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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
Cover Peace Human Rights Governance Journal PHRG - 2017
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PHRG - Peace Human Rights Governance: the first issue of 2019 is out

The first issue of 2019 of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre's scientific journal, Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG), has just been released. The issue includes the following ...

Last update 9 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
Three children hugging
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Seminar: Current trends and challenges in the work of the CRC: states' reporting, civil society inputs and communications

Seminar Prof. Ann Skelton Thursday, March 21st 10.30-12.30 Archivio Antico, Palazzo Bo 2, Via VIII Febbraio - University of Padua In the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of ...

Last update 26 Mar 2019
Picture of one of the activities held during the Summer School
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EIUC: Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (14th edition)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) organises the 14th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy, a training initiative developed ...

Last update 14 Mar 2019
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The Council of the European Union appointed a new EU Special Representative for Human Rights.

The Council of the European Union has nominated Eamon Gilmore as EU Special Representative for Human Rights. The role of the Special Representative for Human Rights, established by the EU Council ...

Last update 8 Mar 2019
Picture for the Conference "From nuclear threats to the human right to peace", University of Padova, March 27, 2019
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Conference "From nuclear threats to the human right to peace"

University of Padova, Palazzo Bo, Aula Nievo Wednesday 27 March 2019, 9.30 – 17.30 This conference aims at raising awareness and also mobilizing scientists: the final objective is to put new ...

Last update 28 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
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
Students of the European Master "Human Rights and Democratisation"
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European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation 2019/2020: call for applications

Applications are open for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2019/2020, organized by the European Inter-University for Human Rights and Democratisation ...

Last update 5 Mar 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
Eiuc Logo
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EIUC: Venice School of Human Rights, Venice, 6-13 April 2019

The Monastery of San Nicolò at the Lido of Venice will host, from 6 to 13 April 2019, the Venice School of Human Rights, an educational programme managed by the European Inter-University ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Michel Forst, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
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Human Rights Defenders: the UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst has published the World Report

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs), Michel Frost, has published “The World Report on the situation of Human Rights Defenders” with ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Image representing the cities involved in theHuman Rights Cities Network
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Human Rights Cities Network: a new online platform for human rights cities has been launched

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN) has created a new online platform with the goal of supporting people to ...

Last update 21 Dec 2018