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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.

MARCH

1 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: three judgments concerning Ireland and Russia.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

1 Washington
Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: official visit to the Organization of American States, and bilateral contacts with the US authorities.

1-2 Liechtenstein
Official visit by the Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.

1-5 Russian Federation
A 29-member PACE delegation observes the conduct of the presidential election (4 March), alongside observers from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE.
More information, contact: Nathalie.Bargellini@coe.int

2 London
International conference on "the Rule of Law as a Practical Concept", in the framework of the United Kingdom Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.  Programme

5 Helsinki
Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg to participate in the seminar "Human Rights in European Security Policy”.

5-6 Paris
PACE Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media will adopt reports on good governance and ethics in sport, on the need to combat match-fixing and on families’ right to freedom of choice in education.

5-9 Strasbourg
Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL): plenary session.

6 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 14 judgments concerning Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Russia and Turkey.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

6-7  Brussels
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon: meetings with the President of the European Parliament, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy and the European Commissioner for Home Affairs.

7 Strasbourg
Grand Chamber hearing in the case Animal Defenders International v. the United Kingdom (European Court of Human Rights), at 9.15 a.m.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

7 Beirut
Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maud de Boer-Buquicchio to participate in the conference on “Fighting violence against women”, organised by the French Institute in Lebanon on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

7-8 Luxembourg
Visit by the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg.

7-9 San Jose, Costa Rica
Regional workshop on “Cybercrime and cybersecurity policies and legislation in Central America” to reinforce policies, strategies, legislation and practical measures in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

8
International Women's Day

8 Paris
Meeting of the PACE Bureau.

8-9 Strasbourg  
European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM): CombiStatsTM Training Session.
More information

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

9  Paris
Meeting of the PACE Standing Committee.

9 Ghent, Belgium
Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg: Amnesty Chair Lecture at the University of Ghent.

12 Strasbourg
Strasbourg Dialogues: ''Women, key players of the Arab Spring… and now?'',  with Souhayr Belhassen, President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), laureate of the Council of Europe North-South Prize 2011.

12  Belgrade
Official visit by Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.

12 Paris
PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: reports on “the inadmissibility of restrictions on freedom of movement as punishment for political positions” and “the situation of IDPs and returnees in the North Caucasus region”.

13 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 14 judgments concerning Austria, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

13 Paris
PACE Monitoring Committee: exchange of views on the Amnesty International report on torture and police impunity in Ukraine (“Blunt force: torture and police impunity in Ukraine”); report by the co-rapporteurs responsible for considering the request for the opening of a monitoring procedure in respect of Hungary.

13 Paris
PACE Sub-Committee on Middle East of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy : exchange of views on “‘Open Jerusalem’, a civil society approach”.

13 Paris
Hearing on the peace process in Northern Ireland, organised by the PACE Sub-Committee on Conflict Prevention through Dialogue and Reconciliation of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.

13 Strasbourg  
PACE President, Jean-Claude Mignon: talks with the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.

14 Paris
Hearings on the “crisis of democracy and role of the State in today’s Europe” and “violence against religious communities”, and exchange of views on the situation in Syria, with the Deputy Secretary General of the League of Arab States, organised by the PACE Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.

14-17 Strasbourg, European Youth Centre
Roma train the trainers, part of the Roma Mediator Training Programme.
Thematic file, contact: Cathie.Burton@coe.int

15 Belgrade
12th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport, in framework of activities of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).
More information

15 Strasbourg
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT): publication of the report on its last periodic visit to Bulgaria, together with the response of the Bulgarian authorities.

15 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: five judgments concerning Sweden and Ukraine.
More information, ECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

16-17 Venice
 90th plenary session of the Venice Commission.

19 Sarajevo
Launch of the issue paper on post-war justice and durable peace in the former Yugoslavia by the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg.

19-23 Mexico City
Working visit by Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, high-level bilateral meetings and participation in a Forum at the Mexican Senate “United to stop violence against children and women”.

20 Strasbourg 
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland: meeting with Eric Pickles, UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

20 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: six judgments concerning the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Spain and Turkey. More information

20  Paris
PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: report on “Gender equality and the status of women in the Council of Europe’s southern neighbourhood”; hearing on racial discrimination; discussions on Muslim women in Europe and Council of Europe activities concerning Roma.

20 Strasbourg
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT): publication of the report on its last periodic visit to Albania (carried out in May 2010), together with the response of the Albanian authorities.

20  Strasbourg
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon: meeting with UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles.

20–22 Strasbourg
22nd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Congress website

20-23 Strasbourg
Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO): 54th plenary meeting.

21 Budapest
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland: working visit and meeting with János Martonyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

21 Strasbourg
Grand Chamber hearing in the case De Souza Ribeiro v. France (European Court of Human Rights), at 9.15 a.m. More information

21-23 Strasbourg
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI): 57th plenary meeting.

22 Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: five judgments concerning Germany. More information

22 Oslo
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland opens a conference on Belarus «Hviterusslandkonferanse», organised by the Norwegian PEN, the Human Rights House Foundation and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

22-23 Rabat
Regional seminar on the use of drug research in policy, organised by the Mediterranean network for co-operation on drugs and addictions (Pompidou Group).

22-23 Larnaca, Cyprus
International Conference “Certification Procedure 1992-2012: 20 Years of Experience”, by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM).

22-23 Paris – PACE Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development: parliamentary hearing on overcoming the economic crisis and its effects (22 March); reports on “Decent pensions for all following the economic and financial crisis” and on “Promoting an appropriate policy on tax-havens”.

22-24 Malta
Seminar “Empowerment of youth organisations and youth-led civil society initiatives in the South-Mediterranean framework”. More information

23-24  Monaco
Official visit by the PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon

27 Lisbon           
North-South Prize Ceremony             

29-30 Marrakech, Morocco    
Intercultural Workshop “Constitutional processes and democratic processes: experiences and perspectives”, organised by the Venice Commission