Council of Europe

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Group.png Council of Europe   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
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  Ten founding members
  Joined subsequently
  Official candidates
  Observer at the Parliamentary Assembly
  Observer at the Committee of Ministers
  Observer at the Committee of Ministers and the
 Parliamentary Assembly
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Abbreviation CoE
Formation 5 May 1949
Headquarters Strasbourg, France
Type international legal
Subgroups • European Court of Human Rights
• European Pharmacopoeia Commission
Membership

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.

Other Details

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."[1]


 

Documents sourced from Council of Europe

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in KosovowebpageKosovo
Organ trafficking
7 January 2011Dick Marty
Document:Investigation of allegations of inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in KosovowebpageKosovo
Organ trafficking
25 January 2011Dick Marty
Document:Secret detentions and illegal transfers of detainees involving Council of Europe member states: second reportwebpage"Extraordinary rendition"
Torture
11 June 2007Dick Marty
Document:United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklistswebpage"War on Terror"16 November 2007Dick Marty
File:Council of Europe Kosovo Report.pdfreportKosovo
War crime
Organ trafficking
12 December 2010The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
File:EU20060124Jdoc032006E.pdfreport"Extraordinary rendition"24 January 2006Dick Marty
File:EUEdoc10957.pdfreport"Extraordinary rendition"12 June 2006
File:EUResolutionMarty.pdflegal document"Extraordinary rendition"8 September 2011Dick Marty
File:IAP Maidan Investigations Review.pdfreport2014 Ukraine coup
Maidan
31 March 2015Maidan IAPReport of the Council of Europe International Advisory Panel on its review of the Maidan Investigations. It focuses on the 12 month period following the February 2014 coup.


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