Secretary General condemns Russia's attacks on hospitals and infrastructure in Ukraine, with repercussions in Moldova

Secretary General 24 November 2022 Strasbourg

“I condemn yet again Russia’s brutal attacks against hospitals (including a maternity ward), civilian and energy infrastructures in Ukraine, and their repercussions in the Republic of Moldova. This senseless and inhuman violence must stop.”

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Ukraine: We must help victims of sexual violence by Russian soldiers

Secretary General 24 November 2022 Strasbourg

Statement by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Council of Europe Secretary General

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Poland’s implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: Secretary General’s Report

Secretary General 23 November 2022 Strasbourg

A report by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has been published on 23 November on serious issues raised by two judgments of the Polish Constitutional Court of 24 November 2021 and 10 March 2022. In these judgments, the Constitutional Court found that the European Convention on Human...

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Barnahus model helps children who suffered sexual abuse from feeling like victims for a second time, say Council of Europe leaders

Council of Europe 17 November 2022 Strasbourg

Ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse marked on 18 November, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić and Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe,...

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Conflict in Georgia: Secretary General’s Consolidated Report says human rights challenges persist in conflict-affected areas

Secretary General 16 November 2022 Strasbourg

Concerns persist regarding the human rights situation in the areas affected by the armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia in August 2008, according to a report by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić presented to the Committee of Ministers. The bi-annual report (covering...

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Statement by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

Secretary General 16 November 2022 Strasbourg

"I condemn in the strongest possible terms the indiscriminate missiles strikes which hit Ukraine and Poland. On behalf of the Council of Europe, I express my condolences and full support to both countries. The bloodshed must immediately end. Europeans need peace and security to return to our...

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Secretary General in Berlin for the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty

Secretary General 15 November 2022 Strasbourg

“Death is not justice. Capital punishment replaces justice with revenge. This has to be wrong – and it must be stopped”, said Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in a panel discussion at the opening of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty which is held from 15-18 November in...

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Astrea Justice (Zimbabwe) wins Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award

World Forum for Democracy 9 November 2022 Strasbourg

At the closing session of the 10th World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced that the winner of its 2022 Democracy Innovation Award was the Justice Code Foundation Trust (Zimbabwe) for its human rights remedy application Astrea Justice. The Justice Code Foundation Trust uses...

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Secretary General opens first meeting of Contact Group on Belarus with democratic opposition representative Tsikhanouskaya

Secretary General 7 November 2022 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has opened the 1st meeting of the Contact Group on Belarus, together with representative of the Belarusian democratic opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. The meeting focused on the priorities of the newly-established group on co-operation between the...

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4th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe

Secretary General 7 November 2022 Strasbourg

Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

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