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#council of europe

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner

Aug 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 9,691 Views 7 Comments

The Bill has been opposed by political parties and victims groups in Northern Ireland and the Irish government.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Russia exits Council of Europe over Ukraine invasion
# Strasbourg
# Strasbourg

Russia exits Council of Europe over Ukraine invasion

Mar 16th 2022, 7:45 PM 21,232 Views 8 Comments

The flag of Russia was lowered and removed from its staff outside the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Refusal to allow Gardaí and Defence Forces to negotiate pay or strike is breach of European Social Charter
# European Social Charter
# European Social Charter

Refusal to allow Gardaí and Defence Forces to negotiate pay or strike is breach of European Social Charter

Mar 24th 2021, 7:21 PM 27,533 Views 22 Comments

“This report should be a wake-up call, in particular to Fianna Fáil and the Green Party,” Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly said.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Greece urged to reform immigration detention system and stop migrant pushbacks
# Council Of Europe
# Council Of Europe

Greece urged to reform immigration detention system and stop migrant pushbacks

Nov 19th 2020, 3:47 PM 12,631 Views 2 Comments

A damning report found that migrants were held in conditions that could amount to inhuman treatment.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence

Nov 18th 2020, 6:13 PM 30,044 Views 29 Comments

A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.

# council-of-europe - Friday 4 September, 2020

Council of Europe committee presses UK government over Pat Finucane probe
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

Council of Europe committee presses UK government over Pat Finucane probe

Sep 4th 2020, 10:39 PM 27,677 Views 19 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

Jun 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,732 Views 70 Comments

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 29 March, 2018

After criticism of Poland in Irish court, Europe goes on attack over country's 'serious violations'
# Rule Of Law
# Rule Of Law

After criticism of Poland in Irish court, Europe goes on attack over country's 'serious violations'

Mar 29th 2018, 3:21 PM 34,123 Views 0 Comments

The Council of Europe has said that new laws passed in Poland seriously violated anti-corruption standards.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language
# Acht Na Gaeilge
# Acht Na Gaeilge

The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language

Feb 21st 2018, 10:21 PM 44,764 Views 63 Comments

The issue has been at the centre of the dispute at Stormont.

# council-of-europe - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

Oct 17th 2017, 6:15 AM 26,983 Views 29 Comments

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

# council-of-europe - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Prisoner who was banned from websites had human rights breached
# European Court Judgement
# European Court Judgement

Prisoner who was banned from websites had human rights breached

Jan 19th 2016, 12:14 PM 12,609 Views 19 Comments

The prisoner’s complaint related to not being able access sites which would help him fight his case.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
# Smacking Ban
# Smacking Ban

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

Oct 21st 2015, 3:05 PM 19,659 Views 72 Comments

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?

May 27th 2015, 9:47 AM 21,222 Views 155 Comments

Europe thinks we do.

# council-of-europe - Monday 18 May, 2015

Gangster in Spain arrested for trying to buy immigrant's kidney
# Organ Harvest
# Organ Harvest

Gangster in Spain arrested for trying to buy immigrant's kidney

May 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 21,136 Views 45 Comments

The arrests were made in Spain following an international policing operation.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe
# Stigma
# Stigma

Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe

May 13th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,948 Views 13 Comments

At least 21 EU States allow medical intervention on children to allocate sex at an early age.

# council-of-europe - Friday 21 November, 2014

Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...
# Greco
# Greco

Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...

Nov 21st 2014, 11:02 AM 9,901 Views 47 Comments

… although politicians, not so much.

# council-of-europe - Friday 20 June, 2014

Decision to allow gardaí strike would raise "serious" issues for Ireland
# Council Of Europe
# Council Of Europe

Decision to allow gardaí strike would raise "serious" issues for Ireland

Jun 20th 2014, 10:31 PM 13,871 Views 97 Comments

The Council of Europe found that Ireland was not in compliance with a number of articles within the European Social Charter.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 16 January, 2014

NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language
# Minority Languages
# Minority Languages

NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language

Jan 16th 2014, 11:57 AM 5,677 Views 39 Comments

The report from the Council of Europe also looked at the minority languages in use in the UK like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.

# council-of-europe - Friday 7 June, 2013

Council of Europe gives 'thumbs up' to proposed abortion laws
# Abortion
# Abortion

Council of Europe gives 'thumbs up' to proposed abortion laws

Jun 7th 2013, 2:25 PM 3,968 Views 30 Comments

The Committee of Ministers, which is responsible for upholding ECtHR rulings, expresses “satisfaction” with Ireland’s plans.

# council-of-europe - Friday 19 April, 2013

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers
# Travellers
# Travellers

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

Apr 19th 2013, 4:11 PM 7,621 Views 79 Comments

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

# council-of-europe - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Ireland in breach of European convention over badger culling reports
# Badgers
# Badgers

Ireland in breach of European convention over badger culling reports

Apr 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,922 Views 25 Comments

The government has failed to submit any reports over the last ten years and the Council of Europe has now requested them as a “matter of urgency”.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish
# Transgender
# Transgender

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

Mar 27th 2013, 8:25 AM 6,242 Views 67 Comments

While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.

# council-of-europe - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July

Mar 8th 2013, 4:34 PM 4,473 Views 107 Comments

The a Council of Europe’s committee is told that the legislation to respond to the A, B and C case will be out next month.

# council-of-europe - Friday 8 February, 2013

Europe's human rights chief says Magdalenes deserve State apology
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Europe's human rights chief says Magdalenes deserve State apology

Feb 8th 2013, 5:52 PM 3,285 Views 22 Comments

The call by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights puts further pressure on Enda Kenny.

# council-of-europe - Monday 31 December, 2012

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

Dec 31st 2012, 7:15 AM 3,039 Views 11 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

# council-of-europe - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added raccoon called Rocky
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added raccoon called Rocky

Dec 11th 2012, 7:50 PM 7,509 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ireland told to expedite abortion legislation or regulation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland told to expedite abortion legislation or regulation

Dec 11th 2012, 10:24 AM 9,474 Views 256 Comments

The Council of Europe’s committee of ministers called on Ireland to expedite the implementation of the judgment in the A, B, C vs Ireland case.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg

Dec 5th 2012, 4:41 PM 3,976 Views 56 Comments

The Council of Europe will assess the government’s action plan on abortion and it is expected the ministers will seek a clear deadline for the implementation of the new legal regime.

# council-of-europe - Friday 5 October, 2012

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling
# Council Of Europe
# Council Of Europe

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling

Oct 5th 2012, 11:33 AM 8,579 Views 100 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe bemoaning the political attitude of the junior minister.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe
# Acta
# Acta

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe

Apr 25th 2012, 10:10 PM 3,268 Views 16 Comments

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Blatter could face new election probe
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Blatter could face new election probe

Mar 7th 2012, 1:13 PM 184 Views 0 Comments

The 47-nation Council of Europe, a legal advisory group, has called on FIFA to examine the circumstances surrounding president Sepp Blatter’s re-election last June.

# council-of-europe - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?
# European Disunity
# European Disunity

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

Feb 18th 2012, 3:11 PM 2,045 Views 7 Comments

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

# council-of-europe - Friday 30 December, 2011

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government
# Smacking
# Smacking

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government

Dec 30th 2011, 5:03 PM 6,230 Views 109 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said an outright prohibition of all corporal punishment is an option.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'

Sep 15th 2011, 12:31 PM 1,111 Views 30 Comments

The government has been criticised by interest groups over its failure to propose “efficient measures” regarding abortion access in Ireland – despite a ruling by Europe’s top court compelling the state to address the issue.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues
# Equality
# Equality

Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues

Jun 23rd 2011, 4:34 PM 1,306 Views 12 Comments

A major report by the Council of Europe both praises and criticises Ireland on various discrimination and gender issues.

# council-of-europe - Monday 6 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,301 Views 3 Comments

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

# council-of-europe - Friday 18 March, 2011

Religious symbols permitted in classrooms: European Court
# Education
# Education

Religious symbols permitted in classrooms: European Court

Mar 18th 2011, 3:53 PM 1,458 Views 20 Comments

In a landmark case that on religious symbols in schools that will be binding across Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has said that crucifixes should be permitted in Italian classrooms.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons
# Prisons
# Prisons

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

Feb 10th 2011, 8:23 AM 2,117 Views 0 Comments

The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.