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Council of Europe: an initiative to let everyone know ECRI’s General Policy Recommendations

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) was established by the Council of Europe in 1993. It is an independent human rights monitoring body specialised in questions relating to ...

Last update 30 Oct 2018
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Council of Europe: the first activity report of the Special Representative on Migration and Refugees has been published

“To successfully approach the challenges of migration, there must be "a clear, principled and collective approach by the Council of Europe (CoE) that covers all areas of migration management," ...

Last update 9 Mar 2018
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Council of Europe: 2nd report on the protection of children against sexual abuse

In a report published on 13 february 2018, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Lanzarote Committee analyses the strategies used by 26 european countries to protect children against sexual abuse in ...

Last update 2 Mar 2018
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European Social Rights Committee: the annual conclusions for 2017 reveal numerous cases of non-compliance in Italy

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has published its annual conclusions for 2017 on the 33 States adhering to the European Social Charter (1961) and the revised European Social Charter ...

Last update 31 Jan 2018
Portrait of Michele Nicoletti, newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: Michele Nicoletti of Italy elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly

The 22nd of January, the Member of Italian Parliament Michele Nicoletti was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Nicoletti takes over from Stella ...

Last update 31 Jan 2018
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Council of Europe: annual assessment on the 2017 media freedom threats in Europe

The partner organisations to Council of Europe Platform for the Promotion of Journalism and the Protection of Journalists issued their annual assessment of the 2017 media freedom threats in the ...

Last update 24 Jan 2018
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European Court of Human Rights: Italy condemned three times for inhumane and degrading treatment

With three sentences released on the 26th October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights at Strasburg condemned Italy for not satisfactorily fulfilling its international obligations with ...

Last update 13 Nov 2017
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Council of Europe: Human Rights Commissioner seeks clarifications over Italy’s maritime operations in Libyan territorial waters

In a letter addressed to Mr Marco Minniti, Minister of Interior of Italy, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights requests information with regard to Italy’s maritime operations in ...

Last update 18 Oct 2017
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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Italy

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published on 8th September 2017 the report on its last periodic ...

Last update 20 Sep 2017
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Council of Europe presents “Turin Process”, a film on the European Social Charter

The Council of Europe has produced the film “Turin Process” with the aim of promoting the European Social Charter. The film has been made in the framework of the Turin process for ...

Last update 18 Aug 2017
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GRETA: States must act urgently to protect refugee children from trafficking - Statement on the occasion of the 4th World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Ahead of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked on 30 July, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) raises alarm about the high ...

Last update 18 Aug 2017
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EUR-OPA/IOM: a new study says the inclusion of migrants in initiatives can contribute to preventing, preparing for and responding to disasters in Europe

The Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement and the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) published on 19th of July 2017 a joint study on the benefits of ...

Last update 12 Aug 2017
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Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: Presentation of the 2016 annual report of the Venice Commission activities

On Wednesday 21st June 2017, the President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), Mr Gianni Buquicchio, presented the annual report of activities of the Commission ...

Last update 9 Jul 2017
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Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights urges Italian Parliament to adopt a law on torture which is fully compliant with international human rights standards

On the 16th June 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, sent a letter to all members of the Italian Parliament with which he expressed particular ...

Last update 24 Jul 2017
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European Committee of Social Rights: four collective complaints against Italy presented

Between February and March 2017, four collective complaints against Italy were made to the European Committee of Social Rights.  Three of the collective complaints claim that Italy violated ...

Last update 7 Jun 2017
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