Thorbjørn Jagland publishs 2017 report on state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

The Secretary General assesses the health of the five building blocks of democratic security across member states: independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the functioning of democratic institutions, and inclusive societies; this time in the context of growing populism.

Applications open for Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth (2018-2019) membership

The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in a co-management system, which includes government officials.

Strasbourg conference to focus on media freedom, privacy and human rights

Next month, a free one day conference to discuss key aspects of media freedom, privacy and human rights, will take place in Strasbourg.

Venice Commission: Turkey’s authorities “went too far” after failed July coup

The report, from the Council of Europe’s consitutional experts, acknowledges that Turkey did have “good reasons” to declare a state of emergency but confirms that the measures taken by the government went beyond what is permitted by the Turkish Constitution and by international law.

Video: Stop anti-Semitism!

Today the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement is organising an action day under the slogan “Stop Antisemitism!” to help counter hate speech towards Jewish people.