Data protection: conference on the modernisation of “Convention 108”

Council of Europe 21 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is organising a conference in Strasbourg on 21 June to discuss the implications for data protection globally of the recently adopted modernisation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention...

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Anti-torture Committee publishes critical report on police ill-treatment in Serbia and the outdated treatment of remand prisoners

Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) 21 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Serbian authorities must recognise that ill-treatment by the police is an accepted practice, and not the work of a few rogue officers; they must effectively investigate the allegations of ill-treatment and punish the crime, said the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) in the...

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The UK ratifies the Lanzarote Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Council of Europe 20 June 2018 Strasbourg

The United Kingdom has formally ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, known as the Lanzarote Convention. The convention is a legally-binding treaty which obliges countries to take a wide range of steps to help prevent...

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Human trafficking: Spain achieved progress, but further action needed against trafficking for labour exploitation

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) 20 June 2018 Strasbourg

Spain has made progress in developing the legislative, institutional and policy framework against trafficking in human beings. However, improvements are needed in a number of areas, in particular more efforts are required to tackle trafficking for labour exploitation, says the Council of Europe’s...

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Refugee today – citizen tomorrow?

Council of Europe 20 June 2018 Strasbourg

There is a voice which is rarely heard in the deeply divisive debate about refugee policies – the voice of cities. Listening to cities can not only make the debate more constructive, it can also help shape policies which reconcile solidarity and societal cohesion. Most asylum-seekers and refugees...

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Cabo Verde joins the data protection and cybercrime conventions

Council of Europe 19 June 2018 Strasbourg

Cabo Verde today acceded to the Council of Europe´s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention 108”, to its Additional Protocol on transborder data flows and supervisory authorities, and to the Convention on Cybercrime....

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Secretary General Jagland to meet Russian President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow

Secretary General 19 June 2018 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland will meet President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss current relations between Russia and the Council of Europe. Mr Jagland will also meet Russian Ombudsperson Moskalkova. Contact: daniel.holtgen@coe.int

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“Stop Soros” legislation in Hungary: Venice Commission president asks Hungarian parliament not to proceed with vote before its opinion on the matter is adopted

Venice Commission 19 June 2018 Strasbourg

Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio met with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Monday 18 June in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe to discuss the upcoming opinion on new “Stop Soros” legislative provisions. President Buquicchio called on the Hungarian Parliament not to...

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Croatian Chairmanship underlines the importance of dialogue with national minority representatives and the competent institutions in advancing national minority rights

Council of Europe 19 June 2018 Strasbourg

Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe opened a conference entitled “Minorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” in...

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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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