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The photo shows the former president of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the new President from Italy, Di Maio.
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Council of Europe: Italy takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

On the 17th of November 2021, during a meeting of the representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe (CoE), Italy took over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from ...

Last update 2 Dec 2021
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Social Charter 60th anniversary: the Social Constitution of Europe

Last 18th October, the European Social Charter celebrated its 60th year of activity as the cornerstone of European economic and social fundamental rights. The anniversary has been observed with a ...

Last update 30 Oct 2021
The image represents two hands holding a little globe, indicating the importance of protecting our world and the environment.
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Human rights and environment: the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

The Autumn Session 2021 (27-30 September 2021) of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly dedicated particular attention to the right to a healthy environment. Given the importance of the ...

Last update 4 Oct 2021
Implementing ECHR judgments: new factsheet on rights of LGBTI people
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Implementing ECHR judgments: new factsheet on rights of LGBTI people

The Council of Europe’s Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights has published a new thematic factsheet on cases related to the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, ...

Last update 27 Sep 2021
World Forum for Democracy: can democracy save the environment?
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World Forum for Democracy: can democracy save the environment?

Created in the context of the Council of Europe, the World Forum for Democracy is a platform for political decision-makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies ...

Last update 6 Aug 2021
country factsheets
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Execution of the European Court of Human rights Sentences: new data by country available online

The 47-nation Council of Europe has published a new series of online country factsheets providing information on each member state’s execution of judgments from the European Court of Human ...

Last update 2 Jul 2021
Headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
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Democracy is in distress, finds the Council of Europe Secretary General’s annual report for 2021

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe has published its annual report for 2021, titled “State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. A democratic renewal for Europe.” ...

Last update 20 May 2021
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Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture warns against impact of austerity measures on prison conditions

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has issued a set of minimum requirements for conditions of detention in European prisons, concerned by the negative ...

Last update 14 May 2021
10 years of the Istanbul Convention
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Council of Europe: 10 years of the Istanbul Convention

On 11 May 2011, the Council of Europe celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul ...

Last update 10 May 2021
Human rights and the environment
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Human rights and the environment: New online course for legal professionals

The Council of Europe’s HELP programme (Human rights Education for Legal Professionals) has launched a new online course on the environment and human rights. The six-hour course, which is ...

Last update 10 May 2021
World Press Freedom Day 2021
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World Press Freedom Day, 3 May

World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on May 3, was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. 3 May acts as a reminder to ...

Last update 3 May 2021
European Committee of Social Rights
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Covid-19 and social rights: statement by European Committee of Social Rights

On 22 April, the European Committee of Social Rights(ECSR) issued a statement on COVID-19 and social rights. In the statement, the ECSR aims to highlight those rights of the European Social ...

Last update 28 Apr 2021
Prison cell
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SPACE Report: Europe’s imprisonment rate continues to fall

The Council of Europe has published the Annual Penal Statistics on Prison Populations for 2020, also known as the SPACE statistics report. The report gives an overview of the 2020 criminal ...

Last update 19 Apr 2021
GRETA 10th annual report
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GRETA Annual report: COVID-19 is worsening human trafficking

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published its 10th Annual General Report. The report provides a detailed account of ...

Last update 15 Apr 2021
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in a meeting
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Implementing ECHR judgments: Progress in 2020 despite COVID, but further efforts needed

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has presented its 14th Annual Report entitled “Supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human ...

Last update 15 Apr 2021