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European Master's Degree in Human Rights accepts candidates


One year advanced course aims at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations. more ►

Election of the Secretary General: Committee of Ministers submits candidatures to PACE


The Committee of Ministers recommended Norwegian candidate Thorbjorn Jagland and German candidate Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger to the Parliamentary Assembly. more ►

Call for Nominees for Václav Havel Prize


The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has announced a call for nominations for Václav Havel Prize. Its winner, awarded during a ceremony on 29 September 2014, will receive a financial reward in the amount of 60 000 EUR (half… more ►

The First Raoul Wallenberg Prize Awarded to Turkish Film Director of Roma Origin


On 17 January 2014 the historically first Raoul Wallenberg Prize with the reward of 10.000 EUR was granted to a young female director Elmas Arus. Arus received the prize for her outstanding contributions to raising awareness about the conditions… more ►

Prague Hosted a CoE Conference on Corruption


On December 13 the Group of States against corruption (GRECO) under the auspices of the Senate and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic organized a conference focusing on ‘Gender Dimensions of Corruption’. more ►

Statement of the Czech MFA on the Occasion of Human Rights Day


On 10 December, one of the most important achievements of the United Nations throughout its existence is commemorated – the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. For the first time a fundamental concept of universality… more ►

Mikuláš (St. Nicholas), Devil and Angel Visited Children in Strasbourg


The night before the day of St. Mikuláš is celebrated in the Czech Republic a traditional Mikuláš gathering took place at the residence of the Czech Ambassador Tomáš Boček. Czech and Slovak families living in the Alsace region were invited for a… more ►

2014-2015 Council of Europe Program and Budget Approved


On November 20, the Committee of Ministers approved the programme and budget of the Council of Europe for the next bi-annum 2014-2015. The document is a result of meetings of all 47 member states over the last several months. For the first time… more ►