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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 on Human Rights on 16 September 2022. This was confirmed today in...

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 of the Council of Europe this Thursday stress the need...

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 protecting the rights of “socially maladjusted” persons. The term refers...

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The Council of Europe has come into a serious dilemma between two of its own conventions that contain texts based on outdated discriminatory policies from the first part of the 1900s and the modern...

Spain will grant more Access to Official documents as it signed the CoE Tromsø Convention

As shown on the website of the Council of Europe (CoE), on 23 November 2021, Ambassador Manuel Montobbio, Permanent Representative of Spain to the (CoE), in the presence of the Deputy Secretary-General, Björn Berge, signed...

The European Commission has allowed Bulgaria to pay 75% of the salaries of closed businesses

The European Commission has approved a Bulgarian wage compensation scheme of 51m euros (100m levs) to support companies and the self-employed working in sectors particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictive measures...

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 the use of coercive measures in psychiatry, that the committee...

International Shock: A Eugenics Ghost is still alive and kicking around in the Council of Europe

The Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe over the last years has been preparing a new legal instrument on the use of coercion in psychiatry. The instrument is technically a Protocol to...

The European Convention on Human Rights designed to authorize Eugenics caused legislation

Human rights according to the United Nations, are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings – they are not granted by any state. These universal rights are inherent to us all,...

The Old World and the selection of those who does not have the rights to liberty and security of person

The European Convention on Human Rights was drafted by groups and experts within the forming Council of Europe in 1949-1950, based on an earlier draft produced by the European Movement. After extensive debates, the Council...

Human Rights are basic inalienable rights, but not a static thing

The European Convention of Human Rights, lists out basic rights and freedoms which can never be breached by the States, that have ratified the Convention. These include such rights as: the right to life...

An overview of the European Convention on Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is widely recognized as an important and effective international treaty for human rights protection. It has had an important role in the development and awareness raising of...

Council of Europe again being urged to promote human rights

Members of the European Parliament Disability Intergroup and the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing this week addressed the Committee of Bioethics of the Council of Europe with a new demand that the Committee...

EU Military Training Mission in Mozambique set to start its operations

The Council today adopted a decision launching the European Union Military Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique). The mission will support a more efficient and effective response by the Mozambican armed forces to the...

Use of Coercive Measures in Psychiatry: the case of Denmark

Denial of being listened to including in very personal matters, subjected to the use of force against oneself, coercion, deprivation of liberty, and bodily and mental harm or abuse are subjects one does not...
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