14 février 2019

Paris: Commissioner Mijatović provides her initial observations on human rights issues relating to the “yellow vest” movement

Conseil de l'Europe“The high level of tension currently prevailing in France gives me cause for concern and I believe that there is an urgent need to calm the situation,” said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović today following her mission to Paris on 28 January to discuss human rights issues relating to the “yellow vests” movement. More...

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Ensuring the financial sustainability of quality journalism

Conseil de l'EuropeIn a Declaration adopted today, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers encourages states to put in place a regulatory and policy framework that facilitates the operation of quality journalism, while not constraining media outlets’ editorial and operational independence. More...

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Corruption in Croatia: Code of conduct for MPs still lacking, but progress made to limit conflict of interest

Conseil de l'EuropeThe country’s “Anticorruption Strategy 2015-2020” set the last quarter of 2015 as a deadline to adopt such a code, but the draft is lingering in Parliament, according to a new compliance report published today (see the Croatian version of the report). More...

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Armenia: the Commissioner for Human Rights publishes a new report

Conseil de l'EuropeReport on Armenia recommends measures to improve women’s rights, protection of disadvantaged or vulnerable groups, and establishing accountability for past human rights violations. More...

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Poland: Anti-corruption group calls for more transparency and preventive measures to promote integrity in central government

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) says that it is a “top priority” for Poland to establish a system for appointment, promotion and dismissal of all senior managers in the Police and Border Guards, which would be based on objective, merit-based criteria and transparent procedures. More...

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Data Protection Day

Conseil de l'EuropeOn the occasion of Data Protection Day on 28 January, the Committee of the Council of Europe's data protection treaty “Convention 108” has published Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection. More...

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Greek parliament vote over "Republic of North Macedonia" welcomed by Secretary General

Conseil de l'Europe“The vote in Greece to approve the name "Republic of North Macedonia" is both courageous and constructive", the Secretary General said. More...

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Peace is the most important contribution we can make to human rights

Conseil de l'EuropeEvoking “worrisome political difficulties” encountered by the Organisation and the risk of losing one member, M. Niinistö said that Russia’s departure from the Council of Europe would be a loss for all sides and a “blow for the entire rules-based international order”. More...

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Holocaust memorial ceremony

Conseil de l'EuropeThe President of Finland Sauli Niinistö has attended a ceremony in front of the Council of Europe’s headquarters in Strasbourg, to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. More...

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Secretary General to PACE: Russian people would suffer most if Russia leaves the Council of Europe

Conseil de l'EuropeAddressing the Parliamentary Assembly for the last time during a January session, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his satisfaction that the European Court of Human Rights was now on firmer ground than when he was elected in 2009. More...

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