Council of Europe


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Council of Europe

an intergovernmental body set up in 1949 to promote European political, economic, social and cultural integration. It is distinct from the EUROPEAN UNION. There were originally ten signatory states, including the UK. There are currently 46 member states. The Council's principal work has been in the area of human rights. The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was drawn up under the auspices of the Council. The economic and social counterpart of the Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter, was promulgated in 1961 and revised in 1996. Although lacking an equivalent enforcement mechanism, the European Social Charter is intended to protect the rights of the individual in such areas as employment, social security and discrimination. The Charter also promotes social cohesion and cooperation amongst member states in relation to migration. Considerable discretion is left to member states in the realization of these rights. Other work of the Council of Europe includes issues such as the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, human rights and biomedicine and fighting corruption
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As for the restoration of the vote, this is the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the parliament's competence, "the Foreign Minister said.
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The Council of Europe and the European Union strongly urge the political leadership of all European countries to ensure compliance with the legal and political obligations arising from the membership in the Council of Europe and the European Union,' they said.
The subject of this paper is the impact of the Council of Europe to bring an institutional culture in democratising societies, including in the Bulgarian political and civil society; the impact of the Council of Europe to democratize the institutions and intermediary organizations in Bulgaria; its contribution in creating a legal framework of the Bulgarian transition based on basic democratic values and the consolidation of the party system and the nascent civil society.
The full membership of the Council of Europe and the overall mutual cooperation determine the Republic of Macedonia as an active and direct participant in the creation of European values and their application as a way of functioning of the state and the culture of living of its citizens.
He also called on the Council of Europe to help those who look to Europe for protection from tyranny, lawlessness and deprivation, adding in "we must reject anti-migrant rhetoric and recognize migrants' positive contributions to your societies.
He also demanded that the Council of Europe International Advisory Panel investigate the dramatic events in Odessa.
BDI refused to comment on the criticisms from the international representatives but off the record they tried to minimize the importance of the Council of Europe as an international organization referring to it as an NGO.
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland will visit Armenia on October 21-22, Armenian Serzh
MK Yoel Razvozov (Yesh Atid), head of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs responded on Monday to the recent Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly resolution that ritual circumcision is "a violation of the physical integrity of children" and should be banned.
Albania's Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced during the government meeting that Albania is among the few countries, according to the Council of Europe, which fully meet the requirements of the third round of GRECO, the Council of Europe Department for the Fight against Corruption.
BARDO (TAP)- Ways to strengthen co-operation between Tunisia and the Council of Europe were discussed at a meeting held Wednesday in Bardo between Speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jfar and visiting Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni.

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