11 juillet 2019

“Sexting”: children themselves don’t produce “child pornography”

Conseil de l'Europe“Sexting” by children (generating, receiving and sharing sexually suggestive or explicit images/videos of themselves through mobile technology) does not amount to conduct related to “child pornography”, when it is intended solely for the children’s own private use. Children coerced into such conduct should be addressed to victim support and not subjected to criminal prosecution. More...

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20th anniversary Revised European Social Charter entry into force

Conseil de l'Europe“Increased inequality is a major challenge for Europe and social rights’ protection across the Continent should be a top priority. I call on our member states for more commitment to the Social Charter”, highlighted Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, on the 20th anniversary of the Revised Social Charter’s entry into force. More...

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Poland should do more to shield judges from pressure, protect women’s rights and promote gender equality

Conseil de l'EuropeToday the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published a report on the visit to Poland she carried out from 11 to 15 March 2019. The report focuses on the independence of the judiciary and the prosecution service, women’s sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality and domestic violence. More...

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PACE calls for re-opening of Boris Nemtsov murder investigation

Conseil de l'EuropePACE has called on the Russian authorities to “re-open and continue” their investigation into the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, listing a number of “serious concerns” over its independence and effectiveness. More...

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Combating violence in all its forms against migrant children

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Assembly today expressed its concern about the “serious threats” faced by migrant children on their way to Europe and important gaps in the policies and procedures, which limit the legal opportunities for migration in Europe. "Once in Europe, migrant children can also be subject to abuse in detention centres or transit zones, sexual assault and violence, or live on the streets to avoid deportation. They are also at risk of being sexually exploited or of being exploited as undocumented workers,” the parliamentarians said. More...

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Local elections in Albania: Statement by the Spokesperson

Conseil de l'EuropeWe closely follow the situation ahead of the 30 June local elections in Albania, which should be conducted in line with all the relevant international obligations and standards for democratic elections, as well as with national legislation. More...

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North Macedonia needs more government transparency and a de-politicised police force

Conseil de l'EuropeIn its report on corruption prevention in respect of top executive functions and law enforcement agencies in North Macedonia, Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls on the Government to increase transparency of its work and to de-politicise the country’s police force (see also the Macedonian version of the report). More...

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PACE demands public inquiry into death of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Conseil de l'EuropePACE has listed a series of “serious concerns” over the investigation into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and demanded the setting up of an independent public inquiry into her death within three months. More...

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Marija Pejčinović Burić elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Assembly today elected Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019. More...

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PACE ratifies Russian delegation’s credentials

Conseil de l'EuropePACE has voted to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation after they were challenged on substantial grounds on the second day of its plenary session in Strasbourg, declaring that it remained “committed to dialogue as a means of reaching lasting solutions”. More...

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