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2012 IN BRIEF


 

You can access the calendar of the Council of Europe events scheduled in 2012 by clicking on monthly overviews.

FEBRUARY

31 January-2 February, Baku and Guba, Azerbaijan
Fact-finding visit by Joseph Debono Grech and Pedro Agramunt, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Azerbaijan.

2 Lausanne, Switzerland
Meeting of the Founding Working Group on the Fight Against Irregular and Illegal Betting in Sport of the International Olympic Committee, with participation of Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio.

2 Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights to deliver four judgments concerning the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

2 Strasbourg
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland: meeting with Eugen Carpov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.

2-4 Italy
Roma mediator training, part of the Roma Mediator Training Programme
More information, contact: Cathie.Burton@coe.int

6  Stockholm
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg: participation in the seminar on "Roma in Europe", organised by the Swedish delegation to the OSCE.

6-8  Ukraine
Roma mediator training, part of the Roma Mediator Training Programme
Contact:  Aurora.Ailincai@coe.int

7 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 17 judgments concerning Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Turkey.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08

7  Strasbourg
Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA): publication of the report on Georgia.

7 Strasbourg
Grand Chamber judgments in the cases Axel Springer AG v. Germany and Von Hannover v. Germany (no. 2), in the public hearing, at 10 a.m. (European Court of Human Rights).
Both cases concern the publication in the media of articles and, in the second case, of photos depicting the private life of well-known people.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08


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7-9 Iceland
Visit by the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg

7-10 Greece
Roma mediator training, part of the Roma Mediator Training Programme
Contact: Aurora.Ailincai@coe.int

8-9 La Paz, Bolivia
Conference on "Human Rights in the work of the Public Prosecution Office in Bolivia", co-organised by the Venice Commission and the Public Prosecution Office of Bolivia.

8-11  Moscow
Pre-electoral mission by a PACE delegation, to assess the electoral framework and campaign ahead of the Russian presidential election on 4 March 2012.
More information

9  Strasbourg
Seminar on the local and regional dimensions of the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children and launch the Strategic Action Plan; organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

9  Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: two judgments concerning the Czech Republic and Sweden.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08

9 Jordan
Council of Europe experts’ mission on possible co-operation with Jordan in the fields of empowerment of women, elections’ legislation and media freedom issues; with participation of the Director General of Programmes Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and the Secretary of the Venice Commission Thomas Markert.

10  Helsinki
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland: participation in the meeting of European Presidents (“Arraiolos Group”), hosted by Tarja Halonen, President of Finland.

13 London
High level meeting, to streamline the Council of Europe's activities on local and regional democracy; within the framework of the UK Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
Contact: Panos.Kakaviatos@coe.int

14 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 19 judgments concerning Albania, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and the United Kingdom.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08

14-15
Strasbourg – PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon: meetings with the leaders of the political groups of the European Parliament, the Head of the EU delegation to the Council of Europe and the President of the Council of Europe Conference of INGOs.

15-21  Rabat, Tunis
Fact-finding visit by PACE rapporteur Fatiha Saïdi in the context of preparation of her report on "Gender equality and the status of women in the Council of Europe southern neighbourhood".

16 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 10 judgments concerning the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg and Ukraine.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08

16-17 Budapest
Fact-finding visit to evaluate the recent legislative reforms, by two PACE co-rapporteurs appointed to assess the request for the opening of a monitoring procedure in respect of Hungary.

16-17  Andorra
Visit by the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg.

17 Strasbourg
Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and its Chambers.

20  Strasbourg
Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights publishes his human rights comment "Persons with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities must not be deprived of their individual rights ". 

20-21 Budapest
Venice Commission visit, to exchange views with the national authorities and other stake-holders on the laws on judiciary and on freedom of religion, in the framework of preparation of Commission opinions. Contact: Panos.Kakaviatos@coe.int

20-22 Zagreb
Fact-finding visit by PACE rapporteur Jean-Charles Gardetto to prepare his report on gender equality in South-East Europe.

21  Strasbourg
Stocktaking Conference "Intercultural mediation for Roma Communities"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window). bringing together people involved in the Council of Europe's ROMED programme which aims to improve the mediation practice between the Roma and the local institutions and authorities of 16 countries. Thematic website: www.coe.int/roma, contact: Cathie.Burton@coe.int

21 February
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) publishes reports on Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Ukraine.
Contact: Cathie.Burton@coe.int

21 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 12 judgments concerning Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and Turkey.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08

22 Strasbourg
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) publishes report on its last visit to Germany, together with the response of the German authorities.
Contact: Panos.Kakaviatos@coe.int

22-24 Kyiv
Fact-finding visit by PACE rapporteur Marieluise Beck to prepare her report on "Threats to the Rule of Law in Council of Europe member states - Upholding the authority of the Parliamentary Assembly".

23  Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: four judgments concerning France and Ukraine.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 (0)3 90 21 42 08

23 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland: meeting with Igor Rogov,  Chairman of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan.

27 New York
"Stop Violence against Women by Implementing International Standards", a side event at the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. With participation of Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly.
More information

27 Brussels
Launch of the report "Human rights of Roma and Travellers in Europe" by the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg. Contact: Anki.Wood@coe.int

28 Oslo
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland and Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg to participate in the seminar "Human Rights in the Constitution - a Nordic comparison".

28 Strasbourg  
Group of States against Corruption (GRECO): first report on San Marino. Press release

28 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 10 judgments concerning Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Turkey.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

28 February-1 March, Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Pompidou Group – Drug policy co-operation in South-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Contact: Panos.Kakaviatos@coe.int