Council of Europe

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Tanja Kleinsorge
Kluwer Law International, 2010 - Political Science - 236 pages
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The monograph proceeds logically from the organization's genesis and historical development to the structure of its membership, its various organs and their mandates, its role in intergovernmental cooperation, and its interaction with decisions taken at the national level. Its competence, its financial management, and the nature and applicability of its data and publications are fully described.
 

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Contents

List of Abbreviations
21
3 The Council of Europe as a StandardSetting Organization
27
The Process that Led to the Creation of the Council
37
3 Initiatives Taken during WW II until the Potsdam Conference
43
5 Nongovernmental Activities
50
8 The Situation in the Autumn of 1947 and the Response
58
11 Some Special Features of the COE
67
Europes Motor
73
4 Ways of Expressing Consent to be Bound by a Council
145
The Venice Commission
151
10 Electoral Matters
162
3 Fostering Cooperation among Local and Regional
169
4 Selected Highlights of Congress Action
171
Bringing Europe Closer Together
177
5 InterGovernmental Work on National Minorities
185
Cultural Cooperation
188

3 Towards an Institutional Balance with the Committee
89
3 The Ministers Deputies
95
The Council of Europes Activities
103
10 Bodies Based on Treaties
111
4 Main Activities
117
The European Committee for the Prevention
125
7 CPT Reports
133
Building a United Europe without Dividing Lines
139
5 Conclusion
194
3 The Action
200
2 Relations with the European Union
207
5 Relations with Nongovernmental Organizations
213
4 Working Methods
220
Index
229
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