Finnish journalists awarded €37,000 after Strasbourg court victory

The case concerned the applicants’ conviction and order to pay damages for publishing information in 2002 about the private life (contained in a court judgment) of the communications manager of Esko Aho, one of the presidential candidates during the 2000 election campaign.

President Abdullah Gül urges Europe to embrace diversity

In his address to the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, the President proclaimed diversity as an asset to Europe and warned against the rise of hostility and social exclusion faced by ethnic and religious minorities.

Judges Back Paraplegic Man In ‘Degrading Treatment’ Human Rights Row

The case concerned the pre-trial detention of a paraplegic man suffering from chronic pain without a functioning morphine pump which he needed for the permanent pumping of morphine into his spine.

International partners meet to further Roma inclusion

Schokkenbroek, outlining the Council of Europe’s programme, said the meeting built on the momentum created by the organisation’s Roma summit last October.

History Week: Europe And History Teaching

The dividends of the Council of Europe’s “blame-neutral” approach to teaching history are easily identified – stability, prosperity and international solidarity. They are also easy to forget.