14 février 2019

Safety of Journalists' Platform report: media freedom conditions worsen

Conseil de l'EuropeThe report “Democracy at Risk: threats and attacks against media freedom in Europe” assesses the situation of media freedom in Europe based on the 140 serious media freedom violations reported to the platform in 2018. More...

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Hungary should address many interconnected human rights protection challenges

Conseil de l'EuropeHuman rights defenders and civil society organisations have been subjected to smear campaigns and targeted legislation on foreign funding, the promotion of migration and punitive taxes, to curtail their activities. More...

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MONEYVAL publishes report on Czech Republic

Conseil de l'EuropeIn a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti money laundering body MONEYVAL finds that, despite progress in the Czech Republic to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (FT), the authorities should take a more proactive approach with regard to ML investigations (see the summary of the report). More...

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MONEYVAL publishes report on Lithuania

Conseil de l'EuropeLithuania should step up its efforts to strengthen its understanding of money laundering and financing of terrorism risks, says Council of Europe report. More...

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Anti-torture committee on Montenegro: Despite some progress, ill-treatment remains a problem and must be addressed

Conseil de l'EuropeIn prisons, too, allegations of ill-treatment persist; the practices of fixation of inmates and locking up remand prisoners in their cells for 23 hours a day for months and years continue and must be stopped. In psychiatric hospitals visited, despite the generally positive atmosphere, chronic overcrowding and prolonged prescription of benzodiazepines to patients was observed. More...

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National Minorities in Azerbaijan: new report published

Conseil de l'EuropeAzerbaijani multiculturalism welcomes expressions of cultural identity, but increased restrictions on democracy, absence of legislation, inflammatory language prevent national minorities from fully exercising their rights. More...

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Australia signs the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Conseil de l'EuropeAustralia is the 32nd country to sign this convention, the only international, legally-binding instrument that can secure global co-operation against the manipulation of sports. More...

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Germany: Teaching and promotion of regional and minority languages needs to be improved says group of experts

Conseil de l'EuropeIn its sixth report on Germany, the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages praises steps taken to protect and promote regional or minority languages (Danish, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian, North Frisian, Sater Frisian, Low German and Romani), including legislation and strategies meant to strengthen the position of these languages in education, administration and media. More...

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Council of Europe posters by Mr Z

Conseil de l'EuropeFounded on 5 May 1949, the Council of Europe brings together 47 member states under the banner of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The member countries have all signed the European Convention on Human Rights and have set up a court – the European Court of Human Rights – to ensure compliance with their commitments. More...

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Committee of Ministers adopts guidelines on electronic evidence in civil and administrative proceedings

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Committee of Ministers has adopted guidelines to facilitate the use of electronic evidence in court proceedings. More...

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