Statement of Secretary General Jagland regarding the decree of pardon signed on 29 December by President Aliyev
Raid and closure of Radio Free Europe in Azerbaijan raises concerns over freedom of expression
Let's overcome hurdles to ensure EU accedes to the Human Rights Convention, says President of the Parliamentary Assembly
Council of Europe and European Commission boost cooperation in Eastern Europe
Progress needed on media freedom, anti-discrimination measures and migrants’ rights, says Commissioner for Human Rights
Commissioner for Human Rights makes statement following yesterday's arrests of journalists and media workers
Just published, an “interim opinion” by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, on Ukraine’s law on government cleansing (Lustration Law), welcomes the readiness of Ukrainian authorities to amend the law, so as to be more in line with the Ukrainian Constitution...
International Human Rights Day
Committee of Ministers declaration on executions in the US
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes transparency of US Senate CIA report
European conference on the best interests of the child
Didier Reynders reaffirms the support of the Council of Europe to the Ukrainian government reforms
Commissioner for Human Rights: devastating effects of conflict in eastern Ukraine
“Khadija Ismayilova is one the long-standing partners of the Council of Europe. I met her in my office in Strasbourg during the Assembly’s last part session and I was shocked by the information she provided to me regarding pressure and intimidation exercised against her, as well as other human...
Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
Secretary General addresses OSCE ministers in Basel
New online ‘rapid reaction’ platform for journalists under threat
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, visited the Council of Europe on Tuesday 2 December. Following a meeting at the European Court of Human Rights, Mr Maurer met with Secretary General Jagland. Mr Jagland welcomed the visit as a “valuable exchange...
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met today Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The exchange of views focused on the crisis in Ukraine, on the Secretary General’s proposal for a future Council of Europe summit and on the reform of the Organisation. Thorbjørn Jagland...