Council of Europe Congress issues declaration on separatist tensions in Ukraine and neighbouring countries
Strasbourg, 17 October 2014 – The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe adopted a declaration on separatist tensions in Ukraine and neighbouring countries on 16 October, at its 27th session held in Strasbourg (France).
The Congress had already condemned the annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation in a declaration made at its previous session in March 2014. In the latest declaration "condemns Russia’s military intervention in the east of Ukraine, and condemns all forms of pressure by Russia on its neighbours".
"The security of this continent is seriously threatened by the Russian Federation’s repeated failure to comply with international rules and the principles and values of the Council of Europe that it signed up to when it joined the Organisation", states the text presented by Marc Cools (Belgium, ILDG) on behalf of the Congress Bureau.
Seminar tematic pentru avocaţi şi activişti pentru drepturile omului
Programul Comun al Consiliului Europei şi Uniunii Europene “Consolidarea capacităţii avocaţilor şi activiştilor în domeniul drepturilor omului pentru aplicarea pe plan naţional a Convenţiei Europene pentru Drepturile Omului şi a Cartei Sociale Europene (Revizuite)” organizează un seminar tematic pe tema : „Sarcina probațiunii în discriminare. Acomodarea rezonabilă a diversității”.
Seminarul tematic va avea loc pe data de 30 octombrie curent la Leogrand Hotel, Sala Nistru (Chişinău, Mitropolit Varlaam, 77) începând cu ora 9:00 până la 17:30.
Persoanele interesate să participe la acest seminar tematic urmează să expedieze solicitarea de participare cu indicare activității pe care o desfășoară la adresa
până la 28 octombrie 2014.
Curs de instruire pentru avocaţi şi activişti pentru drepturile omului
Programul Comun al Consiliului Europei şi Uniunii Europene “Consolidarea capacităţii avocaţilor şi activiştilor în domeniul drepturilor omului pentru aplicarea pe plan naţional a Convenţiei Europene pentru Drepturile Omului şi a Cartei Sociale Europene (Revizuite)” organizează un curs de instruire pe tema : „Discriminarea pe criteriu de sănătate și discriminarea persoanelor infectate cu HIV/SIDA”.
Cursul de instruire va avea loc pe data de 21 octombrie curent la Summit Events, Sala Roșie (Chişinău, Tighina, 49/3) începând cu ora 8:45 până la 17:15.
Persoanele interesate să participe la acest curs de instruire urmează să expedieze solicitarea de participare cu indicare activității pe care o desfășoară la adresa
până la 20 octombrie 2014.
Training on social care using the European care certificate and a human rights based approach to disability
On 22-24 September 2014 the Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) programme organised for social workers a training on social care using the European Care Certificate and a Human Rights based approach to disability.
The methodology of the training was based on the Human Rights approach to disability and followed the principles of the European set of the Basic Social Care Learning Outcomes (BESCLO), the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan. The training sessions covered all of the eight areas of the BESCLO and the knowledge required for carers in their daily work and support provided for the individuals with disabilities.
All participants were offered the opportunity to take the European Care Certificate exam to test the basic knowledge acquired in each BESCLO area and the best ways of applying this basic knowledge in situations they are likely to encounter in performing their social care work. Participants that passed the exam were awarded certificates.
Training courses for lawyers and human right defenders
On 7 and 9 October 2014 in the framework of the Joint Programme between The Council of Europe and European Union “Strengthening the capacity of lawyers and human rights defenders for domestic application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and of the Revised European Social Charter (RESC)” were organised training courses for lawyers and human rights defenders on the following topics: “Discrimination in access to public services- theoretical and practical aspects”, and “Prevention of discrimination of persons with disabilities in access to public services”.
The training courses were attended by lawyers, intern lawyers, one Ombudsman, also representatives of: NGOs, Ombudsman office, local public authorities, etc. There were addressed both theoretical and practical aspects in terms of discrimination, thus participants have obtained new knowledge and useful information for their professional activity.