10 avril 2018

Abolishing limits on presidential re-election is a step back in democratic development, says Venice Commission

In its new report on presidential term limits, the Venice Commission says re-election is not a human right as such, but a modality of the right to be elected. The Venice Commission is in favour of presidential term limits in presidential and semi-presidential regimes. More...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.
The committee adopted 24 decisions concerning 15 member states at the end of its regular three-day meeting in Strasbourg, as well as one interim resolution related to the excessive length of legal proceedings in Hungary. More...

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Ukraine: new financial disclosure requirements for NGOs and activists likely to have chilling effect on civil society

Stringent financial reporting and disclosure requirements for public activists, coupled with severe sanctions, are likely to have a chilling effect on civil society in Ukraine and should be removed in their entirety or significantly narrowed down, said the Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR in a joint opinion adopted today. More...

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Slovak Republic: adopt a bolder approach to ensure inclusive education and strengthen the safety of journalists

Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, concluded a visit to the Slovak Republic which focused on inclusive education of children with disabilities and Roma children. At the same time, since the visit took place shortly after the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kušnírová, the Commissioner met with representatives of the media to discuss the safety of journalists. More...

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