Assembly Anti-Death Penalty Campaigner Welcomes Illinois Decision

“It will now be up to the new Governor Pat Quinn, a close ally of Barrack Obama, to sign this initiative into law,” said Renate Wohlwend, the assembly’s rapporteur on ‘The death penalty in Council of Europe member and observer states – an unacceptable violation of human rights.’

Eurimages Announces €30,000 European Co-Production Cinema Boost

The 30,000 euros cash prize is designed to encourage European cinema co-production.

MLK’s Impact On Europe’s Roma

We mark Martin Luther King Day with a podcast highlight in which Roma activist Robert Rustem discusses the impact of the African-American struggle for human rights on Roma people as they fight anti-gipsyism in Europe.

Naomi Campbell, The Daily Mirror And The ECHR

A freedom of expression complaint by the British Daily Mirror newspaper, involving the supermodel Naomi Campbell, comes before European Court of Human Rights judges on 18 January.

How the Council of Europe Spends Your Money

The Council of Europe announced its commitment to reducing expenditure, reducing costs and redeploying resources to priority sectors when this year’s financial programe was adopted last November.