Jagland urges Russia to “unfreeze” its Council of Europe financial payment

Secretary General Jagland is concerned by the financial difficulties caused to the organisation by the non-payment of Russia’s contribution within the legally agreed timeframe.

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland’s 2018 Report focuses on role and threats to institutions

In his report, the Secretary General invites all Council of Europe member states to recommit, in the interest of every European, to shared values, as reflected in the European Convention on Human Rights.

FIFA and the Council of Europe to promote human rights

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland underlined the importance of the Council of Europe’s sports conventions in protecting human rights in sport and agreed to start work on a Memorandum of Understanding between FIFA and the Council of Europe setting out in detail areas of cooperation between the two organisations.

Poland: Thorbjørn Jagland raises concerns over draft law on Supreme Court

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has sent a letter to the Speaker of the Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, concerning the new parliamentary draft law on the Polish Supreme Court.

Jagland to set out human rights response to fake news and threats to free speech

In a speech to the European Broasdcasting Union’s General Assembly tomorrow (30 June), Thorbjørn Jagland will discuss the challenge of upholding truth and democracy without stifling debate and dissent.