Ahead of an important parliamentary vote in the United Kingdom this Friday, Emma Watson has urged the ratification of the Council of Europe's 'Istanbul Convention,' as "a milestone step in ending violence towards women."

Watson has written to MPs asking them to vote to keep the treaty's ratification on track.

"According to Women's Aid, an estimated 1.2 million women experienced domestic...
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Emma Watson writes powerful letter urging government to fight violence towards women

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"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism.

Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley...
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02/20/2017 at 10:16. Facebook
. This organization has more members than the EU – including for example Russia and Turkey, but its purpose is more narrowly defined. It concerns itself mainly with promoting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. Four times a year, the

My Time at the Council of Europe | Libel

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02/17/2017 at 13:13. Facebook
Follow us LIVE as we discuss the populist threat to democracy with Professor of Politics at Princeton University and leading expert on populism, Jan-Werner Müller. Leave your questions for him in the comment section. #stand4democracy

Live interview on populism with Jan-Werner Müller

Council of Europe
02/17/2017 at 09:10. Facebook
Congratulations to Ukraine's team from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” ... newly-crowned winners of this year's European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

The students beat a team from the Sofia University (Bulgaria) in the final round. The University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) was placed third.

More on this story: [ Coe.int Link ]
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02/16/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
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02/16/2017 at 11:22. Facebook
Professor of Politics at Princeton University and leading expert on populism, Jan-Werner Müller, is taking part in a lecture-debate at the Council of Europe tomorrow (Friday 17 February).

'How Populism endangers Democracy – and how to fight it,' is the title of his address.

Follow it live here on Facebook and on the main website ([ Coe.int Link ] from 14h15 (CET) on Friday afternoon.

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Contact your MP about making sure the Istanbul Convention is signed and ratified where you live.

There is no time to lose!

Research shows that one in three women in 28 European countries report having suffered some form of physical or sexual abuse since the age of 15.

[ Metro.co.uk Link ]

Timeline: The Council of Europe's Campaign Against Domestic Violence And Violence Against Women - [...
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Tattoo artist helps victims of domestic violence turn their scars into art

Local school children took over the building today, bringing the principles of human rights, democracy and the rule of law to a new generation :-)
#ThrowbackThursday: Video - Cécile Kyenge’s tribute to Italy [ Humanrightseurope.org Link ]
Diary date! The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, with support of the Council of Europe and its partner organisations, invites you to join a dialogue on freedom of expression between the European legal and the media sphere. It will take place on 24th March 2017, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

The one-day conference aims to bring together judges and lawyers of the European...
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Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini Dragoni attended the international seminar on “A New Perspective on the Protection of Cultural Property through Criminal Law.”

The event highlighted challenges and opportunities for the new Council of Europe convention, currently under negotiation, on offences related to cultural property and illicit trafficking of cultural goods: the only...
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By the time she was 15 years old, intimate parts of Teliwel Diallo's body had been removed. Twice!

The second "procedure" nearly cost her life!

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female
Genital Mutilation. Watch now Teliwel Diallo's video of the mutilation she suffered!

[ Youtube.com Link ]

Then watch ethnologist, author and Strasbourg University professor Roger Somé,...
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Violence Against Women: Teliwel Diallo On Female Genital Mutilation

By the time she was 15 years old, intimate parts of Teliwel Diallo's body had been removed. Twice! The second "procedure" nearly cost her life. Soon after, T...

Thank you to all the participants of the #EYCA and Council of Europe seminar on how to use the European Youth Card to counter violent extremism and youth radicalisation. The seminar was hosted by the Οργανισμός Νεολαίας Κύπρου / Youth Board of Cyprus as part of the Cyprus Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.
We've returned from Cyprus inspired by the amazing work done across Europe and...
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Miro Griffiths on the activist's dilemma
Good morning and welcome to this ‘Brains Trust’ conversation with Miro Griffiths.

Miro is an educator and a former adviser to the British coalition government. Miro is also an original thinker and a tireless campaigner on behalf of the rights of disabled people.

This fight for the human rights of disabled people surely concerns us all!

As a video prelude to our text conversation, here's...
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