CoE - Council of Europe
stakeholder

The Council of Europe advocates freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and the protection of minorities. It has launched campaigns on issues such as child protection, online hate speech, and the rights of the Roma, Europe's largest minority. The Council of Europe helps member states fight corruption and terrorism and undertake necessary judicial reforms. Its group of constitutional experts, known as the Venice Commission, offers legal advice to countries throughout the world.

The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions, such as the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the Convention on Cybercrime. It monitors member states' progress in these areas and makes recommendations through independent expert monitoring bodies. Council of Europe member states no longer apply the death penalty.

Links

  • 2mdev

    Migration and development

    Migration and development are deeply intertwined. Development can be a driver of migration, granting people access to resources which enable them to move. At the same time, migration can...

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  • 4lm

    Legal migration and integration

    Legal migration covers international mobility towards the EU, such as labour migration, family reunification, student migration, as well as the conditions under which regular stay is...

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  • 5asy

    Asylum and forced displacement

    Asylum is a fundamental human right guaranteed universally by the 1951 Geneva Convention. The European Union’s Common European Asylum System (CEAS) set up common procedures to ensure fair...

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  • 6vul

    Migration and vulnerable groups

    Some social groups are more exposed than others to the risks embedded in migration decisions. Women, children and ethnic minorities typically constitute the most vulnerable groups of...

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Additional Info

Spatial Coverage World
Organisation Type International
Outputs
  • Events
  • publications

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