Informations européennes
08 décembre 2019

Shaping future visions of Europe: European citizenship education is key

Conseil de l'EuropeThe concept of European Citizenship is a dynamic and complex idea deeply connected with the ideals of democracy, participation and human rights in Europe. Formal and non-formal education play a key role in promoting it to young people, engaging them in discussions about European topics, encouraging them to vote in elections and empowering them to become agents of social change. More...

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Preventing torture in Europe: The CPT at thirty

Conseil de l'EuropeSet up in 1989 by the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment – the CPT marked a new way to spread human rights protection throughout Europe. Victims of torture were already able to bring cases to the European Human Rights Court. More...

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The Budapest Convention will remain the most relevant international standard on cybercrime

Conseil de l'EuropeSpeaking at the opening of the conference on cybercrime, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić stressed the importance of the Budapest Convention, the only legally-binding international treaty, which is used on a daily basis by criminal justice authorities in national and international investigations. More...

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Conseil de l'EuropeOn the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, our thoughts are with the victims of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence. Far too many women are still dying at the hands of their partner or former partner. And as their lives are destroyed, their families are left to deal with grief and loss.
Against this backdrop, we should also take this occasion to highlight the extraordinary success of the Istanbul Convention: The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. More...

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Venice Commission: Ukraine, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, non-recognised territories

Conseil de l'EuropeConstitutional experts of the Venice Commission have concluded that while there exists a clear obligation under international law for all States and international organisations not to recognise an annexation, explicitly or implicitly, this does not necessarily oblige the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to deny credentials to the delegation of the annexing State. More...

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"The Congress must have resources corresponding to its responsibilities within the Council of Europe"

Conseil de l'EuropeSpeaking at the opening of the 37th Session in Strasbourg on 29 October 2019, Congress President Anders Knape recalled the role of the Council of Europe in guaranteeing in its 47 member States democracy, human rights and the rule of law. He stressed that the Congress, which plays a key role in defending local democracy, is an important part of this mechanism. More...

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37th Session of the Congress: Mayors safeguarding democracy

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will meet in Strasbourg, France, from 29 to 31 October 2019, for its 37th Session, under the theme “Mayors safeguarding democracy”. More...

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A call for Bulgaria to speak out for human rights

Conseil de l'Europe“The government should step up its efforts to fight the hate speech prevailing today in Bulgaria in particular against Roma, LGBTI people and other minority groups” said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, today after a 5-day visit to the country. More...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 3 to 5 December. More...

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"The Council of Europe needs the continuing commitment of the Assembly and the Congress"

Conseil de l'Europe"The Council of Europe has already strongly demonstrated its ability to adapt to the changing world. But the organisation needs our continued commitment and the Assembly and the Congress, as well as our national parliaments and local and regional authorities, have a fundamental role to play. It is up to us to restore confidence in our democracies to our fellow citizens”, said Parliamentary Assembly President Liliane Maury Pasquier, addressing the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, meeting in Strasbourg. More...

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