The European Union is closely following the trial against 16 civil society representatives over their involvement in 2013 Gezi Park protests that started in Turkey recently. Among them are human rights defenders Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who have been kept in detention since November 2017
Brussels, 19 June 2019 “In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing conflicts, human rights violations, persecution, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change- 29.4 million are refugees or asylum seekers. Today, we reaffirm our strong and long-standing
The Committee of Ministers adopted by consensus the decision granting the European Union observer status to the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on its 1351bis meeting of the 10 th of July 2019. Post Category: News stories Show left menu: Main Image: /file/cmpng_encm.png Regions:
On 4-5 July 2019, the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals ("HELP") held its annual Network Conference in Strasbourg, France. On this occasion, Ambassador Meglena Kuneva, Head of the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, delivered welcoming
The European Union warmly congratulates Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, on her appointment as the next Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. We wish Ms. Pejčinović Burić all the best in her new position
/file/message-eu-commission-president-juncker-council-europe-anniversary-schuman-declaration_enMessage by EU Commission President Juncker to the Council of Europe on the Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration
Violence against women and girls still takes place every day, inside and outside the European Union. This violation of human rights is pervasive and has many different faces: it happens regardless of social background, whether at home, at work, at school, in the street, playing sports or online. It
/file/world-day-against-death-penalty_enWorld Day against the Death Penalty
The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It's inhumane and degrading treatment. It has no proven deterrent, allowing irreversible and fatal judicial errors. All of the EU has proudly abolished the death penalty.
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