20 janvier 2020

Serbia: Roma situation still alarming

Conseil de l'EuropeSerbia’s legal framework for protecting national minorities is solid, Serbian authorities are making commendable efforts to improve the situation of Roma-communities and to regulate the status of stateless persons, to develop cultural initiatives and minority media. However, the contrast between the levels of protection of minority rights in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and in other regions of Serbia remains notable, lack of data hinders work on protecting rights of minorities, and the participation of minorities in state administration should be significantly improved. More...

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Poland: "globally unsatisfactory" anti-corruption compliance

Conseil de l'EuropeThe report comes from the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which determines that Poland has implemented seven of 16 recommendations and only one of six recommendations for a more recent “ad-hoc” procedure addressing heavily criticized judicial reforms (2016-2018). More...

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Committee of Ministers adopts recommendation on guardianship for unaccompanied children in migration situations

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation to member States on effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated children in the context of migration. More...

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Child Poverty: Committee of Ministers statement

Conseil de l'EuropeChildren have been more severely affected by the austerity measures put in place in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. They incur a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion than the adult population and the elderly. Almost 385 million children, or 19.5% of the world’s children, live in extreme poverty, compared to 9.2% of adults, according to UNICEF. More...

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Commissioner Mijatović urges Azerbaijani authorities to respect freedom of expression, improve access to lawyers...

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Commissioner regrets that no progress has been made regarding the protection of freedom of expression. Journalists and social media activists who express dissent or criticism of the authorities are continuously deprived of their liberty on a variety of charges that defy credibility. More...

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Secretary General: more states should join North-South Centre to better combat global challenges

Conseil de l'EuropeThese contemporary challenges do not stop at borders or regions; they affect both member states of the Council of Europe and our neighbours. It is by growing its membership that the North-South Centre can reach further and aim higher. The North-South Centre´s work today is more urgent than ever. More...

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What role of prosecutors in the fight against corruption?

Conseil de l'EuropeAt its plenary meeting in Paris on 21-22 November 2019, the CCPE adopted its Opinion No. 14 on the role of prosecutors in fighting corruption and related economic and financial crime which takes into account existing standards and instruments of the Council of Europe and other international organisations. More...

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Azerbaijan ratifies Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Conseil de l'EuropeAzerbaijan has become the 46th state to have ratified the Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (“Lanzarote Convention”). Today, the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Fakhraddin Ismayilov, has deposited the instrument of ratification in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni. The Convention will enter into force in Azerbaijan on 1 April 2020. More...

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Human Rights Day, 10 December 2019

Conseil de l'EuropeOn 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This groundbreaking document set a high standard for the universal protection of fundamental and indivisible human rights and thus became a shared achievement of the Nations.
Two years later, in 1950, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was drafted by the newly created Council of Europe – an Organisation aiming at the unconditional protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. More...

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Human Rights Day: Council of Europe leaders highlight 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights

Conseil de l'EuropeTo mark Human Rights Day (10 December), the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the President of the Organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly, Liliane Maury Pasquier, have issued a joint statement looking forward to the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights in 2020:
"Following in the footsteps of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights was opened for signature on 4 November 1950". More...

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