Tag: Council of Europe

Sustainable development goals in #Palestine

Sustainable development goals in #Palestine

| July 6, 2019

A delegation of local and regional authorities in the EU and the Mediterranean has called for more political action to implement the United Nations’ sustainable development in Palestine, writes Mass Mboup. The call came at a meeting of the executive board of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) on 30 June, hosted by the […]

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Caruana Galizia: #Malta criticized over journalist murder probe

Caruana Galizia: #Malta criticized over journalist murder probe

| May 30, 2019

A human rights watchdog has strongly criticized Malta’s authorities for failing to properly investigate the death of a prominent anti-corruption journalist by a car bomb in 2017, according to the BBC. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed when the bomb, planted under her seat, was detonated while she was driving. Maltese officials were among those being […]

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On the ECHR’s anniversary, is the Council of Europe under threat? #COE

On the ECHR’s anniversary, is the Council of Europe under threat? #COE

| September 7, 2018

September 3rd marked the 65th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)’s official entry into force. When it was first applied in 1953, the ECHR was one of the first treaties of the newly formed Council of Europe, ratified by just eight northern European countries. Today, it has been ratified by 47 states […]

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#Iran opposition leader urges Council of Europe to compel Tehran to release arrested

#Iran opposition leader urges Council of Europe to compel Tehran to release arrested

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an official visit to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday (24 January), Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) rebuked Europe’s silence and inaction vis-à-vis the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown and mass arrests of thousands of unarmed protesters, as well as […]

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PACE calls for enhanced co-operation between Council of Europe and #Kazakhstan

PACE calls for enhanced co-operation between Council of Europe and #Kazakhstan

| December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Standing Committee adopted Nov. 24 Resolution 2193 (2017), which calls for enhanced co-operation between Kazakhstan and the Council of Europe. The resolution states that the assembly recognises “the importance of Kazakhstan as one of the pillars of stability in the Euro-Asian region and called for co-operation […]

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#DeathPenalty: The EU and Council of Europe reaffirm strong opposition to capital punishment

#DeathPenalty: The EU and Council of Europe reaffirm strong opposition to capital punishment

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October), the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It is inhuman and degrading treatment and does not have any proven significant […]

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#Prison: Latest figures on European prison populations

#Prison: Latest figures on European prison populations

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics – known as the SPACE reports – was presented at a media briefing at the Council of Europe office in Brussels Tuesday 8 March 2016. The reports include comprehensive country-by-country data on prison populations from across the 47 Council of Europe member states. Some of the key […]

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