Turkey: Secretary General Jagland meets Turkish leadership in Ankara on 15-16 February

Spokesperson of the Secretary General 13 February 2018 Strasbourg

Speech to the candidate judges and prosecutors of the Justice Academy

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Secretary General meets the new French parliamentary delegation

Secretary General 22 January 2018 Strasbourg

The Secretary General and members of the French delegation today discussed key issues for the Council of Europe in a difficult political and budgetary context. “The Council of Europe must remain a unifying force for a tangible and powerful ideal; the protection of human rights,” said Nicole...

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Statement of the Spokesperson of the Secretary General on new death verdicts in Belarus

Spokesperson of the Secretary General 22 January 2018 Strasbourg

"Two new death verdicts handed on 20 January to by the Minsk City Court are a very disturbing development. We reiterate our call on the Belarusian authorities to introduce a moratorium on capital punishment as the first step to its abolition. We call on the authorities not to proceed to the...

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Statement by the Secretary General on the situation around Memorial Human Rights Centre

Secretary General 17 January 2018 Strasbourg

“The arson attack this night on the Ingushetia office of Memorial, a leading Russian rights group, is very alarming. I call on the federal and regional authorities to investigate it thoroughly and in full transparency. Human rights NGOs have an important role to play in the civil society in all...

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