06 août 2018

Unrelenting rise in xenophobic populism, resentment, hate speech in Europe in 2017

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomXenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to be on the rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe, says the annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published today. More...

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Data protection: conference on the modernisation of “Convention 108”

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Council of Europe is organising a conference in Strasbourg on 21 June to discuss the implications for data protection globally of the recently adopted modernisation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention 108”. More...

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Anti-torture Committee publishes critical report on police ill-treatment in Serbia and the outdated treatment of remand prisoner

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Serbian authorities must recognise that ill-treatment by the police is an accepted practice, and not the work of a few rogue officers; they must effectively investigate the allegations of ill-treatment and punish the crime, said the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) in the report on an ad hoc visit to 16 police stations and prisons in Serbia in May-June 2017 published today, together with the Serbian Government’s comments (see also the Serbian version of the report and of the comments). More...

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The UK ratifies the Lanzarote Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe United Kingdom has formally ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, known as the Lanzarote Convention. More...

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Human trafficking: Spain achieved progress, but further action needed against trafficking for labour exploitation

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomSpain has made progress in developing the legislative, institutional and policy framework against trafficking in human beings. However, improvements are needed in a number of areas, in particular more efforts are required to tackle trafficking for labour exploitation, says the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) in a report published today. More...

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Greece: immediate action needed to protect human rights of migrants

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe humanity and hospitality that Greece’s people and authorities demonstrated towards migrants in recent years is truly commendable. In spite of these efforts, however, the situation remains worrying and much more needs to be done to protect the human rights of those who have had to flee their country. More...

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Refugee today – citizen tomorrow?

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThere is a voice which is rarely heard in the deeply divisive debate about refugee policies – the voice of cities. Listening to cities can not only make the debate more constructive, it can also help shape policies which reconcile solidarity and societal cohesion. More...

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Cabo Verde joins the data protection and cybercrime conventions

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomCabo Verde today acceded to the Council of Europe´s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention 108”, to its Additional Protocol on transborder data flows and supervisory authorities, and to the Convention on Cybercrime. More...

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Croatian Chairmanship underlines the importance of dialogue with national minority representatives

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomMinorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” in Strasbourg on 18-19 June on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the two key treaties of the Council of Europe in this area. More...

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EURIMAGES Gender Equality Outreach event in Canada

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted a landmark Recommendation on Gender Equality in the Audio-visual Sector in September 2017. This Recommendation acknowledges problems inherent in the industry from a gender equality perspective and invites governments to review their legislation and policies; collect, monitor and publish data; support research; encourage the on-going development of media literacy; and enhance the accountability processes. More...

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