10 avril 2018

Finland encouraged to boost anticorruption policy in central governments and law enforcement agencies

In an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) called for Finland to strengthen its systems to prevent and detect corrupt behaviour in central governments (including the top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. More...

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Qatar signs co-operation agreement with Council of Europe in view of FIFA World Cup 2022

The State of Qatar signed today a bilateral agreement (2018-2020) of technical co-operation with the Council of Europe, in the framework of the European Convention on Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports events (CETS No. 218), known as "St Denis Convention". More...

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Preventing ill-treatment during police custody and pre-trial detention

The Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is organising a seminar in Copenhagen on 22 and 23 March to discuss ways to strengthen the prevention of torture and ill-treatment during police custody and pre-trial detention, the time when persons are most at risk from being ill-treated. More...

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Russia : Anti-corruption watchdog calls for more transparency and public accountability

In a new report published today (in English and Russian), the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) says corruption has long been a serious pervasive problem in Russia. Whilst acknowledging some important legislative and policy steps, GRECO identifies a number of shortcomings and makes recommendations to the Russian authorities, such as boosting transparency of the legislative process and of the financial declarations by Members of Parliament (MPs), as well as introducing a code of ethics for them. Integrity of judges should be ensured and enhanced via a more transparent process of their selection, revenues declarations and limiting their immunity. More openness is also required in recruiting prosecutors and assigning cases to them. More...

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34th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

The members of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will meet in Strasbourg, France, from 27 to 28 March 2018 for their 34th Session placed under the theme “rights-based governance at local and regional level”. More...

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Stronger more independent equality bodies needed to combat intolerance and discrimination in Europe, says anti-racism commission

To better protect and support people exposed to discrimination, states should put in place strong equality bodies established by constitutional or parliamentary legislation, set up as separate legal entities with a wide mandate, enjoying political, financial and operational independence, and provided with adequate resources, says the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission in a new set of recommendations to the European governments launched today, on the International Day against Racial Discrimination. More...

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Intercultural Cities in Action : International Day Against Racial Discrimination

Fighting discrimination and upholding human rights is not only a legal obligation of Council of Europe members states but a moral, social, and economic necessity for inclusive and well-functioning European societies. Cities and local authorities are key in this regard. In a European context more and more dominated by identity politics, fears, xenophobia, populism and hatred, there are more and more cities that defend the idea of a positive management of diversity as a key factor for the development of cohesive and sustainable societies. More...

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European prisons are almost full, according to latest Council of Europe survey

European prisons are on average close to full capacity, with inmates occupying over 9 out of ten available places, according to the Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE) for 2016, published today.
The survey shows that the incarceration rate grew from 115.7 to 117.1 inmates per 100,000 inhabitants from 2015 to 2016. This rate had previously fallen every year since 2012, when it reached 125.6 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants. More...

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Tackling challenges in protecting athletes’ human rights in the fight against doping in sport

A high-level debate between sportspersons’ representatives and Council of Europe Human rights’ bodies highlighted international challenges in the framework of current normative standards for safeguarding athletes’ rights, in particular with regard to access to justice and fair trial. More...

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Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Imralı Prison (Turkey)

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published a report on its April 2016 visit to the high-security prison on the island of Imralı in Turkey, where Abdullah Öcalan and three other prisoners are being held. More...

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