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International organization for defending human rights

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Council of Europe: International organization for defending human rights
The Council of Europe is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, with a population of approximately 820 million, and operates with an annual budget of approximately 500 million euros.


Albania passes anti-slander law despite media protest calling it censorship

Albania's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-defamation package criticized by journalists and the Council of Europe as an attempt to muzzle the media while the government countered it was merely..
Reuters - Published

Council of Europe, U.N. agency urges Bosnia to move migrants camp

The U.N. migration agency and the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urged Bosnia on Thursday to relocate an overcrowded migrant camp, warning of a humanitarian risk because of "deplorable"..
Reuters - Published

Russia's undiplomatic return to the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe voted to return Russia's voting rights on Wednesday, a decision that has created major diplomatic turmoil for an institution already facing a delicate financial situation.
France 24 - Published

UK government criticises Council of Europe decision to lift sanctions again Russia

Restoration of voting rights marks first time a penalty has been reversed for Moscow's seizure of Crimea
Independent - Published

Council of Europe readmits Russia, five years after suspension over Crimea

Europe's main human rights forum on Tuesday approved Russia's readmission, the first time that an international sanction imposed for its seizure of Crimea in 2014 has been reversed, despite a stalling..
Reuters - Published

Sanctions against Russia at Council of Europe lifted sparking outrage from Ukraine

sanctions against russia at council of europe lifted sparking outrage from ukraine
Russian representatives will be allowed to return to the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly after the body voted to restore their voting rights. Moscow was barred from the international body..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine fury as Russia gets back Council of Europe voting rights

ukraine fury as russia gets back council of europe voting rights
The Ukrainian delegation walks out of the Council of Europe assembly following the decision.
BBC News - Published

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