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…)
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- The Council of Europe's International Advisory Panel on Ukraine starts work.
- We summarise the Human Rights Commissioner's second annual report.
- The parliamentary assembly oversees presidential elections in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia."