26 oct. 2023
Creation of a law enforcement institutions and Civil Society Organisations network to tackle racism and discriminationStrasbourg, France 24-26 October 2023
A network comprised of law enforcement institutions and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from...
8 sept. 2023
Third mentoring programme cycle on women’s access to justice launched for legal professionals from the Eastern Partnership countriesBudapest 7 September 2023
The year-long mentoring programme for legal professionals on women’s access to justice was...
31 août 2023Online 31 August 2023
The new generation of the Young European Ambassadors continues to play a fundamental role in the...
20 juin 2023VLORË, Albania 15 June 2023
The International Day for Countering Hate Speech (18 June) is an opportunity to raise awareness...
19 juin 2023
Collaborative efforts to better tackle racism in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership regions: key stakeholders meet in Albania to discuss EU and Council of Europe supportVlorë, Albania 13-14 June 2023
A two-day seminar took place in Vlorë, Albania, to address the critical issue of combating racism...
1. Strengthening measures to prevent and combat economic crime
2. Strengthening the profession of lawyer in line with European standards
3. Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries
4. Women’s Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards
- Mid-term results - September 2020
- January 2022
- Strengthening measures to prevent and combat economic crime
- Strengthening the profession of lawyer in line with European standards
- Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries
- Women’s Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards
Human Rights Commissioner
As part of his mandate, the Commissioner carries out visits to countries in order to monitor the human rights situation and pursue a dialogue with national authorities and civil societies.
Fight against corruption
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) monitors member states' compliance with the Council of Europe anti-corruption standards with the objective to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption.
Fight against money laundering
The MONEYVAL committee of experts evaluates the effectiveness of domestic measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Council of Europe member states which are not members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Council of Europe member states which are members of MONEYVAL but subsequently become members of the FATF can elect to retain full membership of MONEYVAL. Applicant states for membership and other non-member states which are not members of the FATF may apply to join the terms of reference under certain conditions.
Democracy through Law
The European Commission for Democracy through Law - the Venice Commission - is an advisory body on constitutional matters which plays a leading role in the adoption of constitutions that conform to the standards of Europe's constitutional heritage
European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
The aim of the CEPEJ is the improvement of the efficiency and functioning of justice in the member States.
Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
This consultative body to the Committee of Ministers prepares opinions, promotes the implementation of the Recommendation on the Role of Public Prosecution in the Criminal Justice System (2000)19 and collects information about the functioning of prosecution services in Europe.
Prevention of torture
The European Committee for the prevention of torture visits places of detention (for juvenile or immigration detainees, police stations, psychiatric hospitals) in order to assess how persons deprived of their liberty are treated.
Fight against racism
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is an independent monitoring body which provides member States with concrete and practical advice on how to tackle problems of racism and intolerance in their country.
Protection of minorities
The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities provides for a monitoring system to evaluate how the treaty is implemented in State Parties. An advisory Committee adopts recommendations to improve minority protection.
The Council of Europe’s pioneering work in the fields of human rights and gender equality has also resulted in solid standards which, if fully implemented, would and bring member states closer to real equality between women and men. Some of the milestone achievements in this respect include two conventions.