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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize for 2014 awarded to Anar Mammadli


The second Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, honouring an outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights, has been awarded to Azerbaijani human rights defender during the ceremony in Strasbourg. more ►

Czech Republic signed the Lanzarote Convention


On July 17, 2014, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe Mr. Tomáš Boček, on behalf of the president of the republic, signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children… more ►

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Czech Republic´s accession to the EU


Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic Tomáš Boček participated at the official celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Eastern enlargement of the EU and spoke about success, progress and challenges, which will the Czech Republic and… 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 ►