Polish parliament backs postal ballot to pick president despite rights groups’ concerns

By |april 8th, 2020|coronavirus, Council of Europe, News, PiS, polish elections|

Poland's parliament has backed a plan to conduct the presidential election on 10 May by postal ballot because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns among democracy advocates that the vote will not be fair or fully transparent.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Polish parliament backs postal ballot to pick president despite rights groups’ concerns

Coronavirus derogations from human rights send wrong signal, say MEPs

By |marec 24th, 2020|Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights, freedom of information, media freedom, News|

Five European countries have announced plans to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights, (ECHR), invoking the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Critics, however, fear that this sends the wrong political signal.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Coronavirus derogations from human rights send wrong signal, say MEPs

Greece to restrict migrant camp movements in virus measure

By |marec 18th, 2020|coronavirus, Council of Europe, Greece, hotspots, human dignity, Lesbos, migrant crisis, News|

Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organisations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration ministry...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greece to restrict migrant camp movements in virus measure

European rights watchdog: Greece is too lax against bribery

By |december 18th, 2019|anti-corruption, bribery, Council of Europe, GRECO, Greece, News|

More work is needed by Greece to restore the ability of its criminal justice system to counter corruption, Europe's main rights watchdog said on Tuesday (17 December).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za European rights watchdog: Greece is too lax against bribery

Bosnia should close ‘unacceptable’ migrant camp: Council of Europe

By |december 4th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, News, refugee camps, refugee crisis|

Bosnia should urgently close a temporary migrant camp or people will "start to die" during the winter period, a European human rights official warned Tuesday (3 December).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bosnia should close ‘unacceptable’ migrant camp: Council of Europe

Georgian Presidency will contribute to making the Council of Europe stronger

By |november 28th, 2019|Council of Europe, Georgia, News|

Georgia takes over on Thursday (28 November) the Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. On this occasion the country's Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani submitted an exclusive op-ed.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Georgian Presidency will contribute to making the Council of Europe stronger

Pressure grows on EU member states to agree migrant disembarkation scheme

By |oktober 8th, 2019|Amnesty Iinternational, Council of Europe, Italy, Lybia, Mediterranean Sea, Migration, MSF, News, search and rescue|

The Council of Europe and NGOs have urged EU countries to agree on a "sustainable and predictable" mechanism for disembarking people rescued in the Mediterranean, ahead of an EU meeting of interior ministers.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Pressure grows on EU member states to agree migrant disembarkation scheme

25 years fighting racism and intolerance across Europe

By |september 27th, 2019|Council of Europe, Discrimination, human rights, News, Racism|

As the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) marks its 25th anniversary. Maria Pejčinović Burić takes stock of its successes and future priorities.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za 25 years fighting racism and intolerance across Europe

PACE’s Russian restoration will set a dangerous new precedent in Europe

By |julij 5th, 2019|Council of Europe, Crimea annexation, Cyprus, MH17, News, PACE, rogue countries, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine crisis|

Despite its continued meddling in European affairs, Russia has been reinstated in the Council of Europe, with full voting powers. The decision will only encourage Moscow to continue its erratic behaviour on the European continent while others, like Tur...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za PACE’s Russian restoration will set a dangerous new precedent in Europe

Council of Europe elects new chief amid row over Russia

By |junij 27th, 2019|Council of Europe, Marija Pejcinovic Buric, News, PACE, Russia, Ukraine|

Europe’s leading democracy and human rights organisation elected a new leadership late on Wednesday (26 June), overshadowed by the walk-out of several delegations following the ratification of Russia’s return to the assembly. With 159 votes from 268 members of the...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Council of Europe elects new chief amid row over Russia