts go to Sweden and the people of Stockholm.”

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Anti-torture Committee: urgent action is required in prisons and police establishments in France

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 7 April 2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today on its most recent visit to France (15-27 November 2015), the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) calls on the French authorities to take urgent measures to address the problem of prison...

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Regional and minority languages: evolution over 20 years

Council of Europe 6 April 2017 Brussels

The impact of rapid technological developments, such as the expansion of the Internet and social media, on the way regional and minority language media work in Europe, as well as other new challenges they bring in the context of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages is the...

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Venice Commission international conference in Bucharest: “Interaction between political majority and opposition in a democracy”

Venice Commission 6 April 2017 Bucharest

What are the main responsibilities and rights of the majority and of the opposition? What are the main obstacles to a positive and meaningful interaction majority - opposition? The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), in co-operation with the Presidential...

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Saint-Petersburg metro attack: Secretary General conveys message of solidarity to Russian people

Secretary General 4 April 2017 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, sent a letter to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, today, following deadly attacks in the Saint-Petersburg metro on 3 April. "I was shocked and greatly saddened by the news of the deadly attack perpetrated...

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Secretary General meets Danish Foreign Minister

Secretary General 4 April 2017 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland today met Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, ahead of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. Topics of discussion included the threat of terrorism and the attack in St Petersburg, the situation in Turkey and the debate about the European Convention on...

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The Shrinking Space for Human Rights Organisations

Commissioner for Human Rights 4 April 2017 Strasbourg

“In recent years I have noticed a clear trend of backsliding in several European countries in the area of freedom of association, particularly in respect of human rights organisations and defenders.” says Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Human Rights...

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