April 17, 2014
by William Helbling
The Council of Europe's (COE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland issued a report Wednesday addressing the dire human rights issues Europe is facing. Jagland stated in the report that more action needs to be taken due to the Ukrainian crisis creating a negative impact on European society. In the ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Council of Europe on Tuesday urged Turkey to move more quickly in its efforts to reform legislation. Council Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland, speaking at a conference in Ankara, emphasized the importance of reform in the laws governing freedom of expression and anti-terrorism, and the ...[read more]
January 15, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Russian State Duma on Thursday passed a resolution to ratify Protocol 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, making the Russian Federation the last Council of Europe (COE) member-state to ratify the provision. The ratification passed with 392 votes out of 450. COE Secretary General ...[read more]

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