Informations européennes
20 janvier 2020

Italy: more measures needed to protect women from violence

Conseil de l'EuropeA new report from GREVIO, the Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women, has urged the Italian authorities to enact more measures to protect women from violence. While welcoming some innovative new laws, notably regarding stalking, providing paid leave for victims of violence and support for orphans of victims, the report says more work still needs to be done. More...

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Psycho-neurological institutions in Ukraine: CPT report recommends more care in the community

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) has made a series of recommendations after visiting three psycho-neurological centres (“internats”) in two regions of Ukraine in April 2019. The committee calls on the Ukrainian authorities to accelerate the closing of such large-capacity institutions in favour of smaller ones based in the community. More...

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Venice Commission: New reform in Poland further undermines judicial independence

Conseil de l'EuropeIn an urgent Opinion issued today, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, together with the organisation’s Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, concludes that the amendments to laws on the judiciary passed by the lower house of the Polish parliament (Sejm) on 20 December 2019 and now being scrutinised in the Senate may further undermine judicial independence. More...

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Denmark needs to improve conditions in migration detention centres

Conseil de l'EuropeA report from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has called on Denmark to improve conditions in two centres where migrants are detained. It also recommended improvements in two prisons, as well as better procedures for prolonged restraint of psychiatric patients, and more access to lawyers for detainees in police stations. More...

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Armenia joins the Council of Europe’s drug policy expert body, Pompidou Group

Conseil de l'EuropeArmenia has become the 40th member of the Council of Europe’s Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group). The Government’s decision takes effect from 1 January 2020. More...

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Serbia: Roma situation still alarming

Conseil de l'EuropeSerbia’s legal framework for protecting national minorities is solid, Serbian authorities are making commendable efforts to improve the situation of Roma-communities and to regulate the status of stateless persons, to develop cultural initiatives and minority media. However, the contrast between the levels of protection of minority rights in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and in other regions of Serbia remains notable, lack of data hinders work on protecting rights of minorities, and the participation of minorities in state administration should be significantly improved. More...

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Poland: "globally unsatisfactory" anti-corruption compliance

Conseil de l'EuropeThe report comes from the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which determines that Poland has implemented seven of 16 recommendations and only one of six recommendations for a more recent “ad-hoc” procedure addressing heavily criticized judicial reforms (2016-2018). More...

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Committee of Ministers adopts recommendation on guardianship for unaccompanied children in migration situations

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation to member States on effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated children in the context of migration. More...

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Commissioner Mijatović urges Azerbaijani authorities to respect freedom of expression, improve access to lawyers...

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Commissioner regrets that no progress has been made regarding the protection of freedom of expression. Journalists and social media activists who express dissent or criticism of the authorities are continuously deprived of their liberty on a variety of charges that defy credibility. More...

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Azerbaijan ratifies Convention to protect children against sexual violence

Conseil de l'EuropeAzerbaijan has become the 46th state to have ratified the Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (“Lanzarote Convention”). Today, the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Fakhraddin Ismayilov, has deposited the instrument of ratification in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni. The Convention will enter into force in Azerbaijan on 1 April 2020. More...

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