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High ethical standards of those in power are essential

Strasbourg , 

"High ethical standards of those in power are essential to protecting human rights and developing prosperous democracies," Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland told the opening session of the Council of Europe Summer University. His message was echoed by Rafaa Ben Achour, Delegate Minister to the Prime Minister of the new interim government of Tunisia. Achour said that ethics, and their place in the new democracy, are central to a number of key questions now facing his country. Tunisia is now faced with a crisis of conscience about what constitutes democracy following a revolution with a strong ethical basis. (more...)

Speech by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland