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#council of europe

# council-of-europe - Thursday 29 March, 2018

After criticism of Poland in Irish court, Europe goes on attack over country's 'serious violations'

The Council of Europe has said that new laws passed in Poland seriously violated anti-corruption standards.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language

The issue has been at the centre of the dispute at Stormont.

# council-of-europe - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

# council-of-europe - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Prisoner who was banned from websites had human rights breached

The prisoner’s complaint related to not being able access sites which would help him fight his case.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?

Europe thinks we do.

# council-of-europe - Monday 18 May, 2015

Gangster in Spain arrested for trying to buy immigrant's kidney

The arrests were made in Spain following an international policing operation.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe

At least 21 EU States allow medical intervention on children to allocate sex at an early age.

# council-of-europe - Friday 21 November, 2014

Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...

… although politicians, not so much.

# council-of-europe - Friday 20 June, 2014

Decision to allow gardaí strike would raise "serious" issues for Ireland

The Council of Europe found that Ireland was not in compliance with a number of articles within the European Social Charter.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 16 January, 2014

NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language

The report from the Council of Europe also looked at the minority languages in use in the UK like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.

# council-of-europe - Friday 7 June, 2013

Council of Europe gives 'thumbs up' to proposed abortion laws

The Committee of Ministers, which is responsible for upholding ECtHR rulings, expresses “satisfaction” with Ireland’s plans.

# council-of-europe - Friday 19 April, 2013

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

# council-of-europe - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Ireland in breach of European convention over badger culling reports

The government has failed to submit any reports over the last ten years and the Council of Europe has now requested them as a “matter of urgency”.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.

# council-of-europe - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July

The a Council of Europe’s committee is told that the legislation to respond to the A, B and C case will be out next month.

# council-of-europe - Friday 8 February, 2013

Europe's human rights chief says Magdalenes deserve State apology

The call by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights puts further pressure on Enda Kenny.

# council-of-europe - Monday 31 December, 2012

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

# council-of-europe - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added raccoon called Rocky

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ireland told to expedite abortion legislation or regulation

The Council of Europe’s committee of ministers called on Ireland to expedite the implementation of the judgment in the A, B, C vs Ireland case.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will assess the government’s action plan on abortion and it is expected the ministers will seek a clear deadline for the implementation of the new legal regime.

# council-of-europe - Friday 5 October, 2012

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe bemoaning the political attitude of the junior minister.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# council-of-europe - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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Blatter could face new election probe

The 47-nation Council of Europe, a legal advisory group, has called on FIFA to examine the circumstances surrounding president Sepp Blatter’s re-election last June.

# council-of-europe - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

# council-of-europe - Friday 30 December, 2011

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government Smacking This post contains a poll

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said an outright prohibition of all corporal punishment is an option.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'

The government has been criticised by interest groups over its failure to propose “efficient measures” regarding abortion access in Ireland – despite a ruling by Europe’s top court compelling the state to address the issue.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues

A major report by the Council of Europe both praises and criticises Ireland on various discrimination and gender issues.

# council-of-europe - Monday 6 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

# council-of-europe - Friday 18 March, 2011

Religious symbols permitted in classrooms: European Court

In a landmark case that on religious symbols in schools that will be binding across Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has said that crucifixes should be permitted in Italian classrooms.

# council-of-europe - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.