Strasbourg 2 April 2020
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Facing COVID-19 pandemic

The right to protection of health is guaranteed by Article 11 of the European Social Charter which complements Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This right applies to everyone, including those deprived of their liberty. The PC-CP Working Group issued a Statement on 17 April 2020 and a Follow-up related Statement on 28 September 2020 (approved during the 10th PC-CP Plenary Meeting on 14 October 2020).

Council of Europe work in the field of penological co-operation

Historically speaking the Council of Europe has played a pioneering role and has a unique experience in promoting humane treatment of offenders, decent prison conditions and socially effective and rehabilitative penal sanctions and measures.

interviews interviews

Key Council of Europe Recommendations