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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.

JANUARY

10 January, Brussels
PACE rapporteur Kerstin Lundgren presents her report on relations between the Council of Europe and the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty to NGOs, the media and other Brussels-based stakeholders. 

10 January, Strasbourg
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)  publishes the report on its 2011 visit to Greece, together with the response by the Greek authorities.

10 January, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights:  33 judgments concerning Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.  

11 January, Strasbourg
Grand Chamber hearing in the case Vistiŋš and Perepjolkins v. Latvia, 9.15 a.m. (European Court of Human Rights).The case concerns the expropriation of land to enlarge the Autonomous Commercial Port of Riga in the 1990s using a special law rather than the ordinary rules on expropriation

12 January, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 12 judgments concerning the Czech Republic and Ukraine. 

12 January, Strasbourg
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) will publish the report on its 2011 visit to Moldova

13-16 January, Kazakhstan
PACE delegation observes the parliamentary elections (15 January) alongside observers from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE.

16-17 January, Yerevan
Fact-finding visit by John Prescott and Axel Fischer, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of Armenia. Discussions will focus on the follow-up to PACE Resolution 1837 (2011) on the functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia.
More information

16-17 January, Tunis
PACE post-electoral mission, to assess the scope for strengthening PACE's institutional relations with the new Constituent National Assembly and with other Tunisian institutions and partners, following the elections of 23 October 2011.

16-17 January, Moldova
Visit by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg.

17 January, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 35 judgments concerning Austria, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

17 January, Amsterdam
Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio participates in the New Year Reception given by Her Majesty Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands.

17-18 January, Tunis
Round Table on electoral disputes of following 23 October elections to the National Constituent Assembly, and Workshop on "The Role of an Independent Judiciary in the Middle East and North Africa", Venice Commission to participate.

19 January, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: seven judgments concerning the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland and Ukraine.

19-20 January, Istanbul
Commissioner for Human Rights: Launch of the Turkish version of the book "Human rights in Europe". 

20 January, Paris
Bureaux of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and its Chambers.

21-22,  Warsaw
National Media Encounter "Ethics and Editorial Management" organised by the Media Against Racism in Sport.

23-27 janvier, Strasbourg
PACE winter session: speeches by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Finnish President Tarja Halonen;  election of the PACE President and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
More information, PACE website

24-27 January, Strasbourg
Winter Session of the Conference of INGOs: human Rights defenders, democratic change in Southern Mediterranean countries, women's participation in political and democratic processes.
Conference of INGOs website

24 January, Strasbourg 
Publication by the European Committee of Social Rights of its conclusions on the implementation of the European Social Charter by member states.
Contact : Henriette.Girard@coe.int

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

25 January, Strasbourg
Grand Chamber hearing in the case Catan and 27 Others v. Moldova and Russia, 9.15 a.m. (European Court of Human Rights). The case concerns complaints about the prohibition to use Latin script in schools in the self-proclaimed unrecognised entity known as “Moldovan Republic of Transdnistria”.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

25 January, Strasbourg
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) publishes the report on its 2010 visit to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", together with the response by the authorities.
  
25-27 January, Czech Republic
Roma mediator training, part of the Roma Mediator Training Programme.  
More information, contact: Cathie.Burton@coe.int

25-28 January, Nicosia (Cyprus)
National Media Encounter “Cross-Production for Inclusive Media Coverage “, organised by the Media Against Racism in Sport.

26 January, Strasbourg
Annual press conference in the European Court of Human Rights, at 2.30 p.m., in the seminar room in the Human Rights Building. The President of the Court, Sir Nicolas Bratza, presents a summary of the Court’s activities and its statistics for 2011.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

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

26-27 January, Davos
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland participates  in the World Economic Forum.

27 January, Brussels
On the eve of Data Protection Day, on 28 January, the Council of Europe launches a multistakeholder consultation for the updating of its data protection convention at a session of the 5th International Computer, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (www.cpdpconferences.org).
Contact: Andrew.Cutting@coe.int

28 January
Data Protection Day

29 January,  Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Eurimages Co-production Development Award ceremony, in the framework of the of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.
More information

30  January, Strasbourg
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland: meeting with Kwon Jae-Jin, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea.

31  January, Strasbourg 
European Court of Human Rights: 12 judgments concerning Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia and Turkey.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08