22 juin 2019

Anti-corruption group calls for better rules to manage revolving doors in U.S. Congress

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published a report that takes aim at the persisting revolving door problem in the U.S. Congress. More...

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Human trafficking: Experts underline the need to help victims

Conseil de l'EuropeIn its latest annual report, published today, GRETA sets out a series of legal requirements included in the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking convention*, including proving victims with appropriate accommodation, medical treatment, psychological assistance and material support as well as information on their rights, legal assistance and help with reintegration into society. More...

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Award-winning films supported by Eurimages in Cannes

Conseil de l'EuropeThe 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which came to a close on Saturday evening, saw a total of 7 co-productions supported by the Eurimages Fund with 9 prizes. More...

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Council of Europe-UNHCR seminar on protecting refugee and migrant children in Portugal

Conseil de l'EuropeKey stakeholders from the Council of Europe, UNHCR (the United Nation’s refugee agency) and national experts from Portugal gathered in Lisbon this morning for the start of a seminar to discuss the “Effective Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children in Portugal”. The two-day event, organised jointly by CoE and UNHCR, aims to raise awareness and capacity building of professionals who come into contact with children on the move, in line with international standards. More...

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Making women’s rights a reality: conference unifies efforts for global application of Istanbul Convention

Conseil de l'EuropeThe French State Secretary for Gender Equality and the Fight Against Discrimination Marlène Schiappa today opened a conference, bringing together more than 100 high-level participants from around the world to strengthen international cooperation and to “bridge the gap” between law and practice in the fight against discrimination and violence against women. More...

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Improving cooperation to end violence against women

Conseil de l'EuropeA Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg on Friday 24 May – open to media, in Room G03 of the AGORA building – brings together high-level participants from across the globe to highlight the work and activities of the platform of violence against women experts. The platform better coordinates worldwide efforts to stop violence against women, which not only violates women’s human rights but also impedes gender equality. More...

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Council of Europe to send experts to Yerevan

Conseil de l'EuropeToday, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan about the current situation in the country.
They agreed that the reform process, including the fight against corruption and the reform of the judiciary, should proceed in conformity with the Constitution, the relevant international standards and Armenia's obligations as a member State of the Council of Europe. More...

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Council of Europe publishes Annual Statistics on Probation

Conseil de l'EuropeThe number of persons in Europe subject to community sanctions and measures (CSM) — usually known as alternatives to imprisonment - under the supervision of probation agencies is increasing, according to the Council of Europe annual SPACE II survey, published today, whilst at the same time the prison population is falling. (Please see also the key findings in “Probation and Prisons in Europe 2018”). More...

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Commissioner for human rights publishes report on Hungary

Conseil de l'Europe“Human rights violations in Hungary have a negative effect on the whole protection system and the rule of law. They must be addressed as a matter of urgency,” says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, in a report published today on her visit to Hungary in February 2019. More...

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Using technology in managing offenders in prison and probation: conference in Ayia Napa

Conseil de l'EuropeThe annual Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services of the Council of Europe, to be held on 21 and 22 May in Ayia Napa (Cyprus), will discuss the advantages and pitfalls when using new technologies in the management of suspects and offenders, and the central place of the human factor in dealing with persons in detention or under probation. More...

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