Consultation on new web guidelines

The Council of Europe is encouraging public comment as it prepares recommendations on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines as well as on measures to protect and promote the respect of human rights with regard to social networking services.

Australia to join Cybercrime Convention

Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor today released a public consultation paper as part of Australia’s proposed accession to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.

Venice Commission visits Armenia

A delegation is in the country to gain more information about the planned amendments of the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organisations.

Court wants national solutions to Communist era property claims

Hundreds of claimants have turned to the European Court of Human Rights to recover properties nationalised before 1989, representing an important case-load.

Jagland urges Belarus to stop executions

“Capital punishment has no place in the penal systems of modern societies.”