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  • MONEYVAL publishes a report on Guernsey

    MONEYVAL publishes a report on Guernsey

    COUNCIL OF EUROPESTRASBOURG15 JANUARY 2016

    Guernsey urged to strengthen financial penalties related to money laundering and terrorist financing

  • Turkey: Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland concerned by arrests of academics

    Turkey: Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland concerned by arrests of academics

    SECRETARY GENERALSTRASBOURG15 JANUARY 2016

    Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today issued the following statement:…

    • SECRETARY GENERALSTRASBOURG15 JANUARY 2016

      Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today issued the following statement:…

    • Denmark: amendments to the Aliens Act risk violating international legal standards

      Denmark: amendments to the Aliens Act risk violating international legal standards

      COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTSSTRASBOURG15 JANUARY 2016

      “Recent restrictive changes to asylum and immigration law in Denmark raise serious concerns of…

      TREATY OFFICE

      11 JANUARY 2016

      Bulgaria ratified Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 213).

      21 DECEMBER 2015

      Ukraine signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS No. 215).

      Events

      Regional seminar on Dangerous Offenders

      YEREVAN, 

      The European Committee on Crime Problems will hold a regional seminar aimed at raising awareness among legal professionals and law enforcement to the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation concerning dangerous offenders and how to deal with them in line with the international and Council of Europe’s standards. Representatives from 16 European countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine) will be taking part in the event. The seminar is open to the media.

      More informationDraft agenda – Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

      Three CoE/EU Joint Projects launched in sport

      STRASBOURG, 

      The Council of Europe and the European Union will launch three new joint projects in the field of sport in 2016: two under the Erasmus+ programme and one on “New integrated mechanisms for co-operation between public and private actors to identify sports betting risks”. The launching event will take place at the Palais de l’Europe from 12.30 pm to 2pm.

      Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

      Also…

      17-23 JANUARY, UNITED KINGDOM
      The visit of the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks will  focus on the repeal of the Human Rights Act and creation of a Bill of Rights. Issues concerning the human rights of migrants, in particular refugees, counter-terrorism and surveillance measures will also be addressed.

       

      18 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
      Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Ekaterina Zaharieva, Minister of Justice of Bulgaria.
      Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

       

      19 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
      The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing nine judgments.
      ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

       

      19 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
      Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Elsbeth Sande Tronstad, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
      Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

       

      19-20 JANUARY, UKRAINE
      Michele Nicoletti, rapporteur of the PACE Political Affairs Committee will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv, in the context of the preparation of his report on “Corruption as a governance regime: a barrier to institutional efficiency and progress”.

       

      20 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
      Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Volkan Bozkir, Minister of European Union Affairs of Turkey.
      Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

       

      21 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
      The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 13 judgments and/or decisions.
      ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

       

      24 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
      Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will participate in the closing ceremony of the 5th Congress of Fédération européenne de psychanalyse et Ecole psychanalytique de Strasbourg (FEDEPSY).
      Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

      Source: Council of Europe

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