PDF - The Council of Europe - Pioneer and guarantor for human rights and democracy (2010)
What has been the role of the Council of Europe in the historic process of integrating eastern European states into the "Euro-transatlantic structures"? What has been the impact of the European Court of Human Rights, over the 50 years of its existence, on the protection of human rights in Europe? What effect have the on-site inspections of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) had over the last 20 years? These questions and others on the Council of Europe's contribution to the dynamic development of human rights and democracy are addressed in this work, which aims to increase public awareness of the Organisation in general and its contribution in this area within the 47 member states. This overview and assessment of its accomplishments during the 60 years of its existence is carried out by professionals with experience both within and around the Council of Europe.
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The Council of Europe: realisation of an "unprecedented"
The Council of Europe and the integration of eastern European states into Europe
Europe needs new inspiration: thoughts on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Europe
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe: co-operation and competition in the shadow of the ED
The Council of Europe and its relevance for Austria
The significance of the European Convention on Human Rights in the development of human rights
Changes to proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights in the light of revisions introduced by Protocol No.14
The innovative Court: the new pilot judgment procedure
The Council of Europe and the judiciary
The activities of the Group of States against Corruption
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture: a success story?
The role of the Council of Europe in the protection against racism and intolerance
The Council of Europe's European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
The Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Promoting plurilingualism as the basis for the Council of Europe's work on language education policies
The role of the Council of Europe in the development of social rights
The Council of Europe and the information society
The regional dimension of the Council of Europe