30 avril 2017

A critical turning point, not business as usual, for human rights in Europe

“2016 will likely be remembered as a critical turning point for human rights in Europe” said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks today while presenting his annual activity report for 2016. More...

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Parliamentary Assembly creates independent external investigation body to look into allegations of corruption

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today ratified the terms of reference of an independent external investigation body to carry out a detailed independent inquiry into the allegations of “corruption and fostering of interests” made against certain PACE members or former members. More...

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Parliamentary Assembly reopens monitoring procedure in respect of Turkey

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decided today to reopen the monitoring procedure in respect of Turkey until “serious concerns” about respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law “are addressed in a satisfactory manner”. More...

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Populism - How strong are Europe’s checks and balances?

In his 4th annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe, the Secretary General assesses the health of the five building blocks of democratic security across member states: independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the functioning of democratic institutions, and inclusive societies; this time in the context of growing populism. More...

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Anti-torture committee urges European states to hold persons in remand detention only as a measure of last resort

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) urges the 47 Council of Europe member states to use remand detention only as a measure of last resort and to provide remand prisoners with adequate detention conditions. During visits to prisons throughout Europe, the CPT has often found that remand prisoners are held under very poor conditions and an impoverished regime. More...

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Journalists suffer violence, intimidation and self-censorship in Europe, says a Council of Europe study

A survey published today by the Council of Europe, based on a sample of 940 journalists reporting from the 47 Council of Europe member states and Belarus, shows that journalists in Europe are often exposed to serious unwarranted interference in their work, including intimidation and violence. As a consequence, many also suffer from fear, which frequently leads to self-censorship. More...

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New Human Rights report on Lithuania

Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women and children against violence and build a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities. More...

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Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published its latest report on the United Kingdom, following a visit to several places of detention in the country last spring.
The report expresses deep concern about “severe generalised violence” in a number of UK prisons and says that none of the prisons visited by the CPT delegation could be considered safe for prisoners or staff. More...

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GRECO expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania instead of using proper parliamentary process. More...

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Africa’s industrialisation: leaving no woman behind

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Africa must industrialise to fulfill its economic potential. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda, we need to support Africa in accelerating its development by promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. More...

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