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Council of Europe finalizing stand on deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the end of April approved a Recommendation and a Resolution on the deinstitutionalisation of persons...

Council of Europe Assembly adopts resolution on deinstitutionalisation

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a Recommendation and a Resolution on the deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities. Both of these...

Commissioner: Human rights are being undermined

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented her annual report 2021 to the Parliamentary Assembly during the Assembly’s Spring Session...

Invisibility of women and girls with disabilities

Often, women with disabilities are invisible and marginalised in society, including among those promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, and those promoting gender...

Council of Europe: The battle for human rights in mental health continues

The decision-making body of the Council has started its review process of a controversial drafted text that aim at protecting human rights and dignity...

Russia ceases to be a Party to the European Convention on Human Rights on 16 September 2022

Following its expulsion from the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation will cease to be a High Contracting Party to the European Convention...

Parliamentary committee: Refrain from endorsing legal texts on coercive practices in mental health settings

A new report and resolution which was considered and adopted in the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly...

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to address the rights of “socially maladjusted”

The Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly Thursday 17 March tabled a motion aimed at...

Council of Europe’s human rights dilemma

The Council of Europe has come into a serious dilemma between two of its own conventions that contain texts based on outdated discriminatory policies...

The Human Rights problem of the Council of Europe

In a surprise move, the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe shoved the hot potato of the possible new legal instrument on...
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