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Greek Chairmanship: Online “Discussions” for civil society

Committee of Ministers Chairmanships 17 September 2020 Strasbourg

As part of its Chairmanship, Greece is offering a series of online discussions, which aims to bring the Council of Europe closer to civil society. The meetings involve prestigious personalities from Greece and abroad, and are in line with the central theme of the Greek Chairmanship: “Protection...

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Inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship at the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Committee of Ministers Chairmanships 8 July 2020 Strasbourg

The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou will give a speech at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, to mark the inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. The event, starting at 20.15 local time on Wednesday 8 July, will also be attended by Greek...

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Greek Chairmanship: Strasbourg inaugurates a tramway train in the colours of the Hellenic flag

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 19 June 2020 Strasbourg

Since 15 May, Greece has taken over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from Georgia. The Council of Europe and the City of Strasbourg marked the handover on 18 June by inaugurating, at the “Human Rights” station, a tram train in the colours of the blue and white flag, and by raising...

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Justice in Lockdown: new methods based on human rights could be model for future

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) 11 June 2020 Strasbourg

The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to transform traditional court functioning for the better, as long as high-quality justice and respect for individual rights are at the forefront of changes, says the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) Launching new guidelines the...

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CEPEJ meeting on impact and lessons of health crisis on efficiency of justice and functioning of judicial systems

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) 8 June 2020 Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) is holding an ad hoc meeting on 10 June by video conference to examine a range of issues related to the delivery of justice and the functioning of courts during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is being organised within the...

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Beyond COVID-19, human rights can help save the planet

Council of Europe 4 June 2020 Strasbourg

Council of Europe statement ahead of World Environment Day

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Human rights and the environment: towards a new non-binding instrument

Committee of Ministers 15 May 2020 Strasbourg

Declaration by the outgoing and incoming presidencies of the Committee of Ministers In a declaration adopted today the outgoing (Georgia) and incoming (Greece and Germany) presidencies of the Committee of Ministers called for the elaboration of a non-binding instrument on human rights and the...

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Greece takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 15 May 2020 Strasbourg

Greece today took over the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Georgia during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the 47 member states of the Organisation. The Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani, presented the stocktaking of his...

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