The Congress Statutory Forum holds a remote meeting

28 September, online meeting (2:30 to 5 p.m. CEST)
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The Statutory Forum of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will hold a remote meeting to examine, for adoption, reports on the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in Portugal and Austria and on the observation of local elections in the Republic of Moldova. A report on local and regional elections in major crisis situations will also be debated.

More information - Agenda - Webcast link


Webinar on “Gender Sensitive Drug Policy Responses”

29 September, online meeting (4 p.m. CEST)
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As part of a series of webinars related to drug policy, the Pompidou Group and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organisation of American States (CICAD/OAS) will hold a 2nd webinar on “Gender Sensitive Drug Policy Responses” in the areas of criminal justice, law enforcement and drug treatment in Europe and the Americas. The online meeting will include insights of professionals from Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Switzerland and the Pompidou Group. English-Spanish interpretation will be provided.

More information - Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel, + 33 3 90 21 50 27


Implementing ECHR judgments

29 September-1 October, Strasbourg
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The Committee of Ministers will hold its latest quarterly meeting to oversee the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.

Indicative list of cases to be examined during the meeting.

More information - Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02


Also…

28 September

Voice Over, a new on-line digital magazine created by artist David Liver, will be issued with the support of the Intercultural Cities Program (ICC).

The online artist-run publication will invite renowned provocative thinkers from the international sphere to address interculturalism in Europe and beyond with monthly contributions.

For its first edition entitled Voice Over Conflicts, it will feature an article by artist Jimmie Durham, on reconciliation, resistance, and language. Architect Bita Azimi-Khoï will draw a line from Antigone to Gropius, investigating the architecture of political representation. Offensive freedom in Art will be addressed by Greek intellectual Konstantinos Papageorgiou.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04


28 September, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will launch a new guide to assist member states in initiating and promoting dialogue with the public on the challenges posed by biomedical developments, both for individuals and society.

More information - Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35


29 September, online meeting

The Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will address the international conference “The European concept of State as “Service Public” and crises” organised by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship in collaboration with the Region of Attica.


29 September, online meeting

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will address the participants of the 13th European Forum on the Rights of the Child (29 September – 1 October) in the high-level session “Why do we need a strategy on the rights of the child?”.

Agenda

Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51


29 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 11 judgments concerning Romania, Russia and Turkey.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


29 September-2 October, Strasbourg

Formal negotiations will resume towards the European Union’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights in the “47+1” format, involving all 47 Council of Europe member states plus the EU Commission negotiating on behalf of the European Union. Further information - Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02


30 September, Athens

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will deliver an opening keynote address at the Athens Democracy Forum (30 September-2 October). She will also have a number of high-level bilateral meetings. The Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will also participate in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship. The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG), Drahoslav Štefánek, will participate in a panel on Migration and Human Rights.

Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51


1 October, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 17 judgments and/or decisions concerning Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


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