Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is an international organisation that fundamentally seeks to defend and protect democracy, the rule of law and human rights, particularly at a civilian and political level. This is the oldest institution of this nature on our continent and it covers all of the European nations with the sole exception of Belarus. Its headquarters are based in the French city of Strasbourg and its most active body is the European Court of Human Rights.
  • History and Activity of the Council of Europe
    The Council of Europe was set up after the Second World War with the aim of becoming the custodian of democratic values on the continent. One of the main drivers behind the institution at the time was the then British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Nowadays it carries on this work and has become the leading authority in Europe on this issue.
  • Spain’s priorities in the Council of Europe
    Spain maintains its commitment to the Council of Europe, the pan-European body whose foundations are based on the rule of law. Its main priorities include greater effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights and support for the process to reform the organisation undertaken by its Secretary-General, Thorbjørn Jagland.

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  • 18 Dec @SpainMFA * 📡Spain will contribute 6 million euros to the transformation of the UNICC, which includes the progressive concentra… https://t.co/t3VqZiEMny
  • 18 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇳🇮 Spain condemns the decision of the National Assembly of #Nicaragua to remove the legal personality of several re… https://t.co/Lxod6Ov7Qh
  • 18 Dec @SpainMFA * There are 260 million migrants around the world. Protecting their rights and dignity is part of our commitment to t… https://t.co/p9o1oNWOxv
  • 18 Dec @SpainMFA * We welcome the approval by the @UN General Assembly of the Resolution against human organ trafficking, promoted by… https://t.co/kt0lWuGwk7
  • 17 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: Deeply saddened by the loss of yet another life to the madness of violence. Rest in peace Antonio Megalizzi. We shall ma…
  • 17 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇭🇳We welcome the completion of the process of political dialogue in #Honduras, facilitated by the UN and accompanie… https://t.co/wUH4b1ShBw
  • 17 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @OECD_Centre: 💬“Manuel's programmatic vision combines strong assets of continuity with a set of priorities that will further enhance the…
  • 17 Dec @SpainMFA * Manuel Escudero, #Spain’s Ambassador to the @OECD, has been appointed Chair of the @OECD_Centre’s Governing Board.… https://t.co/tjyko5pKyG
  • 14 Dec @SpainMFA * Spanish PM: "To uphold democracy and #peace over terrorism. That is the firm conviction of the EU. Our solidarity a… https://t.co/OLDwvhboHH
  • 14 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇾🇪 Spain celebrates the agreement reached by the Government of #Yemen and the Houthi rebels after the peace convers… https://t.co/hHzKtwC3PJ
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @SpainUN: .@SpainUN along with @ElSalvadorUN & @CostaRicaONU present the groundbreaking study on #LGBTI people with international protec…
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇫🇷Spain expresses its absolute condemnation of the attack perpetrated in Strasbourg and sends its sincere condolenc… https://t.co/HjWz64hpZU
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: Face à la tragédie de #Strasbourg, les pensées de l’#Espagne sont avec les victimes et leurs familles et avec l’ensemble…
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * In a conversation today in #Madrid with Spanish FM @JosepBorrellF, @mbachelet reminds us that the #UDHR came from t… https://t.co/5A48jbbHch
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * @UNHumanRights Chief @mbachelet joins #Spain's FM @JosepBorrellF and Caddy Adzuba, winner of the 2014 Prince of Ast… https://t.co/jzFeRxaiqG

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