Ministers Deputies

The Ministers’ Deputies are the representatives of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers at Strasbourg . While the Committee of Ministers is the executive organ of the Council of Europe, it actually only meets the year in Strasbourg, in what is known to the ministerial sessions. They are the permanent representatives , mostly of ambassadorial rank, the heads of their countries’ diplomatic missions in Strasbourg. So most of the time that the Committee of Ministers is actually having something, it is actually the deputies who have taken the decision. Their decisions have the same weight and effect as the Committee of Ministers. Read More…

Ian Micallef

Ian Micallef (born 6 September 1969, Gzira , Malta ) is the President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Congress of the Council of Europe . He was elected to May 2006 and re-elected on May 27, 2008 for a two-year period; he was also Acting President of the Congress from December 2008 to October 2010.

A specialist in European law , Micallef served as a municipal councilor for Gzira , in Malta , between 1994 and 2012; he acted as Chair of the Association of Local Councils of Malta between 1996 and 2012. [1] Read More…

Dick Marty

Dick Marty (born January 7, 1945, in Sorengo ) is a Swiss politician ( FDP.The Liberals ) and a state prosecutor of the canton of Ticino . He is a member of the Swiss Council of States (since 1995), and is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe . Read More…

Paul MG Lévy

Paul Michel Gabriel Baron Lévy (November 27, 1910 – August 16, 2002) was a Belgian journalist and professor. He was born in Brussels and was a Holocaust survivor . He worked for many years as Director of Information at the Council of Europe , helping to create the Flag of Europe in the 1950s in collaboration with Arsène Heitz . Read More…

International response to the Second Chechen War

The second edition of the Second Chechen War , which began in 1999. The governments of the United States and other countries condemned deaths and expulsions among civilians. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) passed two resolutions in 2000 and 2001 condemning human rights violations in Chechnya and requiring Russia to set up an independent national commission of inquiry to investigate the matter. However, a third resolution on these lines failed in 2004. The Council of Europe in multiple resolutions and statements between 2003 and 2007 called on Russia (a member of the Council) to cease human rights violations. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Between 2005 and 2007, Chechens Against the Russian Government. Read More…

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The Joint Council of Youth of the Council of Europe is the supreme decision and policy-making body for the Council of Europe’s governmental and non-governmental partners in the Youth Department. It is composed of all members of the European Steering Committee on Youth and all members of the Advisory Council on Youth.

The task of the Joint Council, in a spirit of co-management, is to develop a common position on: Read More…

Thomas Hammarberg

Thomas Hammarberg (born 2 January 1942 in Örnsköldsvik , Sweden ) is a Swedish diplomat and human rights defender .

He held the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Strasbourg from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2012. He succeeded the first Commissioner, Álvaro Gil-Robles . Read More…

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