20 janvier 2020

UCA partners with Holmes Education Group

By Kerrie Kennedy. The University for the Creative Arts has signed an agreement with the Holmes Education Group to open a dedicated international college that will provide opportunities for students across the globe to benefit from a UK education. More...

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China’s MoE issues alert to US-bound students

By Kerrie Kennedy. Widespread reports of visa restrictions, delays and a high rate of rejections have prompted China’s Ministry of Education to issue an official warning to US-bound Chinese students about the potential risks they may encounter if they plan to study in America. More...

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US could have lost US$5.5bn in value from declining market share – NAFSA

By Kerrie Kennedy. NAFSA has released a new report outlining the harm that declining enrolment of international students and scholars is causing to the US and calling on Congress to take action to stop what it describes as a “national threat”. More...

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Fight against corruption: France must do better

Conseil de l'EuropeIn a report published today, GRECO, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body, calls on France to improve the effectiveness and practical application of measures to prevent corruption within the executive (President of the Republic, ministers, private office members and senior civil servants) as well as in the National Police and the National Gendarmerie.
While noting some positive legislative developments to strengthen transparency in public life and integrity within the executive, notably the setting up of the High Authority for Transparency in Public Life, the French Anti-corruption Agency and the National Financial Prosecution Office, the reports highlights some grey areas where further efforts are needed. GRECO is also aware of the growing expectations of the French public as to the exemplary conduct of members of the executive.
While welcoming the adoption of a multi-annual anti-corruption plan to systematise the detection of corruption risks and their prevention within ministries, the report calls for the plan to be extended to cover the Private Office of the President of the Republic. More...

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Kazakhstan becomes GRECO´s 50th member state

Conseil de l'EuropeOn 1 January 2020, Kazakhstan became GRECO’s 50th member state. As result, GRECO’s membership now spans over three continents - Europe, America and Asia-, covering a population close to 1,2 billion people. More...

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Syrian doctor who ran underground children’s hospital receives Wallenberg prize

Dr. Amani Ballour, a paediatrician from Syria who ran an underground hospital in Eastern Ghouta in 2012-2018 and is now a refugee in Turkey, has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize for her personal courage, bravery and commitment in saving hundreds of lives during the Syrian war. More...

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Italy: more measures needed to protect women from violence

Conseil de l'EuropeA new report from GREVIO, the Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women, has urged the Italian authorities to enact more measures to protect women from violence. While welcoming some innovative new laws, notably regarding stalking, providing paid leave for victims of violence and support for orphans of victims, the report says more work still needs to be done. More...

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Psycho-neurological institutions in Ukraine: CPT report recommends more care in the community

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) has made a series of recommendations after visiting three psycho-neurological centres (“internats”) in two regions of Ukraine in April 2019. The committee calls on the Ukrainian authorities to accelerate the closing of such large-capacity institutions in favour of smaller ones based in the community. More...

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Venice Commission: New reform in Poland further undermines judicial independence

Conseil de l'EuropeIn an urgent Opinion issued today, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, together with the organisation’s Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, concludes that the amendments to laws on the judiciary passed by the lower house of the Polish parliament (Sejm) on 20 December 2019 and now being scrutinised in the Senate may further undermine judicial independence. More...

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Denmark needs to improve conditions in migration detention centres

Conseil de l'EuropeA report from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has called on Denmark to improve conditions in two centres where migrants are detained. It also recommended improvements in two prisons, as well as better procedures for prolonged restraint of psychiatric patients, and more access to lawyers for detainees in police stations. More...

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