Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Council-of-Europe http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Convention to Prevent and Combat Violence Against Women Enters into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404096_text Crimes against women; Domestic violence; Women's rights - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404096_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe; Norway: Signing of Protocol to European Convention on Human Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403640_text Human rights; International law - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403640_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Austerity Measures in Europe Deemed to Increase Racism and Xenophobia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403134_text Discrimination - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403134_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe; European Court of Human Rights: 47 Member States Adopt the Brighton Declaration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403131_text Judiciary - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403131_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights Denies Claim of Violation of the Right to Vote Abroad for Greek Expatriates http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403051_text Elections and politics - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403051_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Public Persons and the Right to Privacy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402987_text Right of privacy - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402987_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly Adopts Resolution on Abuse of State Secrecy and National Security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402801_text Terrorism - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402801_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Human Rights Commissioner Criticizes Banning of Burqas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402766_text Human Rights - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402766_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402695_text Families - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds On May 11, 2011, a new Council of Europe convention on protecting women against violence opened for signature in Istanbul, Turkey. The chief purpose of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402695_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Rules to Protect Automatically Processed Personal Data in the Context of Profiling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402435_text Communications - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds On May 11, 2011, a new Council of Europe convention on protecting women against violence opened for signature in Istanbul, Turkey. The chief purpose of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic The Recommendation notes that "information and communication technologies (ICTs) allow the collection and processing on a large scale of data, including personal data, in both the private and public sectors," and that "this collection and processing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402435_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe; United Nations: Organ Trafficking Treaty Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401623_text Organ and tissue donation and transplantation - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds On May 11, 2011, a new Council of Europe convention on protecting women against violence opened for signature in Istanbul, Turkey. The chief purpose of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic The Recommendation notes that "information and communication technologies (ICTs) allow the collection and processing on a large scale of data, including personal data, in both the private and public sectors," and that "this collection and processing On October 13, 2009, a study on human organ trafficking, issued jointly by the United Nations and the Council of Europe, was released. (TRAFFICKING IN ORGANS, TISSUES AND CELLS AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401623_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe; Malta: Convention on Proceeds from Crime and Financing of Terrorism Ratified, Will Enter into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540309_text International affairs - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds On May 11, 2011, a new Council of Europe convention on protecting women against violence opened for signature in Istanbul, Turkey. The chief purpose of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic The Recommendation notes that "information and communication technologies (ICTs) allow the collection and processing on a large scale of data, including personal data, in both the private and public sectors," and that "this collection and processing On October 13, 2009, a study on human organ trafficking, issued jointly by the United Nations and the Council of Europe, was released. (TRAFFICKING IN ORGANS, TISSUES AND CELLS AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE On January 31, 2008, Malta became the sixth nation to ratify the Council of Europe's Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on Financing of Terrorism (of May 16, 2005).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540309_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Anti-Human Trafficking Convention Now in Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540324_text Human trafficking - On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entered into force, following its ratification by 14 signatories, which are all COE Member States: Albania, On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On April 20, 2012, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, at a high-level ministerial conference in Brighton, United Kingdom, unanimously voted to adopt a series of measures, known as the "Brighton Declaration," aimed On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its judgment on the case Sitaropoulos and Giakoumopoulos v. Greece, held that there was no violation by Greece of article On February 7, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment in a case involving the right to privacy of public individuals and limitations on such a right. (Axel Springer Ag. v. As the United States prepares to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, across the Atlantic, the Council of Europe (COE), a regional organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights, On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds On May 11, 2011, a new Council of Europe convention on protecting women against violence opened for signature in Istanbul, Turkey. The chief purpose of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic The Recommendation notes that "information and communication technologies (ICTs) allow the collection and processing on a large scale of data, including personal data, in both the private and public sectors," and that "this collection and processing On October 13, 2009, a study on human organ trafficking, issued jointly by the United Nations and the Council of Europe, was released. (TRAFFICKING IN ORGANS, TISSUES AND CELLS AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE On January 31, 2008, Malta became the sixth nation to ratify the Council of Europe's Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on Financing of Terrorism (of May 16, 2005). On February 1, 2008, the Council of Europe's (COE) Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, which opened for signature on May 16, 2005, entered into force for the first ten countries that ratified the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540324_text