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Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary general of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: the Secretary General’s Annual report “Ready for Future Challenges – Reinforcing the Council of Europe” has been published

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has published his last annual report concerning the future challenges for Europe and the need to strengthen the role of the ...

Last update 17 Apr 2019
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights presented her annual report on the main human rights challenges

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented her first annual activity report in a debate before the Parliamentary Assembly of the organisation. The report ...

Last update 11 Apr 2019
Simona Lanzoni, elected for two consecutive terms as a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: Simona Lanzoni of Italy re-elected as member of GREVIO

The Committee of the States Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), which met on 1st April 2019 in ...

Last update 3 Apr 2019
The European Commission for Democracy through Law - better known as the Venice Commission
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Council of Europe: the Venice Commission published guidelines for ombudsman institutions

The Venice Commission published a set of guidelines to protect ombudsman institutions, following threats to these institutions in recent years. Ombudsman are important for democracy, their services ...

Last update 21 Mar 2019
Image of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights addressed a letter to Italy calling to ensure the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte requesting the Italian government to clarify the ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe
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Ambassador Michele Giacomelli is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli has been appointed as the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe. Giacomelli, whose mandate started on 1st February 2019, declared: "For 70 ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Council of Europe's 70th anniversary (1949-2019), logo
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The Council of Europe has launched a new website to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Europe (CoE). For that occasion a new website has been launched with the aim to be a place to explore European history, understand ...

Last update 30 Jan 2019
Image of a child. Children who are victims of trafficking are protected by the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
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Council of Europe: GRETA’s report on action against trafficking in human beings in Italy has been published

According to the report published on 25 January 2019 by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Italy has taken additional measures to combat ...

Last update 4 Feb 2019
European Committee of Social Rights, logo
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Council of Europe: Giuseppe Palmisano of Italy has been re-elected as President of the European Committee of Social Rights

The 304th session of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe was held from 21 to 24 January 2019 in Strasbourg. The members of the Committee, on this occasion, re-elected ...

Last update 28 Jan 2019
GRECO's logo, The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: GRECO’s report on the prevention of corruption among members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors in Italy has been published

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published a report which concludes that Italy has made progress to prevent corruption in respect of the judiciary, but ...

Last update 17 Jan 2019
Image representing National Human Rights Institutions supported by the Paris Principles
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights published a Human Rights Comment on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Paris Principles

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Principles, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, published a Human Rights Comment in ...

Last update 21 Dec 2018
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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
A group of sudanese refugees at Iridimi Camp in Chad, 2004
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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
A little girl with a soft teddy Bear  in her hand
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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
The European Social Charter logo, three faces compose a stylized hand.
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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