Council of Europe leaders highlight 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights

Thanks to the Convention, overseen by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Europe has the strongest system of international human rights protection anywhere in the world. More

The “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania) wins 2020 Museum Prize

The 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania,) at a meeting in Paris today.  More

Setting minimum standards for electoral systems to ensure free and fair elections

The committee invited the Venice Commission to reflect on the setting of “minimum standards with which electoral systems should comply in order to guarantee free elections and fair results thereof”, More

Democracy hacked?

Adopting a draft resolution on “Democracy hacked? How to respond?”, the committee today expressed its concern about the scale of information pollution in a digitally connected and increasingly polarised world. More

70 years of PACE – and the women behind its greatest successes

A new short film which revisits the high points in the 70-year history of the PACE, with a special focus on the women who contributed to the Assembly’s success, has just premièred in Strasbourg. More

After another week of revelations in Malta, PACE rapporteur renews call for Prime Minister’s immediate resignation

After another week of revelations, Pieter Omtzigt has reiterated his call for Prime Minister Muscat to resign with immediate effect, pointing to shocking new testimony which “directly implicates the Office of the Prime Minister in the murde More

Reliable advice and information for modern contraception accessible to all

All types of modern contraception “should be accessible and affordable for everyone”, irrespective of their sex, social or national origin and any other status, says the Equality Committee. More

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