Report: Romania should strengthen its anti-money laundering institutions

Although Romania has improved its legal framework and its ability to “freeze, seize and confiscate proceeds of crime,” national authorities must strengthen further the fight against money-laundering, according to a new Council of Europe report.

Kosovo: Chief prosecutor confirms KLA indictments after investigation of Parliamentary Assembly allegations

A statement published today by the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) for Kosovo, confirmed that charges will follow an “extremely challenging” investigation, established after Swiss MP Dick Marty submitted his report to the Parliamentary Assembly.

This intern’s life: Floriane Ettwiller

Political science student Floriane Ettwiller, discusses the value of her summer internship at the Council of Europe in this video.

Iranian Christian convert brings human rights protest against Greece

An Iranian Muslim who fled to Greece after converting to Christianity, will find out on Thursday if judges accept that in detaining him, the country’s authorities breached human rights law.

Germany: Anti-torture monitors want “definitive end” to surgical castration of sex-offenders

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment says the resort to surgical castration in the context of treatment of sex offenders has drastically diminished in recent years throughout Germany but still wants “steps be taken by all relevant federal and Länder authorities to put a definitive end to its use.”