European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice plenary meeting

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) will hold its plenary meeting with the 2024 evaluation Report on European judicial systems, artificial intelligence in the field of justice, as well as the reduction of the backlog of court cases.

The 2024 evaluation Report provides the main trends of the Council of Europe member states’ judicial systems on various themes such as court efficiency, justice budgets or access to justice, as well as statistical data sheets for each country, completed by a short analysis of the main key indicators. It will be published in October.

The use of generative AI and the online publication of case law will also be discussed.

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

Strasbourg 18-19 June
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Annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), will publish its new annual report. It outlines, inter alia, key trends and challenges in the fight against racism and intolerance in Council of Europe’s member states in 2023, such as those related to addressing the situation of people displaced by war and other emergencies, to countering the rise of antisemitism in Europe as a result of the current conflict in the Middle East, as well as to taking resolute action against anti-Muslim racism and discrimination across Europe.

The Chair of ECRI Bertil Cottier (from Switzerland) and Executive Secretary of ECRI Johan Friestedt will present the annual report and respond to questions from journalists during a press briefing held in a hybrid mode (19 June, 10 am, room 17 of the Palais de l’Europe and online).

To participate, journalists are invited to register in advance. The link to the online briefing and the annual report under embargo will be provided upon request.

Contact: Tatiana Baeva-Frachon, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

Strasbourg 20 June
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Plenary session of the Venice Commission

During its plenary session, the Venice Commission will have on its agenda, in particular, 16 opinions concerning eight countries (Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, and Poland).

Draft annotated agenda - Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04

Venice 21-22 June
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And also...

17 June, Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will participate in the presentation of the Roma Foundation for Europe's report on Roma in Ukraine: “Fighting for a Fairer Future: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Roma and Lessons for Post-War Reconstruction Efforts”. The report highlights the contribution made by the Roma in the war against Russia in Ukraine, but also examines the impact of the war on the community and offers policy advice for an inclusive post-war reconstruction effort.

Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 6 69 76 52 89

17 June, Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) will publish a follow-up report on Hungary, evaluating its compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations.

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04

17-18 June, Rome

Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo will make a fact-finding visit as part of the preparation of her report on “Preventing and combating violence and discrimination against LBQ women in Europe”. During her visit, she will meet representatives from the Ministries of the Interior and Family, as well as parliamentarians and NGOs representatives.

Contact: PACE Communication Division, tel. +33 3 88 41 31 93

17-18 June, Budapest (European Youth Centre) 

Youth Seminar and Policy Symposium on the Active Political Participation of National Minority Youth will be organised.

Hungarian Parliamentary Assembly delegation leader Zsolt Németh will open the Youth Seminar on Monday 17 June to encourage national minority youth participation in politics.

Associate professor at the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz and member of the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Emma Lantschner, will outline key elements of the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on the Active Political Participation of National Minority youth, adopted by the Committee of Ministers in 2023.

Hungarian State Secretary for Security Policy and Energy Security Péter Sztáray and Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will deliver opening remarks for the Policy Symposium on the active political participation of national minority youth on 18 June.

The opening session of 17 June will be open to media, so will be the entire day of 18 June.

Registration is mandatory to attend the events.

More information - Programme

Contacts: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04; Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 3 90 21 53 70

17-19 June, Vilnius

The Council of Europe will participate in the 2024 edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), which will bring together representatives of governments, international organisations, business, civil society, academia and the technical community to discuss in internet-related public policy issues.

On 19 June, the Council of Europe’s Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, will deliver a keynote address on AI and human rights.

The Council of Europe’s delegation will co-organise a number of events, placing the focus on the impact of the metaverse on human rights, new cybercrime challenges, how to tackle disinformation, frameworks to foster online safety, data protection, and the recently adopted Council of Europe Framework Convention on Artificial Intelligence.

More information - Programme

Contacts: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42; Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

17-21 June, Strasbourg

In a plenary meeting, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) will examine, with a view to their adoption, evaluation reports on Andorra, Monaco and Switzerland assessing measures to prevent corruption and promote integrity in the top executive functions of their central governments and in their national police forces.

It will also consider follow-up reports on Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia evaluating their compliance with its recommendations on the same subjects and on Romania, Spain, San Marino and Switzerland concerning the prevention of corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors.

On 20 June, GRECO will hold a special session to mark its 25th anniversary. Speakers will include Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, President of the European Court of Human Rights Síofra O´Leary, and President of the Parliamentary Assembly Theodoros Rousopoulos.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04

18 June, Vilnius

Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić will participate in the 21st International Anti-Corruption conference under the theme “Confronting Global Threats: Standing Up for Integrity” and will hold bilateral meetings.

Agenda - Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

18 June, Belgrade (Hotel Metropol)

On the occasion of the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, recurring on 18 June, the Commissioner for Protection of Equality and the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade will organise a conference called “Combating hate speech - address the root causes by promoting dialogue and tolerance”, as part of the joint EU/CoE action “Combating discrimination and promoting diversity in Serbia”.

The event aims to raise awareness of the negative consequences of the risks posed by hate speech to human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and take action to implement the principles of the Committee of Ministers Recommendation on Combating Hate Speech.

Opening remarks will be given by Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković, Minister of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue Tomislav Žigmanov, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia Emanuele Giaufret, and Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade János Babity.

The event will begin at 10.30 am and will be open to the media.

Contact: Marija Simić, tel. +381 63 60 13 37

18 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing three judgment concerning Armenia and Russia.

More informationECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

18-19 June, Liechtenstein

A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities composed of rapporteurs Xavier Cadoret and Marjorie Crovetto, will carry out a monitoring visit to Vaduz and the municipalities of Balzers, Eschen-Nendeln and Planken to assess the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in Liechtenstein since the previous monitoring report adopted by the Congress in 2018.

Contact : Congress Communication Unit, tel. +33 3 88 41 38 44

18-20 June, Strasbourg

To mark the International Day to Counter Hate Speech (18 June), the Council of Europe will launch its first “No Hate Speech Week”.

- The programme will include sessions on content moderation, media literacy and education, victim support, hate speech in sports, disinformation, hate speech and media, working with targeted groups, including Roma and Travellers, LGBTI persons, migrants and refugees.

The Week will be opened on 18 June at 9.30 am by the Council of Europe Director of Equal Rights and Dignity Jeroen Schokkenbroek, the European Commission Director of Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights and Democracy Julien Mousnier, a Representative of the Parliamentary Ombud Office of Lithuania Erika Leonaitė, the General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance of the Parliamentary Assembly Fourat Ben Chikha and the Rapporteur on “hate speech and fake news” of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Wilma Delissen-van Tongerlo.

The No Hate Speech Week 2024 will be hosted by the Lithuanian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and made possible through the EU/CoE joint project “Increasing Civil Society Organisations’ knowledge and capacities to tackle hate speech online”.

- As part of the “No Hate Speech Week”, on 18 June at 5.30 pm, an award ceremony will be organised by Joint EU/CoE programme Quality and Freedom from Discrimination for Roma (EQUIROM), to announce the winners of the “Journalism Excellence Awards - Ethical reporting on Roma and fight against racism and antigypsyism”.

Five media professionals were selected from the media sphere applicants (print media, TV media, photographers, reporters, journalists, etc.) in all the Council of Europe member states to reward their outstanding work in terms of quality journalism, free from bias and stereotypes, which objectively reports on Roma-related issues, or promote a positive image of Roma.

Programme of the “No hate Speech Week

Programme of the award ceremony “Ethical reporting on Roma”

Contacts: Tatiana Baeva-Frachon, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41, Panos Kakaviatos, (Ethical media reporting on Roma), tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04

19 June, Strasbourg

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) will publish its latest Opinion on Denmark.

Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 3 90 21 53 70

20 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 85 judgments and/or decisions concerning Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Türkiye and Ukraine.

More informationECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

20 June, Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Trafficking of Human Beings (GRETA) will publish its a report on Switzerland focusing on justice and effective remedies for victims of trafficking in human beings.

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

20-21 June, Budapest (European Youth Centre)

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the Council of Europe will organise the seminar “Supporting confidence at 18”.

The seminar will focus on sharing practices of projects and initiatives, and discussions will be focused around the Recommendation on supporting young refugees in transition to adulthood, five years since its adoption by the Committee of Ministers.

Participants of the seminar will be youth workers or young people with lived experience of migration, as well as representatives of ministries of youth concerned with the topic.

More information - Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04

 

All times are CET unless indicated otherwise.

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