Council of Europe Activity Report 2008

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Council of Europe, 2009 - Political Science - 170 pages
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The year 2008 was very busy and eventful for the Council of Europe with, among other things, Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence in February and the conflict that erupted during the summer between Georgia and Russia, two of the Organisation's
 

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Contents

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7
Preface by the Secretary General
11
Committee of Ministers
15
Introduction
17
Human rights
18
Democracygood governance
22
Social cohesion
23
Specific cooperation
24
Organs of the Parliamentary Assembly
43
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
45
Sessions
49
Elections observation
52
Bureau of the Congress
55
Commissioner for Human Rights
64
Democracy and political affairs
73
Council of Europe field presence
79

Cooperation with the United Nations the European Union and the OSCE
26
Reforms for greater transparency and efficiency
27
Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the member states of the Council of Europe
29
Permanent Representatives
31
Parliamentary Assembly
35
Political Affairs Committee
37
Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
38
Social Health and Family Affairs Committee
39
Committee on the Environment Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs
40
Committee on Rules of Procedure and Immunities
41
Other Assembly activities
42
Cooperation
85
Venice Commission
91
Migration
97
Bioethics 99
99
Education and languages
106
European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity NorthSouth Centre
113
Interinstitutional cooperation and external relations
119
Public international law and the fight against terrorism
125
Press
133
Internal structures
139
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