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The Council of Europe

The Council of Europe (2010)

Aline Royer

ISBN 978-92-871-6745-3
Type of document : Book
Format : Paper
Size : Other
Language : English
Number of pages : 63

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The Council of Europe

The Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is the oldest of European institutions. Under the banner of human rights and democracy, it brings together 47 member states, ranging from Finland to Turkey and from Switzerland to Russia. Its Parliamentary Assembly represents over 800 million Europeans and its conventions for the protection of social and fundamental rights are among the most successful in the world. However, this organisation receives little recognition and is still frequently confused with the European Union. Building upon the momentum created during the celebrations of the Council of Europe's 60th anniversary, this publication offers an opportunity to rediscover its history, activities and achievements.

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The Council of Europe is the oldest of European institutions. Under the banner of human rights and democracy, it brings together 47 member states, ranging from Finland to Turkey and from Switzerland to Russia. Its Parliamentary Assembly represents over 800 million Europeans and its conventions for the protection of social and fundamental rights are among the most successful in the world. However, this organisation receives little recognition and is still frequently confused with the European Union. Building upon the momentum created during the celebrations of the Council of Europe's 60th anniversary, this publication offers an opportunity to rediscover its history, activities and achievements.

Background
Origins
Europe on the way
The Council -- Status and structure
The Committee of Ministers
The Parliamentary Assembly
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Towards "greater Europe"
And the future?

Human rights Europe
The European Convention on Human Rights             
System in crisis
Preventing torture
The Commissioner for Human Rights
Down with the death penalty
No to racism and intolerance
Fighting cybercrime
Bioethics
Guaranteeing social rights

Rule-of-law Europe
Upholding values
Monitoring commitments
The Venice Commission

Democratic Europe
Observing elections
Democracy and civil society
The European Cultural Convention
Education without frontiers
Sport

Other activities
Partial agreements
Eurimages and the European Audiovisual Observatory
The European Pharmacopoeia

More details
Map of the Council of Europe member states
Symbols and days
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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