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Democracy and Human Rights in Europe

Serious human rights violations including corruption, human trafficking, racism and discrimination persist across Europe, according to a new report by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. Unemployment and poverty in many countries are nurturing extremism and conflicts. The report represents the first consolidated analysis of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe, based on the findings of the Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies. (more…)


Council of Europe Journal


Welcome to our weekly look at news and views of people involved in issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe !

In the Journal this week:

Ukraine: ready for reform, ready for Europe, ready for Peace! – President Poroshenko presents his plan for peace and stability.

President Ilham Aliyev talks about Azerbaijan – The priority is implementation of democratic reforms.

Re-election of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe – Thorbjørn Jagland wins a second mandate.

Council of Europe treaties