23 décembre 2016

GRECO report: Greece should step up its fight against corruption in politics

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"A new report by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on Greece finds that transparency in party financing and the incriminations of bribery and trading in influence have not improved further since it last issued a report in June 2015. More...

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International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, the president of the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO), Marin Mrčela, today made the following statement:
“Combating corruption is not only a matter of new laws, but also a matter of ethics and individual behaviour, and often implies changing people’s hearts and minds. More...

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Hate speech is not free speech, says Secretary General ahead of Human Rights Day

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has warned that hate speech and free speech should not be confused.
“Hate speech is an abuse of freedom of expression.
“Join the Action Day for Human Rights Online on 10 December. Say NO to hate speech,” he said. More...

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Abolition of death penalty and public opinion

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"The death penalty is a violation of fundamental human rights: the right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. It does not deter crime more effectively that other punishments, and it is impossible to ensure that innocent people are not executed.
The Council of Europe has made the abolition of death penalty one of its priorities, and has been fighting it for decades. As a result, no execution has taken plan in the Council of Europe’s member States since 1997.
Belarus, which is not a member of the Council of Europe, is the only country in Europe that still applies death penalty. The first ever Council of Europe’s Action plan for Belarus 2016-2017 stresses that “the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus remains the top priority for the CoE, as capital punishment is a major obstacle for Belarus to taking steps towards becoming a CoE member state.” Fostering dialogue between the authorities and civil society in Belarus on the issue; raising awareness of executive, legislative and judicial authorities and the general public on the need to introduce moratorium on execution of death sentences as the first step to the eventual abolition of capital punishment in Belarus is one of the key objectives of the Council of Europe’s co-operation with the country.
conference on the abolition of the death penalty and public opinion organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus on 13 December 2016 in Minsk is part of these efforts. More...

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National human rights structures: protecting human rights while countering terrorism

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"“A series of terrorist attacks has deeply traumatised Europe. In Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Ankara and beyond, shock was followed by fear of further attacks and a sense of urgency about preventing them”, says Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. More...

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Under-representation of women in political life undermines democratic processes in the Eastern Partnership countries: new study

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"Democracy should apply to all women and men equally, concluded participants at an international conference that took place in Kyiv on 1 December, where a new regional study on the situation in Eastern Partnership countries was presented.
The event focused on women’s political representation in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus) It brought together more than 80 participants representing Parliaments, Central Election Commissions, media, civil society organisations and independent gender experts, who exchanged opinions and discussed measures and strategies to enhance women’s political representation in their respective countries. More...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"In the run-up to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the head of the 47-nation Council of Europe has called on European governments to draw on the newly-adopted Disability Strategy (2017-2023) to make human rights a reality for all. More...

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Council of Europe at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"Conveying these concerns and sharing the organisation’s expertise in the fight against cybercrime and the protection of privacy with governments, private companies, civil society and academia will be the key priorities of the Council of Europe’s participation in the 11th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to be held in Zapopan (Jalisco, México) from 6 to 9 December. More...

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End violence against women: 25 November

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"25 November : International campaign for the elimination of violence against women. The Human Rights Channel website includes an “Actions” page which asks you to share this message on the web and on social media. More...

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Refugees speak out at Lisbon Forum, amid calls to improve coordination of humanitarian aid

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"Participants from both sides of the Mediterranean meet at the Lisbon Forum to build better bridges between countries of origin, transit and destination of migrants and displaced people.
Representatives of municipalities – including Patras, Greece; Tangiers, Morocco and Stavanger, Sweden – are assessing how to improve local approaches to the crisis. More...

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