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Questions to Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (Council of Europe)

Council of Europe 18 September 2017 Strasbourg

In the framework of the International conference “Immigration Detention of Children: Coming To A Close?”, to take place in Prague on 25-26 September and hosted by Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

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Questions to Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General Human Rights and Rule of Law (Council of Europe)

Council of Europe 18 September 2017 Strasbourg

In the framework of the International conference “Immigration Detention of Children: Coming To A Close?”, to take place in Prague on 25-26 September and hosted by Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

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Questions to Regina Jensdottir, Head of Division and Programme co-ordinator - Children's rights (Council of Europe)

Council of Europe 18 September 2017 Strasbourg

In the framework of the International conference “Immigration Detention of Children: Coming To A Close?”, to take place in Prague on 25-26 September and hosted by Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

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June 2017 PACE session: highlights summary

Council of Europe 13 July 2017 Strasbourg

In this edition; accountability in the parliamentary assembly, the prime ministers of Moldova and Montenegro and migration. The parliamentary assembly set aside a day for joint debates on the migration crisis.

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Interview with Marin Mrčela, President of the GRECO

GRECO 7 June 2017 Strasbourg

In this interview, Marin Mrcela, President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), examines the challenges to prevent and fight corruption in Europe following the publication of the body´s annual report. The report contains an overview of the level of compliance with GRECO´s...

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Interview with Ambassador Emil Ruffer

Council of Europe 1st June 2017 Strasbourg

Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe and current Chairman of the Ministers' deputies, on the broad subject area of the execution of ECHR judgments

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April 2017 PACE session: highlights summary

Council of Europe 12 May 2017 Strasbourg

Discover highlights of the 2017 PACE Spring plenary with our video, The Session, featuring His Majesty the King of Spain and the President of the Hellenic Republic. Highlights from an important debate on the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey also feature as does the Council of...

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Matthew Feldman on the Alt-Right threat

Council of Europe 28 April 2017 Strasbourg

Professor in the Modern History of Ideas at Teesside University (UK), Matthew Feldman presents his analysis of the recent rise of far-right movements in Europe, including some of its recent "Alt-Right" manifestations, which have fanned the flames of bigotry and hatred. He also highlights the...

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Secretary General Jagland publishes annual report

Secretary General 20 April 2017 Strasbourg

In his 4th annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe, the Secretary General assesses the health of the five building blocks of democratic security across member states: independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association,...

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New survey on unwarranted interference with work of journalists in Europe

Council of Europe 20 April 2017 Strasbourg

A new survey of 940 journalists commissioned by the Council of Europe shows that journalists are often exposed to serious unwarranted interference in their work, including intimidation and violence. As a result, many also suffer from fear, which frequently leads to self-censorship.

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Interview with Jyrki Katainen

Council of Europe 5 April 2017 Strasbourg

The European Commission recently published a white paper on the future of Europe. In this interview, one of its Vice Presidents, Jyrki Katainen, outlines his vision of a European Union still committed to fundamental rights and values, despite the political instability caused by the Brexit vote....

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Wolfgang Ischinger Interview

Council of Europe 3 April 2017 Strasbourg

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, recently visited the Council of Europe to introduce the tenth debate on Democratic Security, which focused on the protection of democracy in the digital age. For Amb. Ischinger, the impact of new information and...

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SPACE prisons survey for 2015

Council of Europe 17 March 2017 Strasbourg

For 30 years, the Council of Europe has surveyed the continent’s prisoner population. The latest figures are for 2015 and they show that there were just over 1.4 million people held in penitentiary institutions. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of inmates fell by around 102,800 or 7%. Nearly...

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January 2017 PACE session: highlights summary

Council of Europe 7 February 2017 Strasbourg

The latest edition of ‘the Session’ pulls together the highlights of a busy week at PACE, including visits by the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades and the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis. There is also a round-up of the main debates that took place in the Parliamentary...

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Protecting cultural property

Council of Europe 17 January 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is currently preparing a new Convention on Offences related to Cultural Property, which will become the only international treaty focusing on criminal measures and sanctions on illegal activities in the field of cultural heritage. These include the illicit excavation, sale...

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Balance in Sport

Council of Europe 14 December 2016 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is working to make sporting equality between men and women a reality

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GRECO anti-corruption video

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 9 December 2016 Strasbourg

Corruption damages the economy and undermines trust in democratic institutions, threatening human rights and the rule of law. It makes our societies less equal and less fair. The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO has launched this short video to raise public awareness about the...

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