02 février 2020

70th anniversary of European Convention on Human Rights: a convention for the people

The leaders of the 47-nation Council of Europe have issued the following statement to launch the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights in 2020:
The European Convention on Human Rights came into being against the dreadful background of the devastation of the Second World War, reflecting a determination on the part of European leaders to learn from the mistakes of the past and to help protect individuals from State abuse. Peace and stability could only be achieved by the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law.
Inspired by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Convention is a unique, legally-binding treaty, overseen by an independent international court, which safeguards people’s basic rights and fundamental freedoms.
Initially signed by 12 countries on 4 November 1950, the Convention now protects over 830 million people in 47 European States.
Over the years, the Convention has been supplemented by a number of Protocols on issues such as prohibiting discrimination and abolishing the death penalty. The latest Protocol boosts judicial dialogue in Europe by enabling superior national courts from countries that have accepted the Protocol to request advisory opinions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
More than 20,000 judgments from the Court, implemented by Council of Europe member states, have improved people’s lives in many different ways across the continent.
The Convention has also inspired numerous positive changes when applied domestically by national authorities, as well as helping to raise standards of human rights protection around the world.
The Convention is a living instrument, which has repeatedly proved itself capable of adapting to new human rights challenges in areas including privacy, data protection and biomedicine.
This adaptability will be crucial in helping the continent to face emerging challenges to individuals’ rights linked to advances in technology, for example, and threats to the natural environment.
Ten years of reforms have reinforced the Convention system. Nevertheless, important challenges remain in terms of the backlog of cases at the Court and the need to fully implement its judgments.
A further important step forward would be the European Union’s accession to the Convention which will help to increase harmonisation of human rights protection throughout the European legal space.
The Convention system is precious and unparalleled. In these challenging and fast-moving times its relevance as an instrument for peace and stability has never been greater.
On its 70th anniversary we call upon the Governments and the people of Europe to celebrate its achievements and preserve its crucial potential, not just for our present fellow citizens but also for future generations. We owe it to them.
Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. More...

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Data Protection Day

Today, 28 January, Data Protection Day is celebrated around the world to mark the opening for signature in 1981 of the first international treaty aimed at protecting personal data: the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”. More...

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Deputy Secretary General at Ministerial Conference ‘International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’

“The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 to ensure that human rights are protected. Seventy years later, antisemitism is on the rise threatening Jewish people and communities and our democracies as a whole”, underlined Deputy Secretary General. More...

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Defending businesses and entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The active development of institutions that protect the rights of entrepreneurs began in the 90s in the European Union, United States and Australia. Only recently have similar institutions been established in the post-socialist regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. More...

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01 février 2020

Foire de Saint-Ours de Aoste les 30 et 31 janvier 2020

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Depuis plus de 1000 ans, la plus grande Foire d’artisanat des Alpes a lieu chaque année à Aoste.
Toutes les activités traditionnelles sont représentées : sculpture et décoration sur bois, transformation de la pierre ollaire, du fer forgé et du cuir, tissage des draps, étoffe en laine travaillée sur d’anciens métiers à tisser en bois, puis dentelles, objets en osier, objets domestiques, escaliers en bois, tonneaux … et bien sur la gastronome : vins, fromage, lard d'Arnad. Plus...

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31 janvier 2020

« Éducation populaire. Engagement, médiation, transmission, XIXe-XXIe siècle »

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Les Archives Nationales ont mis en ligne une exposition virtuelle intitulée « Éducation populaire. Engagement, médiation, transmission, XIXe-XXIe siècle ». Plus...

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La Somuco à Romilly-sur-Seine a 100 ans

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. A Romilly-sur-Seine, ville à tradition ouvrière de l'Aube, la Somuco, Solidarité Mutuelle des Coopérateurs, a été créée le 24 juin 1920 à l’initiative de la société coopérative l’Union. Plus...

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Baldung Grien. Portraits 1505/1519

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. 1503 (âge : 18 ans). 1508 (23 ans). Séjour dans l’atelier de Dürer à Nuremberg.1509. Acquisition du droit de bourgeoisie à Strasbourg. 1510. Maître Hans Baldung Grien et son épouse Marguerite Herlin s’inscrivent dans le livre des Donateurs de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame. Plus...

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Comet Daily

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Comet Daily
Another tech term is making the rounds: "Comet." It doesn't stand for anything. Comet describes a type of client-server interaction that is like Ajax, but "Comet applications can deliver data to the client at any time, not only in response to user input," according to Alex Russell in his seminal article on this topic (makes me think of good old 'keep-alive'). Seminal, at least, according to this article in Comet Daily the weblog devoted to Comet. Is there a point to this? Yes, it has always been useful for "chat, games and real-time monitoring of prices and states." Will the term survive. More...

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How Creativity Is Strangled By The Law

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Creativity Is Strangled By The Law
Lawrence Lessign keeps saying he's going to focus on other things, but he keeps being pulled back to his favorite theme. That's OK, though. Because his favorite theme doesn't simply stifle creativity - it is personal expression itself that is stifled by the law (which may be why it's so hard to find any opposition to the law on the part of government and business). More...

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