Council of Europe
| Council of Europe |
Ten founding members
Observer at the Parliamentary Assembly
Observer at the Committee of Ministers
Observer at the Committee of Ministers and the
|Formation||5 May 1949|
|Subgroups||• European Court of Human Rights|
• European Pharmacopoeia Commission
Not to be confused with the European Council or the Council of the European Union, the Council of Europe is an international organisation independent of the European Union. It was founded in 1949 and currently has over 45 member states.
In 2011, Kevin Galalae carried out a 30-day hunger strike in a bid to secure a declaration that the operation of the covert SAC surveillance and censorship program system in UK universities is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr T Hammarberg, was unmoved.
This is the parent body of the European Court of Human Rights. In April 2014, Edward Snowden told the Council of Europe that "The NSA has specifically targeted either leaders or staff members in a number of civil and non-governmental organisations... including domestically within the borders of the United States."
|Document:Council of Europe sides with Julian Assange||Article||Sara Chessa||The attitude of European institutions is changing after years of silence which seemed to authorise or support the US and the United Kingdom’s behaviour in relation to an individual who is apparently deprived of the right to prepare his defence and deprived as well of his right to dignified psychophysical conditions. Now, the Council of Europe has decided to speak up on behalf of Julian Assange.|
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