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European Dialogue on Internet Governance in The Hague

Council of Europe 17 June 2019 The Hague, the Nethelands

A Council of Europe delegation will contribute to the debates of 2019 edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) to be held in The Hague on 19 and 20 June. Organised under the theme “Co-operating in the digital age”, the event will bring together representatives of...

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Commission for Efficiency of Justice adopts new tools on cyberjustice and mediation

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) 14 June 2019 Strasbourg

At its 32nd meeting (Strasbourg, 13-14 June 2019), the CEPEJ adopted a Toolkit for the implementation of the Guidelines on Cyberjustice, a European Handbook for Development of National Legislation on Mediation as well as Guidelines on designing and monitoring mediators training schemes. These...

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GRECO: looking ahead after 20 years fighting corruption

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 16 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) is organising an international conference in Strasbourg on 17 June to mark its 20th anniversary. Held under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the event will discuss GRECO’s achievements in assisting states to...

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Strengthening data protection globally with “Convention 108+”

Council of Europe 12 June 2019 Strasbourg

An international conference in Strasbourg on 12 June will discuss the role of the Council of Europe’s modernised data protection convention, “Convention 108+”, in fostering a common legal regime for data protection at global level and the need for states to accede swiftly to this treaty. Opened...

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Italy ratifies Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Deputy Secretary General 11 June 2019 Strasbourg

Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, during a ceremony today at the Palais de l’Europe, with Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of...

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Anti-racism commission publishes its annual report

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) 11 June 2019 Strasbourg

Hate speech and xenophobic populism remained major concerns in Europe in 2018

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Statement of the Secretary General on the situation in the Republic of Moldova and the Venice Commission

Secretary General 9 June 2019 Strasbourg

I am extremely concerned by the latest developments in the Republic of Moldova. I call on the democratically elected Parliament, the legitimate Government and all political forces to act with restraint and responsibility. Recent decisions of the Constitutional Court are difficult to understand...

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Statement concerning Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

SECRETARY GENERAL 8 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has made the following statement with regard to the situation of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov in Russia: “I am very much concerned and saddened by reports coming from Moscow alleging that investigative journalist Ivan...

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Várpalota conference: Smart, democratic and inclusive cities

Congress 7 June 2019 Várpalota, Hungary

Faced with rapid urbanisation, climate change and increasing pressure on city services, including transport and healthcare, European cities must adapt by developing smart-city technologies. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities has organised a conference on this topic, entitled "Smart...

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

Committee of Ministers 7 June 2019 Strasbourg

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The committee adopted 32 decisions concerning 16 member states at the end of its quarterly human rights...

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New anti-racism commission reports on Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, and Slovenia

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) 5 June 2019 Strasbourg

This week the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published new reports on Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, and Slovenia, as well as conclusions on seven other countries. In its report on the Netherlands, (ECRI) welcomes the process to include further discrimination...

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GRETA publishes second report on Finland

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) 5 June 2019 Strasbourg

Anti-trafficking expert group urges Finland to improve the identification of child victims of human trafficking

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 4 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 4 to 6 June. Information on the cases to be examined during the meeting is available here. Decisions taken...

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Committee on Bioethics organises seminar on public debate

Committee on Bioethics 4 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee on Bioethics (DHBIO) organises, under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, a High-level seminar on public debate as a tool for the governance of new technologies. The objective of the event will be to explore why public debate on biomedicine and human...

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Congress to observe Istanbul mayoral repeat election on 23 June

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 29 May 2019 Strasbourg

Following the decision taken on 6 May by the Turkish Supreme Election Council to cancel the 31 March election of the Mayor of Istanbul and at the invitation of the Turkish authorities, a delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will observe the...

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Fight against corruption in Latvia: Anti-corruption group regrets lack of progress

Group of States against Corruption 3 June 2019 Strasbourg

In a report published today on corruption prevention in Latvia in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) regrets the lack of measures concerning regulation on lobbying, parliamentary ethics and conflicts of interest. Despite...

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Anti-corruption group calls for better rules to manage revolving doors in U.S. Congress

Group of States against Corruption 29 May 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published a report that takes aim at the persisting revolving door problem in the U.S. Congress. At a time when polls indicate all-time lows in government trust, the report stresses the need for passage of congressional...

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Human trafficking: Experts underline the need to help victims

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) 28 May 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has stressed the need for states across Europe to provide a wide range of assistance to victims of human trafficking. In its latest annual report, published today, GRETA sets out a series of legal...

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Award-winning films supported by Eurimages in Cannes

Eurimages 27 May 2019 Strasbourg

The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which came to a close on Saturday evening, saw a total of 7 co-productions supported by the Eurimages Fund with 9 prizes. In official competition, the GRAND PRIX was awarded to Atlantique by Mati Diop (FR, SN, BE) and the prize for BEST DIRECTOR to...

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21-22 June 2019 Venice (Italy)

Venice Commission plenary session

17-21 June 2019 Strasbourg (Palais de l’Europe, Room1)

20th anniversary conference and plenary meeting of GRECO

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