Questions tagged [council-of-europe]

Questions related to the international organisation known as Council of Europe, whose aims are to uphold democracy, human rights and rule of law in Europe. Not to be confused with the European Council.

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After Brexit will the UK still be a member of the Council of Europe and be subject to the ECHR?

After Brexit will the UK still be a member of the Council of Europe?
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Why are there so many nations that have still not ratified the Istanbul Convention?

Context: In December 2008, the Council of Europe set up an expert committee, the Ad Hoc Committee for preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CAHVIO). In December 2010, ...
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Are there any advantages for an EU member when ensuring presidency of the Council?

According to this article, the presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months. Various obligations are also presented there. It also present the country list for the near ...
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Why won't Russia leave the Council of Europe?

The ECHR seems to constantly ruling against the current political regime in Russia, such as in the lawsuit by former Yukos shareholders. While Russia can obviously ignore any ruling they don't like as ...
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Why is the death sentence considered to be an unacceptable punishment in the Council of Europe, while life imprisonment is not?

I've always been baffled at the Council of Europe fight against the death sentence: on the one hand you have the rights of the prisoner and how a death sentence is too harsh for any crime. On the ...