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  Council of Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The seat of the Council of Europe is in Strasbourg on the Franco-German border.
The Council of Europe is not to be confused with the Council of the European Union or the European Council, as it is a separate organisation and not part of the European Union.
The Council of Europe is responsible for the notable European flag with 12 golden stars (upward pointing) arranged in a circle on a blue background since 1955, and the anthem based on the Ode to Joy in the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth symphony since 1972.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Council_of_Europe   (779 words)

 Council of Europe: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The european council, sometimes informally called the european summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the european union, and the president...
The united states of europe is a name often given to one version of the possible future unification of europe as a national and sovereign federation of states similar...
The european charter for regional or minority languages is a european convention (cets 148) adopted in 1992 under the auspices of the council of europe...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/council_of_europe.htm   (2415 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Council of Europe
To become a member of the Council of Europe, a state must demonstrate that it accepts the principle of the rule of law and guarantees human rights to those under its jurisdiction.
The Council of Europe has instituted a judicial procedure which is unique in the world and which allows individuals to bring actions against governments if they consider they are the victims of a violation of the Convention.
The Council of Europe's headquarters is in Strasbourg, France.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029393744   (551 words)

 Vienna Declaration Council Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This Europe is a source of immense hope which must in no event be destroyed by territorial ambitions, the resurgence of aggressive nationalism, the perpetuation of spheres of influence, intolerance or totalitarian ideologies.
The Council of Europe is the pre-eminent European political institution capable of welcoming, on an equal footing and in permanent structures, the democracies of Europe freed from communist oppression.
We intend to render the Council of Europe fully capable of thus contributing to democratic security as well as meeting the challenges of society in the 21st century, giving expression in the legal field to the values that define our European identity, and to fostering an improvement in the quality of life.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /vienna_declaration.html   (3080 words)

 GlobaLex - History, role and activities of the Council of Europe Guide
The Parliamentary Assembly is the parliamentary organ of the Council of Europe.
Statutory Resolution (2000) 1 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
The Congress is the voice of Europe's regions and municipalities in the Council of Europe.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Council_of_Europe.htm   (3765 words)

 Europe, Council of - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Europe, Council of
Body constituted in 1949 to achieve greater unity between European countries, to help with their economic and social progress, and to uphold the principles of parliamentary democracy and respect for human rights.
With the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, the council acquired a new role in assisting the establishment of Western-style democratic and accountable political systems in the region, and several former communist countries entered into membership.
In addition to its concern for human rights, the council is active in the fields of the mass media, social welfare, health, population trends, migration, social equality, crime, education and culture, youth affairs, sport, and the environment.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Europe,+Council+of   (292 words)

 COUNCIL OF EUROPE - (ETS No.5) European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is the achievement of greater unity between its members and that one of the methods by which that aim is to be pursued is the maintenance and further realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms;
The expenditure on the Court shall be borne by the Council of Europe.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify all the members of the Council of Europe of the entry into force of the Convention, the names of the High Contracting Parties who have ratified it, and the deposit of all instruments of ratification which may be effected subsequently.
www.worldpolicy.org /globalrights/treaties/echr.html   (4785 words)

 The EU's relations with the Council of Europe
In its early years the Council of Europe was the main forum for debate on the future of Europe.
The core of the relationship between the EC and the CoE remains the protection of democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law where the Council of Europe and the European Union share the same values and pursue common aims.
The Commission requested the Council for authorisation to negotiate with the Council of Europe the terms and modalities of the Community’s subsequent participation in GRECO (http://www.greco.CoE.int/).
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/coe   (2706 words)

 Council of Europe
The Council of Europe agreed to the use by the Community of the European flag that it had adopted in 1955 and Community institutions have been using it since the beginning of 1986.
The Council of Europe and the institutions of the European Union have expressed satisfaction with the growing awareness of the European flag and emblem among European citizens.
The European Commission and the Council of Europe are responsible for ensuring that all uses of this symbol respect the dignity of the European flag and emblem, and for taking whatever measures are necessary to prevent misuse.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/eu_ce.html   (1154 words)

 Council of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Council of Europe is headed by a Secretary General who is elected for a 5-year renewable term of office by the Assembly and who co-ordinates and directs the Council's activities.
The Committee of Ministers is the decision-making body of the Council of Europe, composed of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the 39 member states or their Permanent Representatives.
Within the Council of Europe's structures the CDEJ advises the Committee of Ministers on youth policy matters and co-operates with the Youth Centre and Foundation's Governing Board and Advisory Committee.
www.alli.fi /euro/council/council.html   (5180 words)

 Council of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The conference was coorganized by the Council of Europe and the Albanian Ministry of Education, and it was the launching conference for the Albanian Master Plan for higher education.
Strasbourg 23.03.2006 — The Council of Europe is to launch a three year programme — “Building a Europe for and with children” during a conference on 4 and 5 April in Monaco (Grimaldi Forum).
Strasbourg, 22.03.2006 - The Council of Europe's Commission for Democracy through Law (or “Venice Commission”) has today published its opinion on the international legal obligations of Council of Europe member states in respect of secret detention facilities and inter-state transport of prisoners.
www.coealb.org   (1224 words)

 Council of Europe: Protect victims of people trafficking - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The call comes as a drafting group of representatives of the 46 Council of Europe member states (known as the CAHTEH) are due to begin their last meeting in Strasbourg on 22 February to finalise the draft European Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings.
Council of Europe member states must set a high standard when it comes to protecting trafficked peoples' rights - rather than settling for the lowest common denominator standards,” said Mary Cunneen, Director of Anti-Slavery International, which has been working to eradicate slavery for over 160 years.
This will require that most of the states agree to include provisions in the Council of Europe treaty which are more protective of the rights of trafficked persons than those set out in their national law or EU legislation.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGIOR300032005   (812 words)

 Europe: Council Of Europe Looks For New Relevance In A Changing Continent - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Council of Europe, the oldest pan-European political organization, is seeking to redefine itself as a relevant body in modern, post-Cold War Europe.
Formed 56 years ago, the Council of Europe is the forerunner of all other pan-continental bodies, such as the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Looking first at the celebratory side, Council Secretary-General Terry Davis said in Warsaw yesterday that in the space of a lifetime, Europe has "grown out of an almost permanent state of conflict" into a region where respect for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law are imperatives.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/05/ba296c1b-d45d-45fd-8889-383cf43c3ab3.html   (1038 words)

 Council of Europe
It is alarming to see the development throughout Europe of extremist groups threatening individuals and propagating antisemitic views and material including through the use of the Internet: we are profoundly convinced in the Council of Europe that combating antisemitism is an integral and intrinsic part of opposing all forms of racism.
The Council of Europe places particular importance on prevention, focusing on education and awareness-raising initiatives which provide an alternative to the facile and spurious doctrines of racial hatred and discrimination.
Lastly, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, which is our "window to the world", creates an interface between Europe and the South to generate new ideas and proposals for constructive relations, strengthened policies of global solidarity, and increased awareness in Europe of global issues, including the global dimensions of racism.
www.un.org /WCAR/statements/coeuropeE.htm   (1067 words)

 LLRX.com - Guide to Researching the Council of Europe
In addition to publication in the Gazette since 1999, CoE treaties are published in the European Treaty Series (ETS), which is available as a collection or as individual treaties from Council of Europe Publishing (e-mail at publishing@coe.int).
The CoE Development Bank, created in 1956, is the financial instrument of the social policy of the Council of Europe.
Numerous CoE Conventions address a variety of social and public health issues, ranging from social security to migrant workers to military and civilian war-disabled (all of these conventions are also found at the new CoE conventions site).
www.llrx.com /features/coe.htm   (3788 words)

 Council of Europe - Final Draft Convention on Cyber-crime
The decision shall be taken by the majority provided for in Article 20 (d) of the Statute of the Council of Europe and by the unanimous vote of the representatives of the Contracting States entitled to sit on the Committee of Ministers.
Except where assumed by the Council of Europe, expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of paragraph 1 shall be borne by the Parties in the manner to be determined by them.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall transmit certified copies to each member State of the Council of Europe, to the non-member States which have participated in the elaboration of this Convention, and to any State invited to accede to it.
www.privacyinternational.org /issues/cybercrime/coe/cybercrime-final.html   (7231 words)

 EUROPA - Public Health - International co-operation - Council of Europe
Co-operation with the Council of Europe is based on exchanges of letters between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in 1987 and 1996 covering a wide range of activities, including health.
Co-operation with the Council of Europe in health has been strengthened over the last years and has led to the development of fruitful bilateral relations in areas of common interest.
A Joint Declaration on co-operation and partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission was made in April 2001 setting out the general principles of co-operation.
europa.eu.int /comm/health/ph_international/int_organisations/council_en.htm   (257 words)

 The Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime
In 1997, the Council of Europe (CoE) formed a Committee of Experts on Crime in Cyber-space, and met in secret for several years drafting an international treaty entitled the "Convention on Cybercrime," (the Convention) that was released in final form in June, 2001.
Council of Europe's list of states which have signed and ratified the Convention.
David Banisar and Gus Hosein, A Draft Commentary on the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention, October 2000.
www.epic.org /privacy/intl/ccc.html   (1128 words)

 Council of Europe
We must be efficient and relevant to the needs of our citizens'' said Secretary General Terry Davis on the occasion of Europe Day, which marks the 57th anniversary of the creation of the Council of Europe on 5 May 1949.
The pre-electoral delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is concerned with the lack of signs of democratic progress in the run-up to the partial re-run of the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for 13 May 2006.
It is of course an understatement to say that the member countries of the Council of Europe need this capacity today perhaps more than ever before'' Secretary General Terry Davis declared at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 3 May during the ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the Treaty.
www.coe.int   (878 words)

 Irish Times Article - Council of Europe questions US use of Shannon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Council of Europe is currently investigating allegations that prisoners were taken for torture elsewhere through European airports, and that the CIA may have operated illegal prisons in countries such as Poland.
In preliminary findings last night a Swiss senator, Dick Marty, leading one of two Council of Europe investigations, said that allegations of illegal US conduct were gaining credibility.
Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe - which is completely separate from the EU - is Europe's oldest political organisation and includes 46 countries, including 21 from central and eastern Europe.
www.ireland.com /newspaper/front/2006/0107/1192050303HM1LEAD.html   (663 words)

 Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
This Appendix consists of a background paper which was prepared by the Directorate General of Political Affairs of the Council of Europe and was used for a Council of Europe seminar on “Youth and Conflict Resolution” organised in Strasbourg in April 2003.
The Council of Europe has developed confidence building programmes and guidelines for action against racism, intolerance and ethnic hatred through its European Commission against Racism and Intolerance as well as in the media and education sectors.
The Council of Europe is not a humanitarian aid organisation.
assembly.coe.int /Main.asp?link=http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/WorkingDocs/doc04/EDOC10364.htm   (4177 words)

 Joint Programmes Internet Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Council of Europe and the European Community are based on the same values and pursue common aims with regard to the protection of democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
These common aims have led the Council of Europe and the European Commission to develop a very tight network of relations and cooperation links (participation of the European Commission to meet Council of Europe activities, accession of European Union to Council of Europe Conventions, etc.).
The Council of Europe counterpart throughout the project cycle is the Directorate of Strategic Planning, in close consultation with the different Council of Europe Directorates General responsible for the implementation of the activities.
jp.coe.int   (771 words)

 Council of Europe
The Council of Europe was created in 1949 with 10 founding members (Statute of the Council of Europe, 87 U.N.T.S. 1); there are now more than 40 member states.
The Council of Europe has provided the framework for the negotiation and conclusion of more than 100 multilateral agreements among its member states (often called the "European treaties").
The Council of Europe homepage and the homepage of the Commissioner for Human Rights provide links to the Court and to selected documents and treaties.
www.law.duke.edu /lib/researchguides/councileurope.html   (958 words)

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