Anti-racism commission publishes its annual report

11 June 2019 Strasbourg

Xenophobic populism and racist hate speech continued to make their mark on the contemporary political climate in Europe in 2018, says the annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published today. The growing public anxiety about economic, geopolitical and...

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500 law students in Tirana and Durrës complete the human rights course

30 May 2019 Albania

In the frame of the European Union/ Council of Europe action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Right judgments” (D-REX), over 500 Albanian students of Tirana and Durrës' law faculties successfully completed the human rights...

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70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe celebrated at the Faculty of Law of Tirana

20 May 2019 Tirana

An open session on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe was held on 17 May with the participation of more than 100 students and academic staff of the Faculty of Law at the State's University of Tirana. The guest speaker of this event was Mr Nils Muižnieks, President of...

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Open Day on LGBTI rights

14 May 2019 Tirana

On 13 May 2019, the Head of Council of Europe Office in Tirana, Jutta Gützkow, addressed the Open Day: LGBTI Rights are Human Rights hosted by the People’s Advocate, Erinda Ballanca. The event is part of the commemoration agenda of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and...

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Study visit on case management and court administration with representatives of new judicial institutions

10 May 2019

On 6-8 May 2017, representatives of the new High Judicial Council, Courts and the School of Magistrates participated in a study visit organised in Strasbourg and Frankfurt. The purpose of the visit was to observe good practices in the field of case flow management and court administration in the...

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State Advocate staff seconded to the Department for the Execution of the European Court of Human Rights' judgments

8 May 2019 Albania

Harmonisation of court legislation and practice with the standards imposed by the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) is a fundamental precondition for ensuring legal certainty and the overall protection of human rights in the member states. In this context, the joint European...

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Support to implementation of the law on the Treatment of Property in Albania

6 May 2019 Tirana

The joint European Union/Council of Europe Action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Rights' judgements” continues to provide support for the correct implementation of the ECtHR's case law on property issues as well as the...

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Freedom of expression: report assesses the situation in 2018

3 May 2019

A report, published today on the eve of World Press Freedom Day by the Council of Europe´s Information SocietyDepartment, maps out the major threats to freedom of expression in Europe in 2018 and the actions that governments should carry out to counter them as a matter of priority. The report...

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70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe

3 May 2019 Strasbourg

70 years after its foundation, the Council of Europe is our continent’s leading human rights organisation. 47 member States have come together to agree common standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. All 830 million people living in this common legal space have an ultimate right...

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Press Release - New online platform for managing public administration and human resources

26 April 2019 Tirana

The Council of Europe and the Swiss Embassy, in cooperation with the Albanian Government, launched today a new Public Administration Portal, a comprehensive platform for managing human resource processes for all levels of public administration. The event marked also the conclusion of the project...

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