10 mars 2019

Council of Europe Secretary General, Finnish Foreign Minister and French Justice Minister to open Helsinki AI Conference

Conseil de l'EuropeCouncil of Europe's Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini and the Minister of Justice of France Nicole Belloubet will open the High-Level Conference: “Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law”, held in Helsinki on 26-27 February 2019. More...

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Anti-racism commission: new reports on Latvia and Russia

Conseil de l'EuropeThe European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published today two country reports on Latvia and the Russian Federation, analysing recent developments and making recommendations to the authorities. The respective governments’ comments were also published. More...

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The role of education in supporting refugees’ integration - joint event in Strasbourg

Conseil de l'EuropeOrganised in the context of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR), the roundtable was followed by an award ceremony, where refugees who had their qualifications assessed during an evaluation session organised in Strasbourg, received their EQPRs. More...

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Hungary: Insufficient progress and lack of transparency hamper fight against corruption

Conseil de l'EuropeFollowing a high level visit today in Budapest, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls on Hungary to make reports public and to implement fully its recommendations. More...

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Romania: improving implementation of laws and ensuring funding to protect women from violence and rights of disabled people

Conseil de l'Europe“There are systemic obstacles which seriously hinder the effective protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Romania”, said today Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, publishing the report on her visit to the country in November 2018. More...

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Artificial Intelligence: Helsinki conference conclusions

Conseil de l'EuropeThe key message of the Helsinki conference on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) development on human rights is that more research, understanding, trust and transparency are needed with regard to AI, as well as multi-stakeholder cooperation. More...

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Helsinki Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Conseil de l'EuropeA two-day High-Level Conference “Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law” opened in Helsinki today. More...

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Ireland ratifies treaty to end violence against women

Conseil de l'EuropeOn UN International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Council of Europe welcomes the 34th ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) to stop all forms of violence against women. More...

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Greece: Anti-torture committee criticises poor treatment of detained foreign nationals

Conseil de l'EuropeIn this new CPT report, published along with a Greek government response, the allegations related primarily to detention places in the Evros region (the Fylakio Pre-removal Centre, Fylakio Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) and Tychero Police and Border Guard Station) and on Lesvos (Moria Pre-removal Centre). The CPT recommends that Greece take “vigorous steps” to stamp out ill-treatment of foreign nationals deprived of their liberty by the police. More...

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French student wins the European Prize for Eloquence

Conseil de l'EuropeOrganised by the School for Young Orators of the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in co-operation with the Council of Europe, the competition seeks to foster, among the students who take part, a sense of allegiance to common European values, to stimulate discussion and debate and to improve public speaking skills. More...

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