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Council of Europe anti-trafficking expert body says Belarus failed to prevent human trafficking on its borders

Strasbourg, 27.10.2022 – The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action Against Human Trafficking (GRETA) has published today its second evaluation report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Anti-trafficking Convention by Belarus. The report assesses progress in the implementation of the Convention since the publication of the first evaluation report by GRETA […]

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Council of Europe leaders condemn the illegal annexation of occupied territories of Ukraine

Strasbourg, 30.09.2022 – Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, Simon Coveney, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, have made the following statement: “The Council of Europe strongly […]

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European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 

Strasbourg, 02.08.2022 – Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe made the following statement today: “Today, we commemorate European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day and pay tribute to the thousands of victims. “Seventy-eight years ago, on 2 August 1944, 3 000 Roma – mainly women and children – were brutally murdered in the […]

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EU Commissioner for Human Rights – United Kingdom government’s intention to offshore asylum processing to Rwanda sends a worrying signal

Strasbourg, 14 April 2022 – “Today’s announcement by the UK government of its intention to offshore asylum processing to Rwanda sends a worrying signal”, said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović. “Not only does such externalisation raise questions about the protection of the human rights of the people involved. It also indicates that […]

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European Congress President condemns so-called “elections” held in occupied Abkhazia

Reacting to recent so-called “parliamentary elections” held on 12 March 2022 in the Abkhazia region in Georgia, the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek, made the following statement: “By organising these “elections”, the so-called “de facto” authorities of Abkhazia, once again, undermined the principle of […]

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Council of Europe Congress President condemns the recognition of the so-called ‘people’s republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian Federation

Strasbourg, 22.02.2022 – The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek, has made the following statement: “I strongly condemn the recognition of the so-called ‘people’s republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian Federation in flagrant violation of international law and the Minsk agreements. I join the Chair of […]

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